Libreville, Gabon » City Info » Economy

Aside from being Gabon's capital, Libreville is also the country's largest city. With only about 2 million inhabitants, it lacks laborers to improve their service industry that caters to tourists. The city's livelihood is highly dependent on exporting raw materials like wood, cocoa and rubber. With 85% rain forest land, Gabon has an impressive natural resource. Being located at Gabon's north-west coast, Libreville also thrives on shipbuilding. The sawmill and brewing industries also contribute to the city's profit. Many landmarks and important structures like universities, museums, government seats, churches and banks are conveniently clustered in Libreville.

The Central Africa Stock Exchange or BVMAC is located in Libreville. Gabon, Cameron, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and Central Africa are the six countries actively trading in BVMAC.