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U.S.-Gabon Trade Facts

Gabon is currently our 93rd largest goods trading partner with $1.3 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $237 million; Goods imports totaled $1.1 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Gabon was $874 million in 2013.


Gabon was the United States' 131st largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Gabon in 2013 were $237 million, down 25.8% ($82 million) from 2012, and up 276% from 2003.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Machinery ($81 million), Meat (poultry) ($32 million), Electrical Machinery ($26 million), Optic and Medical Instruments ($20 million), and Vehicles ($17 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Gabon totaled $33 million in 2013. Largest category: poultry meat ($28 million).


Gabon was the United States' 76th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013. 

U.S. goods imports from Gabon totaled $1.1 billion in 2013, a 41.1% decrease ($775 million) from 2012, and down 44% from 2003.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Mineral Fuel and Oil (crude) ($1.0 billion), Ores, Slag and Ash (manganese ores) ($92 million), Wood ($6 million), and Special Other (returns) ($5 million), Art and Antiques ($4 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Gabon totaled $2 million in 2013. 

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Gabon was $874 million in 2013, a 44.2% decrease ($693 million) over 2012.


U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Gabon (stock) was $157 million in 2012 (latest data available), up 149.2% from 2011.

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

Gabon FDI (stock) in the United States was not available for 2012.

NOTE: No services trade data with Gabon is available.