US trade (export - import) with Congo - Brazzaville in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In 2013, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $1,415.0 million, down 19.23% ($337.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 were $222.4 million, down 6.24% ($14.8 million) from 2012.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 were $1,192.6 million, down 21.27% ($322.2 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 was $970.2 million, a 24.06% decrease ($307.4 million) over 2012.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 92nd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 88th in 2012), accounting for 0.04% of US total trade (down from 0.05% in 2012).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 131st largest export market in 2013 (down from 123rd in 2012), accounting for 0.01% of US total exports (down from 0.02% in 2012).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 74th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 73rd in 2012), accounting for 0.05% of US total imports (down from 0.06% in 2012).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.49% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (54.46% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.25% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (24.67% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.26% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (7.71% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.45% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (6.10% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.41% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (1.69% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $14.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 36,406.3 16.37 50,515.8-27.93
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 304.6-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 752.0 0.34 982.9-23.49
10 Cereals 9,566.1 4.30 2,807.0240.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 625.7 0.28 1,315.3-52.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.4 0.01 12.078.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 415.3 0.19 574.6-27.72
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 538.8 0.24 869.1-38.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 53.3 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 379.4 0.17 760.7-50.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 669.6 0.30 340.096.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 48.5 0.02 30.360.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 147.2 0.07 251.9-41.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 418.2 0.19 746.5-43.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,365.5 0.61 2,147.1-36.40
29 Organic chemicals 885.3 0.40 1,050.0-15.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,015.4 1.36 665.0353.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 581.6 0.26 184.0216.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,241.6 0.56 1,120.410.81
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 933.5 0.42 1,330.8-29.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 26.3 0.01 23.412.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,215.9 0.55 1,457.7-16.59
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,193.8 2.34 5,378.0-3.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,403.6 1.53 3,516.5-3.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,736.1 1.23 1,413.793.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 54.8 0.02 68.0-19.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10.5 0.00 30.5-65.66
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 20.0 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 178.4 0.08 150.718.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 162.0 0.07 166.8-2.87
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 75.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 798.6 0.36 831.8-4.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 115.8-96.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.7 0.00 21.0-82.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 100.9 0.05 97.53.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 316.4 0.14 347.8-9.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,732.4 0.78 2,103.0-17.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 158.8 0.07 383.1-58.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.8 0.00 3.0264.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.7 0.00 14.4-74.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 90.9 0.04 111.5-18.46
69 Ceramic products 96.9 0.04 152.3-36.35
70 Glass and glassware 53.9 0.02 77.9-30.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 81.3 0.04 20.2303.19
72 Iron and steel 151.8 0.07 61.9145.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,908.9 5.35 11,210.56.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 27.6 0.01 93.1-70.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 28.7 0.01 137.3-79.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 53.9 0.02 71.1-24.16
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 92.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,148.0 1.87 2,647.056.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 249.1 0.11 134.785.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 71,277.3 32.05 83,272.2-14.40
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 15,738.4 7.08 17,994.3-12.54
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 2,220.2 1.00 251.8781.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,605.7 5.22 11,717.4-0.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,351.6 0.61 1,733.8-22.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,453.2 2.00 357.11,146.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,773.0 7.54 13,852.021.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 33.1 0.01 18.776.87
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 27.6 0.01 271.3-89.81
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 194.9 0.09 187.34.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28.0 0.01 52.9-47.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17.1 0.01 37.8-54.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 150.0 0.07 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,441.3 3.35 10,371.9-28.26

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 93.60% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (97.50% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.57% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.11% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.33% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.96% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $41.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $362.3 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $9.4 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 15.5 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 105.6 0.01 393.6-73.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,982.3 0.59 6,153.413.47
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,684.7 0.14 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,114,560.6 93.46 1,476,891.6-24.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,281.7 0.11 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 6.6 0.00 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2.3 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.7 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,920.7 1.33 14,479.19.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 17.1-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 37.9 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 257.0 0.02 89.7186.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 9.7 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 41,550.5 3.48 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,015.8 0.09 1,643.0-38.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45.1 0.00 7.3516.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 176.7 0.01 178.5-0.97
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 37.2 0.00 63.5-41.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 41.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 314.3 0.03 107.6192.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 148.6 0.01 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 104.1 0.01 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,838.9 0.15 11,248.7-83.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,461.8 0.54 3,474.585.98
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce