Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast also known as Côte d’Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, is a country on the southern coast of West Africa. The country’s capital is Yamoussoukro, in the center of the country, while its largest city and economic center is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea to the northwest, Liberia to the west, Mali to the northwest, Burkina Faso to the northeast, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south.
The official language is French and also indigenous languages are widely used which include Bété, Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin and Cebaara Senufo. In total, there are around 78 different languages spoken in this nation. The country has a religiously diverse population, including numerous followers of Christianity, Islam and indigenous faiths.

West African Hub - Commercial Activities

Ivory Coast is the hub of commercial Logistics, Freight Forwarding and Shipping activities in West Africa. It also belongs to the Free Trade Zone. It has a structurally favourable trade balance and this trend should continue in the upcoming years. In 2020, the country exported USD 11.9 billion worth of goods while it imported USD 10.6 billion of goods (WTO).
Exports of services amounted to USD 1 billion, while imports reached USD 3.1 billion (WTO). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exports of agriculture products (cocoa, coffee, cashew nuts, cotton, bananas and pineapples) suffered from the drop in global demand and transport disruptions while imports of capital goods and energy moderated due to softer domestic demand (Coface).
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Ivory Coast in Precise:

Capital: Yamoussoukro
Language: French
Currency: West African CFA franc
Time Zone: GMT; UTC±00:00

Chief Imports

  • Mineral Fuels and Oils
  • Machinery
  • Cereals
  • Electrical Machinery and Equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Fish and Crustaceans

Main Exports

  • Cocoa Beans
  • Natural Rubber
  • Gold
  • Crude Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Fat and Oil
  • Cocoa Paste

Prime Ports