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Ethiopia imports cotton to meet demand

Ethiopia imports cotton to meet demand
In the last five months of 2014, Ethiopia imported more than 3,000 tons of cotton to meet the demand of domestic textile industry, according to the Ethiopian Textiles Industry Development Institute (ETIDI).

Ethiopian Government resorted to importing cotton in mid-2014 as a short-term measure to address the challenge of scarcity of raw material.

In addition to allowing import, the Ethiopian Government has a new system, wherein companies owning textile mills are allowed to cultivate cotton, and some textile companies like Ayka Addis, Adama and Selin Dewan are already working in this direction, Ethiopian News Agency reported citing information from ETIDI.

Shortage in availability of domestically-produced cotton is affecting the revenue that Ethiopia gets from textile exports, ETIDI said.

Areda Batu
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Areda Batu is a consultant, entrepreneur, Lecturer and researcher on textile and garment sector. He is a founder of this portal. He is also a co-founder of Infinity Consulting PLC.

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Areda Batu is a consultant, entrepreneur, Lecturer and researcher on textile and garment sector. He is a founder of this portal. He is also a co-founder of Infinity Consulting PLC.

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