('On a walk around Stone Town, Zanzibar / heading towards the Darajani Market' By Harvey Barrison from Massapequa, NY, USA. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

Market profile

Over the past 30 years, Tanzania’s economy has become significantly more open. The Government of Tanzania embarked on an adjustment program to dismantle the socialist (Ujamaa) economic controls and encourage more active participation of the private sector in the economy.

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  • Merchandise exports A$0.52 million
  • Services exports A$14 million
  • Capital Dodoma
  • Official languages English, Swahili
  • Area 885,800 sq km
  • Population 51 million

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Tanzania and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Tanzania. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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