Services, etc., value added (% of GDP) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and they include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Seychelles 83.04 2014
2 Djibouti 79.26 2007
3 Mauritius 75.56 2016
4 São Tomé and Principe 70.97 2016
5 Cabo Verde 70.61 2016
6 The Gambia 68.82 2016
7 South Africa 68.63 2016
8 Zimbabwe 66.26 2016
9 Tunisia 63.58 2016
10 Botswana 63.09 2016
11 Eritrea 63.03 2009
12 Namibia 61.85 2016
13 Nigeria 60.42 2016
14 Senegal 59.25 2016
15 Sudan 58.10 2016
16 Lesotho 57.38 2016
17 Zambia 56.86 2016
18 Morocco 56.82 2016
19 Cameroon 56.72 2016
20 Malawi 56.10 2016
21 Madagascar 55.95 2016
22 Egypt 55.18 2016
23 Mozambique 53.59 2016
24 Liberia 52.80 2016
25 Swaziland 52.45 2016
26 Ghana 52.24 2016
27 Uganda 51.73 2016
28 Benin 51.08 2016
29 Rwanda 50.85 2016
30 Algeria 48.90 2016
31 Guinea 48.58 2016
32 Gabon 46.77 2016
33 Equatorial Guinea 46.63 2016
34 Côte d'Ivoire 45.75 2016
35 Kenya 45.36 2016
36 Dem. Rep. Congo 44.63 2016
37 Burundi 43.68 2016
38 Burkina Faso 43.03 2016
39 Mauritania 42.60 2016
40 Togo 41.78 2016
41 Ethiopia 41.46 2016
42 Tanzania 41.22 2016
43 Central African Republic 41.10 2016
44 Congo 41.07 2016
45 Mali 39.74 2016
46 Guinea-Bissau 37.34 2016
47 Chad 35.12 2016
48 Sierra Leone 33.69 2016
49 Somalia 27.52 1986
50 Angola 26.96 2001
51 Libya 19.94 2008

More rankings: Africa | Asia | Central America & the Caribbean | Europe | Middle East | North America | Oceania | South America | World |

Limitations and Exceptions: In the services industry the many self-employed workers and one-person businesses are sometimes difficult to locate, and they have little incentive to respond to surveys, let alone to report their full earnings. Compounding these problems are the many forms of economic activity that go unrecorded, including the work that women and children do for little or no pay.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the sum of value added by all its producers. Value added is the value of the gross output of producers less the value of intermediate goods and services consumed in production, before accounting for consumption of fixed capital in production. The United Nations System of National Accounts calls for value added to be valued at either basic prices (excluding net taxes on products) or producer prices (including net taxes on products paid by producers but excluding sales or value added taxes). Both valuations exclude transport charges that are invoiced separately by producers. Total GDP is measured at purchaser prices. Value added by industry is normally measured at basic prices.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Note: Data for OECD countries are based on ISIC, revision 4.