(WIPO code: MZ) (last revised September 2022)

by BRAZ & ASSOCIATES, LDA, Maputo, Mozambique

General Information

Area

799,380 sq. km.

Population

31,693,239 (2022).

Capital

Maputo.

Language

Portuguese (official).

Currency

Mozambican metical.

Economy

Agriculture: sugar, sisal, cashew nuts and tea; forestry; fisheries. Mining: gold, beryl, coal, bauxite and aluminum.

Imports

(2020 estimate): U.S.$ 8.38 billion.

Exports

(2020 estimate): U.S.$ 4.35 billion.

General Remarks

This former Portuguese colony became independent on June 25, 1975.

LEGISLATION

The Industrial Property Code, enacted by Decree No. 47/2015 of December 31, 2015, entered into force on March 31, 2016.