Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1970 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1970, the top 3 African countries with high net exports of goods and services by percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) (i.e. total exports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP minus total imports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP) are: Mauritania (15.11%), Gabon (11.73%), and Togo (10.85%).

On the other hand, in 1970, the top 3 African countries with high net imports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP (i.e. total imports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP minus total exports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP) are: Lesotho (36.66%), Botswana (36.25%), and Guinea-Bissau (26.19%).

The World Bank defines exports of goods and services as "the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world" , and defines imports of goods and services as "the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world".

Interact with the charts and table below to see the details of the imports and exports of goods and services made by African countries as a percentage of GDP in 1970 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1970 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1970 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 29.15 22.07
Benin 24.46 15.18
Botswana 60.91 24.66
Burkina Faso 16.14 5.46
Burundi 11.62 10.69
Cameroon 24.67 26.21
Republic of Congo 57.76 34.74
Ivory Coast 29.11 35.77
Central African Republic 41.56 31.94
Chad 22.05 16.26
Egypt 17.1 13.57
Eswatini 60.42 69.91
Gabon 37.99 49.72
Gambia 40.91 37.79
Ghana 22.71 21.34
Guinea-Bissau 30.19 4
Kenya 30.66 29.83
Lesotho 48.88 12.22
Madagascar 21.59 19.16
Mali 18.2 12.47
Mauritania 17.24 32.35
Morocco 21.58 17.64
Uganda 20.12 23.35
Tunisia 24.75 22
Togo 38.79 49.64
Sudan 16.41 16.34
Somalia 16.74 11.51
South Africa 24.64 21.2
Sierra Leone 29.28 31.02
Senegal 23.25 16.09
Rwanda 15.23 11.51
Niger 18.1 10.77
Nigeria 11.21 8.41

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