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Ivory Coast


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  • 39/150 translate into English.
  • 33/150 translate into French.

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Official language


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Indigenous languages
Mande languages in the northwest, Senufo languages in the north, Kru languages in the southwest and Kwa languages in the southeast.

Very low proficiency (EF) – 107 of 113 countries/regions in the world- 20/23 position in Africa.


Capital: Yamoussoukro
Currency: West African CFA franc
Population: 28.16 mln
Population density: 86/km2


GDP: 70.02 billion USD (2022)
GDP per capita: 2,486.4 USD ‎(2022) ‎
Exports: $12.4 billion (2021)


Internet users: 45.4% penetration, 12.94 million
Unemployment rate: 2.6% (2022)
Urbanisation: 53% (2022)
Literacy: 90% (2019)


Numbering system
Arabic numerals with comma as decimal separator.

Date format: dd – mm – yyyy
Time: 24h time system
Country code: 00225

Language data sources: Worldatlas/Britannica//EF/Wikipedia; Demography data sources: IMF/Worldometers; Conventions data source: Wikipedia; Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal; Statistics data sources: Datareportal/WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF/Culturalatlas/Commisceoglobal

Facts and data


$14 billion (2021). Crude Petroleum ($1.45B), Rice ($767M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($553M), Cars ($430M), and Packaged Medicaments ($241M), importing mostly from China ($3.12B), France ($1.61B), Nigeria ($1.33B), India ($728M), and Turkey ($417M).

Financial inclusion factors (over 15 years of  age)
• 20.6% have an account with a financial institution
• 2.3% have a credit card
• 40.4% have a mobile money account

Ease of doing business
Ease of conducting business is medium (rated 60.7 out of 100). Ranked 11th out of 48 Sub-Saharan African countries. Ranked 110th out of 190 countries worldwide (2022, World Bank).

$12.4 billion (2021).  Cocoa Beans ($3.8B), Rubber ($1.72B), Gold ($1.42B), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($1.09B), and Cocoa Paste ($1.07B), exporting mostly to Netherlands ($1.21B), United States ($1.19B), Vietnam ($948M), Switzerland ($895M), and Malaysia ($820M).
In 2021, Cote d’Ivoire was the world’s biggest exporter of Cocoa Beans ($3.8B) and Cocoa Paste ($1.07B).

Economic freedom
‘Moderately free’ (rated 60.4 out of 100). Ranked 5th out of 47 Sub-Saharan African countries. Ranked 81st out of 176 countries worldwide (2023, Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal).

Global Innovation Index
Ranked 12th out of 27 sub-Saharan African countries, and 109th out of 132 worldwide.

The Global Innovation Index captures the innovation
ecosystem performance of 132 economies and tracks the most recent global innovation trends.

Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal

Service Imports (2018)
Service Exports (2018)

Source: OEC

Trade balance of goods from 2012 to 2022

Source: Statista

Historical Data Trade Imports

The following section uses historical trade data imports from partners of Ivory Coast.

Historical Data Trade Exports

The following section uses historical trade data exports from partners of Ivory Coast.

Source: OEC

The Top Export Opportunities for Ivory Coast by Relatedness

Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product by showing only products that Ivory Coast is not specialized in.

Ivory Coast's Most Complex Exports

The Product Complexity Index (PCI) measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Source: OEC

Ivory Coast's Most Specialized Products

Specialization is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA), an index that takes the ratio between Ivory Coast observed and expected exports in each product.

Source: OEC

Market Growth Imports (2018)

This score represents the likelihood that the given country will start importing that product in the next few years. It forecasts the opening of a new specific market.

Market Growth Exports (2018)

This score represents the likelihood that the given country will start exporting that product in the next few years. It forecasts the opening of a new specific market.

Source: OEC

Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$)

Source: OEC



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Media language French

Information channels
The government operates the outlets with the widest reach: two radio stations, two TV stations and the leading daily newspaper. The media have been key players during conflicts – including during the 2011 civil war. Media outlets were used as propaganda tools during the five-month military standoff between rival claimants to the presidency. Since the end of the conflict, the media have largely steered clear of using inflammatory rhetoric. While the violence arising from the 2011 crisis belongs to the past, the media sector is still kept under close government scrutiny, says Reporters Without Borders. Radio is the most popular medium. There are no private terrestrial TV stations, although satellite pay TV is available. BBC World Service broadcasts on FM in Abidjan (94.3), Yamoussoukro (97.7) and Bouake (93.9).

The press

Fraternité Matin – state-owned daily
Soir Info – private daily


Radiodiffusion Television Ivoirienne (RTI) – state-run, operates several networks
Nouvelle Chaine Ivoirienne (NCI) – private
A+ Ivoire – private, French-owned
Life TV – private
7info – private, news


Radiodiffusion Television Ivoirienne (RTI) – state-run; two national networks and a regional service
Radio Nostalgie – private
Radio Jam – private
Vibe Radio – private
Radio Espoir – Catholic

News agency

Agence Ivoirienne de Presse (AIP) – state-owned – news site

Media data source: BBC

Internet Data

Internet users
45.4% penetration, 12.94 million

Share of web traffic by device
73.04% mobile phones, 26.11% computers (laptops and desktops), 0.84% tablet devices and 0.01% other devices.

Median speed of mobile Internet connection
18.25  Mbps

Median speed of fixed Internet connection
38.92 Mbps

Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 145.2%

Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 80.2%

Most popular web search engines
Google (97.36%), Bing (2.26%), Yahoo! (0.19%), Yandex (0.04%), Petal Search (0.04%), other (0.11%).

Most used social media
Facebook (86.63%), Twitter (9.86%), Pinterest (1.5%), YouTube (0.95%), Instagram (0.92%), LinkedIn (0.07%), Tumblr (0.04%), other (0.03%).

Internet data sources: Datareportal/Statcounter

Social statistics

Life expectancy
59 yrs (2021)

Corruption perceptions Index
Ivory Coast scored 37 out of 100, ranked 99 out 180 countries worldwide.

Current health expenditure
3.72% of GDP

Current education expenditure
91.5% of total expenditure in public institutions

CO2 emissions
0.4 metric tons per capita

World Happiness Index
Ivory Coast ranked 88 out of 137 countries, with a score of 5.235.

Social statistics sources: WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF

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Languages research

Dialects spoken in Ivory Coast


  • Malinke

  • Wobe

  • Kouya

  • Dal Béte Gbadi

  • Senoufo

  • Dioula

  • Koulongo

  • Other Akan languages

  • Gouro

  • Gagou

  • Akyé

  • Ega

  • Dida

  • Godié

  • Neyo

  • Wané

  • Krou

  • Bakwe

  • Kodia

  • Oubi

  • Guib Bété

  • Gueré

  • Nyabwa

  • Dan

  • Toura

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