Browsing: Tanzania 2021

Thanks to the credit extended by BoT, the private sector credit maintained a strong recovery pace, recording an annual growth of 10 per cent, the same as in the preceding month, and significantly higher than the 2.6 per cent recorded in January 2021.

The central bank report noted that accommodative monetary policy had catapulted good performance of the sector. Money supply growth was strong in January 2022 and consistent with the target of 10 per cent for 2021/2022.

“Extended broad money supply (M3) grew at an annual rate of 14.9 per cent compared with 15.5 per cent in the preceding month.”

The review unequivocally pointed out that the growth rate was more than twofold of the outturn in the corresponding period in 2021.…

The central bank of Tanzania released the monthly economic review for May 2021 and it has reviewed different sections of the economy with a keen eye.

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Inflation

In this section of the economy, the report showed that, during April 2021, the headline inflation rate remained low and within the country and regional limits.

“Twelve-month headline inflation was 3.3 per cent in April 2021, almost the same as in the preceding month and the corresponding period of 2020,” the report noted.

However, on a month-to-month basis, headline inflation stood at 0.5 per cent, which is a bit higher than the rate registered in the corresponding period of 2020 inflation is projected “to remain within the targeted band for 2020/21”.

Further, the core inflation showed that the index accounts for the largest share in consumer price index (CPI) stood at 3.5 per cent, which …

The central bank of Tanzania (BoT) releases the April 2021 monthly economic review and it depicted the economy to fair rather moderately amid the waves of COVID-19 recovery globally.

At the moment, Tanzania economy is projected to grow by 5.7 per cent this year, propelled by public investment and normalization of global trade and investment, according to BoT.

Inflation

According to the report, inflation remained low and within the benchmarks set forth at both the national regional levels.

“Year-on-year headline inflation eased to 3.2 per cent in March 2021 from 3.3 per cent in the preceding month and 3.4 per cent in the corresponding period in 2020, driven mainly by the slowdown in prices of rentals paid by tenants, gas, charcoal, firewood, and transportation cost,” the central bank report said.

Further on the line, on a month-to-month basis, headline inflation stabilized at 0.9 per cent in March 2021 as in …

Despite the global economic shocks caused by covid-19, in July 2020 the World Bank Group (WB), Tanzania’s development partner categorized Tanzania as a lower middle-income country—which was one of the crucial country milestones achieved over the past year.

Tanzania which is currently eyed to be one of the best performers in the region, despite the pandemic shocks, economy forecasters such as Focus Economics anticipated the East African economy to grow by 5.8 per cent.

However, the WB latest Tanzania economic update proposed several key issues to be prioritized by Tanzania to keep a tight grip on the economic status and ascend further.

Tanzania is currently striving to realize its Development Vision (TDV) 2025 further, by having institutional framework changes on crucial sectors—on the mining sector, taxing, investment and transforming Tanzania into a strategic powerhouse by utilizing its natural gas.

The bank’s Raising the Bar: Achieving Tanzania’s Development Vision, exposed various …

The central bank of Tanzania (BoT) released its monthly economic review on Wednesday 10 2021 for February. The economy was painted by the report on a rather satisfactory base reflected in several sectors of the economy such as exports, food prices, money and credit.

Inflation

In this sector of the economy, the performance was stable, as according to the new published CPI remained within the target range of 3.5 per cent for 2020/21. Further, the twelve-month headline inflation was standing at 3.5 per cent in January 2021 from 3.2 per cent in the previous month and projected to remain low in the remaining period of 2020/21.

Fuel Prices

The report noted that pump prices of petroleum products have been rising since June 2020 attributed to the gradual increase in prices in the world market.

“The prices were lower in January 2021 compared with the corresponding month in 2020. Compared to …

Tanzania, one of Africa’s fastest-growing economy has taken a deliberate step to increase its 2021/22 financial year budget by 4 per cent to accelerate economic growth.

According to the Tanzanian Legal and Constitutional Affairs minister, Dr Mwigulu Nchemba, standing on behalf of the Finance and Planning Minister in Parliament yesterday, cited the increase to be attributed by several issues including an amplified requirement by the consolidate fund(The Citizen)

“This includes [money required for] repayment of government debt; money required to cater for promotions of public servants and new jobs [in the public service],” he said.

According to information from The Citizen, this increment comes as the East African nation prep for its third five-year development blueprint.

Tanzania—which was categorized by the World Bank, as a low middle-income country on July 2020, will raise its budget from around $14.6 billion allocated in 2020/2021 financial year to around $15.5 billion, which is …

The central bank of Tanzania (BoT) published its January 2021 monthly economic review report, breaking down several performance aspects of various sectors including exports, imports, as well as the national debt.

Inflation

On this section of the economy, the central bank report showed the year-on-year headline inflation remained moderate at 3.2 per cent in December 2020, compared to 3 per cent in the earlier month.

The report argued that the changes occurred due to price-driven onto food and non-food items. On the overall basis, the inflation rate was within the regional benchmarks as well as below the country medium-term target of 5.0 per cent.

“On month-to-month headline inflation increased to 0.8 per cent in December 2020 compared to 0.3 per cent in the previous month and 0.6 per cent recorded in the corresponding period in 2019” the report noted.

However, the bank report highlighted that inflation is projected to remain …