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Tanzania Business Report

General information
Source: The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency
55,451,343 (July 2018 est.)
$162.5 billion (2017 est.)

High GDP growth in the last years thanks to the export of natural resources and tourism. The economy depends on agriculture, that employs about 65% of the workforce

GDP growth rate
6.0% (2017 est.)

High and stable

GDP (PPP) per capita
$3,200 (2017 est.)

Very low

Local currency
Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

Weak currency, nevertheless it has been quite stable in the past 5 years

Financial stability (Public debt)
37.0% (2017 est.)

Low and quite stable

5.3% (2017 est.)

High and unstable

Kiswahili or Swahili and English (official)

English is the primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education

Corruption perception index (Source: Transparency International)
Rank 99/180

Very high level of corruption

Duties and tax
Source: PwC World Tax Summaries 2017-2018
18% standard VAT rate with some exception
Export of goods and certain services is zero-rated
Corporate Tax
30% standard corporate tax rate for resident companies
Reduced rates are applicable in some cases

Customs duty rates on imported goods range from 0% to 25%

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