Market profile

With a population of 90 million people, Ethiopia has a large domestic market and is the second most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Located in the crossroads between Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Ethiopia is strategically positioned for access to many international markets. Over the past three years there has been heavy investment in infrastructure and hydropower.


  • Merchandise exports A$5,568 million
  • Services exports A$16 million
  • Capital Addis Ababa
  • Official language Amharic
  • Area 1,000,000 sq km
  • Population 94.1 million

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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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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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