The value of commodity trading on the floor of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) hit 3.3 billion Br last month. The value was obtained from the transaction of 72,756tn of agricultural commodities. Coffee takes the largest share followed by sesame and soybeans. In the reported period, 30,400tn of coffee was traded, fetching 1.62 billion Br. About 19,400tn of sesame was also traded for slightly more than one billion Br. Both the volume and value of sesame traded at the ECX fell last month by 26pc and 19pc, respectively. Soybeans, which began trading at the ECX last November, fetched 261.6 million Br.
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