Under terrorist threats Somalia still leads in livestock trade

As one of the most dangerous countries in the world, can you imagine that Somalia still leads in one economical statistic over the world?

Livestock trade is booming in Somalia in recent year under terrorist threats, with over 1,500 cattle exported in one week alone.

A recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates Somalia exported over 5 million livestock in 2014 to markets in the Gulf of Arabia, the highest number of live animals exported from Somalia in the last 20 years, and among the highest world over.

These included 4.6 million goats and sheep, 340,000 cattle and 77,000 camels, worth an estimated $360 million and contributing 40% to the country’s GDP.

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