US trade (export - import) with Congo - Brazzaville in 2017

Published or Updated: May 08, 2018

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

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In 2017, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $250.9 million, down 6.55% ($17.6 million) from 2016.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2017 were $116.7 million, down 10.85% ($14.2 million) from 2016.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2017 were $134.2 million, down 2.45% ($3.4 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Congo - Brazzaville in 2017 was $17.4 million, a 164.63% increase ($10.8 million) over 2016.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 138th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 133rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0063% of US total trade (down from 0.0073% in 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 137th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0076% of US total exports (down from 0.0090% in 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 115th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of US total imports (down from 0.0061% in 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.88% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (31.97% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.44% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (47.30% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.01% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (10.52% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.43% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (3.96% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.82% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (2.46% in 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $15.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $5.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20.0 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 $5.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 20.9 0.02 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 45,995.6 39.40 40,169.914.50
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 38.4 0.03 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.0 0.03 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 59.2 0.05 230.7-74.33
10 Cereals 130.9 0.11 180.9-27.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 129.1 0.11 12.5929.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 79.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 78.7 0.07 5.71,281.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,234.2 1.06 711.673.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 449.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 65.0 0.06 8.9627.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 192.1 0.16 154.224.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 199.3 0.17 538.0-62.95
29 Organic chemicals 2,326.1 1.99 998.5132.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 127.3 0.11 54.5133.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 848.8 0.73 945.6-10.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 338.4 0.29 627.1-46.04
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 148.8 0.13 447.3-66.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 75.7-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 45.0 0.04 69.4-35.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,495.8 2.14 3,800.6-34.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,966.4 3.40 4,509.7-12.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,191.5 1.02 1,715.6-30.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.7 0.02 33.0-43.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52.8 0.05 20.0164.11
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 19.8 0.02 11.276.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.6 0.01 34.2-68.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 72.0 0.06 70.02.80
54 Man-made filaments 4.7 0.00 0.0
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 0.00 857.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 325.0 0.28 89.6262.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 201.0 0.17 11.21,689.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 114.6 0.10 53.9112.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 66.8 0.06 557.6-88.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,370.4 1.17 1,347.21.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44.5 0.04 81.9-45.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
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
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 160.0 0.14 10.81,376.01
69 Ceramic products 421.8 0.36 144.2192.58
70 Glass and glassware 207.9 0.18 38.4441.59
72 Iron and steel 78.6 0.07 22.3252.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,248.6 3.64 4,081.54.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 125.0 0.11 10.81,056.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 53.8 0.05 112.1-52.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 33.2 0.03 89.0-62.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 586.7 0.50 742.2-20.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44.5 0.04 118.3-62.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,359.0 14.87 37,372.9-53.55
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 7,791.1 6.67 13,036.2-40.24
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 125.7 0.11 448.9-71.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,924.9 1.65 4,974.9-61.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 432.5 0.37 1,537.0-71.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15,108.6 12.94 72.020,895.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,139.3 1.83 4,501.8-52.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 35.0 0.03 37.5-6.56
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 335.9 0.29 67.3399.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 63.5 0.05 149.5-57.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23.5 0.02 35.7-34.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,473.4 2.98 4,137.0-16.04

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 80.44% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (73.61% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.29% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (12.57% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.65% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.37% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.36% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.29% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.96% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (1.18% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.01% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (1.58% in 2016).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.7 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) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $10.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10.5 0.01 3.7187.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 141.2-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 577.1 0.43 1,482.5-61.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 703.0 0.52 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 107,915.2 80.44 101,234.66.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.6 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,138.8 11.28 17,281.6-12.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.8 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 4.9 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.5 0.00 0.0
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
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,827.9 1.36 400.3356.66
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 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.8 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.4 0.00 40.7-84.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,856.9 2.13 175.21,531.05
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 444.6 0.33 60.3637.70
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 0.03 3.6867.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 217.3 0.16 259.8-16.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 65.6 0.05 103.9-36.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.5 0.01 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 24.3 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,565.8 1.17 1,086.944.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,721.5 2.03 13,108.4-79.24
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce