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Economy, Foreign Trade

copra, farm equipment, independence, Portugal, shellfish

With independence, Mozambique lost its export markets in Portugal, and remaining export trade plummeted as a result of the war. Mozambique imports nearly everything it uses; food, clothing, farm equipment, and petroleum are the primary imports. In 2000 total imports cost $939 million, while total exports earned only $235 million. Imports were brought mainly from South Africa, the United States, Japan, Portugal, France. Exports were sent mainly to Spain, South Africa, Japan, Portugal, and the United States. The dominant export was shellfish, with lesser exports of cashews, cotton, sugar, copra, and citrus.



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copra, farm equipment, independence, Portugal, shellfish, cotton, Spain, petroleum, sugar, Japan, clothing, export markets, France, South Africa, result, food, United States

 
 

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