Senegal: Milling activities suffer slight fall in 2016

APA - Dakar (Senegal)

Activities of the milling industries in Senegal witnessed a slight drop of - 0.9 percent at the end of last year, compared to 2015, APA can report from the Directorate of Forecasting and Economic Studies (DPEE) on Tuesday.

According to the DPEE, this is due to “declines in wheat flour (- 1.7 percent) and livestock feed (- 2%).”

However, it was offset by a consolidation of poultry meat production, which rose by 12.5 percent during the period under review.

“This slight decline in grain activity is mainly due to low domestic prices, competition from flour and pasta imports and difficulties in collecting receivables against the backdrop of increased unpaid checks” the DPEE explained.

In addition, the installation of several flour mills in countries of the sub-region and difficulties in accessing certain markets (particularly in Guinea) considerably limited the opportunities for foreign sales of the Senegalese milling industry.


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