Tanzania: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
Tanzania’s trade composition with Africa is relatively concentrated in a few products in terms of exports while relatively diversified when it comes to imports. In 2017, intra-Africa exports were valued at US$ 1.6 billion while Tanzania imported over US$ 859 million worth of goods. Intra-Africa exports account for 37% of Tanzania’s global exports while intra-Africa imports account for 11% of Tanzania’s global imports.
The bulk of exports were destined to the SADC and the EAC region with South Africa; Kenya and the DRC accounting for 74% of Tanzania’s intra-Africa exports. Comoros; Malawi; Rwanda and Burundi accounted for an additional 17% share in 2017. Top 10 export destinations accounted for 97% of Tanzania’s total intra-Africa exports. All top 10 export destinations were either destined to SADC or the EAC.
In terms of import sources, 72% of Tanzania’s intra-Africa imports originated from the South Africa and Kenya in 2017. Again, EAC and SADC countries were the main sources of imports, with the exception of Egypt and Morocco which featured in the top 10 import sources with a combined share of 5%. Other countries which featured in the top 10 included Zambia; Swaziland; Uganda; Malawi and Madagascar.
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