Mozambique’s growth by 2030

14 Jan 2019

ABiQ has forecasted that Mozambique’s population is set to grow by more than 6 million over the next decade, that’s a 17% increase taking it up to 37.5 million people.

It’s latest GDP is about to exceed US $15 billion, which equals to $480 per capita. Another country with a high level of agriculture, this drives the bulk of its exports.

By 2030, ABiQ predicts that electricity demand will increase to 1.4GW, with 2.6 million new housing units requiring development. From a retail perspective, expect an increased space requirement of around 700 thousand square metres.

With an estimated 10.4 million children attending school, Mozambique will need an additional 66,000 teachers over the next decade if we assume a ratio of 30 children per teacher.

To support the health care system, approximately 45 new hospitals will be required with 1,300 new physicians to maintain the current standard of living.

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Population in 2020 31.1 million 
Population by 2030 37.5 million 
GDP 2018 US $14.5 bn 
Electricity Capacity required by 2030 1,400 MW 
Potable Water required by 2030 2.7 bn cm3 
New housing by 2030 2.6 million units 
Additional retail by 2030 0.7 million m2 
Children in school by 2030 10.4 million 
New Hospitals required by 2030 45 new hospitals 


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