ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) --
China has become Ethiopia’s top export
destination, buying 144.5 million U.S. dollars of goods and
services from the east African country in the past six months,
an Ethiopian official said on Thursday.
Export to China in the first six months of the Ethiopian Fiscal
Year 2017-18, which started July 9, accounted for 17.3 percent
of Ethiopia’s total export, overtaking Somalia, now accounting
for 14.32 percent, said Wondimu Filate, head of Public Relations
and Communication Affairs Office at the Ethiopia Ministry of
The United States came third at 11.92 percent.
“China became Ethiopia’s top export destination because of
increase in volume of export items such as Oilseeds, leather
products, coffee and electronics products,” Filate said.
Ethiopia earned 1.35 billion dollars from exports in the first
half of the current fiscal year.