Tanzania Fourth-Quarter Economic Growth Slows to 6.5%

(Corrects mining output figure in second paragraph.)

Growth in Tanzania, East Africa’s second-biggest economy, slowed to 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter from 6.7 percent a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

The mining and quarrying industry grew 1.2 percent in the period, compared with a 9.1 percent contraction in the fourth quarter of 2010, the Dar es Salaam-based agency said in a statement on its website today.

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