4th International Trade Show

23-25
September
2021
Millennium Hall
Addis Ababa
Partner event:
ON THE GROWTH TRACK

plastprintpack Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s plastics industry is fast growing

Ethiopia is East & Central Africa’s 2nd largest importer of plastics in primary forms

  • As Ethiopia does not manufacture any plastics raw materials at all, 100% of raw materials are imported (mainly from the Middle East, Europe and Asia). Thus, the Ethiopian market has great potential for exporters of plastics in primary forms.

  • Imports of plastics raw materials, for instance, grew by 18.6% annually between 2007 and 2017, from 43 kt to 237 kt, +451%!

Source: Euromap / Graph: fairtrade

Ethiopia’s per capita plastics consumption on the up

The per capita consumption of plastics in Ethiopia has grown by about 13.1% annually over the past years, from 0.6 kg in 2007 to 2.8 kg in 2018 and is estimated to be 3.8 kg in 2022.

Source: Euromap / Graph: fairtrade

Ethiopia’s plastics consumption by application 2018

51% of consumption is accounted for by packaging, 14% by construction, 7% by automotive, 3% by electrical, electronics & telecom, the remainder by various industries.

Source: Euromap / Graph: fairtrade

Ethiopia’s plastics consumption by processing method 2018

In plastics processing, extrusion is in the lead with 52%, followed by injection molding with 27%, blow molding with 7% and PET preform & stretch blow molding with 7%.

Source: Euromap / Graph: fairtrade

Ethiopia’s plastics consumption – Strong and steady increase

Ethiopia’s plastics consumption – Strong and steady increase

  • The country‘s plastics consumption has grown by by 15.6% annually over the past years, from 44 kt in 2007 to 268 kt in 2018 and is estimated to be 386 kt in 2022.

Source: Euromap / Graph: fairtrade

Ethiopia is Africa’s fastest growing importer of plastics technology

Ethiopia is East & Central Africa’s largest and fastest growing importer of plastics technology

  • With plastics technology imports of 41 million euros in 2019, Ethiopia ranks ahead of Kenya with 37 million euros.

  • With an average annual growth rate of 19.2% between 2012 and 2019, Ethiopia is also Africa’s fastest growing importer of plastics technology.

  • The immense population growth from 115 million at present to 200 million by 2050 (United Nations) will also require strong sustainable double-digitgrowth in the future.

Source: VDMA 2020 / Graph: fairtrade

Fast-growing imports of Ethiopian printing & paper processing technology

With an annual growth rate of 23% from 2012 to 2019, Ethiopia is Africa's fastest growing importing country for printing & paper converting technology.

Source: VDMA 2021 / Graph: fairtrade

Ethiopia is East & Central Africa’s largest and fastest growing importer of packaging technology

  • With packaging technology imports of 45 million euros in 2019, Ethiopia ranks ahead of Kenya with 36 million euros.

  • With an average annual growth rate of 36.9% between 2012 and 2019, Ethiopia is also Africa’s fastest growing importer of packaging technology.

  • The immense population growth from 115 million at present to 200 million by 2050 (United Nations) will also require strong sustainable double-digit growth in the future.

Source: VDMA 2020 / Graph: fairtrade

Voices of the exhibitors 2019

Soroush Zanjanipoor,
Sales Engineer - Schobertechnologies GmbH

Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa and for us a huge market for our products and machines. We are specialized in the development, design and manufacturing of rotary tools, modules and specialty machines. For us plastprintpack & agrofood Ethiopia is an important way to establish long-term relationships with our customers. Here we met potential clients from labeling and packaging.

Massi Hammache
Sales Manager - Snetor Chimie

Snetor Chimie is specialized in the distribution and sales of plastic raw materials and chemical products, a recognized and leading actor in its field with 16 offices around the world. We offer a complete range of plastic raw materials and technical support.

We are present in Ethiopia since 8 years. Ethiopia is a potential market for us, it’s a growing country. At plastprintpack Ethiopia 2019 we met many companies from plastic manufacturing, forming and bottling.

Sammi
Daelong Mould

Daelong Mold is dedicated to all types of preforms, cap moulds and other types of plastic moulds. Our company has already established good relationships with many customers worldwide. But this is the first time we have been active in Ethiopia and East Africa.

We came here without much expectation, but now we are excited about the many customers who want to talk to us about their water filling and packaging requirements.

Range of exhibits

Plastics and composites

Raw materials and auxiliaries

  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Coating compounds
  • Foams and intermediates
  • Rubbers
  • Synthetic fibres, bristels, tapes
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Paint resins
  • Additives
  • Fillers
  • Reinforcing fibres, -materials
  • Starting materials, intermediate, polymerisation, auxiliaries

Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics

  • Processing technologies
  • Follow on treatment of plastics products
  • Supplying
  • Product groups
  • Products

Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries

  • Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • Machinery and plant for processing
  • Post processing machines
  • Extruders and extrusion lines
  • Injection molding machines
  • Blow molding machines
  • Machinery and plant for finishing, decorating, printing and marking
  • Welding machines
  • Molds and dies
  • Integrated automation
  • Ancillary equipment
  • Measuring and test equipment
  • Parts and components

Print

  • Pre-press and pre-media
  • Printing machinery, appliances and accessories
  • Book binding and print finishing
  • Paper converting and packaging production
  • Materials and consumables
  • Services

Packaging and Conditioning

  • Packaging machines and equipment
  • Machines and equipment for beverage and liquid bottling and packaging  
  • Machines and equipment for imprinting of packaging material
  • Packaging devices
  • Packaging appliances
  • Packaging materials
  • Packaging means and aids
  • Services

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