Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2009 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 2009, 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: Equatorial Guinea (26.47%), South Sudan (25.79%), and Gabon (20.84%).

On the other hand, in 2009, 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 (69.37%), Cape Verde (25.88%), and Guinea (24.78%).

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 2009 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 2009 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2009 (% GDP)
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Table of Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2009 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 35.95 35.37
Angola 63.69 58.76
Benin 24.78 19.93
Botswana 51.89 34.8
Burkina Faso 26.51 13.79
Burundi 29.2 6.6
Cape Verde 56.96 31.08
Cameroon 22.59 19.58
Republic of Congo 71.07 64.48
Ivory Coast 31.26 35.41
Democratic Republic of the Congo 36.13 26.81
Central African Republic 21.65 9.84
Chad 41.97 35.14
Egypt 31.6 24.96
Equatorial Guinea 47.87 74.34
Eritrea 23.44 4.53
Eswatini 57.77 49.59
Gabon 31.33 52.17
Gambia 26.03 15.75
Ghana 42.3 29.29
Guinea 47.3 22.52
Guinea-Bissau 35.22 18.85
Kenya 27.17 18.77
Lesotho 114.14 44.77
Libya 42.82 59.24
Madagascar 42.04 20.38
Mali 28.81 21.71
Mauritania 44.76 37.25
Mauritius 56.75 47.68
Morocco 39.91 28
Mozambique 37.69 27.12
Zambia 26.87 29.25
Zimbabwe 42.3 19.48
Tanzania 25.34 18.19
Uganda 28.45 18.61
Tunisia 47.98 45.04
Togo 50.21 35.55
Sudan 22.58 21.77
South Africa 24.61 24.98
South Sudan 34.52 60.31
Sierra Leone 27.94 13.5
Senegal 32.91 19.39
Rwanda 26.45 10.37
Niger 34.53 14.98
Nigeria 17.43 18.63
Namibia 72.2 51.56
Comoros 28.59 9.31
Seychelles 117.03 107.99

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