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Tanzania Freight Transport Report Q1 2015


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Tanzania Freight Transport Report Q1 2015

BMI View: Tanzania's various freight sectors will see steady growth over the next few years, between 2015and 2019. The strongest growth will be in the maritime freight sector, however air and rail freight will alsosee good growth, of around 3.5% and 3.2% annually (though this is largely due to the low starting base andwill continue to be constrained by inadequate infrastructure over the medium term). Road freight will seethe lowest growth rate, at just 1.2% a year through till 2019, however this is because road freight is alreadythe single largest logistics sector in the country, and the one which benefits the most from the vast volumesof trans-regional trade, as well as the large agricultural tonnage needing transportation. We expect roadfreight will continue to dominate the freight sector, and account for the largest tonnage, however asTanzania's role as a regional transport hub expands, and additional ports bare constructed, we expectmaritime freight will see the strongest growth over the medium term.

Overall, we expect that Tanzania's total trade will see a strong uptick over 2015, due to a combination ofmacroeconomic factors boosting the demand for consumer products and hydrocarbon imports, the formerneeding freighting across the country, and the rising commercialisation trend seen in the agriculture sector,which is increasing crop production levels, and a booming mining sector, both of which are having aconcomitantly beneficial impact on export growth rates and benefitting both road and rail freight volumes.

We believe that these factors will contribute to further growth through to 2019 and beyond, with continuedgrowth in commodities exports and consumer-focused imports.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Freight Transport
Political
Economic
Business Environment
Industry Forecast
Road
Table: Road Freight (Tanzania 2011-2018)
Rail
Table: Rail Freight (Tanzania 2011-2018)
Air
Table: Air Freight (Tanzania 2011-2018)
Trade
Table: Trade Overview (Tanzania 2011-2018)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Tanzania 2011-2018)
Table: Top 5 Trade Partners - Product Imports (2013), USDmn
Table: Top 5 Trade Partners - Product Exports (2013), USDmn
Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Company Profile
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara)
Political Outlook
Domestic Politics
Long-Term Political Outlook
Table: Tanzania Political Overview
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: Economic Activity (Tanzania 2009-2018)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Tanzania 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Tanzania 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population And Life Expectancy (Tanzania 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Tanzania 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Tanzania 1990-2025)
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Sources

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