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The United Republic of Tanzania

Export Processing Zones Authority

Export Processing Zones Authority

Mineral Processing

Mining has placed Tanzania in the higher ranks of African economies in terms of attracting, FDIs. Tanzania is endowed with a variety of industrial minerals and precious metals as well as gemstones. These include iron ore, soda ash, coal, clay soil, uranium, gold, diamond, and tanzanite

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Processing of precious metals and gemstones.
  • Establishing a caustic soda refinery plant in Engaruka
  • Production of iron ore and steel in Liganga;
  • Processing of nickel in Kabanga; and
  • Gold processing in Geita and Mwanza.
  • Tanzanite Processing in Manyara
  • Investment in minerals smelters

QUICK FACTS

Minerals export accounted for USD 1.37bn of the total value of Tanzania’s export in 2015 (i.e. 24%) with gold representing more than 90% of minerals export. Tanzania is endowed with a variety of industrial minerals and precious metals as well as gemstones. The minerals include iron ore, soda ash, coal, clay soil, uranium, and gold. Tanzania has a variety of gemstones, including aquamarine, garnet, ruby, sapphire, tourmaline, and tanzanite

Most of these resources are being exported in their raw form without being processed; thus denying the country jobs.

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