US trade (export - import) with Congo - Brazzaville in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 14, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In 2018, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville totaled $590.1 million, up 135.19% ($339.2 million) from 2017.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 were $99.8 million, down 14.49% ($16.9 million) from 2017.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 totaled $490.2 million, up 265.44% ($356.1 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 was $390.4 million, a 2,142.31% increase ($373.0 million) over 2017.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 117th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 138th in 2017), accounting for 0.0138% of US total trade (up from 0.0063% in 2017).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 148th largest export market in 2018 (down from 137th in 2017), accounting for 0.0060% of US total exports (down from 0.0076% in 2017).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 94th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 115th in 2017), accounting for 0.0187% of US total imports (up from 0.0056% in 2017).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.44% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (40.88% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.79% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (38.44% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.97% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (10.01% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.81% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (4.43% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.58% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (0.22% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.38% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (1.82% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $15.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.2 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 $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 20.9-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 47,367.8 47.45 45,995.62.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 52.5 0.05 38.436.70
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.0 0.00 36.0-91.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 303.2 0.30 59.2411.91
10 Cereals 884.1 0.89 130.9575.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 294.3 0.29 129.1127.89
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 78.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 447.7 0.45 1,234.2-63.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13.2 0.01 65.0-79.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,564.9 2.57 192.11,235.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 248.8 0.25 199.324.79
29 Organic chemicals 147.8 0.15 2,326.1-93.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 127.3-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 304.9 0.31 848.8-64.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 109.3 0.11 338.4-67.71
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 142.6 0.14 148.8-4.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.7 0.01 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 375.6 0.38 45.0735.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,486.1 1.49 2,495.8-40.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,610.2 4.62 3,966.416.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 518.3 0.52 1,191.5-56.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 78.0 0.08 18.7317.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 52.8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6.5 0.01 19.8-67.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 40.0 0.04 10.6276.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 65.4 0.07 72.0-9.16
54 Man-made filaments 4.6 0.00 4.7-1.28
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.2 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 173.8 0.17 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 325.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21.5 0.02 201.0-89.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 91.0 0.09 114.6-20.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 155.2 0.16 66.8132.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 908.6 0.91 1,370.4-33.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16.3 0.02 44.5-63.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 45.0 0.05 160.0-71.88
69 Ceramic products 643.4 0.64 421.852.53
70 Glass and glassware 2.6 0.00 207.9-98.75
72 Iron and steel 76.9 0.08 78.6-2.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,092.4 2.10 4,248.6-50.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 35.5 0.04 125.0-71.64
75 Nickel and articles thereof 101.5 0.10 53.888.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.9 0.02 33.2-40.20
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4.3 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 48.8 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,035.9 1.04 586.776.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 383.4 0.38 44.5762.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,929.1 19.96 17,359.014.81
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 6,405.5 6.42 7,791.1-17.78
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 0.0 0.00 125.7-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,659.6 1.66 1,924.9-13.78
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 141.8 0.14 432.5-67.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16.8 0.02 15,108.6-99.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,582.1 1.58 2,139.3-26.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 67.7 0.07 35.093.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.2 0.00 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 266.9 0.27 335.9-20.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 94.0 0.09 63.548.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 550.0 0.55 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,166.1 3.17 3,473.4-8.85

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 94.78% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (80.44% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.80% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (11.29% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.01% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.17% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (1.36% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.04% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (2.65% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $355.7 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $6.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.8 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 408.1 0.08 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,137.2 0.23 577.197.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 304.7 0.06 703.0-56.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.1 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,073.2 0.22 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 463,574.7 94.56 107,915.2329.57
29 Organic chemicals 16.5 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.3 0.00 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.9 0.00 3.1-37.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.7 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,734.4 2.80 15,138.8-9.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.8 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.1 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.4 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 831.3 0.17 1,827.9-54.52
72 Iron and steel 25.9 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.0 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,103.7 1.25 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 69.2 0.01 2,856.9-97.58
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 46.3 0.01 444.6-89.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22.6 0.00 35.1-35.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50.6 0.01 217.3-76.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.7 0.00 65.6-83.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
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 2.8 0.00 24.3-88.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,125.7 0.23 1,565.8-28.11
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,682.4 0.34 2,721.5-38.18
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce