Located in East Africa and surrounded by the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, Somalia boasts the longest coastline in Africa. Its prime location in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world makes it a prime area for the trading of livestock; the country’s biggest commodity. The trade is a multi-billion-dollar industry, generating over 100,000 jobs in 2014 and contributing to 40% of Somalia’s GDP.

With 60% of the population still practicing pastoralism as a way of life, the industry shows no signs of slowing.

Livestock figures

  • 14.6 million sheep
  • 14 million goats
  • 7.5 million camels (the largest population of camels in the world!)
  • 5.6 million cattle

The livestock market is popular with breeders, commodity traders, commercial slaughter houses, professional and private investors. The commodity section is the ideal marketplace for any interested party to invest and recoup their proceeds in this highly lucrative opportunity.

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