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South Africa 2013 RBCT coal exports at 70.2 million tonnes JOHANNESBURG: South Africa exported 70.2 million tonnes of coal from the Richards Bay Coal Terminal in 2013, up from 68.3 million tonnes the previous year, data showed on Tuesday. Exports in December were 6.8 million tonnes, compared to 6.2 million tonnes the previous month. Africa's biggest economy - a major exporter of coal to power stations in Europe and Asia - had 3.1 million tonnes of coal stocks at the terminal at the end of December, RBCT said.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

World biggest fish market set for new home TOKYO: As most of Tokyo sleeps, men in rubber boots haggle over tuna in the cavernous halls of Tsukiji market.The clang of a bell around 5:30 am kicks off the action at the world's biggest fish emporium. Traders flash hand signs and bellow out prices as they buy and sell what will soon end up on plates in the Japanese capital and beyond.Fins are lopped off to expose the red flesh among rows and rows ...
Egypt's wheat supply sufficient to last until April 7 CAIRO: Egypt's wheat supply is sufficient to last the country until April 7, the supplies minister told Reuters on Sunday. Mohamed Abu Shadi said in a phone interview the government aimed to maintain six months worth of wheat stockpiles. Shadi said last month that the country's wheat supply was sufficient to last until March 5. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
South Africa's lowers wheat output forecast to 1.75mn tonnes JOHANNESBURG: South Africa lowered its 2013 wheat output forecast to 1.750 million tonnes from 1.752 million tonnes previously, the Crop Estimates Committee said on Friday. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
Uganda coffee exports jump 13pc in November KAMPALA: Uganda's coffee exports rose 13 percent in November from the same period in 2012, helped by increased yields in some growing areas, a source at industry regulator Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said on Tuesday. Uganda is one of Africa's biggest coffee exporters and the crop is one of the government's main sources of foreign currency. "We are seeing a good crop but also farmers needed money for Christmas so they were forced to ...
Rains, gentle winds expected to boost Ivorian cocoa ABIDJAN: Steady rainfall and a mild onset to seasonal Harmattan winds across Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions should bolster bean quality through next month, farmers and analysts said on Monday. The 2013-14 season opened in the world's top cocoa grower in October, and exporters estimate that 683,000 tonnes of beans had been delivered to Ivorian ports by Dec. 15, up from 486,000 tonnes during the same period last season. Farmers told Reuters ...
Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 683,000 tonnes by Dec. 15 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 683,000 tonnes by December 15 since the start of the season in October, exporters estimated on Monday, up from 486,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. Exporters estimated around 96,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African country's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between December 9 and 15, up from 63,000 tonnes during the same period ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln