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GDP by sector: Ethiopia Vs Mauritius, Tunsia & South Africa

This article is the first of three part series that compares the performance of the Ethiopian economy with those of Mauritius, Tunisia and South Africa, some of Africa's best performing economies. Below, we compare the Ethiopian economy by sector with those of Mauritius, Tunisia and South Africa. The data shows, the Ethiopian economy is much more dependent on agriculture than is the case with the other three countries. About 47% of the Ethiopian economy economy is based on agriculture, as opposed to 3-12% for the other countries. Ethiopian manufacturing sector accounts for about 4.5% of the economy, as oppossed to 18-20% for the other countries. The conclusion: Ethiopia has way to go to modernize its economy, even by African standards.

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