The United Republic of Tanzania ranked 152nd out of 187 in the 2011 UN Human Development Index and 54th out of 79 on the 2012 Global Hunger Index. While Tanzania remains a low-income country, it has experienced relatively stable growth in recent decades, accelerating from 3.5% in the 1990s to approximately 7 percent in the 2000s.. Effective fiscal and monetary policies largely insulated the country from recent international shocks; the maintenance of such policies, as well as investment in infrastructure and business, are needed for such growth to continue (World Bank 2012).

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2013201420152016
Rice Production
FAO 2016
2,194,750 MT2,621,034 MT2,979,860 MT2,985,581 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2016
103,973 MT167,000 MT72,483 MT96,122 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2016
5,356,350 MT6,737,197 MT5,902,776 MT5,875,560 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2016
5,830 MT6,025 MT6,030 MT5,708 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2013201420152016
Rice Exports
FAO 2016
51,433 MT47,862 MT7,902 MT12,395 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2016
13,454 MT38,953 MT79.00 MT163.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2016
40,449 MT274,428 MT57,764 MT57,802 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2016
4,297 MT528.00 MT MT279.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
74,876 MT50,851 MT197,522 MT284,787 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
1,039,812 MT1,071,813 MT1,115,920 MT793,230 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2016
18,588 MT11,931 MT74,532 MT75,981 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2016
3,691 MT310.00 MT916.00 MT717.00 MT