September 30, 2016 / 10:52 AM / 4 years ago

Tanzania GDP growth at 6.7 pct in H1 2016: central bank

A crane arranges containers at the Port of Zanzibar on the island of Zanzibar July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania’s economy grew 6.7 percent in first half 2016 from 5.7 percent in same period a year ago, helped by expansion in the transport, mining, communications and finance sectors, the central bank said on Friday.

The figures were released in a statement by Governor Benno Ndulu.

Reporting by Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Edmund Blair

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