The United Republic of Tanzania, President's Office Regional Administration and Local Goverment, Mbeya Region

The Regional Economy

The economy of Mbeya region is agrarian, accounting for income of 85 per cent of the total population.

Small scale farming occupies the largest portion while there are few plantations for tea and coffee. In addition to that, the economy of the region depends on other sources such as mining, trade, business and tourism sectors, just to mention a few.

Gross Domestic Products and Per Capita Income for Mbeya region 2008 -2012

 Year

Gross Domestic Products (GDP) (Tshs Million)

Per-Capita (Tshs)

GDP (%)

2008

1,779,610

711,201

7.18

2009

2,065,488

800,021

7.32

2010

2,376,978

892,877

7.36

2011

2,738,175

998,210

7.30

2012

3,276,414

1,210,065

7.33

Source: National Bureau of Statistics, 2013