Gabon

Gabon Economic Outlook

  • Real GDP growth declined to 2.9% in 2016 from 4% the previous year, mainly due to the lower price of oil.
  • Economic diversification should take account of high unemployment levels, notably among youth (46% of those under 25 are jobless), and a 34.3% poverty rate.
  • In order to encourage entrepreneurship and industrialisation, the government is focusing on developing vocational skills among youth.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Libreville
Area: 267,667 sq km
Total Population 2017: 1.8 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 16.2 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 9,210
Inflation Rate: 2.49%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 28.70%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 109
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.697
Membership Date: 31/9/1972
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 1.5 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