Togo imported CFA214 billion of food products in 2021

Friday, 18 November 2022 16:47
Togo imported CFA214 billion of food products in 2021

(Togo First) - Togo imported CFA214 billion worth of food products in 2021, according to a report that was recently released by Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO). The figure is slightly higher (0.14%) than that recorded in 2020: CFA213.7 billion.

In detail, the country spent CFA31.2 billion on meat and fishery products (Livestock-Meat-Fish). Most of this amount (75%) was spent on buying fish.

Over the period concerned, Togo spent CFA16.7 billion to buy dairy products outside, thus 9% less than in 2020 (CFA18.4 billion). 

Cereal and flour imports

According to the Central Bank, the main cereals that Togo imported last year were rice, wheat, and corn. Respectively 23.4 billion, 16.9 billion, and 200 million were spent to import these grains.

CFA9.4 billion was spent on importing various flours, CFA43.8 billion helped import oils and fats, and CFA25.2 billion for sugar and sweets.

Beverage imports cost Togo CFA19.9 billion in 2021, nearly 30% more than they did the year before.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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