This research report was set out to investigate the relationship between Imports and
economic growth (measured by GDP) In Uganda (2003-2013), 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(2003-2013, to establish the trend of GDP
growth of Uganda(2003-2013) ,to investigate the relationship between Import and GDP
growth In Uganda (2003-2013), 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 80.65 and 66.1 percent respectively. Using the correlation, regression
approach, there was a strong positive correlation between Imports and GDP
growth(r=0.9770), 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 ACE 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),Connoliy(i998) study
on Imports and GDP growth •thls 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 Income Increases the demand for foreign
goods and services Increases. The study has also supported the theory of comparative
advantages since developing country like Uganda cannot foster without Importation &
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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