Tanzania - Foreign trade



The chief imports are transport equipment and intermediate and industrial goods machinery. The big export commodities for Tanzania are coffee (17.1%), fish and shellfish (11.6%), and fruits and nuts (including cashews—16.8%). Other exports include unfinished tobacco (8.6%) and cotton (7.4%).

Principal trading partners in 1999 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Tanzania

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
India 119 89 30
United Kingdom 66 123 -57
Germany 51 78 -27
Netherlands 47 91 -44
Japan 46 131 -85
Kenya 37 106 -69
United States 15 81 -66
South Africa 11 143 -132
Italy 8 68 -60
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john muzwiga
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Nov 2, 2012 @ 4:04 am
The data shows that we lag our economy back as other countries prevail in export while discourage importation.There is a big difference between import and export this should taken as a challenge to boost our policy and establish frame work on external trade.

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