Exporter Rank

103 / 146

Importer Rank

113 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

60 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $2,520,012,338
Total Imports (2016) $3,342,727,115
Trade Balance (2016) ($822,714,777)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 28.45%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 34.38%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
Switzerland $1,495,688,218
Singapore $230,074,234
India $129,978,768
Cote d'Ivoire $107,801,551
South Africa $90,930,702
France $65,890,915
Ghana $58,978,640
Greece $43,120,535
China $41,921,296
United Kingdom $37,549,751

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
China $483,080,869
Cote d'Ivoire $287,197,884
France $269,278,580
United States $266,853,614
India $173,392,633
Ghana $161,428,465
Netherlands $149,563,857
Togo $116,375,503
Germany $100,062,072
Japan $82,543,015

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $1,550,818,094
(52) Cotton $428,141,589
(12) Oil Seeds $155,069,441
(08) Fruit & Nuts $127,188,862
(79) Zinc $89,385,850
(84) Industrial Machinery $27,183,658
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $23,110,962
(38) Chemical Products $18,213,660
(15) Fats & Oils $15,621,141
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $10,665,093

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $666,220,369
(84) Industrial Machinery $413,665,420
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $256,945,526
(30) Pharmaceuticals $211,624,334
(85) Electrical Machinery $201,146,582
(72) Iron & Steel $149,364,686
(10) Cereals $147,766,131
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $135,950,029
(31) Fertilizers $132,555,285
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $110,389,852

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 9/22/2018
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