US trade (export - import) with Congo - Brazzaville in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In 2014, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $754.9 million, down 46.65% ($660.1 million) from 2013.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 totaled $321.5 million, up 44.55% ($99.1 million) from 2013.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 were $433.4 million, down 63.66% ($759.2 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 was $112.0 million, a 88.46% decrease ($858.2 million) over 2013.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 111th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 92nd in 2013), accounting for 0.02% of US total trade (down from 0.04% in 2013).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 119th largest export market in 2014 (up from 131st in 2013), accounting for 0.02% of US total exports (up from 0.01% in 2013).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 94th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 74th in 2013), accounting for 0.02% of US total imports (down from 0.05% in 2013).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.88% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (55.49% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.85% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (22.25% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.05% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (7.45% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.70% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (9.26% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.66% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (1.41% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $52.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $21.8 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) - an increase of $16.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3.5 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) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.2 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 42,925.3 13.35 36,406.317.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 270.8 0.08 752.0-63.98
10 Cereals 6,114.1 1.90 9,566.1-36.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 197.9 0.06 625.7-68.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 86.3 0.03 21.4303.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 23.7 0.01 415.3-94.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 280.8 0.09 538.8-47.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6.0 0.00 53.3-88.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 50.1 0.02 379.4-86.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 893.6 0.28 669.633.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 113.6 0.04 48.5134.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 149.3 0.05 147.21.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 690.5 0.21 418.265.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 661.1 0.21 1,365.5-51.58
29 Organic chemicals 1,189.5 0.37 885.334.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,391.2 0.74 3,015.4-20.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 615.0 0.19 581.65.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 684.7 0.21 1,241.6-44.85
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 1,047.0 0.33 933.512.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 25.4 0.01 26.3-3.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,771.3 0.55 1,215.945.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,043.5 0.95 5,193.8-41.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,771.8 1.17 3,403.610.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,114.1 0.97 2,736.113.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 134.1 0.04 54.8144.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28.9 0.01 10.5175.93
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 568.1 0.18 178.4218.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 601.7 0.19 162.0271.49
54 Man-made filaments 214.6 0.07 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,169.0 0.36 798.646.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,377.8 0.43 4.530,348.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.9 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.6 0.00 3.7105.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26.5 0.01 100.9-73.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 350.6 0.11 316.410.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,779.4 0.55 1,732.42.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 257.8 0.08 158.862.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 144.1 0.04 10.81,237.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.3 0.00 3.715.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 86.9 0.03 90.9-4.38
69 Ceramic products 526.2 0.16 96.9442.91
70 Glass and glassware 8.6 0.00 53.9-84.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 81.3-100.00
72 Iron and steel 267.1 0.08 151.876.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,699.1 4.57 11,908.923.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.0 0.01 27.6-34.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 55.0 0.02 28.791.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,644.0 0.82 53.94,802.21
79 Zinc and articles thereof 62.5 0.02 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 26.8 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,644.1 1.44 4,148.011.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 235.2 0.07 249.1-5.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 93,057.8 28.95 71,277.330.56
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 31,966.2 9.94 15,738.4103.11
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 49.0 0.02 2,220.2-97.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,834.1 3.37 11,605.7-6.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 53,524.7 16.65 1,351.63,860.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,921.4 1.53 4,453.210.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,428.6 5.42 16,773.03.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19.2 0.01 33.1-41.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.8 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 19.4 0.01 27.6-29.85
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 257.4 0.08 194.932.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 183.8 0.06 28.0556.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 42.1 0.01 17.1145.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 150.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,095.7 2.83 7,441.322.23

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 91.14% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (93.60% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.86% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (1.33% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.53% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.60% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.14% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (3.57% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 over the 2013 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 $719.5 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $41.6 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1.7 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 420.4 0.10 105.6298.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 956.1 0.22 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,265.1 1.21 6,982.3-24.59
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 1,684.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 395,042.4 91.14 1,114,560.6-64.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 1,281.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55.1 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,710.6 3.86 15,920.74.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.8 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.4 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7.7 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 5.9 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 37.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 806.7 0.19 257.0213.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.4 0.00 9.758.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 41,550.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 570.7 0.13 1,015.8-43.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 45.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 162.0 0.04 176.7-8.36
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 110.6 0.03 37.2197.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 41.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 186.9 0.04 314.3-40.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 98.6 0.02 148.6-33.63
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 3.5 0.00 104.1-96.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 673.2 0.16 1,838.9-63.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12,322.1 2.84 6,461.890.69
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce