In efforts to expand the automotive manufacturing industry, Ethiopia launched a vehicle manufacturing and assembly plant, Bishoftu Automotive Industry (BAI).
Ethiopia aspires to become Africa’s largest car manufacturer through tariff protection and by increasing the number of local assemblers with extensive support from Chinese companies.
Vehicle production has increased recently, due to local assembly investments such as Hyundai’s first assembly plant launched in Addis Ababa at the beginning of 2019.
As we have continued sharing information with families about how to control the spread of the virus, the majority of our beneficiaries have remained healthy. However, we have noticed a shift in the children’s priorities and future aspirations. Although they once felt free to dream adventurously about the future, they’re now more risk-averse, and their prayers focus on the safety of their families.
Ethiopia has a growing middle class. This will see the demand for motor vehicles growing in the coming years
With its limited automotive manufacturing capacity, Ethiopia continues to import from various countries typically through the port of Djibouti
Although passenger vehicles are the most expensive vehicle imports, growth is expected to contract, while commercial vehicles are expected to expand in the coming years, owing to infrastructure development projects.