US trade (export - import) with Congo - Brazzaville in 2016

Published or Updated: May 04, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In 2016, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $268.5 million, down 52.24% ($293.7 million) from 2015.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 were $130.9 million, down 47.31% ($117.6 million) from 2015.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 were $137.5 million, down 56.15% ($176.1 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 was $6.6 million, a 89.89% decrease ($58.5 million) over 2015.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 133rd largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 111th in 2015), accounting for 0.0073% of US total trade (down from 0.0148% in 2015).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 137th largest export market in 2016 (down from 118th in 2015), accounting for 0.0090% of US total exports (down from 0.0165% in 2015).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 115th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 102nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0061% of US total imports (down from 0.0136% in 2015).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.30% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (63.67% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.97% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (14.49% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.52% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (9.49% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.96% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (6.46% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.46% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (1.46% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $7,017.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $868.9 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $449.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $38,584.5 thousand;
  • 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 $37,405.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $17,162.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8,134.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,742.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,775.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,307.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,918.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,820.2 thousand;
  • 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 $1,632.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,357.4 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,084.9 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $1,036.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,009.4 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $966.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $935.3 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $610.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $589.6 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $539.2 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $521.1 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $509.0 thousand.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 40,169.9 30.68 33,152.521.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 230.7 0.18 56.7307.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
10 Cereals 180.9 0.14 3.05,992.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 610.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12.5 0.01 54.4-76.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 79.0 0.06 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5.7 0.00 39.4-85.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.4 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 711.6 0.54 2,069.0-65.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19.3 0.01 15.326.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 449.6 0.34 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.9 0.01 50.9-82.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 154.2 0.12 743.8-79.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 538.0 0.41 358.150.22
29 Organic chemicals 998.5 0.76 1,519.5-34.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 54.5 0.04 1,063.9-94.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 945.6 0.72 972.0-2.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 627.1 0.48 477.031.47
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 447.3 0.34 1,483.5-69.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 75.7 0.06 53.042.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 69.4 0.05 64.77.21
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 59.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,800.6 2.90 5,620.8-32.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,509.7 3.44 9,252.3-51.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,715.6 1.31 2,650.9-35.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 33.0 0.03 29.312.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20.0 0.02 34.5-42.03
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11.2 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 34.2 0.03 1,119.1-96.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 70.0 0.05 92.0-23.83
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 214.3 0.16 753.5-71.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 857.0 0.65 871.7-1.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 34.2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 89.6 0.07 14.7509.94
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11.2 0.01 132.0-91.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 53.9 0.04 167.3-67.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 557.6 0.43 210.5164.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,347.2 1.03 1,233.69.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 81.9 0.06 165.1-50.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.3 0.00 17.8-64.84
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.7 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.8 0.01 44.8-75.81
69 Ceramic products 144.2 0.11 308.6-53.28
70 Glass and glassware 38.4 0.03 1,004.5-96.18
72 Iron and steel 22.3 0.02 61.4-63.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,081.5 3.12 12,215.8-66.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.8 0.01 152.1-92.90
75 Nickel and articles thereof 112.1 0.09 277.9-59.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 89.0 0.07 292.0-69.53
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 274.6-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 742.2 0.57 2,661.1-72.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 118.3 0.09 111.75.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,372.9 28.54 75,957.4-50.80
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 13,036.2 9.96 14,669.2-11.13
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 448.9 0.34 37,854.0-98.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,974.9 3.80 4,106.121.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,537.0 1.17 18,699.4-91.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 72.0 0.05 125.8-42.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,501.8 3.44 6,809.1-33.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 37.5 0.03 33.810.69
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
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 67.3 0.05 576.3-88.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 149.5 0.11 38.0293.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 35.7 0.03 53.3-33.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,137.0 3.16 6,912.5-40.15

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 73.61% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (88.98% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 12.57% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (7.35% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.58% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.00% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.18% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.86% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5,609.4 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,128.1 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $945.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $623.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 over the 2015 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 $176,875.1 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,756.4 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,774.0 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $932.7 thousand.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3.7 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 141.2 0.10 397.6-64.48
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,482.5 1.08 537.5175.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 1,774.0-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 932.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 101,234.6 73.61 278,109.7-63.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,281.6 12.57 23,038.0-24.99
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.3 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5.0 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 2.3 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 400.3 0.29 161.6147.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.9 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,128.1 1.55 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 40.7 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 175.2 0.13 198.9-11.92
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 60.3 0.04 23.4157.86
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 3.6 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.6 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 259.8 0.19 440.6-41.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 103.9 0.08 22.8355.63
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 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,086.9 0.79 463.8134.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,108.4 9.53 7,499.074.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce