Third in the series of African country reports from Analyse Africa, a service from the Financial Times. Macroeconomic data and trends on the following:
Foreign direct investment
Banking & finance
Trends highlighted include:
- In 2017, GDP is forecast to grow by 8% – the fastest rate in Sub Saharan Africa – reaching US$38.4bn.
- Côte d’Ivoire is the largest producer in the world of cocoa beans, harvesting 1.43mn tonnes in 2014 (32.2% of world production).
- Approximately 8.38mn people are in employment, 56% of which are employed in the agriculture sector.
- The number of mobile phone subscriptions has increased by approximately 23mn between 2005 and 2015 – totalling 25.4mn.