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GDP Growth Rate | Notes
The GDP Growth Rate shows a percentage change in the seasonally adjusted GDP value in the certain quarter, compared to the previous quarter. Because of climatic conditions and holidays, the intensity of the production varies throughout the year. This makes a direct comparison of two consecutive quarters difficult. In order to adjust for these conditions, many countries calculate the quarterly GDP using so called seasonally adjusted method. The Gross Domestic Product can be determined using three different approaches: the product, the income, and the expenditure technique, which should give the same result. In sum, the product technique sums the outputs of every class of enterprise. The expenditure technique works on the principle that every product must be bought by somebody, therefore the value of the total product must be equal to people's total expenditures in buying products and services. The income technique works on the principle that the incomes of the productive factors must be equal to the value of their product, and determines GDP by finding the sum of all producers' incomes.


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Gabon Inflation Rate at 3.26 Percent  
The inflation rate in Gabon was recorded at 3.26 percent in December of 2013. Inflation Rate in Gabon is reported by the Direction Générale des Statistiques du Gabon.
Gabon Crude Oil Production at 249.00 Thousands Barrels per Day  
Crude Oil Production in Gabon increased to 249 Thousands Barrels per Day in October of 2013 from 247 Thousands Barrels per Day in September of 2013. Crude Oil Production in Gabon is reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Gabon Interest Rate at 3.25 Percent  
The benchmark interest rate in Gabon was last recorded at 3.25 percent. Interest Rate in Gabon is reported by the Bank of Central African States.
Gabon Personal Income Tax Rate at 35.00 percent  
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Gabon stands at 35 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Gabon is reported by the General Direction of Taxes.
Gabon Corporate Tax Rate at 35.00 percent  
The Corporate Tax Rate in Gabon stands at 35 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Gabon is reported by the General Direction of Taxes.
Gabon Sales Tax Rate | VAT at 18.00 Percent  
The Sales Tax Rate in Gabon stands at 18 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Gabon is reported by the General Direction of Taxes.
Gabon Current Account to GDP at 10.40 Percent  
Gabon recorded a Current Account surplus of 10.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2013. Current Account to GDP in Gabon is reported by the Direction Générale des Statistiques du Gabon.
Gabon Balance of Trade at 3711.95 FCFA Million  
Gabon recorded a trade surplus of 3711.95 FCFA Million in 2013. Balance of Trade in Gabon is reported by the Direction Générale des Statistiques du Gabon.
Gabon Imports at 2456.08 FCFA Million  
Imports in Gabon increased to 2456.08 FCFA Million in 2013 from 2257.42 FCFA Million in 2012. Imports in Gabon is reported by the Direction Générale des Statistiques du Gabon.
Gabon Exports at 6168.03 FCFA Million  
Exports in Gabon increased to 6168.03 FCFA Million in 2013 from 5829.90 FCFA Million in 2012. Exports in Gabon is reported by the Direction Générale des Statistiques du Gabon.
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