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Gabon Economic Outlook

  • Estimated at 4.2%, growth remained vigorous in 2015 despite falling hydrocarbon prices, which reduced the country’s tax revenue.
  • In 2015 Gabon continued to adopt reforms intended, among others, to streamline the management of performance-related bonuses in public administration.  
  • The great majority of Gabon’s population (at 1.8 million) is urban; efforts to upgrade housing have been undertaken, as well as measures to stimulate rural areas.

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Key Facts

Capital: Libreville
Area: 267,667 sq km
Total Population 2015: 1.7 Million
Urban Population 2015: 86.85%
Female Population 2015: 49.74%
GDP: US$ 19.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 10,040
Inflation Rate: -
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 31.89%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 106
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.683
Membership Date: 31/9/1972
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 1.4 Billion

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Bureau National du Gabon

Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement
Résidence Saint Georges, Quartier Kalikak
B.P. 4075
Libreville, Gabon

Tel : +(241) 01442952 /(241) 01442953
Fax : +(241) 01442951

M. Ali Lamine Zeine, Représentant Résident

Department Central Africa Region

Mrs. Marlene KANGA, Director Central Africa Region

African Development Bank Group 
Rue Anoma 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01 (Cote d'Ivoire)
Tel +225 20 26 22 51