On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with Eswatini. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.
It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.
Type of Government: Monarchy
Population: 1.192 million (2021)
GDP: 4.743 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 27.5%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 25% - 30%
Major Exports: Scented Mixtures ($618M), Raw Sugar ($426M), Gold ($280M), Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols ($263M), and Sawn Wood ($86.5M), exporting mostly to South Africa ($1.4B), India ($285M), Kenya ($134M), Nigeria ($81M), and Mozambique ($74.5M).
Major Imports: Refined Petroleum ($181M), Electricity ($144M), Medical Instruments ($56.6M), Packaged Medicaments ($48M), and Light Mixed Woven Cotton ($45.3M), importing mostly from South Africa ($1.53B), China ($211M), India ($58.2M), United States ($39.7M), and Mozambique ($32.7M).
Investment Agency: Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA)