Plentiful natural resources

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• Gabon is Africa’s second largest manganese producer and timber exporter• Fifth largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa at around 250,000 barrels a day
• Gabon has in reserves 3.7bn barrels of mineable oil and more than 30bn cubic meters of natural gas
• It has more than 900 potential mining sites
• Produces more than 400 million metres cubed of timber annually
• Gabon is a gateway to regional market of 250 million people.
• Gabon set to become leading African producer of:
o palm oil: projected annual production capacity of 1 million tons
o cocoa: projected annual production capacity of 4,000 tons by 2016
o rubber: projected annual production capacity of 60,000 tons by 2016
• Potential for over 100k tons/year of exploitable fishery resources

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