President Ali Bongo Ondimba has introduced reforms to diversify Gabon’s economy away from oil and from traditional investment partners (mainly France), and to position Gabon as an emerging economy.
The business environment is difficult. Corporate financial information is often unavailable and when available often unreliable. Debt collection is unpredictable. The institutional framework has many troublesome weaknesses. Intercompany transactions run major risks in the difficult environments
This site provides a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm 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 is an upper-middle-income country. The fifth largest oil producer in Africa, it has experienced strong economic growth over the past decade, driven in particular by oil and manganese production. In 2015, the oil sector accounted for 70% of exports, 20% of GDP, and 40% of budget revenue.
This site provides a detailed summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Gabon. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of living comparisons in more than 1,600 cities all over the world.
Guide to travel, doing business, and studying in Gabon – culture, greetings, gestures,etiquette, taboos, negotiations, gift-giving, and more.
Modes of transport in Gabon include rail, road, water, and air. The one rail link, the Trans-Gabon Railway, connects the port of Owendo with the inland town of Franceville.