What are the major industries in Gabon?
Gabon’s largest industries are petroleum, minerals (mostly manganese), and timber. The government plans to develop Gabon’s agricultural sector and to improve its national infrastructure. The timber industry is moving downstream into furniture and plywood products.
Is Gabon a good country to live?
Unlike many other African nations in the vicinity, Gabon enjoys a relatively stable political system, as well as prosperous economy. In spite of this, many Gabonese people still live in poverty. However, the relative safety of the nation is a plus for any expatriates thinking of living in Gabon.
What is the income of Gabon?
Economy of Gabon
|Trade organisations||AU, AfCFTA, WTO|
|Country group||Developing/Emerging Upper-middle income economy|
|GDP||$16.875 billion (nominal, 2018) $37.840 billion (PPP, 2018)|
|GDP growth||2.1% (2016) 0.5% (2017) 0.8% (2018e) 2.8% (2019f)|
Where can I find a job in Gabon?
Career Jet: I’m sure you’ve heard of Career Jet. They have job search options for Gabon. Indeed: The Gabon version of the big U.S. job search site Indeed.com. Teaching English is an option (if you are a native English speaker that is).
Do you need a visa to work in Gabon?
You will need a VISA to work in Gabon. It is recommended to obtain employment there before applying, as your new employer can often sponsor your application. You can find out more information by visiting your local embassy website.
What kind of economy does Gabon have now?
The size of the economy in Gabon has doubled in the last 10 years, with increased exports in Oil & Gas providing the impetus for growth. Now one of the continents top 20 economies by GDP, Gabon has strong trade links in the USA, China and Canada.
Who is the head of state of Gabon?
The current president of Gabon, El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba – one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world – has dominated the country’s political scene for four decades. President BONGO introduced a nominal multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s.