General information

Capital: Dodoma

Currency unit: Tanzanian shilling

Official language: Kiswahili, English

Area: 947,300 km²

Population in million: 57.3 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 936 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 2,946 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 83.3 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.1 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 38.3 %

Life expectancy at birth: 65.7 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 80 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 52.09 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 30.1 

Industry value added of GDP: 26.4 

Services value added of GDP: 37.5 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 6.40 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 8.79 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Other furnishing articles (1.34 %)
Precious and semi-precious stones (1.20 %)
Other fertilisers (0.89 %)
Diamonds (0.69 %)
Nitrogenous fertilisers (0.60 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Unmanufactured tobacco (6.10 %)
Coffee (4.02 %)
Fish fillets (3.43 %)
Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts (3.38 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (2.86 %)

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              Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER) Index (weighting based on importations and exportations)

              Tanzania: 99
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              Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER) Index (weighting based on importations and exportations)99