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About Mali

Mali, officially known as the Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Being a French Colony, it is the eighth-largest country in Africa, but one of the poorest countries of the world.

The economy of the country is driven primarily by agriculture with cotton being the largest crop. However, rice, millet, corn, tobacco, etc., are grown too. The mining industry also thrives in the country with Gold being mined and exported. Mali has the third-largest gold deposits in Africa

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityBamako
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesFrench, Bambara,Bobo, Bozo, Dogon, French (former),Fula, Hassaniya, Kassonke
CurrencyWest African CFA franc, XOF
Phone Code +223
Important CitiesSikasso, Kalabancoro, Koutiala, Segou, Kayes, Kati, Mopti, Niono
National DayIndependence Day (22nd Sept)
GDP (nominal)USD 21.309 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking149
Primary Industriesfood processing, construction, and phosphate and gold mining Natural resources also include kaolin, salt, cotton, limestone, uranium, and hydropower
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsAlgeria, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote DIvoire, Guinea, Senegal, Mauritania
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Community of Sahel–Saharan States(CEN-SAD), Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS), Group of 77(G77), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa(OHADA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Silk & Textiles, Live Animals and Animal Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Aviation Vehicles, Chemical Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Spices, Fashion and Apparel, Arms and Ammunitions
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Gems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Silk & Textiles, Vegetables and Related Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Chemical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories
Total Exports ValueUSD 3.905 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 6.454 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 2.549 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Agreements, Agreement on Political, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation (2009)
Major Exports to IndiaSilk & Textiles, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Gems & Jewellery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Fruits and Nuts, Railway and Locomotives
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Ceramic Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Spices, Arms and Ammunitions, Silk & Textiles, Household Items & Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 20.02 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 132.49 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 112.47 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for MaliEmbassy of India
H.E. Anjani Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
101, Avenue de I’OUA, Badalabougou Est, B.P. No. 8008, Bamako, Mali

Embassy Details of Mali in IndiaEmbassy of Mali
H.E. Brig. Gen. Felix Diallo
Ambassador Designate
A 2/29, Safdarjung EnclaveNew Delhi-110029
011 41090624, 011 41090625 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Mali in Kolkata
H.E. MR. Gaurav Goenka
Honorary Consul
119 Park Street 4th Floor Block A Kolkata - 700016
9830555559 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Mali in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Vikash Mittersain
Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Mali in Bengaluru
H.E. Mr. Hunsur Vasudevarao Subba Krishna
Honorary Consul