Natural resources include coal, natural gas, titanium ore, tantalite, graphite, aluminium, iron ore and semi-precious stones. Aluminium makes up about one third of exports. Overall, mining is underdeveloped due to the country’s civil war. However investments in the sector have been increasing and the role mining plays in the economy is set to grow.
Sources: CIA World Factbook, EITI, US State Department
EITI status: compliant
Visit Mozambique’s EITI page
PWYP Mozambique was launched in November 2008 by seven civil society organizations. The national coalition is hosted and coordinated by the Centre of Public Integrity (Centro de Integridade Pública – CIP). Mozambique joined the EITI as an implementing country in 2009, due to the increasing prominence of its extractive sector.
22 May 2013 – PWYP Mozambique member Centre for Public Integrity, together with OpenOil, sent an open letter to Mozambique’s Minister of Resources regarding Mozambique’s EITI status and position on mandatory contract disclosure. You can read the letter here.
2 October 2012 – CIP published a report evaluating Mozambique’s progress in EITI. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Mozambique moves towards Compliant Status
8-11 June 2012 – PWYP Mozambique hosted the PWYP Regional workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa, which was attended by 40 participants from twelve countries. You can read more about the workshop. The event closed with the adoption of the Maputo Declaration.
30 March 2012 – Mozambique published its second EITI report (em Português), covering data from 2009.
January 2012 – CIP published their newsletter (em Português)