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Trade in Ethiopia

Ethiopia was the world’s 135th largest exporter of goods and 72nd largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $3.97 billion and $7.00 billion USD respectively. Ethiopia’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Clothing. In 2022, Ethiopia’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Somalia, United States and Netherlands, with trade representing 26.57 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Ethiopia is the world’s 94th largest importer of goods and 73rd largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $18.66 billion and $7.45 billion USD respectively in 2022. Ethiopia’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Agricultural products. Leading import partners were China, India and Turkey. Ethiopia is part of 1 Regional Trade Agreements, which is Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia




Addis Ababa

WTO Membership Date


Legal System

civil law system



Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

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Ethiopian birr

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Information Communication Technology - Ethiopia

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

Trade Information Portal

Additional Link

Trade Information Portal

Additional Link

National Tariff Finder

Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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