US trade with Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville totaled $45.6 million, up 22.79% ($8.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $40.0 million, up 84.90% ($18.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $5.6 million, down 63.88% ($9.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $34.4 million, a 461.38% increase ($28.3 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 141st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 146th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0049% of US total trade (up from 0.0042% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 124th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 139th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0107% of US total exports (up from 0.0062% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 152nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 129th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total imports (down from 0.0029% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.42% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (50.24% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.15% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (22.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.53% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (6.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.14% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (9.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.09% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (6.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $15.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.6 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 $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,099.8 20.23 4,421.383.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.0 0.09 0.0
10 Cereals 130.9 0.33 160.2-18.32
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 129.1 0.32 12.5929.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 22.0 0.05 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 449.3 1.12 377.319.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 65.0 0.16 2.92,113.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 50.5 0.13 113.4-55.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 48.3 0.12 71.8-32.71
29 Organic chemicals 228.6 0.57 178.927.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 137.9 0.34 5.32,510.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.5 0.01 222.6-97.99
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 20.8 0.05 20.42.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20.0 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 598.0 1.49 418.542.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 856.5 2.14 550.655.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 143.7 0.36 580.7-75.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.3 0.04 24.5-37.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.8 0.04 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 24.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.2 0.04 43.1-59.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 214.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 766.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 325.0 0.81 7.24,428.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 107.2 0.27 3.82,745.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54.2 0.14 7.4629.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.8 0.04 2.7485.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 308.7 0.77 350.6-11.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26.5 0.07 13.595.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 135.0 0.34 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
72 Iron and steel 3.6 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,723.3 6.80 1,109.5145.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 125.0 0.31 3.23,833.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21.9 0.05 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 44.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 98.3 0.25 157.8-37.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 41.8 0.10 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,369.4 10.91 7,142.2-38.82
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 2,812.1 7.02 1,897.148.23
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 117.1 0.29 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 460.6 1.15 1,290.1-64.30
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 145.0 0.36 130.111.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15,087.2 37.69 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 798.2 1.99 417.591.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.6 0.02 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 129.7 0.32 27.3375.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23.7 0.06 32.8-27.51

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 58.40% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (28.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.51% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.19% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (3.16% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (63.71% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.0 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 $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $9.9 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10.5 0.19 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 491.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 9,887.6-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.1 0.09 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.6 0.08 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,274.1 58.40 4,414.8-25.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6.1 0.11 9.4-35.36
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.7 0.05 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 979.8 17.48 5.916,408.76
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 80.8 1.44 4.71,630.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33.4 0.60 8.1313.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 163.0 2.91 130.524.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce