♦ Facts

2019 China investments in Mali (approx. US$11 billion)

  • $9.5 billion of which is slated for railway construction and repairs.
  • $8 million is going to CREC’s construction of a 900-km railway connecting Bamako to the port capital of Conakry in Guinea.
  • $1.5 billion is slated for CRCC’s upgrade of the existing but dilapidated 1,230-km railway between Bamako and Dakar, which currently functions as landlocked Mali’s main link to the sea.

2019 Trade Surplus -5.40 % of GDP

3 Main Export commodities:

  1. Gold (72% of total exports
  2. Cotton
  3. Oil

3 Main Import commodities:

  1. Fuel (42% total imports)
  2. Equipments
  3. Foodstuffs

2019 GDP $17 Billion, GDP per Capita $777.9, up by $68.3 since 2010

2019, IFC input US $2.5 million

President: Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

WHO participation:

  • Yellow fever – Mali (2019)
  • Building latrines and keeping water clean decreases diarrhea and under-nutrition in Mali (2015)
  • Anthropologists work with Ebola-affected communities in Mali (2015)
  • WHO Director-General visits Mali to bolster UN support to the Ebola outbreak (2014)
  • Emergency obstetric care in Mali: catastrophic spending and its impoverishing effects on households (2013)

2019 Population 19.658 million 

Capital : Bamako 2.529 million population

  • 0-14 years: 48.03% (male 4,449,790 /female 4,402,076)
  • 15-24 years: 18.89% (male 1,657,609 /female 1,823,453)
  • 25-54 years: 26.36% (male 2,243,158 /female 2,615,695)
  • 55-64 years: 3.7% (male 346,003 /female 335,733)
  • 65 years and over: 3.02% (male 277,834 /female 278,542) (2018 est.)

There is a small Chinese community in Mali of about 3,000 people, mostly living in the capital of Bamako

2017 Modern contraceptive prevalence in Mali was 15.6% in 2015

♦ Telecom Subs

  • Malitel
  • Orange Mali
  • Sotelma
  • Alpha Telecom

♦ Communications

*TELEPHONES

  • Total subscriptions: 228,097
  • Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2018 est.)
  • Country comparison to the world: 123 (main lines in use compares the total number of main telephone lines in use).

*MOBILE CELLULAR

  • Total subscriptions: 21,955,565
  • Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 119 (2018 est.)
  • Country comparison to the world: 54 (mobile cellular compares the total number of mobile cellular telephone subscribers).

Investment Opportunities in The Mali Telecom Sector

  • Malitel launches Mobicash money transfer service, secures 4G licence;
  • Orange Mali pays XOF100 million for renewed 15-year concession;
  • Alpha Telecom Mali launches mobile services;
  • Government agrees loan to fund the ‘Mali Numerique 2020’ fibre network project;
  • Huawei granted extension to complete the national fibre backbone network;
  • Vodafone Wholesale completes its second fibre-optic network connecting Ghana to Mali and Niger;
  • Orange Mali and Ecobank develop m-banking service;
  • G5 Sahel countries adopt free mobile roaming measures;
  • Sonatel begins project to upgrade its network infrastructure;

♦ Education Related 

Education System

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Illiterate Population

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Literacy Rate

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Energy

ELECTRICITY ACCESS

*Collected from industry reports, national surveys, and international sources:

  • Population without electricity: 11 million (2017)
  • Electrification – total population: 35.1% (2016)
  • Electrification – urban areas: 83.6% (2016)
  • Electrification – rural areas: 1.8% (2016)