Ethiopia recorded a trade deficit of 3851.70 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Balance of Trade in Ethiopia averaged -2317.47 USD Million from 2006 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -956.70 USD Million in the second quarter of 2007 and a record low of -3851.70 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Balance of Trade in Ethiopia is expected to be -2730.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Ethiopia to stand at -2590.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ethiopia Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -2900.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ethiopia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3851.70 -3054.00 -956.70 -3851.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account -1798.50 -1036.70 159.30 -2535.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -6.00 -8.10 1.50 -12.60 percent [+]
Imports 4436.30 3682.10 4436.30 1355.50 USD Million [+]
Exports 752.50 739.30 984.80 265.90 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 5.63 5.94 5.94 2.31 [+]

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Ethiopia Balance of Trade

Ethiopia runs consistent trade deficits due to small production of exportable goods and logistic difficulties. Main exports are gold, coffee, live animals and oilseeds. Ethiopia is a net importer of fuel, foodstuffs and textile apparel. Main trading partners are China (18 percent of total imports and 8 percent of exports) and Saudi Arabia (13 percent of imports and 7 percent of exports). This page provides - Ethiopia Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Ethiopia Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3851.70 -3054.00 -956.70 -3851.70 2006 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




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