Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2015 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 2015, 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: Djibouti (18.81%), Gabon (18.11%), and Equatorial Guinea (14.44%).

On the other hand, in 2015, 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: Somalia (75.18%), Lesotho (45.22%), and Republic of Congo (37.24%).

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 2015 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 2015 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2015 (% GDP)
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Table of Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2015 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 36.52 23.17
Angola 33.13 29.76
Benin 32.04 24.72
Botswana 59.6 52.9
Burkina Faso 32.98 26.11
Burundi 26.81 5.73
Cape Verde 59.16 44.91
Cameroon 24.55 20.99
Republic of Congo 79.97 42.73
Ivory Coast 25.36 27.36
Democratic Republic of the Congo 33.67 27.58
Djibouti 122.65 141.46
Central African Republic 36.08 17.07
Chad 36.56 30
Egypt 21.66 13.18
Equatorial Guinea 42.22 56.66
Eswatini 40.98 43.11
Ethiopia 30.29 9.36
Gabon 27.92 46.03
Gambia 33.34 19.6
Ghana 42.69 33.83
Guinea 50.95 21.5
Guinea-Bissau 32.24 27.54
Kenya 25.2 15.13
Lesotho 86.83 41.61
Libya 74.28 39.97
Madagascar 32.83 28.39
Mali 39.6 24.04
Mauritania 47.15 30.2
Mauritius 57.15 47.86
Morocco 42.4 34.8
Mozambique 62.83 31.08
Zambia 42.73 37.14
Zimbabwe 37.59 19.16
Tanzania 23.65 17.11
Uganda 24.81 12.88
Tunisia 48.82 38.37
Togo 57.81 35.85
Sudan 0.77 0.73
Somalia 100.75 25.57
South Africa 29.01 27.71
South Sudan 28.9 36.65
Sierra Leone 47.44 19.36
Senegal 35.43 22.68
Rwanda 31.99 13.24
Niger 30.46 14.27
Nigeria 10.67 10.67
Namibia 61.87 35.37
Comoros 27.67 10.14
Seychelles 86.12 81.09

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