Agricultural revenues fell by 19.4 per cent in the fourth quarter, compared with 23.7 per cent growth the previous year.

The fall was caused by a drought that cut the country’s harvest of cereals from 8.3 million tonnes in 2006 to just 2 million tonnes in 2007.

The non-agricultural sectors grew by 6 per cent overall, compared with 4.7 per cent growth the previous year.