International Trade in Ivory Coast

International Trade in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast's economy has been slowly declining since the outbreak of the armed rebellion in September 2002, which resulted in the discontinuation of most foreign aid (except humanitarian aid), thus increasing the domestic and foreign debt and causing a drastic reduction of foreign and... Read more

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    Direct Marketing, Ivory Coast

    Our company is Govt. of India Recognized Export House .Our main line of products are Light engineering goods which includes : •...
  • LBTP (Laboratoire du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics)

    LBTP (Laboratoire du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics)

    Engineering Consulting, Ivory Coast

    Le LBTP est votre partenaire dans les domaines suivants : Etude des sols et de fondations , d'ouvrages de Génie Civil et de...

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  • Sepiolite Africa

    Sepiolite Africa

    Metal Sales and Distribution, Ivory Coast

    Sepiolite Africa is a mining company commissioned in 2011. The company owns a mine situated in the Gobabis District of Namibia �...


    Textiles/Apparel Sales and Distribution, Ivory Coast

      Wholesale company of stock clothes and shoes , offer you more then 30 european brands available , in total look for man and woman...

Overview About International Trade in Ivory Coast

Main Industry Sectors

Ivory Coast's economy is mainly based on agriculture. The sector contributes to almost one fourth of the GDP and employs two-thirds of the country's active population. Ivory Coast is one of the world's largest producers of cocoa and it is one of the world's biggest exporters of cocoa beans, coffee and palm oil. The country's production of rubber has increased substantially in these recent years.
Ivory Coast produces oil and gas. The oil sector is beginning to have more importance in the country's economy, with a growth rate of 1.2% in 2008. There are some mining activities in the country, namely gold, diamonds and nickel. However, in 2005, the UN Security Council banned diamond exports, which were suspected of financing weapons used in the country's civil wars.

The industrial sector contributes to nearly one fourth of the GDP. The country's main industrial sectors are food-processing, textiles, construction materials, fertilizers, tuna canning, and assembling motorbikes, vehicles and bicycles.

In the last recent years, the tertiary sector has been showing a rapid growth (3.1% in 2009). Services contribute nearly 50% to the GDP. Today, the activity in the telec...

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