Industry in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Industry drives integration

    CôTE D'IVOIRE, 2013/06/12 Although electricity pricing reforms will drive up input costs in the near next, Côte d’Ivoire’s downstream and building materials industries have seen a robust recovery from a comparatively poor performance in 2011. The secondary sector was hit hard by the electoral unrest in 2011, contracting by 9.7%, but year-end figures for 2012 show a strong rebound in output. In fact, the sector was one of the economy’s major increase vectors in 2012, having expanded by 14.8% in real terms, as opposed to 0.7% for the primary sector and 14.1% for the tertiary sector.