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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Cotton Exports and Economic Development in the Sudan
Author:Condie, R.H.B.
Periodical:Sudan Notes and Records
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:economic conditions
cotton industry
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:The Sudan is a classic example of an under-developed country with a low standard of living, depending largely on the export receipts of one primary commodity-cotton. In recent years, over 40% of the Government revenue has been derived from its share of the net proceeds accruing to the Gezira scheme and other Government owned cotton-producing enterprises, and from export duties on cotton. This does not take into account indirect effects of cotton sales on the economy from which Government revenue benefits further (e.g., bussiness profits tax). Thus fluctuations in the export proceeds from cotton have far-reaching effects upon the economy as a whole. It is the purpose of this study to analyse the extent of these fluctuations and their effect uppon the economic development of the Sudan. Tables.