Mozambique has cut its 2013 growth forecast by a percentage point to 7.4 percent because of floods that damaged crops and reduced coal shipments, Finance Minister Manuel Chang said.
The floods killed over 100 people and hindered the transport of coal in the first quarter of this year.
“Our initial GDP growth forecast for 2013 was 8.4 percent but due to natural calamities that affected the country, we revised the forecast,” Chang told reporters in the capital, Maputo, today after a cabinet meeting.
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