What is the richest country in Africa? In this article, you will find a list of the richest countries in Africa. Africa comprises 54 countries, with over 1,3 billion people, producing $2.2 trillion in nominal GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Ready to know the richest country in Africa 2021?
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List of the richest countries in Africa:
1. Nigeria – The richest country in Africa (GDP: $446,543 billion)
Population: 195,874,740. With a GDP just under $450 billion, Nigeria holds the position of the richest country in Africa. Primary exports of Nigeria includes Petroleum (crude, refined, and gas), Cocoa beans, Rough woods, Chemicals, Vehicles and aircraft parts.
2. South Africa – Second richest country in Africa (GDP: $358,839 billion)
Population: 58,775,022. South Africa is the second richest country in Africa with a GDP of just under $400 billion. Often referred to as the rainbow nation, Primary exports from South Africa includes gold, diamonds, platinum, coal, iron ore, other metals and minerals, machinery, equipment, motor cars, agricultural foodstuff and wine.
3. Egypt – $302,256 billion
Population: 100,000,000. With the most recent GDP of over $300 billion, Egypt now holds the third position on this richest countries in Africa list. Primary exports from Egypt includes crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles and agricultural goods, metal products and chemicals.
4. Algeria – $172,781 billion
Population: 42,972,878. With a GDP of over $170 Billion, primary exports from Algeria includes petroleum, natural gas and petroleum products and ammonia.
5. Morocco – $119,04 billion
Population: 36,029,138. With a GDP of almost $120 Billion, Morocco comes in at number 5 on this list of richest countries in Africa. Primary exports from Morocco includes clothing and textiles automobiles, aircraft parts, electric components, inorganic chemicals, crude minerals, fertilizers, petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables and fish.
6. Kenya – $98,607 billion
Population: 47,564,296. With a GDP of almost $100 Billion, Kenya is the 6th richest country in Africa. Primary exports from Kenya includes tea, coffee, horticultural products, petroleum products fish, cement and apparel.
7. Angola – $91,527 billion
Population: 30,809,762. With a GDP of over $90 Billion, Angola comes in at number 7 on this list of the richest countries in Africa. Primary exports from Angola are crude oil, refined petroleum products, diamonds, coffee, sisal, fish and fish products, timber and cotton.
8. Ethiopia – $91,166 billion
Population: 108,113,150. Ethiopia has a GDP of $91,166 billion which comprises agriculture, construction, manufacturing, tourism, food processing, resources and energy. Primary exports from Ethiopia are coffee, qat, oilseeds, gold, leather products and live animals.
9. Ghana – $67,077 billion
Population: 29,767,108. With a GDP of $67,077 Billion, Ghana makes this list of wealthiest countries on the African continent coming it at number nine. Primary exports from Ghana are gold, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, oil, cocoa, timber, tuna and horticultural products.
10. Tanzania – $62,224 billion
Population: 58,552,845. Sitting at number 10 on list of the top 10 richest African countries is Tanzania, with a GDP of $62,224 billion. Primary exports from Tanzania are gold, cashew nuts, coffee and cotton.
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