Tanzania, a member of the East African Community (EAC), mainly exports agricultural products to Europe. Tanzania’s major imports include machinery and technical equipment from Europe. The signing of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) would enable Tanzania and rest of the EAC to export more to the EU markets by addressing the regions’ supply constraints.
Tanzania’s primary export commodities include gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactured products and cotton. The country’s exports in 2009 were worth $2.744 billion, up from $2.413 billion in 2008. The following chart shows Tanzania’s distribution of its export partners. All data are in percentages.
Tanzania’s primary import commodities include consumer goods, machinery and transportation equipment, industrial raw materials, and crude oil. The country’s imports were worth $5.545 billion in 2009, down from $7.08 billion in 2008. The following chart shows Tanzania’s distribution of its import partners. All data are in percentages.