According to the director of the Statistics Department of the National Bank of Angola, Joel Fute, among the imported products, palm oil, rice, cooking oil, sugar and chicken leg stood out.
"Food goods last year, in aggregate, more than two billion dollars that the country imported and that represents an increase of about 40 percent compared to last year.
The official stressed that the country produced more than 500,000 tonnes of wheat flour and that, in terms of pasta, Angola can already be considered self-sustainable, with "no need to spend so much currency on importing these products".
In his turn, the governor of the National Bank of Angola, José de Lima Massano, reaffirmed at the meeting he held this Tuesday with the business class of the food industry that the central bank will continue "this path of aligning expectations" .
"And, above all, on the side of the National Bank of Angola, we are able to continue to improve what concerns us, therefore, the business environment, the facilitation of your relationship with the market, particularly the financial one", stressed.