This is a list of sugar manufacturers in Tanzania[1]

Output and market share

As of December 2017, the output and market share of each manufacturer is summarized in the table below:[8]

Annual Output & Market Share of Sugar Manufacturers in Tanzania
Rank Name of Manufacturer 2014 Output (Metric tonnes) Market Share (%)
1 Kilombero Sugar Company Limited
116,495[8]
39.57
2 Tanganyika Planting Company Limited
101,226[8]
34.38
3 Kagera Sugar Limited
50,207[8]
17.05
4 Mtibwa Sugar Estates Limited
26,491[8]
9.00
Total
294,419[8]
100.00%

In May 2017, The East African reported that annual production was at about 320,000 metric tonnes against domestic consumption of about 420,000 metric tonnes.[9] By February 2019, national production was estimated at 300,000 metric tonnes annually, with national annual consumption of about 670,000 metric tonnes, of which 515,000 metric tonnes were for domestic consumption and the other 155,000 metric tonnes were for industrial use.[10]

As of June 2020, national annual sugar consumption was estimated at 470,000 tonnes, while national sugar production was 378,000 tonnes in 2019. This created a national sugar deficit of 92,000 tonnes annually.[11]

In June 2021, The Citizen newspaper reported that national sugar output was about 462,900 metric tonnes, with domestic demand of 635,000 metric tonnes annually, creating a deficit of approximately 172,100 metric tonnes every year. Of the 635,000 metric tonnes of annual demand, 470,000 metric tonnes were for domestic sugar and 165,000 metric tonnes were for industrial sugar.[12]

As of December 2023, national sugar demand was estimated at 721,000 metric tonnes annually. Of that, according to the Tanzania Sugar Board, 481,000 tonnes was brown table sugar while 240,000 tonnes was industrial sugar, all of it imported from outside Tanzania.[13] At that time, national sugar production was estimated at to 380,000 tonnes annually. This left an annual deficit of 240,000 metric tonnes of industrial sugar and 101,000 metric tonnes of brown table sugar (total of 341,000 metric tonnes), which was imported from Uganda, India, Brazil and Thailand.[14][15]

See also

References

  1. ^ Tairo, Apolinari (16 April 2016). "Tanzanian MPs petition president over sugar ban". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ Tanzaniainvest.com (2016). "Sugar Supply and Demand in Tanzania, 2016". Dar es Salaam: Tanzaniainvest.com. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ Malanga, Alex (16 September 2018). "End sugar smuggling immediately, says Prime Minister". The Citizen (Tanzania). Dar es Salaam. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Tanzaniainvest.com (2016). "Sugar Supply and Demand in Tanzania, 2016". Dar es Salaam: Tanzaniainvest.com. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Malanga, Alex (16 September 2018). "End sugar smuggling immediately, says Prime Minister". The Citizen (Tanzania). Dar es Salaam. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  6. ^ The Guardian Reporter (19 December 2016). "Cash-Rich NSSF, PPF to Invest Billions in "Risky" Joint Venture". The Guardian (Tanzania). Dar es Salaam. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  7. ^ Bernard Lugongo (31 December 2018). "Bakhresa Kicks Off Sugar Production". Daily News (Tanzania). Dar es Salaam. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e f SBT (31 December 2014). "Sugar Board of Tanzania: Production Data". Dar es Salaam: Sugar Board of Tanzania (SBT). Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  9. ^ Matsiko, Philomena (2 May 2017). "Why price of refined sugar has surged across East Africa". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  10. ^ John Namkwahe (21 February 2019). "Government backtracks on order banning sugar imports". The Citizen (Tanzania). Dar es Salaam. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  11. ^ Xinhua (5 June 2020). "Tanzanian gov't to crack down on hiking of sugar price". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  12. ^ Alex Nelson Malanga (8 June 2021). "Tanzania: Bakhresa Sh700bn Sugar Project to Start June 2022". The Citizen (Tanzania) via AllAfrica.com. Dar es Salam, Tanzania. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  13. ^ TGNT (24 December 2023). "Mkulazi Factory Starting Sugar Production, Set For 50,000 Tonnes Annually". The Guardian Tanzania (TGNT). Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Retrieved 7 January 2024.
  14. ^ TanzaniaInvest (29 December 2023). "Mkulazi Sugar Factory Begins Operations Adding 50,000 TPY to National Production". TanzaniaInvest.com. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Retrieved 7 January 2024.
  15. ^ Apolinari Tairo (30 December 2023). "Mkulazi factory to ramp up sugar production for Tanzania users". The Citizen (Tanzania). Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Retrieved 7 January 2024.