Gabon's flag    Gabon


Official language: French
Currency: CFA Franc
Capital City: Libreville
Area: 267668km2
Subregional membership(s): Central Africa, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa , Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Oil producing economies, Sub-Saharan Africa, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), Franc Zone


2278.8K
2021

Mid-year population
14.6B
2017

GDP at current prices, USD

Under five mortality rate
138.7
2011

Primary enrolment ratio
Population and migration
United Nations Population Division, United Nations Population Fund
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Annual rate of change of the migrant stock (%)33.509.55
Average annual population growth rate - Total (%)18.4517.3515.9514.6013.5012.7012.2511.9511.60
Average annual population growth rate - Urban (%)13.5013.5011.9011.9011.90
Life expectancy at birth - Female (years)326.1330.0333.6336.8339.4341.6343.4344.7345.7
Life expectancy at birth - Male (years)310.5313.3315.8317.8319.4320.8321.9322.9323.8
Life expectancy at birth - Total (years)318.3321.6324.6327.1329.2331.0332.4333.5334.4
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 0-4 (%)43.0542.10
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 10-14 (%)30.1028.35
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 15-19 (%)32.4030.80
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 20-24 (%)45.8042.30
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 25-29 (%)53.7052.60
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 30-34 (%)52.0553.00
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 35-39 (%)46.5547.65
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 40-44 (%)40.7041.40
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 45-49 (%)35.2535.75
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 5-9 (%)32.9032.90
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 50-54 (%)28.1028.95
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 55-59 (%)22.1022.65
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 60-64 (%)17.2517.45
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 65+ (%)20.0524.10
Population - Female (%)245.80245.55245.40245.30245.30245.35245.40245.50
Population - Female (thousands)4,4664,6264,7794,9255,0655,1995,3325,4645,597
Population - Male (%)254.20254.45254.60254.70254.70254.65254.60254.50
Population - Male (thousands)4,6194,7934,9595,1145,2595,3975,5315,6645,797
Population - Total (thousands)9,0859,4199,73810,03910,32410,59610,86311,12911,394
Population - Urban (%)436.00438.50440.50443.00445.00447.00448.50450.50
Population - Urban (%)436.00438.50440.50443.00445.00
Population - Urban (thousands)7,9208,2208,5058,7659,010
Total fertility rate (per woman)20.520.420.320.220.119.919.619.419.1
Health
United Nations Statistics Division, World Health Organization
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Percentage of children under-five and underweight (%)
Percentage of mothers provided at least one antenatal care - Total (%)475.00475.00
Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age - Total (%)
Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles (%)350.00
Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (%)25.0025.0025.00
Proportion of the population using improved sanitation facilities - Total (%)210.00210.00210.00
Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Adult literacy rate - Female (%)405.10
Adult literacy rate - Male (%)426.60
Adult literacy rate - Total (%)415.90
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Female (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Male (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Total (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Female (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Male (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Total (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Female (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Male (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Total (%)
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Female (%)
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Male (%)
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Total (%)445.60
Mean years of schooling - Total (years)39.039.0
Primary school enrollment - Female (number)
Primary school enrollment - Male (number)
Primary school enrollment - Total (number)
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary education - Total (rate)
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary education - Total (rate)
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary education - Total (rate)
Ratio of girls to boys in primary education (ratio)
Ratio of girls to boys in secondary education (ratio)
Ratio of school attendance rate of orphans to school attendance rate of non orphans (%)
School life Expectancy in Primary - Female (years)
School life Expectancy in Primary - Male (years)
School life Expectancy in Primary - Total (years)
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Female (years)
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Male (years)
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Total (years)
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Female (years)
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Male (years)
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Total (years)
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Total (%)
National accounts
United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - current USD (billions)88.090.971.970.073.1
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - National Currency (billions)43,45344,94242,51841,49342,560
Prices
Economic Commission for Africa, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Consumer price index, All item, 2010=100522.35546.85545.00556.50571.25598.40613.10
Inflation rate (percentage change of CPI over same period of previous year)2.5523.45-1.7010.5513.2523.7512.30
inflation rate: end of period price indices percentage change over previous year16.508.70-5.8020.205.4531.355.05
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period2.5523.45-1.7010.5513.2523.7512.30
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period16.308.70-5.7520.3512.5023.9010.106.6510.0010.00
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (%)16.308.70-5.7520.3512.5023.9010.106.6510.00
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (index)610.35620.95613.85638.80654.80
Energy
African Union Commission, United Nations Statistics Division, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)8,6809,98510,52011,12011,785
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)9,025
Electricity - total biofuels and waste production (Giga watt hours)5050556065
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)6,6007,80012,51510,74010,840
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)6,245
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)4,6603,9734,3104,6505,065
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)4,500
Electricity - total Solar wind tide wave production (Giga watt hours)17.918.218.3518.6
Electricity - total thermal production (Giga watt hours)5,8156,0106,0356,9156,7307,776
Oil - Consumption (metric tons)3,8053,7053,6403,7253,815
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)3,3553,3553,3553,355
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)2.62.52.62.62.73.8
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)11,32911,84110,65011,50012,445
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)12,000
Tourism
World Bank, World Tourism Organization, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
International tourism expenditures - current USD (millions)
International tourism receipts (% of total exports)
International tourism receipts - current USD (millions)306.0215.0143.5
International tourism, number of arrivals - Total (thousands)
Rooms in hotels and similar establishments (thousands)
Total contribution to employment, tourism (%)9.6010.9011.8513.00
Total contribution to GDP, tourism (%)11.8012.4013.3514.50
Transport

Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Paved Road (% of total) (%)
Total length of railways (kilometre)4,0504,0504,0504,0504,0504,050
Information society
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Fixed telephone lines (per 100 inhabitants) (%)5.304.904.804.705.155.15
Internet users per 100 inhabitants (%)152.70190.35228.90240.25251.60
Mobile telephone subscribers (number)13,726,14514,663,65514,107,77514,812,43013,316,21514,652,77014,964,055
Mobile telephone subscribers (per 100 inhabitants) (%)755.40778.40724.35737.70644.90691.40
International trade
International Road Federation, World Bank
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Banking, insurance, financial statistics
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Deposit rate (%) (%)16.0513.0012.25
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)2,4702,4722,957
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)2,4702,4692,9562,9632,9032,7772,930
Interest rate - Lending (%)
Government finance fiscal and public sector statistics
World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Debt service ratio - Per export (ratio)
Fiscal deficit (% of GDP)-475.0-1,957.2-736.6-99.11,051-758.3-340.7159.6
Net ODA (% of GNI) (%)
Net ODA - current USD (millions)436.1556.4493.9207.5531.8
Net ODA - Per capita (current USD)239.95296.6255.9104.8262.55
Total external debt - as % of GDP (%)155.55170.30223.50321.00314.45304.55297.75362.50355.25351.55
Balance of payments
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Economic Commission for Africa
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Capital Account net - current USD (billions)0.0
Compensation of employees - current USD (millions)49.279.571.9
Current account balance - as % of GDP (%)36.4537.80-27.85-50.60-23.95
Current account balance - current USD (millions)7,3135,560705.0-7,095.0-3,645.0
Errors and omissions - current USD (millions)
Financial Account net - current USD (millions)
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)3,8565,2394,9526,2057,490
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Stock, current USD (millions)25,64130,69833,81737,333
Outward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)-1,126.6-730.3-751.9226.5-418.5
Outward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Stock, current USD (millions)565.230,69833,81737,333
Portfolio Investment (Net) - current USD (millions)
Primary income (Net) - current USD (millions)-4,212.4-2,670.0-521.6
Secondary income (Net) - current USD (millions)-2,873.3-2,792.3-476.9
Services Balance - current USD (millions)-12,147.7-11,169.1-8,002.9
Trade balance - as % of GDP (%)132.50
Trade balance - current USD (millions)26,54622,1929,706
Workers remittances (Net) - current USD (millions)
Environment
United Nations Statistics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Carbon Dioxide Emission - metric tons (thousands)
Consumption of ozone-depleting CFCs in ODP (metric tons)143.00
Energy use (Kg oil equivalent) per $1,000 (PPP) GDP (per 1,000 population)
Forest Area as % of Land Area (%)446.50
Land area covered by forest (%)