Ethiopia - Foreign trade



Coffee exports generate more than half of Ethiopia's export returns (53%), but the country's coffee production only accounts for 2.2% of the world's coffee exports. Leather, animal hides, and skins also bring in export revenues (9.9%). Other agricultural products, including vegetables, oil seeds, and cotton reflect the remainder of major exports (10%).

Ethiopia is heavily dependent on imported manufactures. Machinery, petroleum, and petroleum products represent the leading import items. In 2000 Ethiopia's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Ethiopia

Consumer goods 12.0%
Food 5.9%
Fuels 20.1%
Industrial supplies 27.6%
Machinery 18.3%
Transportation 14.9%
Other 1.2%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Ethiopia

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Germany 94 65 29
Japan 56 103 -47
Saudi Arabia 39 21 18
Italy 32 112 -80
Switzerland 29 10 19
United States 18 61 -43
France 14 40 -26
United Kingdom 10 55 -45
India 8. 66 -58
Yemen 6 241 -235
China (inc. Hong Kong) n.a. 97 n.a.
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sjohnjacob
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Jan 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am
What are the products import from India? And what about textile industry in Ethiopia?
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anteneh
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Jun 12, 2014 @ 9:21 pm
it is a good work ethiopia partner with india .i am proud of that.

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