Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1971 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1971, 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 (14.88%), Gabon (13.99%), and Eswatini (12.91%).

On the other hand, in 1971, 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 (42.05%), Guinea-Bissau (30.15%), and Botswana (28.41%).

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 1971 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1971 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1971 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 27.66 18.44
Benin 27.83 17.79
Botswana 61.56 33.15
Burkina Faso 19.93 5.51
Burundi 14.17 8.44
Cameroon 27.16 23.02
Republic of Congo 52.65 32.58
Ivory Coast 28.43 32.21
Central African Republic 37.42 29.8
Chad 21.06 15.91
Egypt 17.78 13.24
Eswatini 54.92 67.83
Gabon 52.33 66.32
Gambia 37.18 32.37
Ghana 20.24 15.76
Guinea-Bissau 34.31 4.16
Kenya 35.19 28.64
Lesotho 54.85 12.8
Madagascar 21.03 14.45
Mali 20.22 13.42
Mauritania 17 31.88
Morocco 19.73 16.95
Uganda 23.96 19.82
Tunisia 24.43 24.1
Togo 39.88 46.82
Sudan 17.18 15.64
Somalia 19.91 13.26
South Africa 25.35 21.28
Sierra Leone 32.39 31.27
Senegal 24.35 15.33
Rwanda 16.87 10.21
Niger 15.6 12.37
Nigeria 13.63 10.83

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