Ethiopia Trade

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  • Ethiopia Trade
    • Has trade deficit (imports more than exports)
      • Can't spend money on improvements to infrastructure, education, health care
        • Effects economic + social development
    • Imports
      • Petroleum - fuel industry + transport
      • Trucks - improve transport
      • fertilizer - improve agriculture
      • Construction equipment - building
      • High valued products - cost more than what they export
        • Also imports wheat to feed people yet exports agricultural products
    • Exports
      • Mainly agricultural products (food + flowers)
      • Mostly coffee in 2013
      • Most crops grown in wetter highlands
      • Dependent on commodities (raw material / agricultural product) = economy is vulnerable to factors effecting production (weather, climate, global economic effect world prices)
        • Issues with ground transport + storage also affect quantity/quality of food exports
      • low value products - affect development
    • Tradig partners
      • Chine, India, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Switzerland
        • Chine: receives 21% of there exports + provide 11% of imports
      • Global links show stable government + economy - Continued development of strong links will support economic development

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