Metema cooperative union exported 6080 quintal sesame seed and generated 1,535,200 US$ this marketing season.
Zeleke Mamo, marketing head of the union said, “In this production year, the union collected 16,300 quintal sesame from its 24 cooperative members.Out of this, the union exported 6080 quintal sesame through Djibouti port.”
He added the union also sold out 1800 quintal sesame with the price of 384,976.53 US$ through Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX).
The union has now 8432 quintal sesame in its store which will be sold out shortly.
Compared to last year, Metema union’s this year sesame sales grow nearly threefold . Last year the union exported 3999 quintal and fetched 1760 US$ per metric ton.