Economic Trivia

Cote d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): France, Nigeria, and Netherlands
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Cocoa, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Fruit & Nuts

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Foodstuffs; Beverages; Wood Products; Oil Refining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $88,139,922,334 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 8.755% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $3,720 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 86/194 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.726% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $11,344,089,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 50.1% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.97% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 15.178% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($632,724,104) (2013)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 9,375,095 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 48.3% (2012)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 6.19% (2012)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 45.51% (2012)
Unemployment Rate 9.305% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $10,694,772,532 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $11,780,941,590 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 59.457% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $481,027,744 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $789,634,924 (2013)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Cote d'Ivoire’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank