Thursday, 01 September 2011 


Addis Ababa, September 1 (WIC) - The Ministry of Trade (MoT) said that Ethiopia has obtained over 211 million US dollars from meat and live animals export in the just concluded Ethiopian budget year.

MoT Corporate Communications Director, Amakele Yimam, told WIC today that the revenue was obtained from meat and live animals exported to Sudan, Egypt, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, America, Saudi Arabia, Angola, Turkey, Comoros, Germany, Kuwait, Vietnam, China, Qatar, Syria, Yemen and Djibouti, among others.

Meat export generated 63.3 million US dollars, while live animals contributed 147.9 million US dollars, Amakele indicated.

According to the director, the revenue earned from meat and live animals has shown an 86.4 % and 63 % increase respectively as compared to the same period the previous year.

He attributed the increase to the various supports given by the government to exporters.

 

Last Updated (Thursday, 01 September 2011 14:48)