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 (2020): China, France, and Netherlands
Top 3 Exported Goods (2020): Cocoa, Precious Stones & Metals, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Foodstuffs; Beverages; Wood Products; Oil Refining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $160,749,183,471 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 7.038% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $5,850 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 79/197 (2021)

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 %) 4.092% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $29,752,406,900 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 50.1% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 7.108% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.196% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,974,306,753) (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 8,875,905 (2021)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 39.267% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 13.446% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 47.288% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 3.468% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $15,941,291,126 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $16,083,020,558 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 41.404% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,382,342,951 (2021)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $701,182,040 (2020)
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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