Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) rose to 0.100% in Gabon in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Gabon | May 17, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached 0.100 % in 2017 in Gabon, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Gabon reached an all time high of 0.100 % in 2017 and an all time low of -0.086 % in 1996. When compared to Gabon's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Angola amounted to -0.061 %, 0.023 % in Cameroon, 0.133 % in Congo and 0.025 % in Equatorial Guinea in 2017.

Gabon has been ranked 16th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 63 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Foreign direct investments are the net inflow of investment needed to acquire a lasting management interest (10% or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor.

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % -0.027% -0.054% -0.052% 0.013% 0.080%
Botswana % 0.089% 0.038% 0.027% 0.032% 0.047%
Cameroon % 0.022% 0.018% 0.017% 0.021% 0.022%
Central African Republic % 0.017% 0.032% 0.001% 0.002% 0.002%
Chad % 0.023% 0.047% 0.040% -0.049% 0.051%
Congo % 0.021% -0.005% 0.133% 0.204% 0.500%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 0.062% 0.099% 0.052% 0.042% 0.033%
Equatorial Guinea % 0.093% 0.044% 0.027% 0.008% 0.018%
Gabon % 0.048% -0.013% 0.044% 0.058% 0.069%
Namibia % 0.065% 0.084% 0.062% 0.035% 0.100%
Nigeria % 0.022% 0.015% 0.011% 0.008% 0.006%
Zambia % 0.047% 0.068% 0.075% 0.056% 0.075%