Source
Central bank

Bank of Central African States

International Reserves

US$ 2.157 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 17.966 billion (2008 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

26.271 billion of International dollars (2008 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.2% -0.3% 2.5% 1.4% 3% 1.2% 5.3% 2.3%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
-1.4% 6.6% 5.8% 5.6%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 11,662 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$17,053 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.05% 0.04% 0.04% 0.03% 0.03%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 5.1% 
  • industry: 53.9% 
  • services: 41% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
1.9%(2008) 1.4% 1.3% 2.3%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
20.9% 26.4% 25% 20.5% 17.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
11.7% 7.5% 3% 2.1% 5.1%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB-

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Gabon

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 2.1 billion (2006 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

11.7% of GDP (2006 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

61.6% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.07%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2009)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$10.82 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

crude oil, timber, manganese, uranium

Total imports

US$3.496 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, construction materials

Exports - major partners

US 40.9%, Australia 9.1%, Malaysia 8.6%, Japan 5.9%, China 5%, Spain 4.8% (2011)

Imports - major partners

France 32.9%, China 8.4%, US 6.3%, Belgium 5.8%, Cameroon 4.3% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$33 million US$531 million(2009) US$728 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$87 million US$81 million US$88 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 170 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 157 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 153 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 170 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 104 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 158 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 135 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 146 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 110 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 135 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 145 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

99

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 113 Score: 56.4 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

267,668 km2 (2006)

Capital

Libreville (2009)

Currency

Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XAF) (2009)

Government type

republic; multiparty presidential regime (2009)

Languages

French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Religions

Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.75 million 0.93 million 1.21 million 1.54 million 1.65 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
17.4% 54.7% 80.1% 86.1%
Population median age

22 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.9% (2011)

Life expectancy

62 years (2010)

Adult literacy

88% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

19.59% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

41.45 (2005)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

119.28% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

8% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Libreville: 12th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.0991 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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