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AGOA Status: Gabon is eligible for AGOA this year.

U.S.-Gabon Trade Facts

In 2019, Gabon GDP was an estimated $16.9 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 3.4%; and the population was 2 million. (Source: IMF)

Gabon is currently our 143rd largest goods trading partner with $249 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $129 million; goods imports totaled $120 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Gabon was $10 million in 2019.


  • Gabon was the United States' 140th largest goods export market in 2019.
  • U.S. goods exports to Gabon in 2019 were $129 million, up 14.4% ($16 million) from 2018 but down 24.3% from 2009. 
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: machinery ($44 million), meat (poultry) ($19 million), railway vehicles/equipment ($14 million), electrical machinery ($11 million), and vehicles ($7 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Gabon totaled $20 million in 2019. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & products (ex. eggs) ($16 million), beef & beef products ($3 million), pork & pork products ($156 thousand), prepared food ($88 thousand), and wine & beer ($13 thousand).


  • Gabon was the United States' 121st largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
  • U.S. goods imports from Gabon totaled $120 million in 2019, down 58.5% ($168 million) from 2018, and down 90.3% from 2009. 
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: ores, slag, and ash (manganese) ($99 million), special other (returns) ($6 million), wood and wood products ($6 million), art and antiques ($5 million), and rubber ($3 million).
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Gabon totaled $3 million in 2019. The leading category is: rubber & allied products ($3 million).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. trade balance with Gabon shifted from a goods trade deficit of $175 million in 2018 to a goods trade surplus of $10 million in 2019.


  • 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.