According to the World Bank, in 2018, 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 (31.56%), Republic of Congo (22.02%), and Libya (21.13%).
On the other hand, in 2018, 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 (84.84%), Lesotho (46.28%), and Mozambique (37.46%).
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 2018 .
|Country||Imports (% GDP)||Exports (% GDP)|
|Republic of Congo||49.01||71.03|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||37.7||34.11|
|Central African Republic||46.98||18.88|
Imports and Exports of Good Services of African Countries
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