Tanzania export sector has been growing over the years. The market share of Tanzania increased by 0.29% to 0.08% in EAC and SSA from Period I to Period II respectively. This performance of exports may have been attributed by increased/decreased competitiveness or increased/decreased structural factors such as world trade, focal markets of their products and composition of the exported commodities.
The study focused on competitiveness of Tanzania’s exports, with attention to products of Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) 1 digit level. The study employed Constant Market Share Analysis (CMS) techniques to decompose the growth in Tanzania’s exports of these products to find out whether it’s because of changes in competitiveness or structural factors.
Findings of the study show that, the world trade, commodity composition and competitiveness effects were positively associated with increased export growth in Tanzania from Period I to Period II. Export growth for SITC 1 digit level in Tanzania was attributed by increased demand for such products in the world market, and the commodities exported had a faster growing demand. Furthermore, there was increased competitiveness for Tanzania’s products directed into the selected group of reference countries.
Business Climate Survey of Nordic Companies in Tanzania, 2022-23
The Business Climate Survey for Nordic Companies in Tanzania is a joint initiative by the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and REPOA. Business Climate Surveys are published regularly in several markets across the world. This is a follow-up survey from that conducted in 2019 aiming to further our understanding of the performance of Nordic […]
Mapping export status changes and firm productivity: Evidence from EAC countries
This study tests whether firms in the EAC that supply in the foreign markets are in line with the learning by exporting hypothesis, in view of the differing performance indicators between exporters and non-exporters in these economies.The data for this study is constructed from the World Bank Enterprise Survey for four EAC countries (Tanzania, Kenya, […]
Export promotion and farmers’ welfare impact: Evidence from common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L) farming in Arusha, Tanzania
The results of this study suggest that common beans’ farmers in Tanzania are aware of significant role of exporting their crop than trading locally. Results further suggest that different factors such as age of a farmer, household size, other business, access to extension and contract farming are likely to influence the decision of farmers to […]
Export performance of the horticultural sub-sector in Tanzania
Horticultural sub-sector in Tanzania has been characterized by sustained growth over the years. But there has been slow growth rate in horticultural exports over the last decade. In this regard, knowledge of the determinants of the industry’s development is very important. Little attempt was made to examine factors influencing the export performance of the sub-sector. […]