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About Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the primary countries in the Horn of Africa and is a landlocked country. Ethiopia is famous for its ancient culture.

In Ethiopia, Agriculture is the primary activity and constitutes the majority of the labour force. But, the service sector brings in more revenue to the country. Mining is one another industry where Ethiopia is famous for. It has a good amount of Gold deposits

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityAddis Ababa
Government TypeFederal Parliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesAfar,Amharic,Gurage,Harari,Oromo,Tigrinya,Sidama,Somali,Wolaytta
CurrencyEthiopian Birr, ETB
Phone Code +251
Important CitiesDire Dawa, Mek'ele, Gondar, Bahir Dar, Awasa, Dessie, Jimma, Jijiga, Shashamane
National DayIndependence day ( 28th May )
GDP (nominal)USD 155.804 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking160
Primary Industriesagriculture, construction, manufacturing, resources and energy, tourism, and food processing
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsEritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Group of 24(G24), Group of 77(G77), Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), United Nations(UN)
Major ExportsSpices, Vegetables and Related Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Plants and Flowers, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fashion and Apparel, Live Animals and Animal Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Glass and glassware, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Fruits and Nuts, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Aviation Vehicles, Books and Papers, Cosmetics and Accessories, Retail & Fmcg Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 3.084 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 16.544 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 13.46 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade Agreement, Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA), Duty Free Tariff Preference Scheme (DFTP)
Major Exports to IndiaEdible Oils & Seeds, Vegetables and Related Products, Gems & Jewellery, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Spices, Books and Papers, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses
Major Imports from IndiaFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Vegetables and Related Products, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds
India's Imports ValueUSD 57.06 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 585.53 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 528.47 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for EthiopiaEmbassy of India
H.E. Anil Kumar Rai
Honourable Ambassador
224, Kebele 13/14, Woreda 07, Arada Sub-City, Near Bel Air Hotel, Aware, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
0116362600/11, 0118334206(Dir), 116362077

Embassy Details of Ethiopia in IndiaEthiopia
Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
H.E. Mr. Demeke Atnafu Ambulo
7/50-G, Satya MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2611 9513, 2611 9514, 2467 5366, 2467 5377 (O)

Consulate General in Mumbai
Mr. Demeke Atnafu Ambulo
Consul General
NAman Midtown 8th Floor, No. 806 Plat No. 616, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone (W)
022-24386625/24382252 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Ethopia in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Manikaran Ramaswamy
Honorary Consul
Loyal textiles Mills Ltd. 83, First Main Road R.A. Puram Chennai-6000028

04445120191 (O)