Imports$3.194 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$10.86 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)1.2% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate21% (2006 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$16,400 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate5.4% (2010 est.)
Internet users98,800 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular1.61 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.977% (2012 est.)
Population1,608,321 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - dominated the country's political scene for four decades (1967-2009) following independence from France in 1960.
President BONGO introduced a nominal multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s.
However, allegations of electoral fraud during local elections in 2002-03 and the presidential elections in 2005 exposed the weaknesses of formal political structures in Gabon....
Gabon enjoys a per capita income four times that of most sub-Saharan African nations, but because of high income inequality, a large proportion of the population remains poor.
Gabon depended on timber and manganese until oil was discovered offshore in the early 1970s.
The oil sector now accounts for more than 50% of GDP although the industry is in decline as fields pass their peak production....
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