Economy

Zanzibar economy has been stable for years. The GDP growth increases from 6.6 percent in 2015 to 6.8 percent 2016. Similarly, per capita income increased from US$ 817 in 2015 to 830 in 2016. A summary of various socio-economic indicators for Zanzibar are provided below:

Summary of Selected Indicators

Description

     2015

        2016

National Account Estimates

At current prices (Billion shillings)

2,308.0

2,628.0

GDP at constant price (million Shillings)

1,189.0

1,268.0

GDP per Capita at Current Prices

GDP per capita (Tshs '000)

1,632

1,806.0

GDP per capita (US $)

817

830

Constant Price Growth rates (%)

6.6

6.8

Agriculture, forestry and fishing (%)

2.7

5.7

Industry (%)

10.6

9.7

Services (%)

7.9

8.0

Consumer Price Indices

Annual Headline inflation rate

5.7

6.7

                    Annual Food inflation rate

7.4

8.4

Tourism

Total number of Tourist Arrived

294,243

376,242

Trade

Total value of export (million Shillings)

42,407

96,234.9

Total value of Imports (million Shillings)

156,941

167,088.0

Transport

Passengers at Seaports

2,259,405

2,657,560

Number of Foreign Going Vessel

142

120

Number of trips enter/exit

6,249

7,063

Communication

Number of national radio stations

22

22

Agriculture

Value of Clove (million Shillings)

46,542

65,574.92

Value of Seaweed (million Shillings)

9,469

4,934

Estimated value of fish Catch

135,886

Industrial Production

Production of Bread

161,911

174,350

Production of Beverages

16,972

19,811

Production of window (UPVC)

320

149

Electricity

Customers connected to National Power Grid

12,366

24,642

Distribution of Electricity

297,816

326,606

                                                                
Source: OCGS, 2016