US trade (export - import) with Congo - Brazzaville in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In 2015, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $562.1 million, down 25.54% ($192.8 million) from 2014.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 were $248.5 million, down 22.69% ($72.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 were $313.6 million, down 27.65% ($119.8 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 was $65.1 million, a 41.87% decrease ($46.9 million) over 2014.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 111th largest trading partner in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0148% of US total trade (down from 0.0187% in 2014).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 118th largest export market in 2015 (up from 119th in 2014), accounting for 0.0165% of US total exports (down from 0.0198% in 2014).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 102nd largest supplier in 2015 (down from 94th in 2014), accounting for 0.0136% of US total imports (down from 0.0180% in 2014).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.67% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (65.88% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.49% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (15.85% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.49% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (5.70% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.46% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (7.05% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.46% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (1.66% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $37.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $34.8 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) - a decrease of $17.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $17.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $9.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 33,152.5 13.34 42,925.3-22.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 56.7 0.02 270.8-79.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4.5 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 3.0 0.00 6,114.1-99.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 197.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 86.3-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 610.9 0.25 23.72,474.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 54.4 0.02 280.8-80.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 39.4 0.02 6.0560.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 50.1-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,069.0 0.83 893.6131.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 15.3 0.01 113.6-86.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 50.9 0.02 149.3-65.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 743.8 0.30 690.57.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 358.1 0.14 661.1-45.83
29 Organic chemicals 1,519.5 0.61 1,189.527.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,063.9 0.43 2,391.2-55.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 972.0 0.39 615.058.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 477.0 0.19 684.7-30.33
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 1,483.5 0.60 1,047.041.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 53.0 0.02 25.4108.72
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 64.7 0.03 1,771.3-96.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 59.7 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,620.8 2.26 3,043.584.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,252.3 3.72 3,771.8145.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,650.9 1.07 3,114.1-14.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.3 0.01 134.1-78.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34.5 0.01 28.919.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,119.1 0.45 568.197.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92.0 0.04 601.7-84.72
54 Man-made filaments 16.0 0.01 214.6-92.53
55 Man-made staple fibers 753.5 0.30 1,169.0-35.55
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 871.7 0.35 1,377.8-36.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 34.2 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14.7 0.01 2.9404.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 132.0 0.05 7.61,628.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 167.3 0.07 26.5530.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 210.5 0.08 350.6-39.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,233.6 0.50 1,779.4-30.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 165.1 0.07 257.8-35.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17.8 0.01 144.1-87.65
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 44.8 0.02 86.9-48.45
69 Ceramic products 308.6 0.12 526.2-41.36
70 Glass and glassware 1,004.5 0.40 8.611,638.93
72 Iron and steel 61.4 0.02 267.1-77.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,215.8 4.92 14,699.1-16.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 152.1 0.06 18.0746.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 277.9 0.11 55.0405.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 292.0 0.12 2,644.0-88.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 274.6 0.11 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 62.5-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7.4 0.00 26.8-72.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,661.1 1.07 4,644.1-42.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 111.7 0.04 235.2-52.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 75,957.4 30.56 93,057.8-18.38
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 14,669.2 5.90 31,966.2-54.11
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 37,854.0 15.23 49.077,113.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,106.1 1.65 10,834.1-62.10
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18,699.4 7.52 53,524.7-65.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 125.8 0.05 4,921.4-97.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,809.1 2.74 17,428.6-60.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 33.8 0.01 19.275.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7.0 0.00 19.4-63.91
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 576.3 0.23 257.4123.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38.0 0.02 183.8-79.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 53.3 0.02 42.126.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,912.5 2.78 9,095.7-24.00

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 88.98% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (91.14% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.35% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (3.86% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.86% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (1.53% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 over the 2014 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 $116.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $3.5 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 397.6 0.13 420.4-5.44
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 537.5 0.17 956.1-43.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,774.0 0.57 5,265.1-66.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 932.7 0.30 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 278,109.7 88.68 395,042.4-29.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 55.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,038.0 7.35 16,710.637.86
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.6 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 20.4-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.3 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 161.6 0.05 806.7-79.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 570.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 198.9 0.06 162.022.77
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 23.4 0.01 110.6-78.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 440.6 0.14 186.9135.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22.8 0.01 98.6-76.88
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 0.8 0.00 3.5-78.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 463.8 0.15 673.2-31.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,499.0 2.39 12,322.1-39.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce