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Sudan is extremely poor, and even if the black economy (that does not become part of the statistics) is considerable, it is still not large enough to change this image … At the present Sudan has bad economic prospects. But if there was to be future change in the economic politics and an end to the civil war, Sudan has many unused resources that could bring quick economic growth to the country. (full text on Encyclopaedia of the Orient).
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Sudan’s primary resources are agricultural, but oil production and export are taking on greater importance since October 2000. Although the country is trying to diversify its cash crops, cotton and gum Arabic remain its major agricultural exports. Grain sorghum (dura) is the principal food crop, and wheat is grown for domestic consumption. Sesame seeds and peanuts are cultivated for domestic consumption and increasingly for export. Livestock production has vast potential, and many animals, particularly camels and sheep, are exported to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab countries. However, Sudan remains a net importer of food. Problems of irrigation and transportation remain the greatest constraints to a more dynamic agricultural economy … (full long text on wikipedia).