COUNTRY PROFILE

COUNTRY
REPUBLIC OF GABON
REGION
CENTRAL AFRICA
CAPITAL CITY
LIBREVILLE
POPULATION
1.71 MIL
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
FRENCH
CURRENCY
CFA FRANC (XAF)


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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

GDP
17.2
BILLION US$
GDP (PER CAPITA)
7196
US$
GDP GROWTH
5.1%
INFLATION CONSUMER PRICES
-0.01%
CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE
-5
BILLION US$
UNEMPLOYMENT
16%
LENDING INTEREST RATE
2.45%
EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
51%
OF GDP
IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
35.3%
OF GDP
TAX REVENUE
28.9%
OF GDP

POLITICAL STRUCTURE

HEAD OF STATE

ALI BONGO ONDIMBA

EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2016

LEGISLATIVE STRUCTURE

BICAMERAL LEGISLATIVE

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2016

GDP PROFILE

AGRICULTURE
3.6%
INDUSTRY
42.9%
SERVICES
53.5%

EXPORTS

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
6%
FUELS & MINING PRODUCTS
90.8%
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
2.6%

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANKING

2015

2014

STARTING A BUSINESS

135

125

DEALING WITH CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

76

84

REGISTERING PROPERTY

181

165

2015

2014

PROTECTING INVESTORS

146

153

PAYING TAXES

154

153

ENFORCING CONTRACTS

156

156

ADDITIONAL INSIGHT

STOCK EXCHANGE CAPITALIZATION

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NET OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

US $ 73.2 MILLION

URBAN POPULATION (% OF TOTAL)

86%

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

US $ 2.8 BILLION

INTERNET PENETRATION RATE

8.6%

MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIPTION RATE

179%

TOTAL OIL PRODUCTION

242.83 BPD

GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX

116 * 1 IS MOST TERRORISM. 116 IS LEAST

MO IBRAHIM GOOD GOVERNANCE RATING

24 * 1 IS BEST GOVERNANCE. 52 IS WORST GOVERNANCE

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SOURCES
TRADING ECONOMICS INDICATORS
CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
IBRAHIM INDEX OF AFRICAN GOVERNANCE
WORLD BANK DOING BUSINESS 2015
WORLD BANK 2013/2014
WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION TRADE REPORTS