General information

Capital: Libreville

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 267,670 km²

Population in million: 2.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 7,221 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 18,183 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 51.4 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.3 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 35.1 %

Life expectancy at birth: 66.1 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 83 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 14.62 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 5.6 

Industry value added of GDP: 44.6 

Services value added of GDP: 43.0 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 3.55 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 1.89 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Wood sheets for veneering (1.79 %)
Fibreboard of wood (0.57 %)
Antiques of an age exceeding one hundred years. (0.04 %)
Surveying hydrographic, oceanographic, hydrological, meteorological or geophysical instruments (0.04 %)
Ferro-alloys (0.00 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Wood in the rough (3.56 %)
Wood sawn (2.17 %)
Natural rubber (0.75 %)
Manufactured tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (0.24 %)
Railway or tramway sleepers (0.09 %)

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