What does Madagascar export?
Madagascar primarily exports agricultural products coffee, vanilla, shellfish, sugar, and fiber. It is also a producer of cotton textiles, minerals, and gemstones (though it is believed most gems are smuggled out of the country illegally).
In 2002 39% of exports went to France, nearly 20% to the U.S., and 5.5% to Germany. Lesser trade parters include Japan and Singapore.
In 2003 Malagasy export were worth about $700 million and the country's trade deficit was around $220 million.