Mozambique: Exports from Sofala province rise 32 pct in 2007

3 July 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 July – The province of Sofala, in central Mozambique, in 2007 exported goods worth US$107 million, a source from the Trade and Industry Ministry told Macauhub Wednesday.

That figure represents a rise of US$26 million, or around 32 percent compared with the figure for 2006.

In the period, Sofala province exported sugar, wood, cotton, shrimp, hydraulic cement, crab, wheat and maize flour, sesame, molasses, maize grain, horse mackrel and wheat seed, amongst other products to variosu destinations.

The main export product was shrimp, followed by sugar, which accounted for revenue of some US$43 million and US$16 million, respectively.

Exports from Sofala province are sent to Europe (seafood), the United States (scrap, seafood, wood, sugar and cotton) and Asia (seafood and wood). (macauhub)