Ivory Coast: Imports, percent of GDP

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 Ivory Coast

Imports of goods and services as percent of GDP

 Latest value 27.49
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 29.36
 Min - Max 20.1 - 42.28
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the Ivory Coast from 1960 to 2022. The average value for the Ivory Coast during that period was 29.36 percent with a minimum of 20.1 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 42.28 percent in 1981. The latest value from 2022 is 27.49 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 133 countries is 51.99 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Ivory Coast - Imports, percent of GDP - recent values

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Ivory Coast - Imports, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2022




The imports of the Ivory Coast and other countries are calculated as the total amount of goods and services produced abroad and sold at home. Imports are often reported as percent of GDP so that we can evaluate their magnitude relative to the size of the economy.

If imports are about 15 percent or less of GDP the economy is considered relatively closed. That, for example, applies to the U.S. In contrast, many small European countries import over 40 percent of the products they consume. They are considered more open to international trade.
Definition: Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 94.05 2021 percent
 Trade openness 52.34 2022 percent
 Exports, percent of GDP 24.84 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 17.40 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 10.18 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 27.49 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 19.25 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 2.26 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 1.58 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 15.10 2021 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -6.30 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars -2.87 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -2.65 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 0.04 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.51 2022 percent
 Remittances 297.07 2021 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 79.47 2021 million USD
 External debt 47.11 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 5.28 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 956.50 9/2022 billion
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