This page summarizes Enterprise Surveys data for Mozambique. The graphs below provide an overview of the sample and highlight the biggest obstacles experienced by private sector firms in Mozambique. The 12 tables below the graphs summarize key factual indicators at the country and regional levels for each of the business environment topics. A few subjective indicators are also available.

 

NUMBER OF FIRMS SURVEYED

601

Business owners and top managers in 601 firms were interviewed from June 2018 through January 2019.

Characteristics of Firms Surveyed

Other Manufacturing: 126 Retail: 105 Hospitality & Tourism: 81 Food: 83 Metals, Machinery, Computer & Electronics: 78 Other Services: 128 Other Manufacturing: 126 Retail: 105 Food: 83 Metals, Machinery, Computer & Electronics: 78 Food: 83 Food: 83 Other Manufacturing: 126 Other Manufacturing: 126 Retail: 105 Retail: 105 Hospitality & Tourism: 81 Hospitality & Tourism: 81 Other Services: 128 Other Services: 128 Metals, Machinery, Computer & Electronics: 78 Metals, Machinery, Computer & Electronics: 78 Small (5-19): 320 Large (100+): 101 Medium (20-99): 180 Small (5-19): 320 Large (100+): 101 Small (5-19): 320 Small (5-19): 320 Medium (20-99): 180 Medium (20-99): 180 Large (100+): 101 Large (100+): 101 Maputo (Greater): 235 Sofala: 96 Tete: 37 Manica: 47 ZambéZia: 47 Cabo Delgado: 52 Nampula: 87 Maputo (Greater): 235 Sofala: 96 Tete: 37 Manica: 47 Maputo (Greater): 235 Maputo (Greater): 235 Sofala: 96 Sofala: 96 Nampula: 87 Nampula: 87 Cabo Delgado: 52 Cabo Delgado: 52 ZambéZia: 47 ZambéZia: 47 Manica: 47 Manica: 47 Tete: 37 Tete: 37

NUMBER OF FIRMS SURVEYED

601

After being presented with a list of 15 business environment obstacles, business owners and top managers in 601 firms were asked to choose the biggest obstacle to their business.

Ranking of the Top Business Environment Obstacle for Firms

% firms choosing transportation as the biggest obstacle: 4.6 % firms choosing trade regulations as the biggest obstacle: 4.8 % firms choosing access to land as the biggest obstacle: 6.0 % firms choosing tax rates as the biggest obstacle: 7.9 % firms choosing electricity as the biggest obstacle: 8.4 % firms choosing political instability as the biggest obstacle: 8.6 % firms choosing crime and disorder as the biggest obstacle: 9.8 % firms choosing the informal sector as the biggest obstacle: 10.4 % firms choosing access to finance as the biggest obstacle: 14.8 % firms choosing corruption as the biggest obstacle: 16.0

ECONOMY OVERVIEW

Country Highlights summarize the key findings from the Enterprise Survey

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Country Profiles provide key investment climate indicators for a country with benchmarks against their respective regional and income groups

Mozambique Country Profile

Mozambique Country Profile

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REGION:
Sub-Saharan Africa
INCOME CATEGORY:
Low income
POPULATION:
29,668,834
GNI PER CAPITA (US $):
420

Resources

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Indicator Mozambique Sub-Saharan Africa All Countries 2  
Percent of firms paying for security Percent of firms paying for security, for example equipment, personnel, or professional security services.

64.7 59.1 54.4  
If the establishment pays for security, average security costs (% of annual sales) If the establishment pays for security, for example equipment, personnel, or professional security services, the average security costs as a percentage of total annual sales.

9.1 5.4 3.7  
Percent of firms experiencing losses due to theft and vandalism Percent of firms experiencing losses due to theft, robbery, vandalism or arson that occurred on the establishment's premises

22.4 23.1 18.0  
If there were losses, average losses due to theft and vandalism (% of annual sales) If there were losses, average losses as a result of theft, robbery, vandalism or arson that occurred on the establishment’s premises calculated as a percentage of annual sales.

8.0 7.9 5.6  
Products shipped to supply domestic markets that were lost due to theft (% of product value)* Products shipped to supply domestic markets that were lost due to theft, as a percentage of total product value.

0.7 1.6 0.9  
Percent of firms identifying crime, theft and disorder as a major constraint Percent of firms identifying crime, theft and disorder as a major constraint. The computation of the indicator is based on the rating of the obstacle as a potential constraint to the current operations of the establishment.

25.2 21.8 17.1  
  • Notes

    * This indicator is computed using data from manufacturing firms only.

    Additional Notes

    1. Most surveys were administered using the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology as outlined in the Methodology page, while some others did not strictly adhere to the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology. For example, for surveys which do not follow the Global Methodology, the Universe under consideration may have consisted of only manufacturing firms or the questionnaire used may have been different from the standard global questionnaire. Data users should exercise caution when comparing raw data and point estimates between surveys that did and did not adhere to the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology. For surveys which did not adhere to the Global Methodology plus Afghanistan 2008, any inference from one of these surveys is representative only for the data sample itself.
    2. Regional and "all countries" averages of indicators are computed by taking a simple average of country-level point estimates. For each economy, only the latest available year of survey data is used in this computation. Only surveys, posted during the years 2011-2018, and adhering to the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology are used to compute these regional and "all countries" averages.
    3. Descriptions of firm subgroup levels, e.g. how the ex post groupings are constructed, are provided in the Indicator Descriptions (PDF, 710KB) document.
    4. Statistics derived from less than or equal to five firms are displayed with an "n.a." to maintain confidentiality and should be distinguished from ".." which indicates missing values. Also note for three growth-related indicators under the "Performance" topic, these indicators are not computed when they are derived from less than 30 firms.
    5. Standard errors are labeled "n.c.", meaning not computed, for the following:

           1) indicators for all surveys that were not conducted using the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology and

           2) for indicator breakdowns by ex post groupings: exporter or ownership type, and gender of the top manager.
    6. Please cite our data as follows:

      Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org), The World Bank.