Overview: In 2018 Mali was the number 119 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 125 in total exports, the number 144 in total imports, and the number 95 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Mali exported $2.86B and imported $3.6B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$741M. In 2018, Mali's exports per capita were $150 and its imports per capita were $189.
Trade: The top exports of Mali are Gold ($2.59B), Raw Cotton ($93M), Rough Wood ($37M), Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers ($32.1M), and Other Oily Seeds ($22.5M). The top imports of Mali are Refined Petroleum ($549M), Light Pure Woven Cotton ($171M), Cement ($148M), Packaged Medicaments ($147M), and Broadcasting Equipment ($80.7M).
Destinations: Mali exports mostly to United Arab Emirates ($1.33B), Switzerland ($1.19B), China ($85.2M), Uganda ($55M), and Burkina Faso ($36.6M), and imports mostly from Senegal ($699M), Cote d'Ivoire ($528M), France ($371M), China ($345M), and Netherlands ($153M).
Location: Mali borders Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal by land.