Ethiopia earns over 633 mln US dollars foreign trade

Addis Ababa, 27 December 2013 (WIC) – Ethiopia has earned more 633 million US dollars revenue from foreign trade during the past five months, the Ministry of Trade said.

Public Relations and Communication Director with the Ministry, Amakele Yimam, told WIC that the stated sum was secured from the export of 287,210 tonnes of cash crops and 332, 485 tonnes of live animals.

The director said the revenue secured during the reported period has shown a 15.9 per cent decline compared to the same period the previous year. Coffee, live animals, cotton, natural gum, tea, cereals, oil seeds, spices, are among the products exported during the reported period, he said.