The ongoing second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) of Ethiopia, and its industrial development strategy are all centered agricultural-based, manufacturing sector-driven and export-led development. The GTP pursued the growth through the export-driven industrialization strategy focusing on:- labor and capital Intensive manufacturing industries, export-oriented and import substituting industries, Contribute to rapid technology & know-how transfer, have broad linkages with the rest of the economy, and use Agricultural Products as Inputs (Agro-processing).
The key strategic directions are small and medium scale industrial development; and large scale industries with special emphasis all geared to poverty alienation & development. The manufacturing industries that have given due attention are agro- processing industries, textile and clothing, food and beverage industries, tannery and leather goods, pharmaceutical industries, chemicals and chemical products industries, paper and paper products, plastic industries, building materials, glass & glass products, metal & metal engineering etc. to mention a few.
- Agro-Processing industries
- Textile and garment
- Leather and leather products industries
- Sugar and related industry
- Chemical industries
- Pharmaceutical industries
- Metal and engineering industries