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Trade in Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde was the world’s 205th largest exporter of goods and 136th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $48 and $574 million USD respectively. Cabo Verde’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Clothing. In 2022, Cabo Verde’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Spain, Portugal and Italy, with trade representing 97.67 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Cabo Verde is the world’s 191st largest importer of goods and 160th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $910 and $246 million USD respectively in 2022. Cabo Verde’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Agricultural products and Fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were Portugal, Netherlands and Spain. Cabo Verde is part of 1 Regional Trade Agreements, which is Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Cabo Verde





WTO Membership Date

23 July 2008

Legal System

civil law system of Portugal


Portuguese, Kabuverdianu

Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Cape Verdean escudo

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • BPN Instituicao Financeira International SA - Praia, Cape Verde - SWIFT: BPNPPTPL

Contact Information

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Business Support Organizations

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Mrs Eduarda Augusta De Sá Nogueira
    Head of SPS and WTO-SPS
    Ministry of Rural Development
    Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development
    Phone: +(238) 260 4183/4187
    Mobile phone: +(238) 983 5441

    Achada de São Filipe
    PO Box No. 278

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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