Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 32.2 % in 2017 in Tanzania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8.98 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Tanzania reached an all time high of 65.7 % in 1993 and an all time low of 24.0 % in 2000. When compared to Tanzania's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Kenya amounted to 37.3 %, 113 % in Mozambique, 43.5 % in Uganda and 71.5 % in Zambia in 2017.
Tanzania has been ranked 157th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 9 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.