3 Sudan Logistics Services

Agriculture plays a significant role in the economy of Sudan, employing approximately 80% of the labour force and contributing almost a quarter of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Principal cash crops are cotton, sesame, edible oils, sugar and groundnuts, while the most important food crops are, sorghum, millet, wheat, and beans. Agricultural products in total account for about 95% of the country's exports. The majority of the population live in rural areas and have access to markets and small family owned stores that have a reasonable selection of products. Urban area consumers have access to a wide range to shops including grocery supermarkets and bigger marketsHowever a significant share of domestic demand is fulfilled by food aid, which accounts on average for 20% of total imports, and is generally channelled through sorghum deliveries, while 80% of wheat is imported. The manufacturing sector is relatively well established, the majority of manufacturing occurs in Khartoum and Red Sea state. 

The economy is currently affected by a depreciation of the Sudanese currency. This could continue to influence the prices at the local markets in Sudan, the procurement of commodities and the cash value in regards to the support provided during cash and voucher transfer implementation. 

Regarding power generation, electricity in Sudan is controlled by the Government. The national grid has improved in the last years and has expanded to more remote locations, though the current production does not satisfy local needs. The main source of power is still taken from generators.  


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