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Welcome To Mozambique
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An Introduction to Mozambique

Officially the Republic of Mozambique, this country has been inhabited by people since at least the first century. The area was first explored by Europeans in 1498 by Vasco de Gama (a visit that is mentioned in the Portuguese national epic The Lusiads), eventually becoming a Portuguese colony in 1505. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Africa

Sep 25
MarketVision Research has appointed former Nielsen exec Laura Moussa in its Dubai office, as Director of its Qualitative Division, supporting growth in the region. Sep 25 2017
Sep 11
In London, on-demand panel and sample company Innovate has appointed former dataSpring exec Rie Nagai as Managing Director, EMEA. Sep 11 2017


3 current African jobs:

Account Manager, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Account Director - Qualitative, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Client Service Director, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)


Fast Facts
Map of Mozambique
CAPITAL: Maputo
GOVERNMENT: Republic
AREA: 799,380 sq km
POPULATION: 22,948,858 (estimates take in to account the excess mortality due to the effect of AIDS)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Swahili, Portuguese
Mask carver, Mozambique
Mask carver, Mozambique


Hippy Trail: Mozambique has been a destination for old style (and now neo) hippies since the sixties. There are still lots of stoner hostels among the cheaper accommodation both in Maputo and on the beaches. Even some of the luxury hotels claim to be built 'in a gorgeous hippie style'. As Bob Dylan famously wrote:

I like to spend some time in Mozambique
The sunny sky is aqua blue
And all the couples dancing cheek to cheek
It's very nice to stay a week or two...

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Mozambique in Profile

Officially the Republic of Mozambique, this country has been inhabited by people since at least the first century. The area was first explored by Europeans in 1498 by Vasco de Gama (a visit that is mentioned in the Portuguese national epic The Lusiads), eventually becoming a Portuguese colony in 1505.

470 years later, in 1975, Mozambique became an independent nation, becoming the People's Republic of Mozambique shortly after that. Civil war tore through the country for fifteen years (1977 to 1982 - between the anti-Communist rebel militia and the Marxist FRELIMO regime), displacing millions of refugee Mozambicans to surrounding nations. However, by 1993, 1.5 million of those displaced had returned to Mozambique as part of the largest repatriation witnessed in Sub-Saharan Africa.Since 2001 Mozambique is one of the world's top ten for annual average GDP growth.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $22.19 billion (2010 est.) - $1,000 per capita (2010 est.)

Religions Catholic 23.8%, Muslim 17.8%, Zionist Christian 17.5%, other 17.8%, none 23.1% (1997 census)

Currency: Mozambican Metical (MZN) GBP1 = 40.89 MZN

Telephone Code: +258

Overview of the Research Industry

MR Association(s):

The Sadec Region (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia) MR industry turned over $9m USD in 2009 - a growth of 0.7% on 2008 (The industry in the region has grown by a steady $1m USD a year since 2005 (2005 - $5m USD, 2006 $6m USD, 2007 $7m USD, 2008 $8m USD)
Source: ESOMAR

Overview of Trade and Industry

Given an environment that is rich with extensive natural resources, Mozambique's economy is regarded as being one that is full of potential. Currently, the economy is based around agriculture, accounting for 25% of GDP and employing 80% of the country's population.

The government has taken steps to make Mozambique as attractive as possible to foreign direct investment, upon which it is heavily dependent. South Africa is Mozambique's main trading partner and source of FDI. Belgium, Spain, and Portuga' are also among the country's most important partners. Mozambique is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries and an observer of the Francophonie.

In 2010, Mozambique exported approximately two and a half billion dollars' worth of goods - mainly materials such as aluminium and timber and foodstuffs such as prawns and cashew nuts. Nearly 60% of these exports were sent to the Netherlands and South Africa. Mozambique also trades with India and China.

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