Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1980 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1980, 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 (33.09%), Namibia (14.11%), and Nigeria (10.18%).

On the other hand, in 1980, 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 (89.08%), Somalia (55.31%), and Seychelles (52.68%).

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 1980 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1980 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1980 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 30.34 34.34
Benin 37.32 15.82
Botswana 66.44 53.06
Burkina Faso 31.26 8.95
Burundi 23.29 8.81
Cape Verde 66.98 17.08
Cameroon 27.13 27.89
Republic of Congo 60.13 60.02
Ivory Coast 41.18 35
Central African Republic 41.08 25.22
Chad 28.87 16.95
Egypt 42.87 30.52
Eswatini 114.05 74.6
Gabon 31.63 64.72
Gambia 63.6 42.74
Ghana 9.15 8.47
Guinea-Bissau 41.84 12.69
Kenya 35.9 29.52
Lesotho 110.09 21.01
Madagascar 19.6 10.67
Mali 29.22 14.81
Mauritania 46.04 29.19
Mauritius 61.42 51.17
Morocco 28.01 19.34
Zimbabwe 26.52 23.37
Uganda 26.03 19.44
Tunisia 45.6 40.24
Togo 56.35 51.06
Sudan 23.15 10.58
Somalia 88.49 33.18
South Africa 26.55 34.34
Sierra Leone 38.22 22.87
Senegal 33.19 16.11
Rwanda 26.38 14.44
Niger 38.13 24.58
Nigeria 19.2 29.38
Namibia 56.28 70.39
Comoros 26.92 8.84
Seychelles 67.04 14.36

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