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  • Economic risk

  • Business environment risk

  • Political risk

  • Commercial risk

  • Financing risk

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GDP USD61.35bn (World Ranking 77, World Bank 2018)
Population 26.38mn (World Ranking 53, World Bank 2018)
Form of state Multiparty Presidential Republic 
Head of government Alassane Dramane OUATTARA
Next elections October 2025, presidential
  • Recent emergence of a vibrant private sector with strong growth potential.
  • Close links with France, which maintains a rapid-deployment force for regional interventions.
  • World’s leading producer of cocoa (approximately 35-40% of global supply).
  • Membership of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) and the CFA franc zone provide relative monetary stability, a common currency and access to a regional central bank. Low exchange rate and transfer risk.
  • Considerable debt relief under the HIPC initiative and, latterly, through the Paris Club.
  • Significant improvement of the business climate over the past years.
  • Vulnerability to climatic effects on agricultural output and to changes in internationally determined cocoa prices.
  • Security conditions and risk of terrorist activity are a concern along the borders with Burkina Faso, Mali, Liberia and Guinea.
  • Public debt rose rapidly after considerable debt cancellation initiatives undertaken in 2011.

Trade structure by destination/origin

(% of total, annual 2020)

Exports Rank Imports
Netherlands 10.9%
1
16.8% China
United States 6.5%
2
12.9% Nigeria
France 5.8%
3
10.9% France
Vietnam 5.0%
4
4.9% United States
Malaysia 4.9%
5
4.4% India

Trade structure by product

(% of total, annual 2020)

Exports Rank Imports
Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, and manufactures thereof 41.6%
1
16.9% Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials 11.8%
2
9.3% Cereals and cereal preparations
Vegetables and fruits 9.6%
3
5.7% Road vehicles
Gold, non-monetary (excluding gold ores and concentrates) 8.2%
4
4.6% Fish, crustaceans, molluscs and preparations thereof
Crude rubber (including synthetic and reclaimed) 7.3%
5
4.0% Other industrial machinery and parts
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