Main business sectors in Côte d'Ivoire

Main business sectors in Côte d'Ivoire

Overview of main economic sectors

Côte d'Ivoire is a diversified economy offering opportunities in a variety of sectors. Here is an overview of the country's main economic sectors:


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Oil & Gas

Côte d'Ivoire has offshore oil and natural gas reserves, making it an emerging player in the energy sector. The country is attracting investment in hydrocarbon exploration, production, refining and distribution.


Ivorian industry is developing rapidly, with sectors such as agro-industry, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, automotive, shipbuilding and energy production. Opportunities lie in the local processing of raw materials, assembly, manufacturing and export of manufactured products.

Telecommunications and Information Technology

The telecommunications and ICT sector is booming in Côte d'Ivoire. The country boasts a modern telecommunications infrastructure, offering opportunities for companies specializing in digital services, telecommunications, cybersecurity and financial technologies (fintech).


Côte d'Ivoire boasts a rich cultural heritage, sandy beaches and lush natural surroundings. The tourism sector is growing, offering opportunities in hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, leisure services and eco-tourism.

Financial Services

With a growing economy, Côte d'Ivoire's financial sector is also developing rapidly. Business opportunities lie in banking, insurance, microfinance, investments and digital financial services.


The healthcare sector in Côte d'Ivoire offers opportunities for pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment, medical infrastructure, private healthcare services and health insurance.

Construction and public works

The country's economic development is driving a growing demand for infrastructure, housing and commercial buildings. The construction sector offers opportunities for public and private infrastructure projects.

These key sectors present interesting opportunities for investors and companies looking to develop their activities in Côte d'Ivoire. However, it is important to carry out thorough market research, understand the country's economic and regulatory context, and adapt to local specificities to succeed in these fast-growing sectors.