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U.S. - Gabon Bilateral Trade Facts

Gabon is currently our 94th largest goods trading partner with $1.2 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2014. Goods exports totaled $417 million; goods imports totaled $798 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Gabon was $381 million in 2014.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of Goods to Gabon supported an estimated 3 thousand jobs in 2014.

Exports

Gabon was the United States' 109th largest goods export market in 2014.

U.S. goods exports to Gabon in 2014 were $417 million, up 35.5% ($109 million) from 2013, and up 349% from 2004.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2014 were: machinery ($219 million), iron and steel products ($47 million), meat (poultry) ($38 million), electrical machinery ($25 million), and optical and medical instruments ($25 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Gabon totaled $39 million in 2014. Leading categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($32 million), beef & beef products ($6 million), wheat ($513 thousand), pork & pork products ($442 thousand), and other intermediate products ($208 thousand).

 

Imports

Gabon was the United States' 81st largest supplier of goods imports in 2014.

U.S. goods imports from Gabon totaled $798 million in 2014, down 28.3% ($314 million) from 2013, and down 67.6% from 2004.

The five largest import categories in 2014 were: mineral fuels ($707 million), ores, slag, and ash ($62 million), special other ($16 million), wood and wood products ($6 million), and art and antiques ($4 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Gabon totaled $2 million in 2014.

 

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Gabon was $381 million in 2014, a 52.7% decrease ($424 million) over 2013.

 

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Gabon (stock) was $143 million in 2013 (latest data available), a 7.7% decrease from 2012.

There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Gabon.

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

 

NOTE: No services trade data with Gabon are available.