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Tanzania

13. Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Portfolio Investment Statistics

Table 2: Key Macroeconomic Data, U.S. FDI in Host Country/Economy

Host Country Statistical Source USG or International Statistical Source USG or International Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
Economic Data Year Amount Year Amount
Host Country Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ($M USD) 2015 U$52.53 billion 2015 $45.63 billion www.worldbank.org/en/country 
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical Source USG or International Statistical Source USG or International Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($M USD, stock positions) N/A N/A 2015 $578 m BEA data available at http://bea.gov/international/direct_investment_
multinational_companies_comprehensive_data.htm
 
Host country’s FDI in the United States ($M USD, stock positions) N/A N/A 2014 $-3 m BEA data available at http://bea.gov/international/direct_investment_
multinational_companies_comprehensive_data.htm
 
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP N/A N/A 2013 1.266% N/A

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI

Top country sources of FDI into Tanzania include South Africa, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Canada, and China. According to TIC, the UK was the largest source of FDI in 2013, outside of Africa. FDI continues to grow, particularly in the sectors of telecommunications services, energy infrastructure, road construction, breweries, tourism / hotels, mining, and agriculture. The Bank of Tanzania restricts Tanzanians from investing abroad, while very few international firms (primarily Kenyan) list on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. There is currently no information on Tanzanian FDI abroad (FDI outflows), as Tanzanians are legally barred from participating in foreign investment funds or offerings.

Direct Investment from/in Counterpart Economy Data
From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations (US Dollars, Millions)
Inward Direct Investment Outward Direct Investment
Total Inward U$ 14,872 100% Total Outward Amount 100%
South Africa U$ 3,659 24.5% N/A N/A N/A
United Kingdom U$ 2,462 16.5% N/A N/A N/A
Barbados U$ 1,834 12.3% N/A N/A N/A
Canada U$ 1,805 12.1% N/A N/A N/A
Kenya U$ 819 5.5% N/A N/A N/A
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.

Source: IMF’s Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS)

Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment

Data not available.

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