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Tanzania:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

                  a.    Total Area: 947,300 sq km

b.    Total Population: 42,746,620 (July 2011 est.)

                                         i.    Agricultural Population – 31,585,000

                                        ii.    Total labour force – 24.06 million (2011 est.)

c.    GDP: 21368 (millions of US dollars)

d.    GDP - real growth rate: 6.5% (2010 est.)

e.    GDP – per capita: $1,400 (2010 est.)

f.     GDP - composition by sector:

                                         i.    agriculture: 28.4%

                                        ii.    industry: 24%

                                       iii.    services: 47.6% (2010 est.)

g.    Investment (gross fixed): 26.1% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.    Unemployment rate: NA%

i.     People under poverty line: 36%

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $5.433 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cotton

c.    Export partners: China 14.2%, India 9.9%, Japan 7.7%, Germany 6.7%, UAE 4.5% (2011)

d.    Total Import: $8.65 billion (2011 est.)

e.    Imports commodities: consumer goods, machinery and transportation equipment, industrial raw materials, crude oil

f.     Import partners: India 19.8%, China 17%, South Africa 6.5%, Kenya 5.8%, UAE 4.6% (2011)

g.    CO2 emissions (kt): 0.15 MT

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands, rainy season; drought

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 35500 (1000 Ha)

c.    Land Use:

                                         i.    Arable land: 4.23%

                                        ii.    Permanent crops: 1.16%

                                       iii.    Other: 94.61% (2005)

d.    Irrigated land: 1,840 sq km (2008)

e.    Major Agricultural commodities: coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
 

a.     Industries: agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer

b.    Industrial production growth rate: 7% (2010 est.)

 
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

Current Issues:

Soil degradation; deforestation; desertification; destruction of coral reefs threatens marine habitats; recent droughts affected marginal agriculture; wildlife threatened by illegal hunting and trade, especially for ivory

 

Environment - international agreements

Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands

 

Global Plastic Bag Bans: Effective October 2006

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

Jute Import Report

Imports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres:

  2009 –  2,300 MT

  2007  – 5,800 MT

Jute Export report

Imports and Exports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres:

Year

Export (Tonnes)

World Ranking

2010

8013

4

2009

10449

4

2008

--

--

2007

765

16

 

Sisal production in Tanzania

Year

Quantity (MT)

World Ranking

2010

30000

2

2009

23800

2

2008

33300

2

2007

30900

2

 
     
 

Production of Fiber Crops in Tanzania: 1961-2009

Unit: Tonnes

 

 

Top Export commodities in Tanzania: 2010

Commodities

Quantity(tones)

Coffee, green

35359

Cotton lint

55305

Tea

26172

Cocoa beans

7382

Flour of Wheat

84904

Jute

8013

 

 
     
     
  Other Information:  
     
 

  ETG delegation met Industries Minister Dilip Barua, Govt. of Bangladesh in January 2012.

  Export Trading Group (ETG), a Tanzania- based African export trade body, proposed to import jute bags from Bangladesh.

  Contractual agriculture production in African lands by Bangladeshi entrepreneurs also came up for proposed in that meeting.

  Tanzania has a tropical climate

  Tanzania has two major rainfall regions. One is uni-modal (December–April) and the other is bi-modal (October–December and March–May).

  The economy is mostly based on agriculture, which accounts for more than half of the GDP, provides 75% (approximately) of exports, and employs approximately 75% of the workforce

International organization participation

ACP, AfDB, AU, C, EAC, EADB, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MONUSCO, NAM, OPCW, SADC, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNMISS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

New Msowero Farms Limited

Contact Person: Mr. Mahesh Lahare

Telephone: 255-22-2152403

Fax: 255-22-2152416

Address: Corner of Bibi Titi Mohammed Street & Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road

Zip: 20066

Country/Region: Tanzania

Province/State: Dar es Salaam.

City: Dar es Salaam.

Web: http://www.noble-tz.com

 

Tanken Logistics (EA) Ltd

Contact Person: Ms. Mary Nyathira

Telephone: 255-784-664401

Fax: 255-22-2774108

Address: Dar Es Salaam P. O. Box 12747 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Country/Region: Tanzania

City: Dar Es Salaam

 

Agrotanga limited

Contact Person: Mr. Ramesh Chauhan

Telephone: 255-22-2701715

Fax: 255

Address: 59 Mikocheni industrial Area

Country/Region: Tanzania

Province/State: dar es salaam

City: Dar es salaam

 

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives
P.O Box 9192
Dar es Salaam

General Lines Telephones:
+255 22 2862480
+255 22 2862481

Web: http://www.tanzania.go.tz/ministriesf.html

E-mail: Waziri@kilimo.go.tz, nw-kilimo@kilimo.go.tz

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation

P.O Box 9000, Dar es Salaam.

Kivukoni front Road, Kivukoni

Tanzania.

Phone: +255 (0)22 211906 | Fax: +255 (0)22 226600

Web: http://www.foreign.go.tz/

E-mail: nje@foreign.go.tz

 
     
  Associate Member :  
     
 

Mr. Deogratias Damian Ruhinda

Director of Finance & Administration

D.D. Ruhinda & Company Limited.

Plantation Street

P.O. Box: 1987

Tanga, Tanzania

Tel: + 255 27 26 42011 / +255 787 185588

Fax: 255 27 26 46579

Email: deo@sisaltz.com

Web: www.sisaltz.com

 

 
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

  The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG visited Zanzibar, Tanzania to attend the meeting of the Governing Council of the CFC in November 2008.

 

  Tanzania was not the member of IJO nor IJSG.

 
     
     

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