The Census of Industrial Production, 2013 covered all industrial establishments in Tanzania Mainland with fixed premises and in accordance with the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 to ensure international comparability and coherence. It covered all establishments falling under the following four industrial sub-sectors: Mining and quarrying; Manufacturing; Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and Water collection, treatment and supply. However, the Manufacturing sub-sector made the largest contribution to almost all statistical variables and indicators. It was therefore the leading sub-sector which controlled direction of the industrial sector as a whole.
Manufacturing includes physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The materials, substances, or components transformed are raw materials that are products of agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining or quarrying as well as products of other manufacturing activities. Substantial alteration, renovation or reconstruction of goods is generally considered to be manufacturing.
The CIP 2013 is the fourth comprehensive industrial census to be conducted in Tanzania Mainland since Independence in 1961. The first, second and the third censuses were undertaken in 1963, 1978 and 1989 respectively.
The report summarizes major findings on the characteristics of establishments, employment and employment compensation, gross output, intermediate consumption and value added. The results are categorized by industrial activity, employment size, geographical location and ownership.