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) $96,046,410,943 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 7.797% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $3,953 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 86/195 (2017)

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 %) 0.686% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $13,432,867,414 (2017)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 50.1% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.669% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.192% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($413,991,733) (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 8,015,967 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 48.321% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 6.374% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 45.305% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 2.6% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $7,836,513,172 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $11,785,900,436 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 55.613% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $674,683,759 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $789,286,157 (2016)
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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