196 USD mln. obtained from agricultural produces

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Over 196 USD million was secured from the export of agricultural products via eastern Ethiopia, the Dire Dawa branch office of the Ministry of Trade said. Coffee, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, Khat and live animals are among the products exported via eastern Ethiopia between July and December 2011, office head Tesfaye Hadgo said on February 8 in a statement. The amount of foreign currency received during the reported period is greater than that of last year same period by nine million dollars, according to Tesfaye. The success is mainly attributed to strengthened control on contraband trade.
(The Ethiopian Herald)