Evaluating the market in Côte d'Ivoire

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Business environment in Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire’s economy is the largest and most diversified in francophone West Africa. Its economy has grown at a formidable pace since the end of the political crisis in 2011, driven by public investments in infrastructure and private sector expansion. The country exports various resources; cocoa, coffee, cashews, gold and fuel products. It has opportunities for Canadian companies in mining, infrastructure, energy and agriculture. Côte d’Ivoire’s strengths include its low external public debt ratio and high GDP growth rate trend. The political stability remains fragile due to an incomplete reconciliation and a limited redistribution of the economic growth. There is a positive foreign investor sentiment about the country, however the business environment and governance are negative factors. 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.
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Mining & Metals
  • Power 

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Karicia Quiroz

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Karicia Quiroz  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC