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Canada-Tanzania fact sheet

Official Title:
United Republic of Tanzania

General Information

Capital: Dodoma / Dar es Salaam (Admin)
Population (million): 59.73
Total Area: 885,800 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1750.71 Shilling (TZS) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: December 9, Independence Day
Language(s): Official: Swahili and English Others: Arabic, many local languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term). The Prime Minister is appointed by the President. Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (Bunge) (391 members).

Head of State:
President Samia Suluhu Hassan

Head of Government:
President Samia Suluhu Hassan

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation: Stergomena Tax
Investment, Industry and Trade: Ashatu Kijaji
Finance and Planning: Mwigulu Nchemba

Main Political Parties:
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM - Revolutionary Party), Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendelo (Chadema - Party of Democracy and Development), Civic United Front (CUF - Zanzibar); Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT) Wazalendo

Elections:
Presidential and legislative : Last in 2020, next in 2025

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Tanzania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 89.03 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 1,490.54 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.94 4.54
Inflation: (%) 3.69 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 194,079,057
Canadian imports from country: $ 23,797,601
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: -

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Mpoki Mwasumbi Ulisubisya

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Kyle Nunas

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Tanzania
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 58,266,250 $ 13,907,286
2018 $ 113,269,386 $ 18,603,071
2019 $ 126,710,621 $ 25,377,352
2020 $ 37,131,131 $ 38,465,727
2021 $ 194,079,057 $ 23,797,601
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Tanzania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. - $ 310,539
02 Veg. Prod. $ 10,540,557 $ 19,662,583
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - $ 37
04 Food Prod. $ 16,615 $ 631,402
05 Mineral Prod. $ 27,874 $ 25,963
06 Chemical Prod. $ 1,854,629 $ 9,384
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 305,840 $ 393
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 19,531 $ 2,271
09 Wood Prod. $ 550 $ 19,580
10 Paper Prod. $ 343,348 $ 176
11 Textiles Prod. $ 6,716,822 $ 2,874,563
12 Dress Access. $ 26,775 $ 718
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 35,308 $ 1,409
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 8,500 $ 153,627
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 1,533,980 $ 3,084
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 19,426,882 $ 85,345
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 151,890,835 $ 115
18 Specialized Inst. $ 661,803 $ 11,095
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 24,747 $ 1,288
21 Antiques - $ 3,934


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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