Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX)

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The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) is a national multi-commodity exchange in Ethiopia that brings together buyers and sellers of agricultural commodities.

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The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange is a commodities exchange in Ethiopia that trades in agricultural goods such as sesame, coffee, white and red nuts, and other pulses. It seeks to provide a unified market for goods in Ethiopia.

The exchange’s goal is to provide a transparent commodity market in Ethiopia. It operates a central market with satellite offices, a system of warehouses and processing facilities that enable farmers or co-ops to deliver a commodity, grade that commodity, monitor prices, sell the product at the market, and receive payments.

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Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX)

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Other similar commodities exchange include the Egyptian Commodities ExchangeEast Africa Exchange, and the South African Futures Exchange.

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Goal 1: Poverty Eradication

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Users include farmers, Primary Market, and Co-operatives.

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