US trade with Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 08, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville totaled $75.8 million, up 82.37% ($34.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $26.0 million, down 0.36% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $49.8 million, up 221.74% ($34.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Congo - Brazzaville went from a surplus of $10.6 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $23.8 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 136th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 149th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0073% of US total trade (up from 0.0043% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 138th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 140th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0064% of US total exports (down from 0.0069% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 112th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 133rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0078% of US total imports (up from 0.0027% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.23% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (40.07% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.62% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (39.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.60% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (9.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.38% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (5.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.99% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (1.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $4.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.1 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 $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,139.3 54.42 9,661.546.35
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 212.3 0.82 236.3-10.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 449.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 38.7 0.15 27.839.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15.2 0.06 125.6-87.89
29 Organic chemicals 86.9 0.33 297.6-70.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 50.0 0.19 180.4-72.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 141.2 0.54 89.058.56
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 53.0 0.20 59.1-10.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 528.3 2.03 268.396.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,457.3 5.61 1,131.728.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 163.0 0.63 324.2-49.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.0 0.10 20.030.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 19.8 0.08 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.0 0.02 3.323.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23.7 0.09 2.6810.83
54 Man-made filaments 4.7 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 79.8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 30.1 0.12 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18.5 0.07 14.230.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.4 0.06 57.4-73.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 187.6 0.72 335.6-44.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 29.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25.0 0.10 4.7426.54
69 Ceramic products 12.0 0.05 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 177.9 0.68 35.8396.47
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 586.7 2.26 1,268.0-53.74
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.6 0.01 57.0-95.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28.1 0.11 26.65.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 38.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,694.3 18.07 3,868.921.33
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 1,267.1 4.88 3,921.4-67.69
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 8.6 0.03 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 365.0 1.40 560.4-34.86
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 86.7 0.33 997.0-91.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.0 0.02 16.0-62.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 488.3 1.88 817.3-40.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14.0 0.05 13.25.94
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 145.8 0.56 7.11,956.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21.4 0.08 98.2-78.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 839.2 3.23 812.63.27

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

The major share of US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 83.44% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (46.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.78% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (28.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.66% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.02% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.67% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (3.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $34.3 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 $1.8 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.5 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 $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 34.5-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 184.4 0.37 478.6-61.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 645.3 1.30 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,556.9 83.44 7,210.4476.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.1 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,866.9 9.77 4,376.011.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.8 0.01 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
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,821.8 3.66 2.962,656.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.4 0.01 21.6-70.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12.4 0.02 36.7-66.27
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 363.9 0.73 21.21,618.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8.6 0.02 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 55.2 0.11 3.41,537.89
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.5 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.2 0.01 879.4-99.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 263.2 0.53 2,411.7-89.09
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce