Market Profile

English is the most widely spoken foreign language and is the medium of instruction in secondary schools and universities. Amharic was the language of primary school instruction, but has been replaced in many areas by local languages such as Oromifa and Tigrinya.

Ethiopia is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country. Religion is a major influence in Ethiopian life. Nearly half the population belongs to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church but there is also a large Muslim population. Others adhere to an ancient form of Judaism.

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Facts

  • Imports from Ethiopia A$51.9 million
  • Exports to Ethiopia A$10.6 million
  • Capital Addis Ababa
  • Official Language Amharic
  • Area 1,000,000 sq km
  • Population 89.8 million

Country information provided by DFAT

Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Ethiopia and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Smartraveller

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Ethiopia. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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DFAT country page

Find information on embassies, country briefs, economic fact sheets, trade agreements, aid programs, sanctions and more.

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