1. COUNTRY: Madagascar
  2. CAPITAL: Antananarivo
  3. GDP GROWTH RATE: -4.2 % Growth Rate
  4. MAJOR COMMERCIAL CITIES: Antananarivo, Toliary, Antsiranana, Antsirabe, Toamasina, Mahajanga, and Fianarantsoa
  5. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: Ivato International Airport
  6. MAJOR SEAPORTS: Toamasina, Antsiranana, Nosy Be, Mahajanga, Toliara, Antalaha, Vohémar, Morondava, Tolagnaro, Port Saint-Louis, Morombe, Manakara, Antsohihy, Maintirano, Sainte Marie, Maroantsetra and Antalaha Only five of them (Antsiranana, Toliara, Vohémar, Toamasina, Tolagnaro) have adequate port facilities.
  7. RAIL AND ROADWAYS: The Malagasy road network is currently estimated at 31,640 km of roads and is divided into three categories of networks. The Northern railway, managed by a private company Madarail (Madagascar Railway) for the network connecting Antananarivo with Tamatave, Ambatondrazaka and Antsirabe. The Southern railway, managed by a public company FCE (Fianarantsoa Cote Est) for the southeastern network connecting Fianarantsoa to Manakara.
  8. EXPORT GOODS: The top exports of Madagascar are Vanilla ($651M), Raw Nickel ($469M), Gold($201M), Knit Sweaters ($146M), and Precious Stones ($135M)
  9. EXPORT PARTNERS:  exporting mostly to United States ($615M), France ($576M), United Arab Emirates ($215M), China ($181M), and Japan($179M).
  10. IMPORT GOODS: The top imports of Madagascar are Refined Petroleum ($570M), Rice ($178M), Cars ($105M), Packaged Medicaments ($102M), and Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric($73M)
  11. IMPORT PARTNERS: importing mostly from China ($928M), France ($445M), United Arab Emirates($360M), India ($288M), and South Africa ($190M).