Cotton export performance and constraints in Sudan, Dr. Imad Eldin E. A. Yousif

Cotton export performance and constraints in Sudan, Dr. Imad Eldin E. A. Yousif

Imad Eldin Elfadil Abdel Karim Yousif, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Purpose: The paper analyzed the major factors that constrained cotton export earnings in Sudan.
Design: A vector error correction model is applied to estimate short run and long run effects of the main factors constraining cotton exports. Data from 1970-2014 were used in the model estimation.
Findings: The results showed that yield and exchange rate both affect cotton export earnings in the long run, but there is no strong relationship in the short run. A greater coefficient of the error-correcting term means that the variables in the model are adjusting faster from the short run to the long run equilibrium.
Practical implications: Adopting policy that leads to improvement of yield and stabilization of exchange rate to restore cotton export earnings especially in the long run.
Value: The model developed for cotton export value captured the dynamic between long run and short run equilibrium.
Keywords: Cotton export; Low yield; Unstable exchange rate; Sudan
Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Yousif, I.E.E.A.K., (2015) Cotton export performance and constraints in Sudan. Int. J. Sudan Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 131-144

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