Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1997 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 1997, 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 (24.07%), Republic of Congo (15.44%), and Botswana (13.16%).

On the other hand, in 1997, 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: Eritrea (56.18%), Seychelles (40.35%), and Cape Verde (31.10%).

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 1997 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 1997 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 1997 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 21.34 30.91
Benin 31.54 27.18
Botswana 47.72 60.88
Burkina Faso 26.6 10.81
Burundi 14.44 9.84
Cape Verde 58.54 27.44
Cameroon 21.82 26.65
Republic of Congo 60.16 75.6
Ivory Coast 25.84 28.16
Democratic Republic of the Congo 15 18.75
Central African Republic 28.93 26.88
Chad 30.77 18.54
Egypt 24.9 18.84
Eritrea 85.8 29.62
Eswatini 76.15 61.35
Gabon 37.23 61.3
Gambia 25.39 22.93
Ghana 52.99 32.41
Guinea 22.85 19.56
Guinea-Bissau 39.88 21.02
Kenya 31.37 22.69
Libya 21.85 26.79
Madagascar 20.73 16.14
Mali 33.21 23.83
Mauritania 29.36 33.39
Mauritius 66.34 61.46
Morocco 27.23 23.92
Mozambique 30.77 10.7
Zambia 30.9 27.37
Zimbabwe 44.61 37.6
Tanzania 25.69 16.22
Uganda 20.8 13.36
Tunisia 41.39 39.11
Togo 44.81 28.98
Sudan 12.52 5.34
South Africa 20.64 21.66
Sierra Leone 15.08 13.2
Senegal 28.91 18.33
Rwanda 25.67 7.8
Niger 19.64 13.54
Nigeria 22.81 28.65
Namibia 50.2 42.65
Comoros 26.92 8.84
Seychelles 60.47 20.12

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