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Trade in Madagascar

Madagascar was the world’s 121st largest exporter of goods and 110th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $2,726 and $562 million USD respectively. Madagascar’s top export category was agricultural products, followed by fuels and mining products, and manufactures. In 2020, Madagascar’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to France, the United States and Germany, with trade representing 49.01 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Madagascar’s import values were $4,408 and $934 million USD respectively in 2021. Madagascar’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were China, India and France. Madagascar is part of 2 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and EU – Eastern and Southern Africa States.
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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 Madagascar





WTO Membership Date

17 November 1995

Legal System

civil law system based on the old French civil code and customary law in matters of marriage, family, and obligation


Malagasy, French

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Additional Information

Financial Information

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Malagasy ariary

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • Malagasy Copyright Office

  • Ministry of Communication and Culture (OMDA)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Malagasy Industrial Property Office

  • Ministry of Industry, Trade and Craft (OMAPI)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Mme Verosoanandraina LANTOARIMAKA
    lngénieur agronome, Chef du Service des lnspections aux Frontières
    Direction de la Protection des Végétaux
    Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Elevage
    Phone: +261 34 05 581 41

    BP 1042

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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