UNCTAD, the main body of the United Nations (UN) dealing with trade, investment, and development issues had recently released its Statistical Tables On The Least Developed Countries – 2018, estimating a GDP growth for Tanzania in 2018 of 6.8%.
The growth is consistent with the GDP growth for Tanzania in 2018 estimated by the AfDB of 6.7%.
This is more than the GDP growth of 6.5% partially estimated for 2017 and less than the actual GDP growth of 7.0% in 2016.
However, the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics of Tanzania (NBS) data for 2017 indicate an actual GDP growth of +7.1% in 2017.
In the same report, UNCTAD indicates that FDI inflow to Tanzania slowed down in 2017, reaching USD 1,180.4 Million versus USD 1,365.4 Million in 2016.