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

Published or Updated: Jul 15, 2019

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

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In 2018, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa was $128.5 million, down 20.81% ($33.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2018 totaled $79.0 million, up 5.61% ($4.2 million) from 2017.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2018 were $49.5 million, down 43.41% ($38.0 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Congo - Kinshasa went from a deficit of $12.7 million in 2017, to a surplus of $29.5 million in 2018.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 158th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 150th in 2017), accounting for 0.0030% of US total trade (down from 0.0041% in 2017).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 155th largest export market in 2018 (down from 152nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0047% of US total exports (down from 0.0048% in 2017).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 145th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 127th in 2017), accounting for 0.0019% of US total imports (down from 0.0036% in 2017).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.18% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (32.87% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.22% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (31.74% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.75% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (13.88% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.33% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (12.77% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.16% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (2.82% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.36% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (1.29% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.7 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 $1.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,492.7 12.02 14,469.1-34.39
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 190.2 0.24 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 8,006.0-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 444.2 0.56 275.261.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4.7 0.01 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 299.1 0.38 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 70.5 0.09 174.3-59.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,371.1 1.74 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,479.3 3.14 819.6202.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43.9 0.06 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 250.0 0.32 12.51,904.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 109.1 0.14 151.7-28.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32.6 0.04 14.0133.56
29 Organic chemicals 91.5 0.12 211.0-56.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 406.0 0.51 16.82,313.34
31 Fertilizers 13.3 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 47.8 0.06 97.3-50.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.6 0.01 215.0-95.53
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 18.8 0.02 61.2-69.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 90.2 0.11 261.3-65.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 56.3 0.07 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 316.7 0.40 2,279.7-86.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,089.4 7.71 6,070.30.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 199.9 0.25 328.8-39.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 111.5 0.14 38.0193.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 73.4 0.09 243.2-69.84
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 611.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.1 0.01 9.6-4.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 205.7 0.26 98.2109.34
54 Man-made filaments 15.7 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 21.4 0.03 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 32.7 0.04 5.4511.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 40.9 0.05 17.4135.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14.1 0.02 48.0-70.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 105.6 0.13 2.73,811.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,014.2 11.41 10,262.6-12.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36.6 0.05 44.9-18.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 44.8 0.06 54.9-18.46
69 Ceramic products 55.6 0.07 83.2-33.15
70 Glass and glassware 16.4 0.02 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 9.0 0.01 17.1-47.11
72 Iron and steel 71.0 0.09 72.8-2.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,470.7 1.86 1,491.9-1.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 288.6 0.37 288.60.02
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.6 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 491.7 0.62 166.0196.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 166.5 0.21 57.8187.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,745.2 22.46 14,067.226.15
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 8,489.3 10.75 6,842.524.07
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 17.5 0.02 5.8201.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,834.0 6.12 2,135.0126.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,931.3 6.24 332.01,385.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22.9 0.03 38.9-41.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,812.6 3.56 1,170.4140.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.3 0.01 6.964.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.0 0.01 8.5-6.67
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 474.1 0.60 198.7138.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 90.7 0.11 133.8-32.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 65.5 0.08 26.3148.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 23.0 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,045.7 6.39 2,731.584.72

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 40.38% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (55.74% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.08% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (9.80% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.76% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (9.57% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.23% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (8.33% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.39% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (3.60% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.18% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (0.30% in 2017).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $28.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $4.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.7 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 $0.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa 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
(%)
01 Live animals 10.4 0.02 14.2-27.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20.2 0.04 30.1-32.67
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,560.6 9.21 3,484.730.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,360.8 8.81 5,039.8-13.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 30.5-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,062.0 10.23 3,079.164.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 4,178.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 117.7 0.24 54.6115.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7.0 0.01 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.2 0.01 226.3-97.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 38.6 0.08 0.84,708.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.4 0.00 25.2-94.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,171.3 2.37 3,124.9-62.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.7 0.01 8.2-67.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.2 0.01 15.2-52.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.5 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.5 0.02 284.9-97.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.8 0.01 9.7-71.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.2 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 64.0 0.13 145.6-56.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,802.5 15.76 8,370.5-6.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 8.7 0.02 76.2-88.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,980.8 40.36 48,635.5-58.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 46.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 351.8 0.71 189.685.52
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 101.9 0.21 49.9104.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 130.2 0.26 9.21,318.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
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 25.3 0.05 13.587.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6.5 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,726.2 9.55 9,588.0-50.71
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 911.1 1.84 732.724.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce