GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1972
Updated on July 26, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 1972, the 3 African countries with the top 3 highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Per Capita were:

  1. South Africa: US$ 1,053.02
  2. Gabon: US$ 703.78
  3. Seychelles: US$ 546.95

On the other hand, the 3 African countries with the 3 lowest GDP Per Capita in 1972 were:

  1. Rwanda: US$ 61.81
  2. Burundi: US$ 69.14
  3. Lesotho: US$ 75.12

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each African country for the year 1972. You can also see links at the bottom of this page to see the historical GDP Per Capita information for each African country.

The World Bank defines GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Per Capita as "the gross domestic product divided by midyear population" .

See also: GDP of Africa in 1972.

Data Source: World Bank.
GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1972 (US$)
See also the GDP Per Capita of Africa for other years:
Table of GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1972
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Country GDP Per Capita (US$)
Algeria 442.68
Benin 134.82
Botswana 246.54
Burkina Faso 99.33
Burundi 69.14
Cameroon 218.18
Republic of Congo 291.98
Ivory Coast 331.67
Democratic Republic of the Congo 292.30
Central African Republic 123.31
Chad 153.44
Egypt 257.59
Equatorial Guinea 226.00
Eswatini 321.07
Gabon 703.78
Gambia 120.14
Ghana 228.86
Guinea-Bissau 119.73
Kenya 173.50
Lesotho 75.12
Madagascar 193.13
Malawi 81.89
Mali 79.16
Mauritania 321.71
Morocco 302.56
Zambia 427.82
Zimbabwe 471.94
Uganda 150.22
Tunisia 422.86
Togo 149.35
Sudan 196.91
Somalia 119.82
South Africa 1,053.02
Sierra Leone 163.01
Senegal 358.37
Rwanda 61.81
Niger 155.78
Nigeria 209.23
Seychelles 546.95

GDP Per Capita of African Countries

Use the links below to see the historical GDP Per Capita for each African country.