According to a report by the African National Bank of Development, the Ivorian industrial sector is the most efficient in West Africa.
The industry sector, which represents 59% of imports, 8% of jobs in 2016 and 25% of gross domestic product (GDP), is divided into several branches.
After emerging from the socio-political crisis of 2011, the government set up mechanisms to promote the contribution of the industrial sector to the creation of wealth and jobs.
This sector represents 25.2% of the Gross Domestic Product in 2018 and 26% in 2019. Its contribution to the growth of the Ivorian economy increased from 1.5 points in 2018 to 2.1 points in 2019.
On the other hand, it includes a large number of Small and Medium Industries (SMI) and few large industries (dominated by agro-industry).
However, it remains the most diversified in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and represents 40% of its industrial potential.