Friday, June 18, 2010

Country Insight - Burundi & Cameroon

Burundi: The inflation rate accelerated to 7.4% year-on-year in April from 6.6% a month earlier, driven by housing, water and energy costs. The prices of housing, water and energy jumped by 14.9% in April from a year earlier, after rising by 10.9% in the previous month.

Tea export revenues increased by 42% in April compared to the same month last year, helped by increases in production and prices on the regional market. The country exported 428 tonnes worth USD 1.12 million in April, up from 359 tonnes (USD 0.79 million) last year.

Cameroon: Cocoa exports fell by 3.6% to about 159,800 tonnes for August 2009 - April 2010 from about 165,700 tonnes during the same period a year ago.