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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.

Exports

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).

Imports

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.

Historical Trade Data

U.S. Goods Trade with Gabon (in billions of dollars)

 

 

 

1980

 

1985

 

1990

 

1994

 

2000

 

2003

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

Balance

 

-0.2

 

-0.4

 

-0.7

 

-1.1

 

-2.1

 

-1.9

 

-2.0

 

-4.4

 

-1.6

 

-0.9

 

Exports

 

0.05

 

0.09

 

0.05

 

0.04

 

0.06

 

0.07

 

0.2

 

0.2

 

0.3

 

0.2

 

Imports

 

0.3

 

0.5

 

0.7

 

1.1

 

2.2

 

2.0

 

2.2

 

4.6

 

1.9

 

1.1

Investments

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.

4/17/14