Exporting guide to

Tanzania

Overview

Tanzania is located on the East Coast of Africa. Due to its borders with Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, it can be a good gateway to these landlocked countries.

Trade statistics

£199.0 million total UK exports to Tanzania for the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

102nd largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

less than 0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

Demand for goods and services

Tanzania has shown a moderate demand for UK goods and services, which UK businesses looking to export could benefit from.

Top five UK goods exported to Tanzania, in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Road vehicles other than cars (capital) 34.2
Cars 8.8
General industrial machinery (capital) 5.7
Electrical machinery (consumer) 5.6
Miscellaneous electrical goods (consumer) 5.6

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: November 2022
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Tanzania: at a glance

Economic growth

4.9%

Actual figure (IMF, 2021)
The UK is 7.4% (IMF, 2021, projected figure)

GDP per capita

$868

Actual figure (IMF, 2012)
The UK is $42,691 (IMF, 2012, actual figure)

Currency

Tanzanian Shilling

Business language

English, Swahili

Time zone

GMT +3

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