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U.S. - Gabon Bilateral Trade Facts

Gabon is currently our 148th largest goods trading partner with $192 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $85 million; goods imports totaled $107 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Gabon was $22 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Gabon supported an estimated 1 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 

Exports

  • Gabon was the United States' 149th largest goods export market in2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Gabon in 2016 were $85 million, down 58.3% ($119 million) from 2015 and down 37.2% from 2006.  

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Gabon totaled $18 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($13 million), beef & beef products ($4 million), cotton ($701 thousand), sugar, sweeteners, bev. bases ($38 thousand), and prepared food ($30 thousand).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Gabon totaled $18 million in 2016.  

Imports

  • Gabon was the United States' 120th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Gabon totaled $107 million in 2016, down 68.1% ($230 million) from 2015, and down 92.1% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: mineral fuels ($54 million), ores, slag, and ash (manganese ) ($32 million), wood and wood products ($7 million), special other (returns) ($5 million), and rubber ($3 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Gabon totaled $3 million in 2016. The leading domestic export category is: rubber & allied products ($3 million).  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Gabon was $22 million in 2016, a 83.2% decrease ($111 million) over 2015. 

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Gabon are unavailable. 

  • No data on Gabon's FDI in the U.S. are available.  

NOTE: No services trade data with Gabon are available.