Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2012 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 2012, 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: Libya (34.87%), Gabon (29.56%), and Equatorial Guinea (27.14%).

On the other hand, in 2012, 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 (66.61%), Mozambique (44.11%), and Sierra Leone (27.46%).

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 2012 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 2012 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2012 (% GDP)
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Table of Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2012 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 28.51 36.89
Angola 35.86 55.94
Benin 26.84 23.9
Botswana 61.4 49.25
Burkina Faso 34.64 26.6
Burundi 34 9.7
Cape Verde 59.85 40.43
Cameroon 26.16 23.88
Republic of Congo 39.36 58.08
Ivory Coast 35.32 34.98
Democratic Republic of the Congo 37.55 30.8
Central African Republic 21.51 11.55
Chad 42.11 38.47
Egypt 24.32 16.4
Equatorial Guinea 44.77 71.91
Eswatini 42.97 36.69
Ethiopia 31.63 13.77
Gabon 31.39 60.95
Gambia 27.86 19.84
Ghana 52.81 40.36
Guinea 53.54 33.14
Guinea-Bissau 25.7 15.48
Kenya 31.76 19.86
Lesotho 108.41 41.8
Libya 39.75 74.62
Madagascar 30.87 21.78
Mali 31.26 27.86
Mauritania 62.53 48.26
Mauritius 65.71 53.79
Morocco 50.2 34.93
Mozambique 72.99 28.88
Zambia 39.02 40.08
Zimbabwe 49 25.16
Tanzania 32 22.37
Uganda 28.01 15.49
Tunisia 55.64 45.91
Togo 59.21 45.21
Sudan 16.05 12.07
South Africa 28.44 27.14
South Sudan 28.79 42.83
Sierra Leone 60.37 32.91
Senegal 39.5 22.47
Rwanda 28.56 12
Niger 28.99 16.1
Nigeria 12.99 31.55
Namibia 60.16 40.06
Comoros 31.87 8.95
Seychelles 117.15 99.33

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