Salt production in Angola below consumption needs

13 September 2016

Angola’s Secretary of State for Fisheries, Fidelinha Costa said in Moçamedes in the first half f the year produced 41,000 tonnes of salt, which is far below the country’s needs.

Angola annually consumes about 250,000 tonnes of salt.

Costa, who was speaking at a forum on the salt sector and the diversification of the Angolan economy, said that Benguela province was the largest producer of Angolan salt with 150,000 tonnes followed by Namibe, Bengo, Kwanza Sul, Zaire and Luanda.

Angola exports salt to Italy, China, Brazil, Belgium, Germany, France and the United States. (macauhub/AO)