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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of variables used in the model for small ruminants

From: Factors influencing livestock export in Somaliland’s terminal markets

VariableObservationsMeanStd. Dev.MinMax
 Number of small ruminants traded per montha23688,013133,921530753,300
 Number of active exporters24031.59919
 Monthly average price (USD)2405713.9902582
 Dummy variablesFreq.Percent
Location of marketsHargeisa12050
Occurrence of the Hajj seasonNormal season19983
Hajj season4117
Access to quarantineNo access to quarantine4270
Access to quarantine19830
Experience of Australia suspension of live animal export to Saudi ArabiaNo suspension9640
Existence of banNo ban6627
Experience of droughtNo drought18277
Existence of border restrictionsBorder restriction19280
No border restriction4820
  1. aThere were four observations that were missing from the data on the monthly number of small ruminants transacted in Hargeisa and Burao markets for export which we treated as missing values