Cote d’Ivoire

The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire is bordered by countries of Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana; its southern boundary is along the Gulf of Guinea.
BASIC INDICATORS
CapitalYamoussoukro
Population20.53 million
Official LanguageFrench
National Languageindigenous languages
Area 322,462 sq km (124,503 sq miles)
(source: BBC.co.uk)

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Monetary UnitCommunaute Financiere Africaine (CFA)
GDP Total (PPP)$18.79 billion (2009)
Per capita $1,200 (2009)
GDP (Official Exchange Rate) $8.105 billion (2009)
GDP Growth (Annual %) 3.2% (2009)
(source: CIA.gov)

TRADE POLICY
WTO accession Date23 July 1995
Trade Policy review Dates9,11 February 2005
Contribution to WTO budget0.015
Services sectors with GATS commitments110
(WTO.org)

TRADE STATISTICS
Exports of goods and services16%
Main Export CommoditiesDiamonds, rutile, cocoa, coffee, fish
Imports of goods and services29%
Import CommoditiesFoodstuff, machinery and equipment, fuels and lubricants, chemicals.
(2008) (World Development Indicators Database 2010)

WORLD DOING BUSINESS RANKING
2010 2009 Change
Starting a business-
Closing a business-
Dealing with construction permits-
-
Registering property-
Getting credit-
Protecting investors-
Paying taxes-
Trading across borders-
Enforcing contracts-
(Source: The World Bank Group)