Côte d'Ivoire

Diversity and dynamics in the agricultural sector

Côte d’Ivoire is a tropical agricultural country. Fertile soils, a favourable climate, and plentiful water resources provide the ideal conditions for the cultivation of great many high-quality foods.

Ivorian exporters offer a premium choice of fresh fruit and vegetables, including highly flavoured tropical fruit like the mango and pineapple as well as national vegetables like the manioc, plantain, and yam.

Not only that, Côte d’Ivoire also presides over a wide and diverse range of natural ingredients for foods and cosmetics. These include dried tropical fruits, spices like ginger and turmeric, and high-quality cocoa-based products as well as a varied range of oils and fats like e.g. shea butter.

Most of these products come from smallholdings. The diversification of agriculture in Côte d’Ivoire helps to strengthen the independence of Ivorian smallholders from the cocoa industry and to create new jobs.

Côte d’Ivoire owed to cocoa exports its reputation as Africa’s economic wonderland – until crashing cocoa prices, civil war, and continuing political unrest steered the country into a crisis. The political situation has been stabilising since 2012, and the economy has been enjoying an annual growth of about eight per cent.
Today, Côte d’Ivoire has again become one of West Africa’s most dynamic national economies. And this economic evolution is fuelled by agriculture. The agricultural sector employs over half of the population and contributes 22 per cent of the gross national product.

The IPD is currently identifying reliable trade partners in Côte d’Ivoire specialising in the export of sustainable products.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM THE IVORY COAST

Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • tropical fruits, like mango, pineapple, papaya, passion fruit, avocado
  • exotic vegetables, such as manioc, plantains, yams, etc.

Natural ingredients for food and cosmetics:

  • dried tropical fruits, e.g. mangoes and pineapples
  • spice plants, such as ginger and turmeric
  • processed cocoa-based products, e.g. cocoa butter, cocoa powder, cocoa paste

Get in touch with us. We connect you to the right exporters. 

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Events

Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019
 
Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Benefit from FiE to make new business contacts.
Meet reliable suppliers.
Find out about innovative ingredients. 

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural ingredients, IPD will once again be presenting specialities from selected countries, including Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Pakistan and Kosovo.

Our exporters will bring a wide range of high-quality products to the trade fair. We will provide you with direct contact to these carefully selected suppliers.
The exporters from our partner countries have been evaluated carefully by us. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered.

We connect you with reliable suppliers.
Take advantage of the FiE fair for individual meetings.
Detailed information on the exporters and their products you find here.

For arranging an appoitment or further informationen please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

Trade fair in Berlin/Germany // 05.02. - 07.02.2020
 
Trade fair in Berlin/Germany // 05.02. - 07.02.2020

Fruit Logistica 2020

Fresh herbs, high-quality fruits and vegetables from new markets
Establish contacts to reliable producers

At the Fruit Logistica 2020 - the trade fair for fruit and vegetables in Berlin - the IPD will once again be mediating carefully selected and reliable suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Peru, Ghana, Ukraine and Côte d`Ivoire to the European trade.
The companies will be presenting a wide range of products, for example:  

  • Physalis, mangos, pomegranates, chillies
  • Avocados, physalis, strawberries, grapes
  • Baby corn, chickpeas, sugar snap peas, pumpkins, onions, etc.

All exporters have been thoroughly evaluated by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered. The exporters are familiar with the requirements of the EU market and prepared for the export.

Detailed information on the exporters and their products you will find here in January 2020.

For further informtion please contact:

Daniel Oppermann

www.fruitlogistica.de

Trade fair in Nuremberg // 12.02. - 15.02.2020
 
Trade fair in Nuremberg // 12.02. - 15.02.2020

Biofach 2020

World Fair for Organic Food

Exotic herbs, spices and oils from developing and emerging countries
Meet reliable organic producers

Organic products are enjoying more and more demand. The market is growing. There is a lot of potential in developing and emerging countries. But which products are of high quality? Which suppliers are reliable?

IPD supports you in your sourcing.

At Biofach we will be presenting over 30 carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and the Ukraine.
The companies will showcase their diverse range of organic products at the joint stand of IPD and “Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) and the country pavilions.

Find out more about herbs, spices and teas, pastes, essential and cold-pressed oils, cane and co-conut sugar as well as fruit and vegetable specialities from the new markets.

All exporters are equipped with the necessary certificates and are familiar with the requirements of European trade.

We will provide you with initial contacts to reliable suppliers directly at the trade fair.
Visit us in Hall 3A/3A - 220!

Detailed information on IPD exporters and their products will be available from January.For further questions or to make an appointment, please contact us:

 Angie Martinez

 www.biofach.de

News

 
Paris/Bonn 12.11.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019: natural ingredients from Sri Lanka and Ecuador

Import Promotion Desk brings natural ingredients from developing and emerging countries to this year´s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE)

Bonn/Berlin, 12.11.2019 – High-quality extracts and exceptional vegetable and fruit pow-ders will be presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka and Ecuador at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE), the international trade fair for food ingredients, which takes place from 3 to 5 December in Paris. Due to the high quality of the raw materials and the gentle manufacturing processes, the products retain their high content of nutrients and active components. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports producers from Sir Lanka, Ecuador and other partner countries in presenting their great product diversity and special product quality to international buyers.

 
Bonn // 25.07.2018

IPD intensifies activities for sustainable economic development

German import promotion initiative is now active in 13 countries and 5 sectors

Bonn/Berlin, 25.07.2018 – Since 2012, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has assisted small-to-medium-sized enterprises in selected developing and emerging counties to ac-cess the European market. In its third project phase, the IPD expands activities to 13 partner countries and five sectors. The IPD supports export companies on the so-called "last mile"– it accompanies producers to the European market, arranges contacts with importers, thereby closing a strategic gap at the interface of development cooperation and foreign trade.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name:Republic Côte d'Ivoire (Republique de Côte d'Ivoire)
Government: Republic
Head of State: Alassane Quattara (21.05.2011)
Commercial Languages: French
Time difference: CET -1
Currency CFA-Franc (FCFA)
1 Franc = 100 Centimes
Calling Code: +225
Area: 322.463 km²
Population: 25,6 million (2018, estimate)
Capital: Abidjan (4,4 Mio.), Bouaké (536.719)
Largest Cities and Agglomerations: Abidjan
Most important exhibition centres Abidjan
Largest Airports Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Bouaké
Ports Abidjan, San-Pédro
 

Economic Data

GDP 2017: 40,4 bn. US$ (estimate)
2018: 48,1 bn. US$ (estimate) 
2019: 53,0 bn. US$ (forecast)
GDP per capita
2017: 1.617 US$ (estimate)
2018: 1.880 US$ (estimate) 
2019: 2.016 US$ (forecast)
Economic growth
2017: 7,8 % (estimate)
2018: 7,4 % (estimate) 
2019: 7,1 % (forecast)
Inflation rate
2017: 0,8 % 
2018: 1,7 % (estimate) 
2019: 2,0 % (forecast)
Exchange rate 1 US$ = 555,613 FCFA
1 Euro = 655,957 FCFA
(effective: september 2017)
Membership in regional Organisations
AU, ECOWAS
Most important industries Trade, restaurants, hotels, transport, logistics, communications, construction, mining, industry, agriculture, forestry, fishing
 

Trade Data

Export

 
Volume 2013: 12,1 bn US$
2014: 13,0 bn US$
2015: 11,8 bn US$
Most important trade partners
Netherlands, USA, Belgium, France, Germany, Burkina Faso, India
Products and sectors
Food, petrochemicals, raw materials, petroleum, detergents, cosmetics


Import

 
Volume 2013: 12,5 bn US$
2014: 11,2 bn US$
2015: 9,5 bn US$
Most important trade partners
Nigeria, France, China, USA, Italy, India, Spain
Products and sectors
Food, petroleum, machinery, motor vehicles and parts, petrochemicals
 
 
Data source: iXPOS, Federal Foreign Office, AUMA, Germany Trade & Invest – All information is supplied without guarantee.

 

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