US trade with Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $80.5 million, down 35.90% ($45.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 were $67.3 million, down 3.45% ($2.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 were $13.2 million, down 76.39% ($42.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 was $54.2 million, a 290.47% increase ($40.3 million) over the first half of 2016.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 147th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 131st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0042% of US total trade (down from 0.0070% in the first half of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 131st largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 129th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0089% of US total exports (down from 0.0098% in the first half of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 148th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 116th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0011% of US total imports (down from 0.0051% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.69% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (54.52% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.01% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (26.72% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.90% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (8.31% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.06% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (4.07% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.12% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (2.60% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $2.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - 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;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $18.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - 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 $1.6 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.5 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;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 20.9 0.03 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,144.4 29.91 17,836.912.94
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.0 0.05 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 59.2 0.09 230.7-74.33
10 Cereals 130.9 0.19 160.2-18.32
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 129.1 0.19 12.5929.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 78.7 0.12 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 961.5 1.43 377.3154.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 65.0 0.10 8.9627.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61.9 0.09 120.4-48.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 124.6 0.19 85.745.47
29 Organic chemicals 1,969.6 2.92 348.1465.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 42.6 0.06 51.6-17.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 378.7 0.56 19.01,896.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.5 0.01 267.6-98.33
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 76.4 0.11 371.1-79.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 72.4-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 45.0 0.07 15.3194.64
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,341.7 1.99 1,125.519.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,794.7 2.66 2,309.9-22.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 888.1 1.32 1,133.9-21.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.3 0.02 27.7-44.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.8 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 11.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.6 0.01 24.1-72.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 37.0 0.06 53.1-30.20
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 0.00 833.3-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 325.0 0.48 7.24,428.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 107.2 0.16 7.71,284.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54.2 0.08 31.074.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 44.1 0.07 35.624.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 849.6 1.26 659.528.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44.5 0.07 20.7114.57
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 0.20 2.84,673.69
69 Ceramic products 310.8 0.46 16.01,842.64
70 Glass and glassware 24.0 0.04 2.6839.26
72 Iron and steel 3.6 0.01 7.6-51.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,379.7 5.02 2,313.946.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 125.0 0.19 10.81,056.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 38.1 0.06 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13.7 0.02 76.0-81.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 474.2 0.70 407.516.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44.5 0.07 21.9103.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,540.0 11.20 25,929.4-70.92
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 5,270.3 7.83 6,914.0-23.77
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 0.17 338.6-65.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,202.6 1.79 3,407.3-64.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 253.5 0.38 255.0-0.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15,102.6 22.42 36.041,844.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,283.0 1.90 1,155.111.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.6 0.01 17.6-62.73
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 180.2 0.27 44.0309.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37.5 0.06 40.0-6.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.5 0.01 8.06.25

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 53.97% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (15.10% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.02% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.36% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.66% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (67.36% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.36% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (1.19% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.02% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (3.83% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $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 $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $36.8 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.6 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;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10.5 0.08 0.0
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 0.28 613.4-93.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 878.9 6.66 37,647.3-97.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.1 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.6 0.03 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,121.5 53.97 8,441.0-15.63
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 0.05 393.5-98.46
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
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.7 0.02 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 1,114.7 8.45 69.11,512.15
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 0.61 39.1106.57
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 0.27 3.6867.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 92.2 0.70 88.34.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.4 0.08 100.5-89.69
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 0.18 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,500.2 11.37 182.2723.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce