Middle East Economic Survey


No 37



Sudan Looks To Gold And Agriculture As Prospect Of Secession Looms

Sudan plans to double its gold output over the next two years in order to help offset a possible fall in oil revenues starting next year, when South Sudan is expected to vote in favor of secession, according the countrys Minister of Mining ʹAbd al-Baqi al-Jaylani. Sudans current annual gold production is close to 20 tons, and could double or even triple over the next two...