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Trading with Madagascar

  1. Export statistics
  2. Assistance of the Embassy
  3. 2009 Trade fairs
  4. Useful links

1. Export statistics

Madagascar mainly exports agricultural (vanilla ), fishery (shrimps, lobsters) and mining products as well as textile (apparels).

Top export products (Million Ar)

EXPORT PRODUCT

2003

2004

2005

1er SEM 2006

VANILLA

284,279.3

242,745.2

95,518.1

79,651.4

SHRIMPS

76,566.3

92,638.5

64,180.4

43,305.9

WOOD

918.0

6,637.9

48,776.3

15,617.6

CLOVES

36,388.3

52,514.8

33,823.7

26,524.8

FRUITS

26,024.1

33,554.5

29,285.4

265.7

GEMSTONES

14,095.4

11,319.2

28,998.9

8,588.1

CHROMITE

3,751.2

13,914.4

21,192.6

15,113.0

ALUMINIUM

5.6

4.5

17,667.1

74.5

OIL

43,158.8

14,901.0

15,866.0

45,493.8

ESSENTIAL OIL

5,784.3

11,094.9

12,980.6

8,588.1

COFFEE

5,163.5

8,171.6

12,735.4

10,420.1

OTHER PRODUCTS

143,364

345,091

300,271

197,954

TOTAL EXPORT

639,498.9

832,587.9

681,295.7

451,596.8

Source: Customs Department

Top 10 exports destination (Million Ar)

EXPORT DESTINATION

2003

2004

2005

1er SEM 2006

FRANCE

195,583.0

277,618.5

194,007.5

176,822.6

CHINA

9,152.3

17,134.4

67,420.6

26,682.4

USA

159,713.7

181,216.9

50,270.4

26,623.7

SINGAPOUR

30,818.1

46,852.6

28,637.9

22,861.8

INDIA

5,506.9

12,216.3

25,506.4

10,376.6

REUNION

13,790.4

18,473.4

24,998.1

14,709.4

MAURITIUS

54,389.4

40,001.4

24,889.1

9,154.9

GERMANY

25,589.2

24,551.4

23,920.2

16,442.8

JAPAN

18,183.9

19,748.5

20,045.3

11,145.7

THAILAND

10,035.5

6,085.6

17,343.8

5,808.0

OTHER COUNTRIES

116,736.4

188,688.8

204,256.3

130,968.9

TOTAL EXPORTS

639,498.9

832,587.9

681,295.7

451,596.8

Source: Customs Department

2. Assistance of the Embassy

The Embassy can provide assistance such as:

  • linking up to potential trading partners
  • responding to specific queries

The commercial database at the Embassy allows us to respond quickly to queries. You can enrich this database by sending in information about your company, products and marketing objectives.

The Embassy has in its local a permanent exhibition of products made in Madagascar, that can be visited during office hours.

3. 2009 Trade fairs

Participation in trade fairs and economic events gives a good opportunity to better understand the market and establish (maintain) professional relations. Here is a list of trade fairs per country which are within the Embassy’s jurisdiction:

4. Useful links