Tanzania Production Index of Manufacturing Industries Improves

According to Tanzania’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Production Index of Manufacturing (PIMI) achieved 10.8% growth in 2012, the highest increase since 2006.

The index measures the quantify of commodities produced by different manufacturers and provides an accurate reflection of production trends.

The overall PIMI for 2012 was 328 compared to 296 the year before, a 10.8% increase.

The growth has been attributed to strong performances in the primary metal industries as well as in food, beverages and tobacco.

The manufacturing sector in Tanzania is the third most important to the overall economy with an average contribution to GDP of 8% over the last decade.