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ten data blog16-11-2023

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Tanzania's global exports of products valued at $6.82 billion in 2022. The value of Tanzania's global export products increased by 6.8% year-on-year compared to $6.4 billion in 2021.

Tanzania's top 5 most valuable export products are unwrought gold, cashew or Brazil nuts and coconuts, copper ores and concentrates, dried shelled vegetables, followed by rice.

Tanzania's main trading partners

The latest country-specific data show that Tanzania's exports are mainly purchased by importers from India (17.3% of Tanzania's global total), South Africa (13.6%), the United Arab Emirates (11.2%), Kenya (5.6%), Switzerland (5.3%), Mainland China (4.3%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.1%), Uganda ( 3.9%), Rwanda (3.8%), Burundi (3.1%), Singapore (2.7%) and Belgium (2.6%).

Tanzania's top 10 exports

1. Gems, precious metals: $3 billion (44% of total exports)

2. Cereals: $287.2 million (4.2%)

3. Coffee, tea, spices: $262.2 million (3.8%)

4. Fruits, nuts: $258.9 million (3.8%)

5. Fossil fuels, including oil: $256.4 million (3.8%)

6. Oilseeds: $230.5 million (3.4%)

7. Ore, slag, ash: $230.4 million (3.4%)

8. Vegetables: $213.2 million (3.1%)

9. Tobacco, artificial substitutes: $213.1 million (3.1%)

10. Fish: $168.3 million (2.5%)

Tanzania's top 10 export categories accounted for 75.1% of its total global shipments.

Fossil fuels, including oil, are the fastest growing of the top 10 export categories, growing by 273.8% from 2021 to 2022. The second largest improvement in export sales was in ores, slag and ash, which grew by 73.7%. This product category was driven by increased international sales of copper ores and concentrates. Tanzania's exports of fruits and nuts grew the third fastest in terms of value, increasing by 44.3 percent.

The biggest fall in Tanzania's top ten export categories was vegetables, down -31.4% year-on-year.

At the more granular four-digit HS code level, Tanzania's most valuable export was unwrought gold (41.5% of Tanzania's total exports), followed by cashews or Brazil nuts and coconuts (3.4%), copper ores and concentrates (2.8%) , dried shelled vegetables (2.7%), rice (2.7%), coffee (2.7%), unprocessed tobacco and tobacco waste ( 2.6%), coal, including solid fuels made from coal (2.3%), oilseeds (2.2%), and maize (1.3%).


In 2022, Tanzania imported a total of $9,994.81 Million of goods from the world.

Tanzania's major trading partners

1. China (25.22%, $3.94 Billion)

2. United Arab Emirates (15.94%, $2.49 Billion)

3. India (12.55%, $1.96 Billion)

4. Saudi Arabia (3.91%, $610.09 Billion)

5. South Africa (3.51%, $548.89 Billion)

6. Japan (3.34%, $521.6 Billion)

7. Kenya (2.73%, $426.62 Billion)

8. United States (2.19%, $341.72 Billion)

9. Turkey (1.63%, $254.77 Billion)

10. Germany (1.63%, $254.42 Billion)

Tanzania's top 10 imports

1. Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products (24.85%, $3.89 Billion)

2. Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers (10.67%, $1.67 Billion)

3. Vehicles other than railway, tramway (9.33%, $1.46 Billion)

4. Plastics (5.67%, $887.18 Billion)

5. Electrical, electronic equipment (5.48%, $857.4 Billion)

6. Iron and steel (5.44%, $851.09 Billion)

7. Pharmaceutical products (4.73%, $739.8 Billion)

8. Fertilizers (3.53%, $553.25 Billion)

9. Cereals (2.77%, $433.63 Billion)

10. Miscellaneous chemical products (2.55%, $399.51 Billion)

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