At a glance… East Africa: Tanzania and Uganda!

Market information for companies

You would like to venture into East Africa with your company, but you lack the required knowledge? Find information on the business environment and on funding and consulting opportunities for your way into the East African market in the publications "New Markets - New Opportunities” on Tanzania and Uganda*!

About the publication

The issues "New Markets - New Opportunities” on Tanzania and Uganda are joint publications by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the Delegation Of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, published in February 2022. In the following we have compiled important aspects from the publication.

Economic structure and prospects

The economic centre of Tanzania is the port city Daresalaam, where industry and various service sectors have settled. Agriculture forms the most important part of the economy, also because it creates by far the most jobs. Similar to Tanzania, agriculture is of particular importance in Uganda because it supplies the entire region with food. Industrial companies from various sectors such as the consumer goods industry and the agro-processing sector are located there.

These industries are particularly attractive for market entry in Tanzania and Uganda:

  • (Renewable) Energy
  • Mining industry
  • Agriculture and food processing
  • Construction industry and infrastructure
  • Water and waste water
  • Health

Investment climate

Tanzania is characterised by political stability. The rapidly growing demand for infrastructure and consumer goods ensures a need for investment. Furthermore, the country has large mineral reserves as well as gas deposits off the coast. Uganda is also increasingly being considered for investment due to market growth. In addition to a local sales presence, investments in agriculture, consumer goods production or in the building materials sector would be attractive for German companies. You can find out more about the economic prospects on the GTAI country page of Tanzania and Uganda.

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Business opportunities in East Africa

Your company is working in the field of agribusiness, green tech or the textile industry? Are you interested in Tanzania or Uganda as a market? GIZ experts are looking for companies that would like to trade in high-quality dried fruit, invest in GreenTech solutions or in sustainable textile consumption.

Network directly with the relevant contact persons.

Read more about Tanzania and Uganda as well as support offers for your company in the country guides “New Markets – New Opportunities” Tanzania and Uganda.

*The publications are only available in German.

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