Mining and construction shore up Tanzania’s economy

By Allan Olingo

The mining and gas, and construction sectors were the biggest contributors to Tanzania's economic growth in the third quarter of last year.

According to data from Tanzania's National Bureau of Statistics released last Monday, the economy grew 6.8 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter compared with 6.2 per cent in the same period in 2016.

The construction sector recorded 10 per cent growth from $606.5 million in 2016 to $672.9 million in 2017, as a result of infrastructure projects, including new roads and the standard gauge railway.