Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Tanzania | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Tanzania World Exports Value (US$) 2 139 346 909.00 3 121 078 906.00 2 982 404 782.00 4 050 546 445.00 4 734 959 519.00 5 547 229 200.00 4 412 548 850.00 5 704 653 520.00 5 854 230 521.00 4 741 924 583.00 4 178 109 062.00 3 669 212 438.00
Imports Value (US$) 5 919 021 594.00 8 087 734 648.00 6 530 823 093.00 8 012 873 966.00 11 184 220 765.00 11 715 589 144.00 12 525 411 044.00 12 691 109 568.00 14 705 968 733.00 7 876 086 602.00 7 765 411 242.00 8 553 677 024.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Tanzania totalled $ 3.66 billion in 2018. Overall commodity exports from Tanzania decreased by 12.1% compared to 2017. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 508 million (the value of merchandise exports from Tanzania amounted to $4.17 billion in 2017)

Tanzania's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Tanzania in 2018:

  • Rwanda with a share of 18.6% (685 million US$)
  • Kenya with a share of 9.23% (338 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 8.47% (310 million US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 7.27% (266 million US$)
  • Uganda with a share of 5.29% (194 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 4.08% (149 million US$)
  • China with a share of 3.94% (144 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 3.72% (136 million US$)
  • Malawi with a share of 3.2% (117 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 2.7% (99 million US$)

Exports structure from Tanzania in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 9.41% (345 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 9% (330 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.26% (266 million US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 4.73% (173 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 4.64% (170 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.5% (165 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.26% (156 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 4.2% (154 million US$): 95 - Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.98% (146 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 3.13% (115 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

What did Tanzania export in 2018?

Tanzania's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 4.7% ($172 million): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof.
  • 3.34% ($122 million): 2522 - Quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, other than calcium oxide and hydroxide of heading 28.25.
  • 3.12% ($114 million): 3924 - Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, of plastics.
  • 2.71% ($99 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 2.66% ($97 million): 8466 - Parts and accessories suitable for use solely or principally with the machines of headings 84.56 to 84.65, including work or tool holders, self-opening dieheads, dividing heads and other special attachments for machine-tools; tool holders for any type of tool for working in the hand.
  • 2.63% ($96 million): 9503 - Other toys; reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
  • 2.46% ($90 million): 2302 - Bran, sharps and other residues, whether or not in the form of pellets, derived from the sifting, milling or other working of cereals or of leguminous plants.
  • 2.21% ($81 million): 8516 - Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electro-thermic hair-dressing apparatus (for example, hair dryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; electric smoothing irons; other electro-thermic appliances of a kind used for domestic purposes; electric heating resistors, other than those of heading 85.45.
  • 2.13% ($78 million): 1905 - Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
  • 2.09% ($76 million): 8524 - Records, tapes and other recorded media for sound or other similarly recorded phenomena, including matrices and masters for the production of records, but excluding products of Chapter 37.

The value of total merchandise imports to Tanzania totalled $ 8.55 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Tanzania increased by 10.1% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 788 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Tanzania was equal to $7.76 billion in 2017)

Tanzania's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Tanzania in 2018:

  • China with a share of 20% (1.77 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 14.2% (1.22 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 10.2% (875 million US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 6.67% (570 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 5.13% (439 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.67% (399 million US$)
  • Kenya with a share of 2.9% (248 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.79% (238 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.58% (221 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2% (171 million US$)

Imports structure to Tanzania in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 20% (1.78 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 11.7% (1 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 9.7% (829 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.92% (507 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.74% (491 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5% (427 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.56% (304 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 3.29% (281 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.9% (248 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 2.78% (238 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes

What did Tanzania import in 2018?

Tanzania's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 19.1% ($1.63 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.56% ($219 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.41% ($206 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.29% ($196 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 2.25% ($192 million): 7208 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated.
  • 2.1% ($179 million): 8701 - Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
  • 2.08% ($178 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 1.66% ($142 million): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
  • 1.49% ($127 million): 4011 - New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.
  • 1.46% ($125 million): 3808 - Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphur-treated bands, wicks and candles, and fly-papers).

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Tanzania | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018