The country has experienced both trade surplus as well as balance of payment surplus over years.
Major exportable items of the country are timber, manganese, uranium, and oil. It exports partners are United States, Japan, and China.
Important importable commodities in the country are chemicals, foodstuffs, petroleum products and capital goods. Its imports partners are United States, France, and Netherlands.
The above diagram shows the levels of exports and imports of the country over years.
In 1963 Gabon joined the World Bank. Since then the bank has undertaken various steps for reducing poverty and fostering economic
growth in the country.