Exporter Rank

114 / 146

Importer Rank

121 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

54 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $1,622,761,598
Total Imports (2016) $2,173,837,838
Trade Balance (2016) ($551,076,240)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 43.18%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 66.09%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
China $599,495,794
Switzerland $219,711,307
Spain $144,488,501
Japan $122,604,190
Russia $78,384,725
Nigeria $67,318,842
Italy $66,954,511
Germany $54,588,025
Cote d'Ivoire $54,273,831
France $27,224,704

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
United States $292,102,931
United Arab Emirates $258,378,547
Belgium $199,045,793
China $193,898,731
Netherlands $153,805,856
France $143,789,615
Morocco $137,171,409
Vanuatu $108,054,223
Spain $83,134,068
Japan $64,022,353

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(26) Ores $686,385,062
(03) Seafood $582,528,805
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $227,150,139
(23) Animal Feeds $91,582,612
(15) Fats & Oils $24,900,352
(16) Prepared Meats $4,740,198
(38) Chemical Products $1,216,960
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $1,152,496
(72) Iron & Steel $793,085
(02) Meat $454,876

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $425,079,048
(84) Industrial Machinery $307,629,857
(89) Ships & Boats $293,056,423
(10) Cereals $115,291,385
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $112,134,830
(85) Electrical Machinery $87,077,518
(88) Aircraft $73,828,998
(04) Dairy Products $63,584,348
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $55,988,409
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $45,707,804

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 6/29/2018
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