https://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / News / All News RSS ← Back
Export|Gold|Petroleum|Power|Products
Export|Gold|Petroleum|Power|Products
export|gold|petroleum|power|products
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

Sudanese exports increase to $2.53bn in first half of 2021

Close

Embed Video

Sudanese exports increase to $2.53bn in first half of 2021

Sudanese Flag

14th September 2021

By: Reuters

SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

Sudan exported goods worth $2.53-billion in the first half of the year, up 68% from the same period last year, the central bank said on Monday, describing the amount as "insufficient" compared to an import bill of $4.16-billion.

Sudan is in the midst of a deep economic crisis and the government is pushing for increased exports, particularly from agriculture, to pull the country out, along with foreign aid and investment.

Advertisement

The largest export was gold, of which Sudan exported 16.7 tonnes, worth about $1-billion, the central bank data showed, almost all of it to the United Arab Emirates.

Most of the gold produced in Sudan is smuggled, a practice the government has said it is tackling, and the data showed an increase in exports of about 250%.

Advertisement

Other major exports were peanuts, sesame and livestock.

Sudan has run a wide trade deficit ranging between $4-billion to more than $6-billion since the secession of oil-producing South Sudan in 2011.

The lack of foreign reserves has lead to shortages of crucial medicines and lines for fuel and bread, as well as power outages in recent years.

In the first half of the year, Sudan was able to import wheat worth $239-million, petroleum products worth $215-million, and medicines worth $236-million.

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close