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Tanzania

Tanzania FlagAGOA Status: Tanzania is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. signed Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) with the East African Community (EAC) in 2008, and with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in 2001. Tanzania is a member of both regional organizations. USTR’s Africa Office is also leading U.S. efforts to forge a new trade and investment partnership with the East African Community. The U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Ron Kirk, visited Tanzania in June 2011 to strengthen the U.S.-Tanzania trade and investment relationship.

U.S.-Tanzania Trade Facts

Tanzania is currently our 124th largest goods trading partner with $491 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $420 million; Goods imports totaled $70 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Tanzania was $350 million in 2013.

Exports

Tanzania was the United States' 109th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Tanzania in 2013 were $420 million, up 71.3% ($175 million) from 2012, and up 549% from 2003.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Aircraft ($104 million), Machinery ($67 million), Electrical Machinery ($55 million), Pharmaceutical Products ($33 million), and Miscellaneous Textile Articles ($27 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Tanzania totaled $40 million in 2013. Leading category: wheat ($10 million).

Imports

Tanzania was the United States' 129th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Tanzania totaled $70 million in 2013, down 38.8% ($45 million) from 2012, but up 190.2 % from 2003.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Spices, Coffee and Tea (coffee) ($23 million), Precious Stones (gemstones) ($20 million), Knit Apparel ($10 million), Lac and Vegetable Saps (pectates) ($5 million), and Miscellaneous Grain, Seed, Fruit (seaweeds) ($3 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Tanzania totaled $32 million in 2013. Leading category: coffee (unroasted) ($22 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. good trade surplus with Tanzania was $350 million in 2013, a 168.1% increase ($219 million) over 2012.

Historical Trade Data

U.S. Goods Trade with Tanzania (in millions of dollars)

 

 

1980

 

1985

 

1990

 

1994

 

2000

 

2003

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

Balance

 

30

 

36

 

33

 

34

 

12

 

41

 

121

 

199

 

130

 

350

 

Exports

 

62

 

46

 

48

 

49

 

45

 

65

 

164

 

258

 

245

 

420

 

Imports

 

32

 

10

 

15

 

15

 

32

 

24

 

43

 

59

 

115

 

70

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tanzania (stock) was $319 million in 2012 (latest data available).

There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Tanzania.

There was no Tanzania FDI in the United States (stock) in 2012.

There is no information on distribution of Tanzania FDI in U.S.


NOTE: No services trade data with Tanzania is available.

4/18/14