General information

Capital: Libreville

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 257,670 km²

Population in million: 2,119,280.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 7,953 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 17,876 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 52.1 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.6 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 32.7 %

Life expectancy at birth: 65.8 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 85 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 16,853,600,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 5.4 

Industry value added of GDP: 48.8 

Services value added of GDP: 0.7 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 4,888,590.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 2,104,710.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Wood sheets for veneering (1.53 %)
Fibreboard of wood (0.52 %)
Surveying hydrographic, oceanographic, hydrological, meteorological or geophysical instruments (0.03 %)
Ferro-alloys (0.00 %)
Garments (0.00 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Wood in the rough (3.32 %)
Wood sawn (1.99 %)
Natural rubber (0.71 %)
Manufactured tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (0.23 %)
Railway or tramway sleepers (0.08 %)

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