Tanzanian Treasury Bills Enjoys Oversubscription and Increased Yields

Tanzania Treasury Bills (TB) recorded outstanding subscription and increased yields during the first auction for 2013, proving the Tanzania money market to be a secure investment.

During auction n. 868 of 16th January 2013 the Government through the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) auctioned
Treasury Bills worth TZS 125 Billion (USD 77.956 Million).

The bids submitted amounted TZS 177.5 Billion (USD 110.697 Million) while successful bids were worth TZS 143.9 Billion (USD 89.7 Million).

The 364 days Treasury Bills’ yield experienced an increase of 1% to reach a Weighted Average Yield (WAY) % per annum of 14,46% compared to 13.9% during the previous auction.

Bank of Tanzania launched an Auction market for Treasury Bills in August 1993.

Presently, Treasury Bills for maturities of 91, 182 and 364 days are issued through weekly auctions held every Wednesday at 11.00 A.M., with a minimum bid size of TZS 500,000 (USD  312,000).

Tanzanian commercial banks represent over 60% of the money market investors in the country, particularly for the 364 days Bills, with the rest being represented by pension funds, insurance companies, micro-finance institutions and retail investors.