4th International Trade Show

14-16
October
2021
Ethiopian Skylight Hotel
Addis Ababa
Partner event:
ON THE GROWTH TRACK

Market update: Facts about Ethiopia at a glance

Economic data

  • One of the fastest growing economies in the world
  • Largest economy in East and Central Africa
  • 6 to 10% economic growth between 2004 and 2020
  • Forecast of real GDP growth between 7.8 and 10.0% between 2019 and 2023 (EIU)

Population

  • 115 million (2020), expected 200 million in 2050 (World Bank)
  • 27th largest country in the world
  • 2nd most populous nation in Africa and the 12th most populous country in the world
  • Most populous landlocked country in the world
  • Ethiopia is a multilingual nation

General opportunities

  • Rain-fed agriculture (accounting for almost 50% of GDP) remains Ethiopia’s main source of employment and export earnings
  • Ethiopia is one of the founding members of the UN, the Group of 24 (G-24), the Non-Aligned Movement, G-77 and the Organisation of African Unity, with Addis Ababa serving as the headquarters of the African Union, the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the UNECA, African Aviation Training HQ, the African Standby Force and much of global NGOs focused on Africa Comission for Africa) and of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Opportunities in the agrofood industry

  • Ethiopia is the origin of the coffee bean. With an annual production exceeding 380,000 t, the country is the largest coffee producer in Africa and the 5th largest in the world
  • Ten sugar cane factories are at the planning stage. Once they start their production, Ethiopia should develop into one of the ten biggest exporters of sugar cane in the world

High sustainable economic and population growth

East and Central Africa’s largest economy is on the growth track as Ethiopia’s GDP is expected to increase from US$ 84 billion in 2018 to US$ 93 billion in 2019, US$ 96 billion in 2020 and US$ 92 billion in 2021. (GTAI)

Ethiopia’s GDP has thus grown more than tenfold between 2000 (US$ 8 billion) and 2018 and more than twelvefold by 2020. (World Bank) As a result, Ethiopia became one of the world’s fastest growing economies and an impressive investment destination in Africa.

And due to high and sustained investments and its enormous expected population growth from currently 115 million to 200 million in 2050 (United Nations), it is all too likely that Ethiopia will expand its position as East and Central Africa’s largest economic player enormously. Based on these upbeat market developments, the event is to continue its success story.

GDP (in billion US $)

GDP (change in %, real)

Range of exhibits

agrofood Ethiopia consists of the four sub-brands agro, food + bev tec, food ingredients and food + hospitality

agro

  • Agricultural machines, farming tractors, harvesting equipment
  • Analytical equipment
  • Dryers, cleaner, silos and storage systems
  • Feeding equipment
  • Fish farming equipment
  • Grains, grain systems
  • Greenhouse and greenhouse plastics and equipment
  • Irrigation systems
  • Livestock and poultry breeding
  • Milk processing equipment
  • Milling and mixing installations/equipment
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Poultry equipment
  • Seeds, seedlings
  • Stable equipment
  • Veterinary syringes

food + hospitality

Food and beverages 

  • Bread & bakery
  • Dairy
  • Drinks
  • Fish & seafood
  • Fresh & chilled food
  • Frozen food
  • General foods
  • Health food
  • Hot beverages
  • Ice cream & deep-frozen confectionery
  • Meat & meat products
  • Organic food
  • Snack food
  • Sweets

Equipment and supplies for hotels and restaurants, bars and cafés, canteens and commercial kitchens

  • Building furnishings and equipment
  • Coffee machines
  • Distribution systems and serving equipment
  • Ice-cream machines
  • Information and billing systems
  • Refrigeration technology
  • Kitchen technology
  • Rinsing, cleaning and disposal technology
  • Sweets

food + bev tec

Food and drink processing

  • Automation
  • Bakery technology
  • Basic food technology
  • Beverage technology
  • Coffee machines
  • Confectionery, snacks and chocolate production technology
  • Dairy technology
  • Delicatessen and convenience food technology
  • Distribution systems, table and serving equipment
  • Fish processing technology
  • Food safety and quality management
  • Foodservice equipment
  • Ice cream technology
  • Ice cream technology
  • Information and billing systems
  • Kitchen technology
  • Meat processing technology
  • Noodle technology
  • Refrigeration technology
  • Screening machines
  • Services and concepts
  • Vegetable and fruit technology


Packaging

  • Packaging technology
  • Machines for imprinting of packaging material
  • Packaging materials, means and aids


Printing

  • Printing and labelling technology
  • Paper converting and packaging production technology
  • Materials, consumables and accessories


Refrigeration and air conditioning

  • Refrigeration technology
  • Ventilation, air conditioning and heating technology


Conveying, transport and storage

Waste and waste water

  • Water treatment
  • Waste water treatment
  • Resource-efficiency and services

ingredients

  • Acid starters
  • Acidulants
  • Antifoam agents
  • Antioxidants & antimicrobials
  • Aromas
  • Bakery raw materials
  • Binding agents
  • Blends & compounds of fruit juice
  • Butcher's raw materials
  • Casein clarifier
  • Clouding agents
  • Cocoa butter
  • Colourings
  • Cultures, microorganism
  • Curing agents
  • Cutting aids
  • Distillates
  • Emulsifying agents
  • Emulsifying salts
  • Enzymes
  • Extraction agents, solvents
  • Extracts, vegetable
  • Fat substitutes
  • Fatty acids
  • Fibres
  • Filter aid
  • Flavours & fragrances
  • Flavours & colours
  • Flour improvers
  • Flow agents, anti-caking agents
  • Food additives
  • Fruit and vegetables concentrates
  • Fruit and vegetables powders
  • Fruit ingredients
  • Fruit preparationsfor bakery & confectionery
  • Malt extracts for malt beverages
  • Meat extracts
  • Mineral substances
  • Powdered fat
  • Precipitants
  • Preservatives
  • Propellant gases
  • Protective gases
  • Proteins
  • Raising agents
  • Releasing agents
  • Sauces
  • Semi-finished products
  • Sorbents
  • Specialty fats
  • Spices, herbs
  • Stabilizers
  • Starter cultures & enzymes for dairy
  • Sweeteners
  • Vitamins

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