The Best Sectors

The Best Sectors

Which is the best sector for investment in Uganda?

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Why this analysis?

These innovative series (regularly updated) give ideas for doing business in Uganda.

They particularly help Start Ups, Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) as well as investors (including diaspora) seeking to venture into new sectors in Uganda.

They provide case studies of our over view of the issues facing the sector as well as our analysis of the revenue, start up costs and profit for selected sectors. They also include our "advanced thinking" tips on success in that venture.

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We are an ethical business advisory firm. Our thought leadership team using it's combined 30 years' experience including from Uganda, the Bahamas and the UK is keen to help businesses in Uganda succeed through "advanced thinking". Find out more about us.

To find out how, "Top Gear" inspired us and how we obtain our information or select our rankings for the "Best Sectors" list below, click here to read more »

Information for multinationals and large size entities/investors

Whilst the series are written with a Ugandan Small and Medium Size Entity (SME) in mind, owing to our over 30 years' experience including with large scale enterprises in different countries, we have sufficient understanding of the Uganda macro economic environment and the different sectors to provide information and analysis to assist large scale entities seeking to operate in Uganda. This includes our understanding of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) including its compendium of business ideas as well as the investment incentive regime in Uganda. For these needs, please contact our leadership team.

BEST PERFORMING SECTORS(TO DATE) FOR INVESTMENT IN UGANDA**

(Click on each of the sector links below to read the detailed analysis and articles.)
 

Rank Sector/Business Return on
Investment(In years)
Total start up
capital (UGX)
Date of article
(and amendments)
1 Forestry 0.21(annualised*) 22,027,750 1/1/2012
2 Mushrooms 0.23 4,420,00 9/10/2012
3 Agriculture(fruits and vegetables) 0.26 13,538,374 3/3/2012
4 Restaurant (fast food) 0.34 45,108,000 6/7/2014
5 Tree nursery 0.38 7,770,950 22/03/15
6 Property Management 0.6 35,149,155 26/01/12
7 Pharmacy 0.875 43,328,920 05/01/14
8 Cosmetics manufacture 1.11 39,337,072 25/8/14
9 Poultry farming 1.14 28,342,419 30/10/11
(amended 3 November 2011)
10 Video games 1.324 19,250,000 3 May 2014
11 Maize growing 1.405 34,188,000 8-Jan-13
12 Stock exchange(stocks and bonds) 1.65 18,931,650 14/03/12
13 Online classifieds portal 1.67 19,894,750 16/11/11
14 VOIP business(with Internet cafe) 1.71 20,383,275 15/10/11
15 Money lending 2.46 45,432,420 8/8/13
16 Forex Trading 2.48 28,000,000 15/10/2011
17 Piggery 2.89 7,738,248 7/05/2012
18 Coffee shop 3.10 81,065,820 20/10/2013
19 DJ/Mobile Disco 3.69 23,911,020 15/10/2011
20 Dairy farming 4.18 44,273,900 14/6/2013
21 Transport logistics 4.49 101,684,000 22/11/2015
22 Sorghum 6.10 121,357,096 10/09/2016
23 Dance Group 6.26 13,457,910 5/12/2011
24 Internet/Cyber cafe 7.01 16,048,000 15/10/2011
25 Taxi business 11.54 17,000,000 7/11/2011

**On the basis of Return on Investment as determined from the sector analysis page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.s: For up-to date foreign exchange rates between the Uganda Shilling (UGX) and the various currencies, visit: www.oanda.com

Please note: The table above is constantly changing as we analyse more sectors. If your sector of interest is not featured, we can still help. Speak to us.

 

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