Browsing: Inflation in Tanzania

IMF Loan to Tanzania ; Tanzania economy ; Tanzania GDP
  • Tanzania’s economic reform program is progressing well in a challenging global economic environment and the authorities remain committed to IMF’s loan plan.
  • Ongoing reforms in the country touch on strengthening the economic recovery, preserving macroeconomic stability, and supporting structural reforms toward sustainable and inclusive growth.
  • Tanzania’s three-year Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for total access of about $1,046.4 million at the time of program approval received the greenlight on July 18, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Tanzania’s economy a shot in the arm by furnishing the country with $153 million loan, bringing to around $304.7 million, the amount received so far under the lender’s extended credit arrangement struck in July last year.

The loan will be channeled towards economic recovery, preserving macro-financial stability, and promoting sustainable and inclusive growth.

IMF argued that reforms centre on strengthening fiscal space to allow for much-needed social spending and high-yield public investment, …

Tanzanian government’s efforts to boost  its economy have shown slight improvement over the past 22 months.

According to statistics, whereas inflation has remained significantly below the medium target of 5.0 per cent and lower than the respective convergence criteria for EAC and SADC of maximum 8.0 per cent and 3 to 7 per cent over the past good six years, Bank of Tanzania (BoT), monthly economic review report reveals.

With the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at 6.6 per cent, inflation in Tanzania has been taking a rather decent fall over the past month, whereby according to the report, in August the annual headline inflation was at 3.6 per cent compared to 3.7 per cent in the previous month.

According to the report, headline, food, non-food and core annual inflation rates have been decreasing since 2016, while food inflation peaked higher from November 2016 to November 2017, then taking a fall …