Since 2007, Ethiopia has achieved strong economic growth, making it one of the highest performing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet it remains one of the world’s least developed countries, ranked 174 out of 187 in the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index and 76 out of 70 in the 2012 Global Hunger Index. About 29 per cent of the population lives below the national poverty line (IFAD 2012).

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2013201420152016
Rice Production
FAO 2016
92,363 MT131,821 MT139,780 MT136,001 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2016
3,925,174 MT4,231,589 MT4,650,934 MT4,537,852 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2016
6,491,540 MT7,234,955 MT7,882,444 MT7,847,175 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2016
61,025 MT72,184 MT89,554 MT81,235 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2013201420152016
Rice Exports
FAO 2016
30.00 MT279.00 MT46.00 MT0.00 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2016
4,484 MT5,280 MT2,360 MT3,000 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2016
8,786 MT1.00 MT434.00 MT MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2016
42,189 MT37,398 MT34,677 MT35,000 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
44,780 MT71,405 MT114,862 MT154,841 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
1,698,234 MT1,654,282 MT1,639,039 MT1,618,382 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2016
29,222 MT7,625 MT42,067 MT18,424 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2016
512.00 MT1,406 MT364.00 MT265.00 MT