The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (MITI) conducted the Annual Survey of Industrial Production (ASIP) for reference years 2015 and 2016.
Technical assistance was provided by the United Nation of Industrial Development (UNIDO). Funding was provided by the Government of Tanzania and Development Partners through the Tanzania Statistical Master Plan (TSMP) basket funding arrangements.
The broad objective of the annual survey of industrial production was to generate relevant and up-dated industrial information that will be used to assess the contribution of industrial sector to the economy. Moreover, it aims at providing benchmark data for other subsequent surveys and analysis for planning, evidence-based policy formulation and decision making purposes.
The 2015 and 2016 Annual survey of Industrial Production used the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Industrial Activities (ISIC) Revision 4 to capture all economic activities under study. The Survey covered all establishments which engaged 10 persons or more (10+). It included establishments that were active in 2015 and engaged in any of the following activities; Mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, and water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities.
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 Survey provides statistics on how the sector preformed in the year 2015 and 2016 for establishment engaged in 10 or more persons. The survey results will be used to review policies and monitoring sector progress for better informed decision making.