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Gabon Trade Summary

2008

Gabon exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR GABON 2008

Overall Exports and Imports for Gabon 2008

Exports and imports of Gabon in 2008 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 9,566 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 2,563 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 747 products were exported to 120 countries and 3,367 products were imported from 125 countries.

Gabon top 5 Export and Import partners 2008

Top five countries to which Gabon exported in 2008 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Gabon exports to United States worth US$ 4,966 million, with a partner share of 51.92 percent.
  2. Gabon exports to China worth US$ 1,260 million, with a partner share of 13.17 percent.
  3. Gabon exports to India worth US$ 613 million, with a partner share of 6.41 percent.
  4. Gabon exports to France worth US$ 574 million, with a partner share of 6.00 percent.
  5. Gabon exports to Netherlands worth US$ 347 million, with a partner share of 3.63 percent.

Top five countries from which Gabon imported goods in 2008 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Gabon imports from France worth US$ 908 million, with a partner share of 35.42 percent.
  2. Gabon imports from Belgium worth US$ 352 million, with a partner share of 13.74 percent.
  3. Gabon imports from United States worth US$ 191 million, with a partner share of 7.44 percent.
  4. Gabon imports from China worth US$ 101 million, with a partner share of 3.94 percent.
  5. Gabon imports from Netherlands worth US$ 88 million, with a partner share of 3.42 percent.

Gabon Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2008

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Gabon along with trade value are:

  1. Gabon exported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 8,329,068.99 million.
  2. Gabon exported Keruing, Ramin, Kapur, Teak, Jongkong, Merbau, , worth US$ 370,738.40 million.
  3. Gabon exported Manganese ores and concentrates, with a mangane , worth US$ 206,861.72 million.
  4. Gabon exported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 199,979.84 million.
  5. Gabon exported Veneer sheets and sheets for plywood and other , worth US$ 135,724.81 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Gabon along with trade value are

  1. Gabon imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 169,116.38 million.
  2. Gabon imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 104,565.06 million.
  3. Gabon imported Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances, nes , worth US$ 90,888.05 million.
  4. Gabon imported Semi-milled or wholly milled rice , worth US$ 72,038.57 million.
  5. Gabon imported Frozen cuts and offal of chicken (excl. livers) , worth US$ 48,669.70 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2008

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2008 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2008

Tariffs imposed by Gabon in 2008 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 30 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 18.73 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 14.45 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 136,498.83 and duty free tariff line items share was 2.91 percent.

Development Indicators 2008

Key Development Indicators of Gabon in 2008 are below

  • Gabon GDP in current US dollar was 15,571 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 7,320.00 .
  • Gabon Trade balance: as % of GDP was 35.40.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was 5,512.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 89.00 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 11.42 .

Trade Indicators 2008

Trade Indicators for Gabon in 2008 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.13.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.59.
  • World Growth in percentage was 7.44 and Gabon Country Growth was 16.67 .