World's Best Investment Banks 2014

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Central bank

Bank of Tanzania

International Reserves

US$ 4.674 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 37 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

86 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
6.9% 7.8% 7.4% 6.7% 7.1% 7.4% 6.0% 7.0%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
6.4% 6.9% 7.0% 7.2%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 768 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,813 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.07% 0.07% 0.06% 0.08% 0.10%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 27.6% 
  • industry: 25% 
  • services: 47.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
12.7% 16.0% 7.9% 5.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
37.1% 40.2% 40.4% 41.0% 42.0%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-6.5% -5.0% -5.1% -5.6% -5.1%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010* 2011 2012**
US$1.264 billion US$1.539 billion US$1.803 billion

*2010 Estimate     **2012 Estimate

Largest companies in Tanzania

N/A

 
 
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Current account balance

US$ -5.1 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-13.929% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

28.2% (2013)

 

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.03% (2012)

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.06% (2012)

Total exports

US$5.920 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cotton

Total imports

US$11.160 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
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Import commodities

consumer goods, machinery and transportation equipment, industrial raw materials, crude oil

Exports - major partners

India 15.2%, China 11.1%, Japan 6.2%, Germany 5.1%, UAE 4.8% (2012)

Imports - major partners

China 21.3%, India 16.3%, South Africa 6.4%, Kenya 6%, UAE 5% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$1,229 million US$1,800 million US$1,872 million  
Value of cross-border M&A; by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 145 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 119 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 42 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 146 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 98 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 139 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 141 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 177 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 102 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 134 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

121

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 106  Score: 57.8 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+3

Total area

947,300 sq km

Capital

Dar es Salaam

Currency

Tanzanian shillings (TZS)

Government type

republic

Languages

Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages
note: Kiswahili (Swahili) is the mother tongue of the Bantu people living in Zanzibar and nearby coastal Tanzania; although Kiswahili is Bantu in structure and origin, its vocabulary draws on a variety of sources including Arabic and English; it has become the lingua franca of central and eastern Africa; the first language of most people is one of the local languages

Religions

mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
25.531 million 33.68 million 42.832 million 47.665 million 55.257 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
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Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
5.2% 15% 22% 30%
Population median age

17.4 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.8% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

61.24 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

67.8% (2010 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

73.0% (2012)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

37.8 (2012)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 3 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  0.3%   Mobile  55.7% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

4.40% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Dar es Salaam 178th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.2 (2010)

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