List of companies of Tanzania

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Location of Tanzania

Tanzania has the second largest economy in the East African Community and the twelfth largest in Africa. It is largely dependent on agriculture for employment, accounting for about half of the employed workforce.[1] An estimated 34 percent of Tanzanians currently live in poverty.[2] The economy has been transitioning from a command economy to a market economy since 1985. Although total GDP has increased since these reforms began, GDP per capita dropped sharply at first, and only exceeded the pre-transition figure in around 2007.[3]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark framework. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Air Excel Consumer services Airlines Arusha 1997 Commercial/charter airline
Air Tanzania Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 1977 State-owned airline
Airtel Tanzania Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dar es Salaam 2010 Previously known as Celtel Tanzania, subsidiary of Bharti Airtel (India)
Auric Air Consumer services Airlines Mwanza 2001 Private airline
Bakhresa Group Conglomerates - Dar es Salaam[4] 1983[4] Food & beverage, industrial transportation, construction materials
Bank of Tanzania Financials Banks Dar es Salaam 1965 Central bank
Coastal Aviation Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 1987 Charter airline
Daily News Consumer services Publishing Dar es Salaam 1972 Government-owned English newspaper
Dangote Industries Tanzania Industrials Building materials & fixtures Mtwara 2015 Cement, part of Dangote Cement (Nigeria)
Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Financials Investment services Dar es Salaam 1996 National Stock Exchange
Eagle Air Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 1999 Charter airline, defunct 2002
Fastjet Tanzania Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 2011 Low-cost airline
Flightlink Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 2004 Scheduled and charter airline
MIC Tanzania Limited (tiGO) Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dar es Salaam 1993 Mobile network, part of Millicom (Luxembourg)
Mwananchi Communications Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Dar es Salaam 1999 Part of the Nation Media Group (Kenya)
Nyati Cement Industrials Building materials & fixtures Dar es Salaam 2014 Cement
Precision Air Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 1993 Airline
Quality Group Limited Conglomerates - Dar es Salaam 1974 Automotive, engineering, industrial transportation, real estate, food & beverage
Regional Air Consumer services Airlines Arusha 1997 Airline, part of Airkenya Express (Kenya)
Safari Plus Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 2011 Charter airline
Sasatel Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dar es Salaam 2005 Mobile network
Smile Communications Tanzania Limited (Smile) Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dar es Salaam 2009 Mobile network
Swala Gas and Oil Oil & gas Exploration & production Dar es Salaam 2011 Exploration
Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) Utilities Conventional electricity Dar es Salaam 1964 State-run utility
Tanzanair Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 1969 Charter airline
Tanzania Breweries Limited Consumer goods Brewery Dar es Salaam 1933 Beer
Tanzania Cigarette Company Consumer goods Tobacco Dar es Salaam 1961 Cigarettes
Tanzania Government Flight Agency Consumer services Airlines Dar es Salaam 2002 State-owned airline
Tanzania Railways Corporation Industrials Railroads Dar es Salaam 1977 State-owned enterprise
Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Dar es Salaam 1993 Telecom
TIPER (Tanzanian and Italian Petroleum Refining Company Limited) Industrials Transportation services Dar es Salaam 1999 Oil terminal
Tropical Air Consumer services Airlines Zanzibar 1999 Charter airline
Twiga Cement Industrials Building materials & fixtures Dar es Salaam 1966 Cement
Viettel Tanzania (Halotel) Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dar es Salaam 2015 Subsidiary of Viettel (Vietnam)
Vodacom Tanzania Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Dar es Salaam 1999 Subsidiary of Vodafone (UK)
ZanAir Consumer services Airlines Zanzibar 1992 Airline

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Abstract 2013, National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania Ministry of Finance, July 2014, accessed 22 October 2014 Archived 17 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Economic Growth and Trade". USAID. 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Tanzania: The Story of an African Transition" (PDF). International Monetary Fund. 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Company Overview of Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd". bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 18 July 2017.