Source
Central bank

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)

International Reserves

US$ 42,427 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 32 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

48 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
1.9% 0.7% 1.6% 2.3% 3.8% 2.4% -4.7%
2012 2013 2014*        
9.8% 8.1% 8.2%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 1,302 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,938 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.08% 0.07% 0.06% 0.05% 0.05%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 26.3% 
  • industry: 21.3% 
  • services: 52.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
1.4% 4.9% 1.3% 2.6% 1.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
68.5% 98.3% 49.2% 43.2% 40.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-2.0% -5.7% -3.4% -2.5% -2.2%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: B1

Moody's outlook: POS

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 22 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010 2011 2012
US$7.099 billion N/A US$7.829 billion
Largest companies in Cote d'Ivoire

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -724 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-2.244% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

54.8% (2012)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.06% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 12.96 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

cocoa, coffee, timber, petroleum, cotton, bananas, pineapples, palm oil, fish

Total imports

US$ 9.859 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

fuel, capital equipment, foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

Netherlands 8.8%, US 8.1%, Nigeria 8%, Germany 7.5%, France 4.5%, Canada 4.2% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Nigeria 25%, France 11%, China 7.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 302 million US$322 million US$ 371 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 15 million US$ 29 million US$ 33 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 167 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 115 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 88 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 127 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 157 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 165 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 173 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 162 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 153 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 95 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

115

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 107 Score: 57.7 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC 0

Total area

322,463 sq km

Capital

Yamoussoukro; note - although Yamoussoukro has been the official capital since 1983, Abidjan remains the commercial and administrative center

Currency

Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)

Government type

republic; multiparty presidential regime established 1960

Languages

French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken

Religions

Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7% (2008 est)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
11.72 million 16.735 million 22.026 million 24.791 million 28.739 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
17.7% 37% 44% 53%
Population median age

20.3 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.96% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

58.01 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

56.9% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

59.1% (2008)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

43.2 (2008)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 5
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  1.3%   Mobile 95.4% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

2.60% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Abidjan 43rd (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.3 (2010)

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