International Business Management Ethiopia ProfileProfessor Dr.: Ashraf Emam prepared by: 1- Khaled Nazeer 2- 3- Amin El Khodary Amir El Naghy Cohort : 4 4- Ahmed Galal Group: Cairo Date: November 2012
Ethiopia OverviewNational Name: Federal Democratic Republic of EthiopiaCapital: Addis AbabaType of Government: federal republicPresident: Girma Woldegiorgis (2001)Prime Minister: Hailemariam Desalegn (2012)Land area: 432,310 sq mi (1,119,683 sq km);Total area: 435,186 sq mi (1,127,127 sq km)Population (2010 est.): 88,013,491 (growth rate: 3.2%)Birth rate: 43.3/1000Infant mortality rate: 78.9/1000Life expectancy: 55.8Density per sq km: 69Currency: birr (ETB) ($1 = Br 18.18)Geography Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea,on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, on the northwest by Sudan and onthe southwest by South Sudan. The country has a high central plateau that varies from 1,290 to3,000 m) above sea level, with the highest mountain reaching 4,533 m. Elevation is generallyhighest just before the point of descent to the Great Rift Valley, which splits the plateaudiagonally. A number of rivers cross the plateau—notably the Blue Nile rising from Lake Tana.The plateau gradually slopes to the lowlands of the Sudan on the west and the Somali-inhabitedplains to the southeast.
Ethiopia History Profile- Ethiopia is one of the oldest kingdoms in the world andcertainly the oldest independent country in Africa.- Ancient Ethiopia is mentioned in Greek history as well as Hebrew history. Ethiopia managed to avoid colonization from Europe unlike most other African areas and countries.- During World War II, Italy occupied the country for a few years, but was removed when they lost the war.- In modern times Ethiopia has been ravaged by famine and military coups.- For many years Ethiopia was a place of unrest and civil strife. Refugees starved as different military regimes fought for power.- Some peace was restored in 1995 with the establishment of a constitution and multiparty elections.- Ethiopia currently has a border dispute with Eritria
Ethiopia Demography ProfileA. - Ethnic groups: Oromo 40%, Amhara and Tigrean 32%, Sidamo 9%, Shankella 6%, Somali 6%, Afar 4%, Gurage 2%, other 1%B. - Languages: Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromigna, Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic, other local languages, English (major foreign language taught in schools)C. - Population: 88,013,491 (2010 est.)D. - National Holiday: National Day (defeat of MENGISTU regime), 28 May (1991)E. - Literacy rate: 43% (2003 est.)
Ethiopia Economic ProfileEconomic Summary (2011 est.) GDP $31.7 billion GDP per Capita 5% Real growth rate 8% Inflation 11% Imports $7.3 billion Exports $1.6 billion Labor force 27.27 million Budget - Revenues $5.355 billion (2011 est.) Budget - Expenditures $5.988 billion (2011 est.) Budget- Surplus(+) or Deficit (-) -2 of GDP (2011 est.)
Ethiopia Investment OverviewThe Ethiopian economy is predominantly agricultural and the productionin such sector constitutes a major part of the country’s economy, contributingabout 45 per cent for the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and about 62 per cent fortotal exports. It accounts for 85 per cent of total employment. Coffee, a major cash crop, is ofhigh quality and contributes about 62 per cent of total agricultural exports. So, it is a majorsource of foreign-currency earnings. Manufacturing, mining, trade, tourism, construction,services, etc., which make up the remaining 55 per cent of GDP, supplement agriculture.Industry contributes only 11 per cent to GDP and 16 per cent to the total exports.Exports:$1.6 billion (2009 est.): coffee , qat, gold, leather products, live animals, oilseeds.Imports:$7.3 billion (2009 est.): food and live animals, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals,machinery, motor vehicles, cereals, textiles.Major trading partners:Djibouti, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, U.S., UK, Italy, India, China (2006).General Import/Export RegulationsAll importers and exporters must be registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry andobtain a trading license. The Ministry regulates imports. Foreign exchange permits arerequired for all importers.
Ethiopia ProfileRelation between Egypt & Ethiopia:- The diplomatic relation between Ethiopia and Egypt has strengthened since the aftermath of Egyptian Revolution that brought the Mubarek regime to its ends in the 2011. There is at least a general understanding to stick to a win-win approach particularly in connection with the utilization of the Nile Waters.Our Recommendations:- There are many potential investments in Ethiopia which lead the other countries to think for investing in Ethiopia. The investment areas are in electricity, livestock ,agricultures and Information Technology (particularly in Gov. e-Payment Services.). Egypt has long experience in electricity field especially after established high dam and in IT field.- Documents from Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy indicate that about 95 per cent of the Nile Waters hasn’t been used yet. If there is common understanding and cooperation among the people along the region to develop various projects along it, the Nile will be the life of the entire people. It will be the life of Ethiopia, the life of Egypt and the life of other basin countries.
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