An Investigation of Sectoral Competitive Advantage of Uganda: A possible procurement source?

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Bongani Mushanyuri , Macleans Mzumara ,

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Volume 2 - October 2013 (10)

Abstract

The authors have investigated sector competitive advantage of Uganda. Vegetable products sector tops in competitiveness and its main products are coffee husks and skins. The second competitive sector in Uganda is metals. In the third place is machinery/electric. The least competitive sector in Uganda is foot wear/head gear and is followed by plastic/rubber sector. Generally, there is fair level competitiveness although not very high. Uganda can be a source of procurement of goods in the sectors and products in which Uganda has demonstrated capabilities and competitiveness. It is recommended that Uganda should strengthen its sectoral policies to improve on competitiveness. It is further recommended that Uganda should continue scouting for foreign direct investment to improve on its competitiveness. Exploring new natural resources would also expand sectors’ competitiveness

Keywords

Competitive advantage, international sourcing, international trade, Uganda

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