Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2018 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

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 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 2018 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2018 (% GDP)
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Table of Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2018 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 32.2 25.86
Angola 25.54 40.84
Benin 34.52 27.27
Botswana 43.53 44.54
Burkina Faso 32.52 28.08
Burundi 29.81 9.4
Cape Verde 68 48.95
Cameroon 21.85 18.74
Republic of Congo 49.01 71.03
Ivory Coast 23.43 22.64
Democratic Republic of the Congo 37.7 34.11
Djibouti 139.04 149.18
Central African Republic 46.98 18.88
Chad 38.01 36.19
Egypt 29.37 18.91
Equatorial Guinea 44.03 59.62
Eswatini 44.33 40.44
Ethiopia 22.83 8.37
Gabon 22.74 54.3
Gambia 41.38 21.73
Ghana 34.5 33.46
Guinea 48.78 40.21
Guinea-Bissau 30.74 25.28
Kenya 21.87 12.54
Lesotho 95.91 49.63
Libya 35.82 56.95
Madagascar 36.31 31.54
Mali 35.62 24.52
Mauritania 47.93 34.28
Mauritius 54.02 40.96
Morocco 49.2 38.78
Mozambique 82.33 44.87
Zambia 36.93 37.96
Zimbabwe 41.4 28.05
Tanzania 17.9 14.74
Uganda 21.55 15.09
Tunisia 58.62 45.68
Togo 32.74 23.94
Sudan 0.68 0.61
Somalia 108.55 23.71
South Africa 27.02 27.49
Sierra Leone 39.23 17.47
Senegal 38.84 22.95
Rwanda 34.66 21.1
Niger 26.3 11.84
Nigeria 17.51 15.5
Namibia 45.83 35.88
Comoros 30.09 12.91
Seychelles 100.68 86.19

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