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Coffins worth N$34 million imported in the past year

Coffins worth N$34 million imported in the past year

From August 2020 to August 2021 Namibia imported coffins to the value of N$34 million, according to the Namibia Statistics Agency.

The largest import figure of N$8 million (23.8%) was reflected in August 2021, while the lowest figure of less than N$1 million was recorded in September 2020.

“With so many deaths reported by the Ministry of Health and Social Services as a result of the corona virus during the last months, funeral undertakers experienced a lot of pressure in terms of the high demand of services they offer including the supply of coffins,” Statistician General, Alex Shimuafeni said.


 

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