US trade with Congo - Brazzaville in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 08, 2018

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

US Trade with Congo - Brazzaville

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Congo - Brazzaville was $175.1 million, down 22.83% ($51.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the first nine months of 2017 were $90.8 million, down 13.46% ($14.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the first nine months of 2017 were $84.3 million, down 30.89% ($37.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Congo - Brazzaville went from a deficit of $17.2 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a surplus of $6.4 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 139th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 125th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0060% of US total trade (down from 0.0087% in the first nine months of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 135th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0080% of US total exports (down from 0.0099% in the first nine months of 2016).

Congo - Brazzaville was the US 121st largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 112th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0048% of US total imports (down from 0.0078% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Brazzaville

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.83% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (49.36% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.77% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (29.96% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.13% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (10.76% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.02% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (3.61% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.06% of US total exports to Congo - Brazzaville (2.58% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $15.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $0.3 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.9 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 $2.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.9 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;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 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 $0.3 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Congo - Brazzaville in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 20.9 0.02 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 31,856.4 35.10 30,508.44.42
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 38.4 0.04 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.0 0.04 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 59.2 0.07 230.7-74.33
10 Cereals 130.9 0.14 166.5-21.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 129.1 0.14 12.5929.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 78.7 0.09 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,021.9 1.13 475.3114.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 65.0 0.07 8.9627.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 153.3 0.17 126.421.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 184.1 0.20 412.4-55.35
29 Organic chemicals 2,239.1 2.47 700.8219.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 127.3 0.14 51.6146.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 798.8 0.88 765.24.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 197.3 0.22 538.1-63.34
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 95.8 0.11 388.1-75.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 72.4-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 45.0 0.05 55.1-18.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,967.5 2.17 3,532.3-44.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,509.0 2.76 3,378.0-25.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,028.6 1.13 1,391.3-26.07
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 27.7-32.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.8 0.03 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.6 0.01 30.9-78.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 48.3 0.05 67.4-28.41
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 0.36 9.83,200.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 171.0 0.19 11.21,421.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 96.1 0.11 39.8141.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 51.4 0.06 500.2-89.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,182.8 1.30 1,011.716.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44.5 0.05 52.9-15.98
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 135.0 0.15 6.12,116.02
69 Ceramic products 409.8 0.45 144.2184.26
70 Glass and glassware 30.0 0.03 2.61,073.91
72 Iron and steel 78.6 0.09 16.0390.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,661.9 4.03 2,813.530.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 125.0 0.14 10.81,056.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 51.2 0.06 55.1-7.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 33.2 0.04 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 558.6 0.62 715.6-21.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44.5 0.05 79.4-44.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,664.7 13.95 33,504.0-62.20
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 6,524.0 7.19 9,114.9-28.42
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 117.1 0.13 448.9-73.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,559.8 1.72 4,414.6-64.67
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 345.8 0.38 540.0-35.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15,102.6 16.64 56.026,866.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,651.0 1.82 3,684.6-55.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 21.0 0.02 24.3-13.36
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 190.2 0.21 60.2215.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 42.1 0.05 51.2-17.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23.5 0.03 27.6-14.91
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,634.2 2.90 3,324.3-20.76

US Imports from Congo - Brazzaville

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 78.67% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (77.04% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 12.18% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (10.57% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.76% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (0.36% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.01% of US total imports from Congo - Brazzaville (1.76% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - a decrease of $27.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.6 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 $0.6 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 $0.4 million.
US imports from Congo - Brazzaville in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10.5 0.01 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 106.7-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 392.6 0.47 1,003.9-60.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 57.7 0.07 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 66,358.3 78.67 94,024.2-29.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.1 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.6 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,272.0 12.18 12,905.6-20.41
52 Cotton 4.9 0.01 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 6.1 0.01 397.4-98.47
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 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,844.5 3.37 138.41,954.79
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 80.8 0.10 39.1106.57
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 0.04 3.6867.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 208.7 0.25 259.8-19.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.4 0.01 100.5-89.69
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 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,562.6 1.85 207.5653.03
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,458.3 2.91 10,696.7-77.02
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce