Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2016 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 2016, 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 (17.94%), Equatorial Guinea (10.22%), and Botswana (8.76%).

On the other hand, in 2016, 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 (74.41%), Guinea (53.10%), and Lesotho (50.17%).

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 2016 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 2016 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2016 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 35.05 20.87
Angola 25.25 28.12
Benin 31.38 27.61
Botswana 45.85 54.61
Burkina Faso 31.98 25.92
Burundi 25.09 6.65
Cape Verde 59.96 44.23
Cameroon 21.69 18.95
Republic of Congo 85.78 45
Ivory Coast 22.92 24.6
Democratic Republic of the Congo 38.86 32.79
Djibouti 109.37 100.62
Central African Republic 35.71 14.82
Chad 37 26.3
Egypt 19.9 10.35
Equatorial Guinea 41.19 51.41
Eswatini 42.59 44.06
Ethiopia 27.09 7.81
Gabon 26.1 44.04
Gambia 30.11 15.91
Ghana 36.68 31.19
Guinea 82.47 29.37
Guinea-Bissau 31.3 26.51
Kenya 21.62 13.25
Lesotho 94.51 44.34
Libya 44.08 26.14
Madagascar 31.74 29.09
Mali 40.32 23.44
Mauritania 39.23 33.92
Mauritius 53.74 44.25
Morocco 45.51 35.35
Mozambique 72.09 33.55
Zambia 38.63 35.33
Zimbabwe 31.28 19.94
Tanzania 19.07 16.35
Uganda 18.78 12.43
Tunisia 48.65 38.15
Togo 39.97 26.91
Sudan 0.74 0.71
Somalia 99.58 25.17
South Africa 27.71 28.16
Sierra Leone 54.5 24.91
Senegal 32.55 21.56
Rwanda 34.08 15.43
Niger 24.31 12.18
Nigeria 11.5 9.22
Namibia 58.96 35.01
Comoros 26.46 10.67
Seychelles 92.95 80.73

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