Exports

goods exported include petroleum, benzene, kerosene, natural gas, gold, sesame, cotton, gum Arabic, sugar, meat, peanuts, leather, molasses, livestock, animal feed and various others. The return form exports was as follows:

 

2000

2001

Total exports

18067

1698.7

                                    Source: 2001 Annual Report, Bank of Sudan

 The value of petroleum exports increased from 1350.9 million dollars in 2000 to 1376.6 million dollars in 2001 with an increase of 1.9%.

 After completion of exporting of Sudanese goods to the importing countries in 2001 we find the countries recorded the following percentages:

Importers

2001 %

Arab countries

11.5

Asian countries

78.2

European countries

8.4

East Europe

0.5

USA

0.1

Others

1.3

                                    Source: The General Administration of the Customs Police                     

 As for the destination of Sudanese exports the Asian countries group represented the largest market for Sudanese exports in 2001 as they have received 78.25 of the total exports. The Peoples Republic of China is considered the largest importer of Sudanese goods with 59.8% of the total exports followed by Singapore 8.1% then Japan at 4.9% and South Korea at 3.9%.

 

  Imports

Major imports include machinery and other capital equipment, foodstuffs, manufactured goods, transportation means, chemicals, and textiles as clarified in the table below:

 

Year

2000

2001

Imported good

Value

%

Value

%

Machinery and other equipment

323.5

20.8

442.5

27.4

Manufactured goods

293.7

19.0

296.5

18.7

Transportation

158.7

10.2

202.9

12.8

Wheat and wheat flour

207.9

13.4

138.1

8.7

Chemical materials

221.1

14.2

123.6

7.8

Other foodstuffs

89.0

5.7

121.3

7.7

Petroleum and petroleum bi-products

108.0

7.0

98.1

6.2

Textiles

60.5

3.9

85.1

5.4

Tea

28.7

1.8

31.1

2.0

Beverages

18.7

1.2

23.7

1.5

Coffee

13.9

0.9

11.5

0.7

Raw materials

29.0

1.9

10.5

0.6

Total

1552.7

100

1585.5

100

                        Source: 2001 Annual Report, Bank of Sudan

 

 

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