U.S. Trade with Ethiopia in 2021

Export Market Rank
#55 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$174.87 Million
3-Year Average
$141.58 Million
Compound Average Growth
6% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Ethiopia in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Wheat $88.87 Million 311,010 $63.06 Million 69%
Vegetable Oils (ex. soybean) $31.68 Million 15,237 $12.54 Million 170%
Pulses $27.8 Million 54,095 $16.94 Million 127%
Other Intermediate Products $12.56 Million 8,003 $4.26 Million 245%
Food Preparations $7.31 Million 2,962 $2.3 Million 1499%
Hides & Skins $2.57 Million --- $750,160 ---
Planting Seeds $1.7 Million 1,771 $411,083 7802%
Rice $859,305 1,614 $343,460 1031%
Beef & Beef Products $470,475 145 $440,793 ---
Nursery Products & Cut Flowers $334,910 32 $246,731 2181%

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Data and Analysis

This report summarizes the list of major export certificates, documentations, and other regulatory requirements to export food and agricultural products to Ethiopia. The report is organized using information obtained from publicly available sources published online as well as from industry contacts.
This report discusses regulatory requirements and standards that must be fulfilled to export food and agricultural products to Ethiopia. Pertinent information on applicable laws, regulations, directives, guidelines, procedures, and key regulatory contact details included.
Ethiopia’s Ten-Year Development Plan (2021-2030) identifies sustained and quality agriculture programs to accelerate economic progress and ensure national food security as its national strategy. The development of small and large-scale irrigation infrastructure in the Ethiopian lowlands has recently been given increasing due attention by the GOE - among other contributing factors like improved seed, fertilizer supply, and use of mechanization on the clustered wheat farms.

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