Launch And Dissemination Of Revised National Accounts Statistics For Tanzania Mainland

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has launched and disseminated the revised national accounts statistics estimates for Tanzania Mainland using a new base year of 2007 that replaces the published GDP estimates based on 2001 prices. The launch was officiated by the Minister for Finance Ms. Saada Mkuya Salum (MP) at the Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam on 19th December 2014.

This is the fifth round of revision of national accounts estimates since independence. The event was attended by numerous Stakeholders including Senior Government Officials, representatives from the Development Partners, research Institutions, academia, privates sector and the media.

In her remarks, the Minster has commended the work done by the National Bureau of Statistics since 2011 when the activity of bench-marking and revision started. She also appealed to the Government and the Private sector to use the released statistics which are now official. Honorable Minister underscored the correct way of interpreting the revised statistics before use in order to minimize misunderstanding when compared to the published estimates.

Click here for the Revised_GDP Base year 2007 Presentation

Opening remarks by Dr Chuwa, Director General - NBS

Opening Speech by the Guest of Honour

Remarks from the IMF Representative