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important exports, capital goods, skins, oilseeds, hides

Ethiopia is primarily an exporter of agricultural products and an importer of consumer and capital goods. In 2000 exports amounted to $508 million, and imports cost the country $1,366 million. Coffee accounts for about two-thirds of all exports and is the most valuable foreign-exchange earner. Other traditionally important exports are pulses, hides and skins, fruits and vegetables, and oilseeds, although recent droughts have disrupted agricultural activity. Leading purchasers of exports are Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, France, and Italy; chief suppliers of imports are the United States, Germany, and Italy.



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