Mozambican company from Niassa province sells US$8 million in cotton

13 January 2015

Sociedade Algodoeira de Niassa (SAN) the only cotton company in Mozambique’s Niassa province, in 2014 posted turnover of US$8 million in the last cotton campaign from the sale of 5,600 tons of raw cotton and 7,000 tons of seeds, according to Manuel Delgado, the general manager of the company.

Delgado told Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias, in Cuamba, where the SAN headquarters are located, that the last year cotton campaign was very fruitful, and exceeded production targets of 12,000 tons compared to actual production of 15,000 tons.

The raw cotton was purchased by customers based in China, India and Bangladesh.

He noted that SAN’s entire cottonseed production was bought by a single company based in the Republic of Malawi. (macauhub/MZ)