Cote d’Ivoire’s Commodities Export and Shipping: Challenges for Port Traffic and Regional Market Size


The global integration with the growth of the world population generated a constant need of goods where trade took place with both inputs and ready-made products. Although this global need has led to a diversification of exports of goods, it still requires special commodities from tropical Africa and trade partners in West Africa that may supply more their specialized products which can be moved in cargo between destinations. This paper identifies especially Cote d’Ivoire’s commodities export and shipping market structure with its main agricultural products which makes him the world’s dominant producer and exporter of cocoa beans. It develops the importance of export crops structure for local economy driven by the international demand for cocoa beans. And it finally could indicate in our future study whether the possibility of pricing power and export taxes affecting the shipping market has a decisive impact on the port traffic and accelerates growth.

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Essoh, N. (2014) Cote d’Ivoire’s Commodities Export and Shipping: Challenges for Port Traffic and Regional Market Size. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 4, 234-245. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2014.45031.

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