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Canada-Tanzania fact sheet

Official Title:
United Republic of Tanzania

General Information

Capital: Dodoma / Dar es Salaam (Admin)
Population (million): 56.32
Total Area: 885,800km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1750.71 Shilling (TZS) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: April 26 (Union 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) (357 members).

Head of State:
President Dr. John Magufuli

Head of Government:
President Dr. John Magufuli

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Palamagamba Kabudi
Industry and Trade:Innocent Lugha Bashungwa
State for Investment in the Prime Minister’s Office: Angellah Kairuki
Finance and Planning: Philip Mpango

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

Elections:
Last: 2015 (presidential and legislative). Next: 2020 (presidential and legislative).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Tanzania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 81.87 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 1,453.67 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.27 1.64
Inflation: (%) 3.45 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $36,350,110
Canadian imports from country: $37,927,807
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Mpoki Mwasumbi Ulisubisya

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Pamela O’Donnell

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
2016 $86,152,062 $13,685,255
2017 $58,266,250 $13,907,286
2018 $113,269,386 $18,603,071
2019 $126,710,621 $25,376,801
2020 $36,350,110 $37,927,807
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Tanzania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $100,517 $456,678
02 Veg. Prod. $10,983,960 $23,609,774
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $69,533
04 Food Prod. $590,731 $397,971
05 Mineral Prod. $13,677 $27,903
06 Chemical Prod. $2,332,484 $4,818
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $328,882 $97
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $53,321 $15
09 Wood Prod. $1,335 $4,513
10 Paper Prod. $52,487 $437
11 Textiles Prod. $3,354,881 $4,113,579
12 Dress Access. $83,389 $618
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $128,890 $24,435
14 Precious Metals/stones $16,500 $120,638
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,694,331 $9,019,603
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $12,953,246 $24,389
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,505,857 $5,033
18 Specialized Inst. $620,385 $16,938
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $87,745 $70
21 Antiques $ $27,603


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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