US trade with Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 10, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $94.6 million, down 6.62% ($6.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $23.4 million, down 33.33% ($11.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $71.2 million, up 7.55% ($5.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $47.7 million, a 53.78% increase ($16.7 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 120th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 119th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0096% of US total trade (down from 0.0123% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 143rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 132nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0061% of US total exports (down from 0.0101% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 106th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 104th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0117% of US total imports (down from 0.0140% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.45% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (36.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.74% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (39.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.79% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (15.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.03% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (2.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.91% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (2.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $2.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,712.0 50.03 12,671.5-7.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 38.4 0.16 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 60.4 0.26 98.0-38.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 91.5 0.39 6.01,420.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 59.5 0.25 326.7-81.78
29 Organic chemicals 269.5 1.15 352.8-23.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 84.8 0.36 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 420.1 1.79 746.2-43.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 192.8 0.82 270.5-28.73
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 19.4 0.08 17.113.58
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 39.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 625.8 2.67 2,406.8-74.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 714.3 3.05 1,068.1-33.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 140.5 0.60 257.4-45.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.4 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.2 0.05 14.4-21.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 63.7 0.27 3.51,727.76
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41.8 0.18 8.8377.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.3 0.03 464.6-98.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 333.2 1.42 352.2-5.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 32.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 99.0 0.42 128.2-22.75
70 Glass and glassware 6.0 0.03 0.0
72 Iron and steel 75.0 0.32 8.5783.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 282.2 1.21 499.6-43.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 13.1 0.06 55.1-76.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.5 0.08 13.050.08
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 84.4 0.36 308.1-72.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 57.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,124.8 21.89 7,574.6-32.34
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 1,253.7 5.36 2,200.8-43.04
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 0.00 110.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 357.2 1.53 1,007.3-64.54
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 92.4 0.39 285.0-67.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 368.1 1.57 2,529.5-85.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14.5 0.06 6.7116.46
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 10.0 0.04 16.2-38.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.6 0.02 11.2-59.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.0 0.06 19.6-23.54
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 700.4 2.99 1,070.8-34.59

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 92.03% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (85.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.43% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (6.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.59% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $9.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 57.6-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 355.6 0.50 390.5-8.94
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 57.7 0.08 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 65,479.4 92.03 56,377.016.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,150.4 4.43 4,464.6-29.44
52 Cotton 4.9 0.01 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,729.8 2.43 69.32,396.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 116.5 0.16 171.5-32.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 62.3 0.09 25.3145.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 187.3 0.26 4,586.4-95.92
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce