1. COUNTRY: Mali
  2. CAPITAL: Bamako
  3. GDP GROWTH RATE: -1.6% Growth Rate
  4. MAJOR COMMERCIAL CITIES: Bamako, Sikasso, Mopti, Koutiala, Ségou
  5. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: Senou International Airport, Gao International Airport
  6. MAJOR SEAPORTS: Mali has no seaports because it is landlocked, but Koulikoro on the Niger River near Bamako, serves as a principal river port
  7. RAIL AND ROADWAYS: Mali has one railroad (the Dakar-Niger Railway), including 729 kilometers in Mali, which runs from the port of Koulikoro via Bamako to the border with Senegal and continues on to Dakar. Mali had a road network totaling about 18,563 kilometers in 2000, including about 4,450 kilometers of paved roads. Mali's main economic link to the coast is a paved road between Bamako and Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. The European Development Fund is financing construction of a road linking Bamako and Dakar, Senegal. The African Development Bank is funding the construction of a road linking Bamako and Kankan in Guinea. There are also plans for a trans-Saharan road linking Mali with Algeria
  8. EXPORT GOODS: The top exports of Mali are Gold ($4.5B), Raw Cotton ($97.1M), Other Oily Seeds($60M), Rough Wood ($52.1M), and Other Vegetable Residues ($25.4M)
  9. EXPORT PARTNERS: exporting mostly to United Arab Emirates ($3.22B), Switzerland ($1.27B), China ($148M), India ($34M), and Mauritania ($31.3M)
  10. IMPORT GOODS: The top imports of Mali are Refined Petroleum ($813M), Light Pure Woven Cotton($184M), Packaged Medicaments ($162M), Cement ($130M), and Broadcasting Equipment($86.1M)
  11. IMPORT PARTNERS: importing mostly from Senegal ($960M), Cote d'Ivoire ($616M), China ($435M), France ($354M), and Austria ($146M)