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Trade in Mali

Mali was the world’s 128th largest exporter of goods and 145th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $5.05 billion and $371 million USD respectively. Mali’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Fuels and mining products. In 2022, Mali’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to South Africa, Switzerland and Bangladesh, with trade representing 68.83 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Mali is the world’s 136th largest importer of goods and 122nd largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $6.46 billion and $2.21 billion USD respectively in 2022. Mali’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Machinery and transport equipment. Leading import partners were Senegal, China and Cote d’Ivoire. Mali is part of 2 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).
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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 Mali





WTO Membership Date

31 May 1995

Legal System

civil law system based on the French civil law model and influenced by customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Constitutional Court



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Additional Information

Financial Information

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


West African CFA franc

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.
  • BICI Mali - Bamako, Mali - SWIFT: BICIMLBA

Contact Information

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

Business Support Organizations

  • Agence pour la Promotion des Exportations du Mali

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]
  • Agence pour la Promotion des Investissements

    Investment promotion agency

    [email protected]

Copyright Offices

  • Malian Copyright Office

  • Ministry of Culture (BUMDA)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Malian Centre for the Promotion of Industrial Property (CEMAPI)

  • Ministry of Trade and Industry

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Direction Nationale des Services Vétérinaires
    Ministère de l'Elevage et de la Pêche
    Dr Mamadou OUATTARA, Chef de la Division Inspection et Santé Publique Vétérinaire;
    Dr Coulibaly DRISSA, Chef de la Section Inspection Vétérinaire
    Phone: +(223) 20 22 20 23/20 22 61 93

    Avenue de la Nation, porte 631

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • M. Amadou Diop,
    Inspecteur des Services Economiques,
    Chef du Service Accréditation à l’Agence Malienne de Normalisation et de Promotion de la Qualité (AMANORM)
    Phone: (+223)76 18 59 49;(+223) 69 00 84 78

    Hamdallaye ACI 2000

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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