Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire)

Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$7.92 billion (2011 est.)
$7.014 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$11.41 billion (2011 est.)
$10.47 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

5.1% (2011 est.)
1.1% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

NA%

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$1,600 (2011 est.)
$1,700 (2010 est.)
$1,800 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

3.6% (2010 est.)
4.2% (2009 est.)
2.3% (2008 est.)

Internet users

967,300 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

14.91 million (2009)

Population growth rate

2.044% (2012 est.)

Population

21,952,093 (July 2012 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected

Historical background

Close ties to France since independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil.

In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government.

Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner.

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Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire)

Economic overview

Cote d'Ivoire is heavily dependent on agriculture and related activities, which engage roughly 68% of the population.

Cote d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil.

Consequently, the economy is highly sensitive to fluctuations in international prices for these products, and, to a lesser extent, in climatic conditions.

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