Côte d’Ivoire is second largest economy in West Africa and a top world exporter of cocoa and cashews, boasting enormous economic potential. A civil war in 2002 split Côte d’Ivoire between rebel-held north and government-controlled south. A peace agreement signed in March 2007 brought back some stability in the country. Despite efforts made by the new government to address economic and security challenges, the country remains fragile. Côte d'Ivoire is heavily dependent on agriculture, which engages two-thirds of the population. The country is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil.
Notes: Top 20 products listed in decreasing order of their export potential to the world. Development indicators are relative to the country’s current situation, green indicating performance above its trade-weighted median and red otherwise. A blank cell indicates that data are not available. A blank cell in export potential means that the product was not consistently demanded over five years by any country in the respective region. Exports (US$ thousand) correspond to average exports to the world over the period 2009-2013.