EENI Global Business School
Business in Madagascar, Antananarivo

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Madagascar - Antananarivo

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Madagascar (East Africa)
    1. Antananarivo, Toamasina, and Antsirabe
  2. Malagasy Economy
  3. International Trade (Import, Export) of Madagascar
    1. Economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU)
  4. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Madagascar
  5. Business Opportunities in Madagascar
    1. Tourism
    2. Agribusiness
    3. Mining
    4. Light Industries
    5. Information and communications technology (ICT)
    6. Infrastructure
  6. Case Study:
    1. Socota Group (Textiles and Apparel)
    2. Madagascar Petroleum
  7. Economic Development Board of Madagascar
  8. Access to the Malagasy market
  9. Business Plan for Madagascar
Transport and logistics in Madagascar
  1. Ports of Madagascar
  2. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor

The purposes of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Madagascar” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Malagasy Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Madagascar
  3. To explore the Malagasy trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Malagasy Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Malagasy companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Malagasy market

Sample (Doing Business in Madagascar):
International Trade and Business in Madagascar





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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Madagascar” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in East Africa

African Student, Master / Doctorate International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Madagascar Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Madagascar Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Madagascar

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Madagascar”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Madagascar

Madagascar: 50% of the World's vanilla market.

Indian Ocean Commission (Comoros, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles)

Ports of Madagascar, Toamasina, Tamatave, and Ehoala (Maritime Transport Course Master)

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Course

The Republic of Madagascar

  1. Malagasy Population: 25 million. Growth: 2,7%
  2. Life expectancy: 64 years
  3. Malagasy Area: 587,295 square kilometres
  4. Malagasy Capital: Antananarivo (2.1 million)
  5. Economic capital of Madagascar: Toamasina
  6. Largest cities: Antananarivo, Toamasina, and Antsirabe
  7. Official Languages of Madagascar: Malagasy and French
    1. English was official language from 2007 to 2010
  8. Nearest countries to Madagascar: Mozambique, the Comoros, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, the Seychelles, Eswatini (Swaziland), and Tanzania
  9. Abolition of Slavery in Madagascar: 1896
  10. Independence of Madagascar from France: 1960

More information about Madagascar (EENI African Portal).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Religions in Madagascar:

  1. African Traditional Religions (52%)
  2. Christianity(41%)

Madagascar belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Madagascar Oil

The Republic of Madagascar: one of the poorest African Countries.

Malagasy Economy:

  1. Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. Malagasy Economic growth: 2.6%
  3. Malagasy Inflation: 6.9%
  4. The main sector of the Malagasy economy is agriculture
    1. 3.6 million tonnes of rice (the third African producer)
    2. 1 million tonnes of cereals (maize, potato)
    3. Fruits and vegetables
    4. Litchies: 70% share of the European market. The first world exporter
    5. 50% of the global vanilla market
    6. The first world spices and other essential oils exporter
  5. Malagasy industry (13% of the GDP): soap production, food and tobacco processing, brewing, textiles, and leather
  6. Ranking in the Doing Business Index (WB): 142
  7. Malagasy currency: Ariary (not convertible)

Southern African Development Community (Customs Union)

Foreign Trade of Madagascar:

  1. Malagasy Exports: 1.251 million Dollars (FOB Value)
  2. Malagasy Imports: 2.619 million Dollars (CIF Value)
  3. Top Malagasy trading partners: France, Singapore, China, Germany, Canada, India, the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Spain
  4. Trade with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries: only 5.3% of the total exports/12% of the total imports
  5. Trade with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries: only 3% of the total exports/6.9% of the total imports
  6. Trade with the Indian Ocean Commission countries: only 3.1% of the total exports/5.5% of the total imports
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Madagascar: 386 million Dollars

The mission of the Economic Development Board of Madagascar (Public body) is to encourage the foreign direct investments and create a friendly business climate. The Board has defined six strategic sectors for the Malagasy economic development: tourism, agribusiness, light manufacturing industry, Information and communication technologies (ICT), infrastructure, and mining.

United States-Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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