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About Gabon

Gabon, Officially known as the Gabonese Republic is a Country in the South Western Region of Africa. It is a former French Colony as part of French Equatorial Africa.

The economy of the Country is predominantly Petroleum Products and Forestry.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCentral Africa
Capital CityLibreville
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc, XAF
Phone Code +241
Important CitiesAkanda, Akok, Bakoumba, Batouala, Belinga, Bifoun, Bitam, Bongoville, Booué, Cocobeach, Ekata, Eteke, Fougamou, Franceville, Gamba, Kango, Koulamoutou
National DayIndependence Day (Aug-16)
GDP (nominal)USD 19.319 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking169
Primary IndustriesResources,Financial problem,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Industry
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsEquatorial Guinea, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( OPEC), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Marine Vessels, Edible Oils & Seeds, Machinery & Appliances, Rubber and Products, Other Products, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Art and Antiques, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Household Items & Products
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Railway and Locomotives, Marine Vessels, Rubber and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Household Items & Products, Ceramic Products, Chemical Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 9.196 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 2.762 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 6.434 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Gabon and India totaled US$142.45 million in 2015-16, declining sharply from $835.73 million the previous fiscal. India exported $36.82 million worth of goods to Gabon, and imported $105.63 million. The main commodities exported by India to Gabon are meat and meat products, pharmaceuticals, cotton, iron and steel. The major commodities imported by India from Gabon are wood and wood articles, ores, slag and ash.
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Rubber and Products, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels
Major Imports from IndiaMachinery & Appliances, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Ceramic Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products, Building & Construction Products & Services, Household Items & Products, Fashion and Apparel, Books and Papers
India's Imports ValueUSD 398.47 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 80.42 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 318.05 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for GabonHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in DRC)
H.E. Mr John Rupchandani
Honorary Consul General
Sise à Montagne Sainte, P.O. Box 6111, Libreville
(+241) 01 764 307

Embassy of India
H.E. Mr. Ram Karan Verma
Honourable Ambassador
18-B, Avenue Batetela, C/Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Embassy Details of Gabon in IndiaGabon
Embassy of the Republic of Gabon
H.E. Mrs. Josephine Patricia Ntyamehya
E-84, Paschimi MargVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-26731600, 26731601 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Gabon in Mumbai
H.E. Arvind Ashok Maheshwari
Honorary Consul
401/402, Dalamal Chmaber 29, New Marine Lines Mumbai - 400020
022-40428100 (O)