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Côte D'Ivoire

EDC Position-highly restricted select programs

EDC's Position

  • Targeted approach to business
  • Open on a highly restricted basis under select programs in view of Government of Canada restrictions and/or current business environment
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Country At A Glance

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Map of Côte D'Ivoire

Country Facts

Nominal GDP31.92 Billion USD
Population21.29 Million
Total Trade/GDP80.72%
CurrencyCommunate Financiere Africaine Franc (XOF)
Merchandise Imports from Canada67.88 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment238 Million CAD
Main importsCapital Equipment, Fuels, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Consumer Goods

EDC in Côte D'Ivoire

Canadian companies assisted18
International buyers insured14
Business volume89.78 Million CAD

Business Environment

Côte d’Ivoire’s economy, the biggest in francophone West Africa, has been growing at formidable pace since the end of the political crisis in 2011, driven by public investments in infrastructure and private sector expansion. The country mostly exports commodities, such as cocoa and fuel products and has many opportunities for Canadian companies in various sectors; agriculture, mining, infrastructure, energy. Côte d’Ivoire’s strengths include its low external public debt ratio, high GDP growth rate trend and upbeat foreign investor sentiment about the country. The country is a member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union which has the convertibility of its currency guaranteed by the French treasury.

Key Industries

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Mining & Metals
  • Power

How we can support your business

Through our Head Office operations in Ottawa, we provides support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Côte d’Ivoire.

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