Aquaculture

Legumes

Poultry

Sesame

Spices

Internationally the legumes sector has become a 100 billion USD industry where 83 million tons of pulses is produced globally. Of this, 16 million tons (11 billion USD) is exported.

Exports: 
Global trade in pulses represent only 15% of global production. However, there has been stable growth in global pulses export of 16% annually. Currently 50% of the global pulses export is from only 3 countries (Canada, Australia and Myanmar). In 2015 Ethiopia was the 2nd largest exporter of pulses in Africa (after Tanzania) and the 10th largest worldwide (in USD value)

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Ethiopia’s position in world pulses exports

– Nearly 16% of Ethiopian pulses is exported

– Pulses export of US$ 240 million (2015)

– Ethiopia’s share is 2.2% of world exports

Ethiopian Exports: Top destinations

Top destinations by geographies (2015)

  1. Sudan (47.4 Million USD)
  2. Pakistan (43.7 Million USD)
  3. India (41.9 Million USD)
  4. Indonesia (18.6 Million USD)
  5. Kenya (17.6 Million USD)

About 50% of Ethiopian pulses is exported to Asia (excl. Middle-East)

Top Ethiopian export pulses by variety (2015)

  1. Kidney beans (all sorts) – USD 160 Million
  2. Faba beans – USD 45 Million
  3. Chickpeas – USD 25 Million

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