US trade with Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 16, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $34.9 million, down 60.55% ($53.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $27.3 million, down 43.22% ($20.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $7.6 million, down 81.20% ($32.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $19.7 million, a 154.98% increase ($12.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 152nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 119th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0035% of US total trade (down from 0.0096% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 136th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 124th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0071% of US total exports (down from 0.0132% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 146th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 110th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total imports (down from 0.0072% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.47% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (28.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.55% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (56.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.87% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (7.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.90% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (3.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.15% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (0.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $15.6 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) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.3 million;
  • 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 $0.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 20.9 0.08 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,044.6 44.10 13,415.6-10.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 59.2 0.22 230.7-74.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 56.6 0.21 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 512.2 1.88 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11.3 0.04 6.963.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 76.3 0.28 13.9449.34
29 Organic chemicals 1,741.0 6.37 169.2928.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 42.6 0.16 43.2-1.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 240.7 0.88 13.71,659.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 45.0-100.00
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 55.6 0.20 350.7-84.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 48.9-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 25.0 0.09 15.363.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 743.7 2.72 707.05.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 938.2 3.44 1,759.3-46.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 744.4 2.73 553.334.54
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 3.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.0 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 7.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.6 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19.8 0.07 10.098.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 66.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 23.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28.3 0.10 32.9-13.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 540.9 1.98 308.975.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18.0 0.07 7.2150.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
69 Ceramic products 310.8 1.14 10.03,007.84
70 Glass and glassware 24.0 0.09 2.6839.26
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 656.4 2.40 1,204.4-45.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.2 0.06 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13.7 0.05 31.2-56.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 375.9 1.38 249.850.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.7 0.01 21.9-87.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,170.5 11.61 18,787.2-83.12
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 2,458.3 9.00 5,016.9-51.00
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 0.00 338.6-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 742.0 2.72 2,117.1-64.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 108.5 0.40 124.9-13.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15.4 0.06 36.0-57.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 484.7 1.77 737.6-34.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
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 50.5 0.18 16.7201.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.8 0.05 7.389.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.5 0.03 8.06.25

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 50.70% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (9.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.58% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (68.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.02% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (5.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $26.9 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.0 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) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 49.1-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 37.1 0.49 122.4-69.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 878.9 11.58 27,759.6-96.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,847.5 50.70 4,026.2-4.44
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 0.00 384.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2,128.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 134.9 1.78 63.2113.47
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 0.0 0.00 34.4-100.00
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 3.6-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35.1 0.46 3.6867.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 58.8 0.78 80.2-26.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.4 0.14 100.5-89.69
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 24.3 0.32 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,337.3 17.62 51.72,488.58
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce