Source
Central bank

Bank of Central African States

International Reserves

US$ 2.351 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2012)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 21 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

33 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2.5% 1.4% -0.8% -1.9% 6.3% 1.7% -2.3% 6.2%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
6.9% 5.5% 5.9% 5.7%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 13,032 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$20,612 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.06% 0.05% 0.04% 0.03% 0.04%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 3.6% 
  • industry: 63.9% 
  • services: 32.5% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
1.3% 2.7% 0.5% 5.6%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
20.2% 17.3% 18.5% 22.9% 22.6%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
2.7% 2.4% 1.5% -1.7% -2.3%

*Estimate   

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 Sept 2014)

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$ 1.42 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

6.873% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

58.7% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.05% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 9.777 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

crude oil, timber, manganese, uranium

Total imports

US$3.934 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, construction materials

Exports - major partners

Japan 24.1%, US 17%, Australia 11.3%, India 7.4%, China 5.4%, Spain 4.1% (2012)

Imports - major partners

France 28.2%, China 12.6%, US 9.4%, Belgium 5.8%, Cameroon 4.3% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 696 million US$ 696 million US$ 856 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 88 million US$85 million US$ 85 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (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 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 163 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 153 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 157 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 166 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 109 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 157 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 135 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 152 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 71 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 138 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 153 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

106

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 105 Score: 57.8 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

267,667 sq km

Capital

Libreville

Currency

Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)

Government type

republic; multiparty presidential regime

Languages

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

Religions

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

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
0.93 million 1.205 million 1.496 million 1.586 million 1.699 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
17.4% 55% 80% 87%
Population median age

 18.6 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.94% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

52.06 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

89% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

20.9% (2005)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

42.2 (2005)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 6
Civil Liberties: 5 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  1.2%   Mobile  214.8% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

9.20% (2013)

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 19th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.7 (2010)

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