Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2017 (% GDP)
Updated on July 26, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 2017, 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 (25.39%), Equatorial Guinea (15.29%), and Libya (6.85%).

On the other hand, in 2017, 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 (64.72%), Lesotho (51.42%), and Central African Republic (22.62%).

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 2017 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 2017 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2017 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 32.69 22.63
Angola 23.25 29
Benin 34.27 27.21
Botswana 39.05 42.97
Burkina Faso 32.82 26.45
Burundi 16.21 6.03
Cape Verde 67.38 45.92
Cameroon 20.85 18.35
Republic of Congo 55.16 58.07
Ivory Coast 23.62 24.92
Democratic Republic of the Congo 34.39 30.69
Djibouti 155.87 150.1
Central African Republic 39.88 17.26
Chad 39.7 33.87
Egypt 29.31 15.82
Equatorial Guinea 43.57 58.86
Eswatini 44.29 43.51
Ethiopia 23.47 7.63
Gabon 24.84 50.23
Gambia 36.53 16.79
Ghana 36.67 33.88
Guinea 56.59 44.66
Guinea-Bissau 33.07 27.77
Kenya 23.26 12.74
Lesotho 98.91 47.49
Libya 20.35 27.2
Madagascar 34.44 30.9
Mali 35.85 22.21
Mauritania 44.31 34.51
Mauritius 54.91 42.45
Morocco 46.78 37.22
Mozambique 61.14 38.58
Zambia 36.59 34.99
Zimbabwe 30.37 19.66
Tanzania 17.1 15.14
Uganda 20.18 16.66
Tunisia 54.09 41.72
Togo 32.87 25.27
Sudan 0.8 0.66
Somalia 82.44 17.72
South Africa 26.2 27.34
Sierra Leone 48.3 26.19
Senegal 35.78 21.93
Rwanda 33.15 20.53
Niger 26.27 13.29
Nigeria 13.18 13.17
Namibia 47.6 33.62
Comoros 28.26 11.9
Seychelles 110.24 99.99

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