Overview In 2020 Guinea was the number 119 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 82 in total exports, the number 135 in total imports, the number 167 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 124 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Exports The top exports of Guinea are Gold ($8.19B), Aluminium Ore ($3.01B), Aluminium Oxide ($88.9M), Crude Petroleum ($49.5M), and Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($44.4M), exporting mostly to United Arab Emirates ($6.81B), China ($2.12B), India ($985M), Switzerland ($277M), and Belgium ($254M).

In 2020, Guinea was the world's biggest exporter of Aluminium Ore ($3.01B)

Imports The top imports of Guinea are Rice ($239M), Packaged Medicaments ($136M), Cars ($121M), Rolled Tobacco ($113M), and Motorcycles ($110M), importing mostly from China ($1.91B), India ($454M), United Arab Emirates ($264M), Netherlands ($216M), and France ($164M).

Location Guinea borders Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone by land.

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Guinea.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Data is presented based on data availability. Only countries using the Harmonic System (HS) are selected. Every source is shown using their own latest twelve months of data.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

Historical Data

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Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2020): Gold, $8.19B

Top Destination (2020): United Arab Emirates, $6.81B

In 2020, Guinea exported a total of $11.6B, making it the number 82 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Guinea have changed by $8.98B from $2.63B in 2015 to $11.6B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Gold ($8.19B), Aluminium Ore ($3.01B), Aluminium Oxide ($88.9M), Crude Petroleum ($49.5M), and Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($44.4M). The most common destination for the exports of Guinea are United Arab Emirates ($6.81B), China ($2.12B), India ($985M), Switzerland ($277M), and Belgium ($254M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2020): Rice, $239M

Top Origin (2020): China, $1.91B

In 2020 Guinea imported $4.68B, making it the number 135 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Guinea changed by $851M from $3.83B in 2015 to $4.68B in 2020.

The most recent imports of Guinea are led by Rice ($239M), Packaged Medicaments ($136M), Cars ($121M), Rolled Tobacco ($113M), and Motorcycles ($110M). The most common import partners for Guinea are China ($1.91B), India ($454M), United Arab Emirates ($264M), Netherlands ($216M), and France ($164M).

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Guinea Exports Services (2019): $77.7M

Guinea Imports Services (2019): $809M

In 2019, Guinea exported $77.7M worth of services. The top services exported by Guinea in 2019 were Computer and information services ($50.6M), Other business services ($11.4M), Business travel ($9.22M), Financial services ($3.66M), and Insurance services ($1.56M).

The top services imported by Guinea in 2019 were Transportation ($417M), Other business services ($160M), Construction services ($75.6M), Computer and information services ($53.7M), and Insurance services ($50.1M).

Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Guinea are Birds' eggs, in shell: fresh, not for incubation, of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus (domestic hens) (35%)and Birds' eggs, in shell: fresh, not for incubation, other than fowls of the species Gallus domesticus (domestic hens) (35%).

Click any of the products in the bar chart to see the specific Ad Valorem Duty Rates by partner country.

*The tariffs applied to imports for Guinea are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
204: Preferential tariff for Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Guinea has a high level of specialization in Aluminium Ore (791), Gold (28), Aluminium Oxide (9.81), Cocoa Beans (6.71), and Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews (5.96). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Guinea observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Guinea according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Aluminium oxide, hydroxide and artificial corundum (-0.99), Fish, frozen, whole (-1.69), Bran, sharps etc, from working of cereals or legumes (-1.89), Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits nes (-2.1), and Gold, unwrought, semi-manufactured, powder form (-2.26). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Guinea according to the relatedness index, are Manganese Ore (0.025), Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore (0.022), Palm Oil (0.021), Tin Ores (0.02), and Tapioca (0.019). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Guinea is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Guinea. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Guinea exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 13 years Guinea's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively less complex, moving from the ⁩⁨114th to the 124th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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