GABON

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

♦ Facts

2019 China investments in Gabon

  • Hydro project in northern Gabon will have 70 MW capacity
  • Chinese State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) would come to dominate Gabon’s mining industry.
  • China will also promote industrial cooperation with Gabon in key areas such as mining, fishery, forestry and agriculture, and help Gabon elevate self-development capacity
  • Yihua (Chinese Company) has invested $150 million in Gabon since its purchase of the local timber company in 2012

2019 Trade Surplus -1.20% of GDP

3 Main Export commodities:

  1. Crude Petroleum
  2. Manganese Ore
  3. Sawn Wood

3 Main Import commodities:

  1. Computers
  2. Poultry Meat
  3. Passenger and Cargo ships

2019 GDP $5.50 Billion, GDP per Capita $9077, up by $236.3 since 2010

2019, IFC input US$58 million

President: Ali Bongo Ondimba

2019 Population 2,172,579

Capital : Libreville 578,156 population

  • 0-14 years: 37.45%
  • 15-24 years: 22.08%
  • 25-54 years: 31.6%
  • 55-64 years: 4.96%
  • 65 years and over: 3.91%

* It is estimated that 3,000 Chinese live in Gabon as of 2007

2012 contraceptive prevalence in Gabon was 31.1%.

♦ Telecom Subs

  • Gabon Telecom
  • Airtel Gabon
  • USAN

The Gabon Stock Exchange Market cap and other numbers:  

  • Market Cap (USD): 488.57 Million

♦ Communications

*TELEPHONES

  • Total subscriptions: 21,818
  • Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2018 est.)
  • Country comparison to the world: 175 (main lines in use compares the total number of main telephone lines in use).

*MOBILE CELLULAR

  • Total subscriptions: 2,930,554
  • Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 138 (2018 est.)
  • Country comparison to the world: 143 (mobile cellular compares the total number of mobile cellular telephone subscribers).

Investment Opportunities in The Gabon Telecom Sector

  • Gabon Telecom announces plans to trial 5G in Libreville;
  • Gabon Telecom and Airtel Gabon renew mobile licenses for ten years;
  • Government commits XAF150 billion in backbone infrastructure work through to 2020;
  • Korea Telecom secures XAF6 billion contract to build two fibre segments as part of the Central African Backbone project;
  • E-Gabon project launched to improve e-health services;
  • Axione contracted to extend and maintain national telecoms infrastructure;
  • Airtel Gabon opens submarine link between Libreville and Port-Gentil;

♦ Education Related 

Education System

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Illiterate Population

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Literacy Rate

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Energy

ELECTRICITY ACCESS

*Collected from industry reports, national surveys, and international sources:

  • Population without electricity: 200,000 (2017)
  • Electrification – total population: 91.4% (2016)
  • Electrification – urban areas: 96.7% (2016)
  • Electrification – rural areas: 55% (2016)