Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2019 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 2019, 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 (29.43%), Republic of Congo (20.63%), and Angola (14.39%).

On the other hand, in 2019, 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 (83.19%), Lesotho (48.50%), and Mozambique (34.32%).

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 2019 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 2019 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2019 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 29.13 22.71
Angola 24.95 39.34
Benin 34.05 29.63
Botswana 46.37 37.38
Burkina Faso 31.05 27.62
Burundi 32.73 9.13
Cape Verde 65.26 50.65
Cameroon 23.53 19.85
Republic of Congo 53.16 73.79
Ivory Coast 22.63 23.78
Democratic Republic of the Congo 30.16 26.46
Djibouti 143.57 152.57
Central African Republic 35.79 16.41
Chad 37.83 36.74
Egypt 25.74 17.5
Equatorial Guinea 41.7 52.81
Eswatini 42.97 45.65
Ethiopia 20.88 7.94
Gabon 22 51.43
Gambia 34.45 18.85
Ghana 39.38 37.45
Guinea 42.29 29.96
Guinea-Bissau 35.09 20.29
Kenya 20.3 11.41
Lesotho 94.74 46.24
Libya 47.04 53.52
Madagascar 34.18 28.42
Mali 37.95 25.71
Mauritania 50 39.19
Mauritius 53.67 38.47
Morocco 47.91 39.32
Mozambique 75.08 40.76
Zambia 34.16 34.64
Zimbabwe 32.03 31.25
Tanzania 16.95 16.01
Uganda 22.25 17.11
Togo 31.31 23.06
Sudan 0.59 0.63
Somalia 105.86 22.67
South Africa 26.81 27.34
Sierra Leone 37.94 18.25
Senegal 38.52 24.31
Rwanda 36.12 21.81
Niger 26.29 11.42
Nigeria 19.8 14.22
Namibia 47.04 36.44
Comoros 29.5 12.8
Seychelles 95.15 83.51

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