Côte d'Ivoire - Country Commercial Guide
Paper and Packing Material

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2021-04-20

This industry sector is to be developed; opportunities to export to this nascent sector exist.


No paper mills produce raw paper material in Côte d’Ivoire.  Imported raw paper materials are transformed into toilet paper, notebooks, boxes, packages, and other consumer items. 

Leading Sub-Sectors

The best prospects for U.S. businesses include paperboard used for cement bags, cardboard-grade paper for banana and pineapple packaging, photographic paper, and printing paper for newspapers, magazines, and books.  Distributors include companies specializing in photocopy paper, leading importers of miscellaneous goods and products, and printing companies.


Good opportunities exist in importing U.S. craft paper, granulated polyethylene, bleached craft and softwood pulp.

Web Resources

Côte d’Ivoire’s Investment Promotion Centre (CEPICI)

Côte d’Ivoire Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Bureau National d‘Etudes et de Développement (BNETD)

Ivoirian Customs Office