Made in Africa: Ethiopia positions itself as manufacturing alternative to China

Shoe manufacturing in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is bidding to become Africa’s lead manufacturing hub, repositioning itself as an outsourcing alternative to countries such as China, where rising labour costs are driving margin conscious multinationals to look elsewhere.

The east African nation, the continent’s second most populous, has already attracted several global companies to light manufacturing and assembly– notably Swedish retailer H&M and consumer goods companies, such as Tesco.

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