Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1981 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1981, 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 (22.66%), Algeria (3.71%), and Ghana (-0.56%).

On the other hand, in 1981, 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 (97.72%), Cape Verde (49.22%), and Seychelles (49.13%).

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 1981 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1981 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1981 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 30.88 34.59
Benin 43.96 15.93
Botswana 71.53 49.71
Burkina Faso 31.44 9.28
Burundi 22.04 9.14
Cape Verde 70.69 21.47
Cameroon 28.41 21.87
Republic of Congo 76.09 58.02
Ivory Coast 42.28 35.17
Central African Republic 34.06 24.38
Chad 22.66 15.1
Egypt 43.5 30.96
Eswatini 105.83 75.19
Gabon 40.7 63.36
Gambia 66.76 43.96
Ghana 5.32 4.76
Guinea-Bissau 35.72 11.19
Kenya 33.82 30.46
Lesotho 117.01 19.29
Madagascar 14.64 8.89
Mali 28.8 13.3
Mauritania 51.76 35.72
Mauritius 55.19 44.73
Morocco 34.77 22.67
Zimbabwe 25.91 19.43
Uganda 22.06 16.08
Tunisia 49.84 41.37
Togo 52.96 46.23
Sudan 23.65 9.62
Somalia 68.37 24.82
South Africa 29.42 27.47
Sierra Leone 39.74 23.02
Senegal 44.5 21.35
Rwanda 21.76 9.83
Niger 36.2 24.16
Nigeria 9.58 8.59
Namibia 67.79 56.39
Comoros 26.92 8.84
Seychelles 60.21 11.08

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