For years now, Ethiopia has been growing rapidly with a long term goal to position itself as the world’s next big destination for textile and fashion production. With an array of many duty free incentives and infrastructure developments – like the freshly built industrial parks for garment manufacturing – the country in over the past years has opened doors for international apparel brands like H&M, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger to establish factories for producing a low-cost garment.
The country has plans to achieve the target of apparel exports to a total of $30 billion a year in the coming years. However the minimum wage is still a matter of grave concern, it is the lowest comparing the other garment manufacturing hubs.
According to the reports, the average wage of garment workers is as low as $26, which is substantially lower than the other low paying countries including Myanmar and Bangladesh.
In this report, we’ve done the analysis of Jeans Exports From Ethiopia during November and December 2019 and our analysis focuses on three fundamentals :