Industry & Retail

Cote d'Ivore Industry 2013

Once the industrial engine of post-colonial West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire still retains a commercial and manufacturing fabric that is enviable by regional standards, although its lead over its neighbours has all but disappeared recently. As with other areas of the economy, industry has suffered from the years of political turmoil and economic stagnation from 1999 to 2011. Recovery has been rapid and impressive since 2011, however, and Ivoirian industrialists are optimistic about a return to sustained growth.