Dar es Salaam, April 2 -- TANZANIA import bill for fertilisers is sharply increasing as global prices of the agriculture inputs soared to record high.

According to Bank of Tanzania (BoT) statistics, import value of fertilisers surged by 155 per cent from 237 million US dollar in 2020/21 fiscal year to 605.4 million US dollar in 2022/23 fiscal year.

At the same time, fertiliser imports decreased by 40 per cent from 662,868 metric tonnes in 2020 to 395,033 metric tonnes in 2021, according to statistics published in the Fertiliser Statistics Overview by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The overview is published from official trade data obtained from Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and Tanzania Fertiliser Regulatory Authority (TFR...