Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1988 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1988, 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 (26.59%), Sierra Leone (14.34%), and South Africa (6.29%).

On the other hand, in 1988, 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: Seychelles (44.85%), Cape Verde (42.78%), and Guinea-Bissau (38.73%).

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 1988 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1988 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1988 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 22.6 15.51
Benin 32.08 13.8
Botswana 43.93 70.52
Burkina Faso 27.13 11
Burundi 25.95 12.59
Cape Verde 59.49 16.71
Cameroon 15.96 16.03
Republic of Congo 40.42 40.62
Ivory Coast 27.89 30.49
Central African Republic 25.05 17.75
Chad 30.1 15.02
Egypt 35.23 17.37
Eswatini 80.27 76.87
Gabon 41.79 36.73
Gambia 58.45 50.37
Ghana 24.06 18.18
Guinea 31.08 26.87
Guinea-Bissau 51.17 12.44
Kenya 27.6 22.37
Madagascar 16.91 13.58
Mali 32.25 14.58
Mauritania 43.53 39.85
Mauritius 69.69 64.72
Morocco 25.14 25
Zimbabwe 20.36 23.74
Uganda 17.78 7.57
Tunisia 41.66 42.02
Togo 52.6 43.66
Sudan 7.69 3.8
Somalia 22.19 4.82
South Africa 21.9 28.19
Sierra Leone 14.39 28.73
Senegal 25.61 15.03
Rwanda 17.6 6.62
Niger 23.59 18.3
Nigeria 5.77 11.17
Namibia 44.75 46.26
Comoros 26.92 8.84
Seychelles 56.06 11.21

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