Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Ethiopian textile exports rise significantly
Ethiopian textile exports rise significantly
Feb '12
Exports of textile and textile products from Ethiopia have gone up considerably over the last six months, according to the Ethiopian Textile Development Institute.

Ethiopia earned around US$ 44 million in textile and textile item exports during the last two quarters, which is almost US$ 23 million more than exports registered during the same period last year, Sileshi Lemma, Director General of the Textile Development Institute said.

Almeda Textile, Elsie Addis Textile Factory, Aika Addis Textile and Investment Group, NovaStar Garment plc, Ma Textile and Garment Factory and Kombolcha Textile Share Company were the major exporters during the period, Sileshi said.

Ethiopia mainly shipped its textile and textile goods to China, Germany, Sudan, Belgium, United Kingdom, Turkey, Djibouti, United States of America and United Arab Emirates.

According to the Ethiopian Ministry of Industry's Corporate Director, Melaku Taye, over the past two quarters, Ethiopia earned US$ 137.7 million in export of manufactured items, including leather and leather goods, chemical products, textiles and garments.

The earnings of the manufacturing sector are continuously growing, and the revenues generated during the last two quarters are over US$ 56.7 million more than revenues generated during the same period last year, Melaku noted.

Various measures like enhancing raw material supply, introducing a speedy customs system, investment promotion and developing marketing links domestically and internationally, are being employed by the country to boost export earnings, he added.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

(L-R) Mr Shao Bojin, Chairman of Jihua Group and Mr Rohit Aggarwal, President of Huntsman Textile

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Huntsman gets into strategic partnership with Jihua Group

Huntsman Textile Effects, the leading provider of high quality dyes...

Marzoli FT6D roving frames in Sintex’s Unit 2. Coutresy: Marzoli

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Marzoli roving frames erected at Sintex textile division

A total of 48 Marzoli roving frames were erected in units I, II and...

Courtesy: Polartec

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Polartec innovates most breathable waterproof fabric

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has...

Interviews View All

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Nuno Venda

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search