Ethiopian Business Review

According to the 10 indicators that constitute the overall ranking, Ethiopia has shown mixed results with huge differences among the indicators. The country relatively performs better when it comes to indicators like construction permits, access to electricity and legal issues. It has also shown better performance in availing finance for businesses in the last year. But the nation continues to be a hard place to get business license and establish a company, and trade across borders. This difficulty of conducting international trade can be explained by the dismal logistical facility in the country in addition to its lack of its own port.

Published in Statistics
Read more... 0

Even though Ethiopia is among the top fast growing economies in the world, according to the World Bank, its position in its ease of business doing reports has been eroding in the last two years. From the high point of 104th position in 2011 its ranking has slipped back to 127th in the current ranking. Singapore is able to maintain its position of being the easiest place to do business in for the last five years, while two of the BRICKS countries: India and Brazil are placed below Ethiopia in the ranking. Central African Republic is the last country in the ranking, holding 185th place, preceded by Chad, Congo and Eritrea consequently.

Published in Statistics
Read more... 0

The number of Ethiopian tax payers who have given their finger prints to the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA) as of the first week of march 2013. ERCA has registered 127,574 finger prints through online and offline methods in the second quarter of the 2012/13 fiscal year. The biometric card production has also reached 1,447,021.

Published in Statistics
Read more... 0