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

Published or Updated: Jul 30, 2017

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

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa totaled $38.4 million, up 0.33% ($0.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $16.7 million, down 6.60% ($1.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $21.7 million, up 6.40% ($1.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Congo - Kinshasa in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $5.0 million, a 99.11% increase ($2.5 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 146th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 144th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total trade (down from 0.0044% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 149th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 143rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0045% of US total exports (down from 0.0051% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 122nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 121st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0038% of US total imports (down from 0.0039% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.56% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (27.38% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.43% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (46.94% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.06% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (8.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.56% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (11.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.32% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (1.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.44% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (0.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa 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 $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) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa 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 3,997.2 23.95 2,649.250.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 285.2-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 188.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 205.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 737.8-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 467.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 769.6 4.61 359.4114.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 80.0 0.48 7.6946.47
29 Organic chemicals 104.7 0.63 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17.2 0.10 2.8506.79
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 2.9 0.02 9.8-70.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 34.0 0.20 31.67.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 279.8 1.68 184.851.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,920.0 11.50 1,721.411.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 72.0 0.43 69.53.73
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.2 0.04 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 164.7 0.99 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 62.8 0.38 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13.0 0.08 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 42.0 0.25 52.0-19.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,638.8 15.81 1,401.888.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 30.0-100.00
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
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 45.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17.1 0.10 0.0
72 Iron and steel 14.4 0.09 55.9-74.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 817.8 4.90 44.81,724.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 195.0 1.17 27.8600.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20.5 0.12 87.7-76.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.6 0.04 14.1-53.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,712.3 10.26 3,306.1-48.21
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 2,060.9 12.35 3,416.5-39.68
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 2.7 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 394.5 2.36 1,136.0-65.27
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 116.2 0.70 165.1-29.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 32.9 0.20 17.587.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 424.5 2.54 346.522.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.9 0.04 13.5-49.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.3 0.03 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 14.0 0.08 13.81.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 131.0 0.78 6.61,872.01
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 68.92% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (73.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.74% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (8.51% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.61% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (4.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.17% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.69% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (7.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.01% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.4 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) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.1 0.04 17.8-54.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 939.4 4.33 502.087.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 730.0 3.37 1,208.9-39.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.7 0.09 3.8387.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 347.0 1.60 1,463.7-76.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 217.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.4 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 782.8 3.61 879.7-11.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.8 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 30.3 0.14 12.5142.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 471.4 2.17 269.674.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 14,941.9 68.92 14,904.80.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6.0 0.03 29.3-79.63
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 3.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.0 0.03 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 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,360.3 15.50 468.6617.09
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce