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Cote d’Ivoire

Includes historical data for Côte d’Ivoire’s Gross Domestic Product growth, debt-to-GDP ratio and more, as well as information on trade, banking and financial sector leadership.

Rapid Economic Growth And A Young Population

Considered the economic powerhouse of Francophone West Africa, this country of over 30 million people has consistently achieved some of the continent’s fastest growth rates, owing to its savvy macroeconomic policies and relatively stable institutions. In recent years, the government’s focus on economic transformation away from commodity exports has led to increased value-added processing contributions to GDP and job creation across various sectors, including renewable energy, digital economy, banking and manufacturing. The country’s strengths also include a diverse array of resources, ranging from agricultural wealth (as the world’s largest producer of cocoa and cashew nuts, and a top producer of coffee, sugar and rubber) to mineral wealth (including hydrocarbons, gold, copper and iron). Moreover, with over 70% of its population under 35, Côte d’Ivoire benefits from a large, youthful and cost-effective workforce.

However, challenges persist. The country remains vulnerable to climatic hazards and fluctuations in commodity prices. Corruption, inadequate infrastructure, and uneven access to banking services further hinder entrepreneurial initiatives. A substantial informal economy and a significant wealth gap between urban and rural centers pose additional challenges.

Macroeconomy & Sovereign Data

Type of Government Presidential republic
Capital Yamoussoukro
Sovereign Ratings S&P: BB–
Moody’s: Ba2
Fitch: BB–
Total Population 32.0 million
Median Age 18.1
Adult Per Capita Income (PPP) 13,731.87
Total GDP (2023) 86.9 billion

Côte d’Ivoire GDP & Economic Overview

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Trade & Investment

Total Exports USD 17.8 billion (2023)
Leading Exports Cocoa Products
Crude Petroleum
Total Imports USD 16.5 billion (2022)
Leading Imports Crude Petroleum
Frozen Fish
Refined Petroleum
Packaged Medicines
Source: World Integrated Trade Solution

Côte d’Ivoire Leading Companies

Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Sifca Group Consumer Staples, Food Production
Société Ivoirienne de Fabrication de Café Consumer Staples, Food Production
Compagnie de Téléphone de Côte d'Ivoire Telecommunication Services
Société Africaine de Plantation d'Hévéas Materials, Chemicals
Société des Mines d'Ity Materials, Metals & Mining
Solibra Consumer Staples, Beverages

Major Trade Partners — Import

China 15%
Nigeria 13%
France 11%
India 5%
United States 4%

Source: World Integrated Trade Solution

Major Trade Partners — Export

Netherlands 10%
United States 7%
Switzerland 6%
Vietnam 6%
Belgium 5%

Source: World Integrated Trade Solution

Data Sources:

IMF World Economic Outlook

UN World Population Prospects

World Inequality Report

S&P Global Ratings


Fitch Ratings

IMF Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

CIA The World Factbook

World Bank’s World Integrated Trade Solution

Forbes Global 2000