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  • Thanks to the cashew and the cotton, the Ivory Coast is the first African commercial partner of Vietnam

    Jan 24th, 2018

    In 2017, Côte d'Ivoire became Vietnam's largest trading partner, displacing South Africa. Ivorian exports, consisting mainly of cashew nuts and cotton, grew by 27% in 2017 to reach $ 892 million, according to figures from the General Customs Department by the Vietnamese News Agency (VAN). Trade between Côte d'Ivoire and Vietnam reached a record of more than $ 1 billion in 2017. Vietnam, for its part, exported $ 126 million worth of products - mainly rice (about 70 percent), textile-clothing, steel and iron and chemicals - to Côte d'Ivoire, up 4% compared to 2016.