Crop Exports Continue Underperforming

Mar 30 , 2019


Ethiopia exported 612.2 million dollars worth of crops in the first eight months of the current fiscal year, 167.2 million dollars short of the plan. The revenue was generated by exporting 484,000tn of crops, 69.4pc of the goal. Oilseeds contributed 37.42pc, while khat and cereal crops stood at 33.8pc and 28.1pc, respectively, with sesame taking up the lion’s share of the total oilseed export at 86.33pc by volume. Compared to last year’s performance of the same period, this is a 16.5pc decrease in volume and a 6.3pc decrease in revenue.


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