Industry Minister Mike Bimha THE  value of the country’s exports declined 13,05 percent in the two months to February due to weaknesses in global commodity prices, the appreciation of the dollar against regional currencies which makes products uncompetitive and a generally slower growth in world trade. Zimbabwe’s main export goods are minerals and tobacco and there are constant calls to expedite value addition and beneficiation in order to diverse the basket and in the process reduce shocks associated with volatile international commodities prices. Latest preliminary data from Zimstat shows that exports declined to $458.9 million from $527.7 million in the comparative year ago period. Imports also declined 15.65% to $838.41 million which resulted in a trade…