Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1987 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1987, 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: Botswana (26.69%), South Africa (9.61%), and Sierra Leone (8.77%).

On the other hand, in 1987, 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: Cape Verde (47.63%), Seychelles (36.52%), and Guinea-Bissau (27.59%).

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 1987 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1987 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1987 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 18.41 14.27
Benin 30.95 15.27
Botswana 48.44 75.13
Burkina Faso 28.08 11.36
Burundi 25.74 9.74
Cape Verde 65.73 18.1
Cameroon 20.63 16.69
Republic of Congo 38.62 41.73
Ivory Coast 29.62 33.43
Central African Republic 28.55 17.84
Chad 36.43 15.45
Egypt 22.72 12.62
Eswatini 82.11 81.85
Gabon 45.22 42.7
Gambia 59.29 49.42
Ghana 26.19 19.66
Guinea 30.7 31.63
Guinea-Bissau 38.96 11.37
Kenya 26.4 21.31
Madagascar 15.99 14.14
Mali 30.5 15.56
Mauritania 45.99 38.91
Mauritius 62.51 64.57
Morocco 27.18 22.48
Zimbabwe 21.28 24.02
Uganda 18.04 8.25
Tunisia 35.82 34.83
Togo 50.75 41.37
Sudan 11.13 5.52
Somalia 31.22 6.69
South Africa 19.7 29.31
Sierra Leone 23.19 31.96
Senegal 25.07 14.33
Rwanda 19.14 7.45
Niger 25.18 20.8
Nigeria 6.65 12.85
Namibia 51.38 46.47
Comoros 26.92 8.84
Seychelles 45.41 8.89

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