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Gabon FlagAGOA Status: Gabon is eligible for AGOA this year.

U.S. - Gabon Bilateral Trade Facts

Gabon is currently our 134th largest goods trading partner with $288 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $89 million; goods imports totaled $199 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Gabon was $110 million in 2017.

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' 148th largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Gabon in 2017 were $89 million, up 4.7% ($4 million) from 2016 but down 81.4% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: machinery ($27 million), meat (poultry) ($17 million), ships and boats ($9 million), vehicles ($6 million), and iron and steel products ($5 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Gabon totaled $17 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($14 million), beef & beef products ($3 million), pork & pork products ($140 thousand), other consumer oriented ($126 thousand), and prepared food ($38 thousand.  

Imports

  • Gabon was the United States' 110th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Gabon totaled $199 million in 2017, up 85.3% ($92 million) from 2016, but down 90.9% from 2007.  

  • TThe top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($131 million), ores, slag, and ash (manganese) ($52 million), rubber ($5 million), wood and wood products ($4 million), and art and antiques ($3 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Gabon totaled $5 million in 2017. The leading category is: rubber & allied products ($5 million).  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Gabon was $110 million in 2017, a 392.1% increase ($88 million) over 2016. 

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Gabon are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Gabon. 

  • Gabon's FDI in the United States (stock) was $1 million in 2017. There is no information on the distribution of Gabon FDI in the U.S.  

NOTE: No services trade data with Gabon are available.