Tanzania Construction Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

The Tanzania Construction Market is segmented by Sector (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Infrastructure (Transportation), and Energy and Utilities). The report offers market size and forecasts in values (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Tanzania Construction Industry Overview

Tanzania Construction Market Summary
Study Period: 2018-2027
CAGR: > 8 %

Major Players

Tanzania Construction Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Tanzania Construction Market Analysis

The Tanzania Construction Market is anticipated to register a CAGR of more than 8% over the forecast period.

  • According to the Bank of Tanzania's (BoT) quarterly economic bulletin, commercial banks' lending to the private sector declined by 2.3% in March 2021, owing to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the demand and supply of various products. Building and construction, trade, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and quarrying were among the economic activities that saw negative growth rates. Construction credit declined at 11.9%, while commerce credit and farm credit declined at 10.3% and 8.1%, respectively.
  • Tanzania's heavy investment in building infrastructure has raised its indebtedness in recent years, as more infrastructure projects are being built around the country. Fiscal spending in 2021 was USD 15.7 billion, with donors covering only 8% of the total. From 2021 to 2023, the government anticipates the economy to grow at a rate of 6.3%. Tanzania was promoted from a low-income country to a lower-middle-income country in July 2020, with the government hoping to reach middle-income status by 2030. Tanzania's government is working to develop its infrastructure, energy, and agriculture sectors to grow its economy and expand export opportunities.
  • Tanzania's industrial construction has played a key role in boosting national self-sufficiency and enhancing the domestic market for agriculture, livestock, fishery, forestry, minerals, and precious raw materials. Industrial construction is critical for job creation, technological transfer, and increased processed goods exports, in addition to enhancing self-sufficiency and boosting the domestic raw materials market. Through the TEMDO initiative, the value chain for several commodities and products has increased over the last decade, particularly for sugar and hemp. The TEMDO project entails the creation of cutting-edge technology for the manufacturing and processing of sugarcane and hemp products.

Tanzania Construction Industry Segments

Construction is the installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings and other stationary structures and the construction of roadways and service facilities that form fundamental components of structures and are required for their operation. A complete background analysis of the Tanzania Construction Market, including the assessment of the economy and contribution of sectors in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, geographical trends, and COVID-19 impact is included in the report.

The Tanzania Construction Market is segmented by Sector (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Infrastructure (Transportation), and Energy and Utilities). The report offers market size and forecasts in values (USD billion) for all the above segments.

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Tanzania Construction Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Tanzania Construction Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Investment in Infrastructure Projects

Tanzania has started working on a USD 1.9 billion railway infrastructure across the country to improve the country's infrastructure and connect communities. Loans will fund the railway project, and the government has stated that it would neither raise nor impose any taxes on citizens to fund it. The railway is part of a bigger 1,219-kilometer railway network aimed at increasing Tanzanian trade with its neighbors. The railway line will connect Tanzania's Indian Ocean port of Makutopora with Tabora, a port city on the banks of Lake Victoria that Tanzania shares with Uganda and Kenya. Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan remarked during the project's introduction that the line would be a priority due to its importance in connecting the country to its neighbors.

The Barrick Gold Corporation pledged that it would invest USD 6 for each ounce of gold sold by its two mines in the nation to enhance access to drinkable water, education, and healthcare in the people nearby. At the same time, it has committed up to USD 70 million for investment in value-adding national initiatives, such as road infrastructure, training programs for those working in the mining industry, and facilities for scientific research at Tanzanian universities.

The Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has constructed a facilitation centre, and major financial institutions like Tanzania's CRDB Bank, the country's largest bank in terms of assets, have opened subsidiaries there. In a similar vein, the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) recently dispatched a trade and investment mission to Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they conducted site visits and business discussions to identify key areas of investments and trade.

Construction Industry Contribution to GDP in Tanzania, TZS Billion, 2017-2021

Affordable Housing is Driving the Residential Segment of the Market

A person's well-being can be significantly impacted by having access to inexpensive housing. The government established the Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company (TMRC) to combat the issue and broaden the housing finance industry. The TMRC was supported by the creative Tanzania Housing Finance Project, which the IDA funded. This support allowed the TMRC to offer medium- and long-term liquidity to mortgage lenders, making it simpler for them to grant loans to families looking to buy new homes or make improvements to their current homes. Mortgage repayment terms were increased from five years to 25 years, interest rates were lowered from over 21% to 15% annually, and the home finance market's development made loans more accessible. According to estimates, Tanzania needs an additional 200,000 housing units per year, totaling 3 million units, according to Shelter Afrique, a pan-African finance institution.

According to the TMRC, the value of mortgage loans increased by 1.24% during Q2 2022. But the TMRC's continued availability of long-term capital in the form of refinancing and pre-financing to enable PMLs to match their assets (mortgages) and liabilities remains a crucial factor in the expansion of the mortgage market in Tanzania. The Housing Microfinance Fund (HMFF), another program established under the Housing Finance Project (HFP), aims to offer long-term loans to low-income earners who currently lack access to housing finance for the construction of a home or for home modifications. Collaboration with Habitat for Humanity International to launch a program to expand mortgage loan outreach to the microfinance sector is one of TMRC's other continuing projects for the growth of the mortgage market.

Despite this, 70% of Tanzanian housing is self-built, and many homes are constructed in stages utilizing savings which has deteriorated the overall quality of houses. The NHC announced that, due to the public's poor purchasing power, it would increase the ratio of rental properties to for-sale homes from 30:70 to 80:20. The NHC intends to achieve this target by expanding its building material manufacturing capacity to facilitate quality construction in the self-build sector and lower the cost of crucial materials for its low-cost house construction.

Tanzania Construction Market - Total Mortgage Debt Outstanding by Lender in Tanzania, in TZS Billion, June 2022

Tanzania Construction Market Competitor Analysis

The Tanzania Construction Market is fragmented with domestic and international businesses. Advent Construction Ltd, Estim Construction, Becco Limited, Salem Construction Limited, and Mohammedi Builders Ltd are just a few key competitors in the sector. The construction industry in Tanzania is characterized by a huge number of microentrepreneurs, most of whom work in the country's informal economy. The country's formal construction business comprises indigenous and indigenized corporations, as well as several big foreign civil engineering and construction firms.

Tanzania Construction Market Top Players

  1. Advent Construction Ltd

  2. Estim Construction

  3. Becco Limited

  4. Salem Construction Limited

  5. Mohammedi Builders Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Tanzania Construction Market Concentration

Tanzania Construction Market Recent Developments

  • August 2022: Adani Group (APSEZ), an Indian port giant, and AD Ports (Abu Dhabi Ports) have signed an agreement to work together to pursue Tanzanian strategic investment possibilities. The joint venture partners declared their intent to provide end-to-end logistics infrastructure and services, including rail, ports, maritime services, digital services, and industrial zones in Tanzania.
  • July 2022: The Cereals and Other Products Board (CPB) of Tanzania plans to invest USD 8.7 million to build three new milling and processing facilities for rice and maize to increase its competitiveness and look into new trade opportunities in the East African region. The first facility is a processing factory for maize-cassava composite flour that will be built in the city of Mwanza. It will cost USD 2.1 million to build and have a daily output capacity of 125 tons of maize-and-cassava flour combinations.

Tanzania Construction Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Current Economic and Construction Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Technological Innovations in the Construction Sector

    3. 4.3 Insights into Supply Chain / Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Impact of Government Regulations and Initiatives on the Industry

    5. 4.5 Review and Commentary on the Extent of Government Infrastructure Development Schemes

    6. 4.6 Comparison of Key Industry Metrics of Tanzania with Other Countries

    7. 4.7 Comparison of Construction Cost Metrics of Tanzania with Other Countries

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Drivers

    2. 5.2 Restraints

    3. 5.3 Opportunities

    4. 5.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 5.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers / Buyers

      3. 5.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 6.1 By Sector

      1. 6.1.1 Residential

      2. 6.1.2 Commercial

      3. 6.1.3 Industrial

      4. 6.1.4 Infrastructure (Transportation)

      5. 6.1.5 Energy and Utilities


    1. 7.1 Overview

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 Advent Construction Ltd

      2. 7.2.2 Estim Construction

      3. 7.2.3 Becco Limited

      4. 7.2.4 Salem Construction Limited

      5. 7.2.5 Mohammedi Builders Ltd

      6. 7.2.6 CSI Construction

      7. 7.2.7 Milembe Construction Co. Ltd

      8. 7.2.8 Al Husseini Construction

      9. 7.2.9 Burusu Construction Ltd

      10. 7.2.10 Masasi Construction Co. Ltd

      11. 7.2.11 Imperial Construction Company

      12. 7.2.12 Tanpal Construction Ltd

      13. 7.2.13 Elerai Construction Company*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


    1. 9.1 Existing Infrastructure

    2. 9.2 Ongoing Projects

    3. 9.3 Upcoming Projects

  10. 10. APPENDIX

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Tanzania Construction Market Research FAQs

The Tanzania Construction Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Tanzania Construction Market is growing at a CAGR of >8% over the next 5 years.

Advent Construction Ltd, Estim Construction, Becco Limited, Salem Construction Limited, Mohammedi Builders Ltd are the major companies operating in Tanzania Construction Market.

Tanzania Construction Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Tanzania Construction sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Tanzania Construction research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to (2023to2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Tanzania Construction report PDF.

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