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Cameroon cocoa exports reach 146,417 T by end-April YAOUNDE: Cameroon had exported 146,417 tonnes of cocoa beans by end-April since the start of the 2013/14 season in August, down from 199,147 tonnes during the same period the previous season, according to National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) data. The world's fifth largest cocoa producer shipped 3,043 tonnes of beans in April, down from 3,207 tonnes in March and 5,849 tonnes in the same month a year ago, the data showed. The NCCB said 10 companies exported beans in April, up from seven in March. Producam topped the list with 1,003 tonnes, followed by Olam Cam with 860 tonnes, and Ets Ndongo Essomba with 301 tonnes. For the second consecutive month, Sic-Cacaos and Chocolaterie Confiserie du Cameroun (CHOCOCAM) made no purchases. Cameroon's cocoa season runs from Aug. 1 to July 31, with the main crop harvest period from October to January/February and the light crop harvest from April/May to ...

Top Kenyan tea price rises at latest auction NAIROBI: The highest price for top grade Kenyan tea rose to $3.06 per kg at this week's auction compared with $2.90 per kg at last week's sale, Tea Brokers East Africa said on Wednesday. Kenya is the world's leading exporter of black tea.The crop is a top foreign exchange earner for east Africa's largest economy, together with horticultural products and tourism. Prices for Best Broken Pekoe Ones (BP1s) fetched $2.10-$3.06 per kg at the sale ...
Egypt buys 2.5mn tonnes of local wheat CAIRO: Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, has bought 2.5 million tonnes of local wheat since last month, more than half its target this year in a procurement season that lasts until mid-July, state media reported on Saturday.The price paid to local farmers per Egyptian ardeb, the equivalent of around 150 kg, has been 420 Egyptian pounds ($59.53), Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi was quoted as saying by state-run newspaper Al Gomhuriya.Last year the government raised ...
Egypt buys 2mn tonnes of local wheat, price unchanged CAIRO: Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, has bought around 2 million tonnes of local wheat since last month, the Supplies Ministry said on Wednesday, about half its target this year in a procurement season that lasts until mid-July. The price paid to local farmers per Egyptian ardeb, the equivalent of around 150 kg, has been 420 Egyptian pounds ($59.53), Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi said in an emailed ministry statement.The Supplies Ministry is in charge ...
Ivory Coast set to raise farmer price on successful cocoa auctions ABIDJAN: Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast is aiming to increase its guaranteed farmer price next season after it sold forward over 1.05 million tonnes of its 2014/15 crop, a source at the West African nation's finance ministry said.The government abandoned a decade of sector liberalisation at the start of the 2012/13 season and began auctioning its anticipated crop in order to guarantee a minimum price for farmers. That price was fixed at 750 CFA francs ...
Iraq tenders to buy at least 10,000 tonnes sunflower oil BAGHDAD: Iraq issued a tender on Monday to purchase a minimum of 10,000 tonnes of sunflower oil, the trade ministry said in a statement. The tender deadline is May 26 and offers must remain valid until May 30. The oil can be sourced from any origin apart from China, the statement said. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Kenya's top-grade coffee price eases at auction NAIROBI: The maximum price of Kenya's benchmark coffee grade eased to $306 per 50-kg bag at this week's auction from $338 per bag last week, the Nairobi Coffee Exchange said.The east African nation is a relatively small producer but its coffee is much sought after by global roasters to blend with coffee from other sources offering beans of a lower quality.Prices tend to fall later in the selling season once the best-quality beans have been ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln