Overview In 2022 Guinea-Bissau was the number 184 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 197 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Guinea-Bissau are Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($206M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($11.7M), Fish oil ($606k), Palm Oil ($509k), and Dried Fruits ($369k), exporting mostly to India ($203M), Cote d'Ivoire ($5.27M), Togo ($4.97M), Netherlands ($2.85M), and South Korea ($1.16M).

Imports The top imports of Guinea-Bissau are Refined Petroleum ($72.5M), Other Steel Bars ($24.7M), Rice ($17.6M), Flavored Water ($13M), and Beer ($11.8M), importing mostly from Portugal ($137M), Senegal ($88.4M), China ($56.5M), Netherlands ($23M), and Spain ($13.5M).

Location Guinea-Bissau borders Guinea and Senegal by land.

Latest Trends

Latest Trade


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

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

* Trade values are converted to USD using each month's exchange rate. For December 2023 data, the exchange rate from December 30, 2023 is used.

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Latest Data


The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

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

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Historical Data

Yearly Trade

Top Destination (2022)India$203M

In 2022, Guinea-Bissau exported a total of $221M, making it the number 184 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Guinea-Bissau have changed by -$144M from $365M in 2017 to $221M in 2022.

The most recent exports are led by Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($206M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($11.7M), Fish oil ($606k), Palm Oil ($509k), and Dried Fruits ($369k). The most common destination for the exports of Guinea-Bissau are India ($203M), Cote d'Ivoire ($5.27M), Togo ($4.97M), Netherlands ($2.85M), and South Korea ($1.16M).

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Exports (2022)
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Market Growth

Fastest Growing Export Markets (2021 - 2022)
India$58.8M (+ 40.9%)
Netherlands$2.68M (+ 1.55k%)
Togo$2.15M (+ 75.8%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2021 - 2022)
Portugal$27.8M (+ 25.5%)
Senegal$13.9M (+ 18.6%)
Tunisia$3.83M (+ 965%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2021 - 2022)

Service Trade

Service Trade

Guinea-Bissau Exports Services (2013)$23.1M
Guinea-Bissau Imports Services (2013)$67.4M

In 2013, Guinea-Bissau exported $23.1M worth of services. The top services exported by Guinea-Bissau in 2013 were Communications services ($8.64M), Travel ($7.42M), Other business services ($4.82M), Financial services ($1.12M), and Government services, n.i.e. ($649k).

The top services imported by Guinea-Bissau in 2013 were Transportation ($25.2M), Travel ($19.8M), Other business services ($10.2M), Communications services ($5.32M), and Insurance services ($2.82M).

Service Exports (2013)

Service Imports (2013)

Economic Complexity

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Guinea-Bissau has a high level of specialization in Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews (2.12k), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (44.5), Fish oil (20.5), Dried Fruits (12.9), and Other Oily Seeds (5.03). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Guinea-Bissau observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

The highest complexity exports of Guinea-Bissau according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Fruit, dried, other than that of heading no. 0801 to 0806; mixtures... (-0.86), Fish; frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 0304 (-1.67), Fats and oils and their fractions of fish or marine mammals; whether... (-1.85), Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, n.e.c. in chapter 12; whether or not... (-2.22), and Nuts, edible; coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether... (-2.55). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Guinea-Bissau according to the relatedness index, were Cocoa Shells (0.013), Gold (0.013), Cocoa Beans (0.011), Crustaceans (0.011), and Manganese Ore (0.011). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Guinea-Bissau is not specialized in.

Product Space

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

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

Diversification Frontier


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.

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