4 June 2014

Ethiopia: Nation Earns U.S. $90 Million From Agricultural Products Export

Ninety million USD was secured from agricultural products exported through Metema during the first nine months of the current budget year, the Gondar branch office of the Ethiopian import and export goods quality control said.

According to head of the office, Bzuayehu Demis the amount of agricultural products exported during the reported period has doubled compared to the previous year same time.

Out of the exported products sesame contributes 53.2 percent, while fava beans and white chick peas comprises 30.6 percent and 5.8 percent respectively. The products were exported to Sudan, China, Turkey and Israel.

He attributed the success for the extensive activities undertaken by stakeholders to realize the growth and transformation plan by increased amount of agricultural activities the country is exporting.

Source: ENA

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