A Quantitative Analysis for the Tanzania Industries Performance and Productivity

Keywords: Tanzania Industries, Performance, GDP, Productivity


Literature evidence manifests that the Tanzania manufacturing sector’s contribution to economic development is inadequate, and the targeted performance and productivity of the sector were never realized. With that regard, the fundamental question for Tanzania Industries’ performance and productivity becomes the centered debate and significant for the investigation. This study focuses on investigating the performance of the industries and the labor force productivity during the period from 1996 to 2015 in Tanzania. The study considers employing the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method to analyze the average annual growth rates of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employment, and export during the period from 1996 to 2015. Time series macroeconomic data during the period from 1996 to 2015 for Tanzania were collected from the World Bank. To assess the performance of the Tanzania industries, particularly the annual average marginal performance, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the export’s yearly average growth rate for the periodic 1996-2000, 2001-2005, 2006-2010, and 2011-2015 were evaluated. While investigating the labor force productivity, the extra productivity of the employed labor force was evaluated during the period from 1996 to 2015 in Tanzania. The results of the investigatigation were catching up the attention. The findings of the study reveal that the performance of the Tanzania industries is positive and meaningful, while the labor force productivity is negative and insignificant during the period from 1996 to 2015 in Tanzania.