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Economy

Economic and Trade liberalization in Zanzibar has been undertaken to allow the private sector to fully engage in business locally, regionally and internationally. As a result in 2019, Zanzibar's GDP grew by 7% of which the industrial sector contributed 18.3%; Agriculture and Service sectors contributed 21.2% and 50.6% respectively. While the GDP contribution of 6.8% by the manufacturing subsector is still low,it is expected to grow given the economic reforms being undertaken. This is evidenced by the annual growth rate of 7% that the subsector has experienced over the last three years (from 2017) . A summary of various socio-economic indicators for Zanzibar are provided below:

GDP at Market Prices 2017 2018 2019
At current prices (Billion Shillings)  3,228  3,663  4,132
At constant 2007 prices (Billion shillings)  2,684  2,874  3,078
Quantity index (2015=100)  114  122  131
Constant price growth rates (%)  7.7  7.1  7.0
Implicit price deflators (2015=100)  120  127  134
GDP per capita at current prices      
GDP per capita (Tshs '000) 2,104 2,323 2,549 
GDP per capita (US $) 944 1,026 1,114 
GDP per capita at constant 2015 prices      
GDP per capita (Tshs '000)  1,750 1,823 1,898
GDP per capita (US $) 876 913 951
Memorandum items      
Population ('000) 1,534 1,577 1,621
Exchange rate Tshs per US $ 2,229 2,264 2,289


















Source:    Office of the Chief Government Statistician, Zanzibar 2019.

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