Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1979 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1979, 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: Gabon (21.09%), South Africa (9.17%), and Nigeria (5.76%).

On the other hand, in 1979, 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 (101.52%), Somalia (51.22%), and Seychelles (49.16%).

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 1979 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1979 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1979 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 32.87 31.15
Benin 37.02 17.52
Botswana 65.25 54.12
Burkina Faso 29.28 8.25
Burundi 22.72 14.16
Cameroon 28.24 21.08
Republic of Congo 48.63 47.41
Ivory Coast 37.66 34.6
Central African Republic 35.13 22.43
Chad 34.64 17.78
Egypt 42.97 26.49
Eswatini 99.22 62.9
Gabon 37.4 58.49
Gambia 63.26 34.96
Ghana 11.16 11.23
Guinea-Bissau 41.53 7.27
Kenya 31.61 25.75
Lesotho 123.62 22.1
Madagascar 30.39 14.58
Mali 27.23 11.99
Mauritania 41.29 26.31
Mauritius 54.42 42.67
Morocco 29.87 17.01
Zimbabwe 22.66 21.8
Uganda 17.53 19.4
Tunisia 41.97 38.98
Togo 76.24 50
Sudan 19.36 9.96
Somalia 75.53 24.31
South Africa 25 34.17
Sierra Leone 27.09 19.91
Senegal 30.96 18.84
Rwanda 22.75 21.05
Niger 36.87 28.54
Nigeria 19.06 24.82
Seychelles 66.36 17.2

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