Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1972 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1972, 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: Eswatini (8.42%), Ghana (5.51%), and Ivory Coast (4.50%).

On the other hand, in 1972, 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 (53.05%), Guinea-Bissau (31.27%), and Republic of Congo (23.48%).

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 1972 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1972 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1972 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 25.73 20.45
Benin 26.8 14.38
Botswana 60.54 37.37
Burkina Faso 21.29 6.4
Burundi 15.08 11.73
Cameroon 26.09 20.39
Republic of Congo 51.79 28.31
Ivory Coast 29.01 33.51
Central African Republic 33.81 24.94
Chad 19.38 14.57
Egypt 17.38 12.71
Eswatini 58.6 67.02
Gabon 72.26 73.09
Gambia 40.76 33.77
Ghana 15.2 20.71
Guinea-Bissau 35.63 4.36
Kenya 28.73 26.59
Lesotho 69.13 16.08
Madagascar 18.32 14.26
Mali 19.57 10.03
Mauritania 33.98 38.23
Morocco 19.22 18.57
Uganda 16.78 19.39
Tunisia 24.74 25.35
Togo 38.48 39.28
Sudan 16.67 16.02
Somalia 20.55 15.74
South Africa 22.17 24.63
Sierra Leone 29.03 27.77
Senegal 25.74 18.14
Rwanda 16.26 8.28
Niger 20.5 14.21
Nigeria 11.8 10.97

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