This research report set out to investigate the relationship between imports and economic
growth (measured by GDP) in Uganda (1995-20 1 1), the study employed time series survey data
since examined data for a short time ,its objectives were; to establish the trend of import in
Uganda(1995-201 1, to establish the trend of GDP growth of Uganda(1995-201 1) ,to investigate
the relationship between import and GDP growth in Uganda (1995-2011), the hypothesis of the
study was there is no significant relationship between imports and GDP growth in Uganda time
series analysis such Correlation analysis, regression analysis mechanisms were used. The trend
of imports and GDP growth showed a general increase with percentages change of 80.65and 66. 1
percent respectively. Using the correlation, regression approach, there was a strong positive
correlation between imports and GDP growth(r0.994 ),there was also significant relationship
between imports and GDP growth at 0.05. level of significance,) stationary was tested and found
that both imports and GDP has trend by using ACF and PACF. In conclusion therefore. both
import and GDP growth has a general increase, there is a positive relationship between import
and growth in Uganda which agreed with Khan(1997), Grima(1982),Connolly(1998) study on
imports and GDP growth this has implied that the importation of goods and services play a very
important role in economic growth of Uganda. The trend in import implies that as people iiicome
increases the demand ~or foreign goods and services increases. The study has also supported the
theory of comparative advantages since developing country like Uganda cannot foster without
importation of goods and services. Finally Uganda should embark much on the exportation of good to increase on the country level of growth.
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