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Table 1 Projected profitability of the soap processing business, 2014–2017

From: An assessment of the livestock by-products value chains in Somaliland: The case of bones and tallow

Year 2014 2015 2017
Projected production (tons) 80.00 150.00 300.00
Gross income (US$) 144,000.00 220,000.00 270,000.00
Income/ton(US$) 1,800.00 1,466.67 900.00
Total costs (US$) 154,564.00 199,420.00 170,520.00
Cost/ton (US$) 1,932.05 1,329.47 568.40
Profit/ton (US$) − 132.05 137.20 331.60
  1. Source: Bilan business plan 2014–2017 (unpublished document) and own estimations