US trade (export - import) with Congo - Kinshasa in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Kinshasa in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In 2013, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa totaled $247.9 million, up 2.51% ($6.1 million) from 2012.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 were $169.8 million, down 14.91% ($29.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 totaled $78.1 million, up 84.76% ($35.8 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 was $91.7 million, a 41.68% decrease ($65.6 million) over 2012.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 139th largest trading partner in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0063% of US total trade (up from 0.0062% in 2012).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 133rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 130th in 2012), accounting for 0.0108% of US total exports (down from 0.0129% in 2012).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 125th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 144th in 2012), accounting for 0.0034% of US total imports (up from 0.0018% in 2012).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.02% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (20.05% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.43% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (3.23% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.92% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (39.18% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.82% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (6.01% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.20% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (0.34% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.12% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (1.42% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.22% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (24.88% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $34.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11.1 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 $8.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.7 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) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 over 2012 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 $49.3 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $15.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $11.1 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 29,281.4 17.24 33,876.3-13.56
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 113.0 0.07 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 419.3 0.25 1,385.3-69.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 35.4-100.00
10 Cereals 2,218.4 1.31 13,343.2-83.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 958.8 0.56 6,382.3-84.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 23.7 0.01 171.8-86.19
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,010.0 0.59 16,384.6-93.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 45.8 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 552.3 0.33 512.97.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 151.4 0.09 51.2195.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,433.1 1.43 1,933.825.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5.1 0.00 50.2-89.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7.5 0.00 4,044.1-99.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 284.4 0.17 290.3-2.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 89.1 0.05 49,357.8-99.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 420.5 0.25 109.0285.86
29 Organic chemicals 961.0 0.57 86.91,006.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 34,907.2 20.56 144.024,139.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 292.1 0.17 283.53.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 367.7 0.22 451.9-18.63
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 112.7 0.07 358.2-68.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 54.0 0.03 100.6-46.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 824.8 0.49 25.53,133.42
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4.7 0.00 4.47.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,186.9 1.29 437.2400.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,734.4 1.61 4,198.3-34.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 323.0 0.19 238.335.55
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.3 0.01 66.5-68.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 143.9 0.08 133.37.91
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 633.2 0.37 310.9103.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,000.8 0.59 164.1509.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 266.7 0.16 60.7339.61
54 Man-made filaments 34.0 0.02 99.4-65.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 7.5 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10.0 0.01 5.294.41
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.9 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11.9 0.01 12.1-1.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.3 0.00 14.0-62.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 49.6 0.03 6.4674.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,122.2 6.55 11,581.5-3.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 310.9 0.18 237.031.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11.2 0.01 8.335.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 15.9 0.01 34.2-53.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 117.8 0.07 192.0-38.64
69 Ceramic products 17.5 0.01 4.2315.64
70 Glass and glassware 17.9 0.01 16.011.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8.7 0.01 18.6-53.48
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,330.6 0.78 691.992.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 88.8 0.05 1,943.5-95.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 127.9 0.08 55.2131.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 309.3 0.18 126.5144.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37.7 0.02 7.1433.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,080.8 18.30 20,009.655.33
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 13,357.3 7.87 5,301.5151.95
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 2,437.5 1.44 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,755.4 3.39 10,173.5-43.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,595.8 2.71 1,868.4145.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 49.5 0.03 141.6-65.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,594.2 3.29 2,521.1121.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.0 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16.0 0.01 11.045.13
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 188.0 0.11 92.7102.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 33.0-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 38.2 0.02 16.7129.28
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,192.8 6.00 9,319.29.37

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 64.99% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.34% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.36% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (12.57% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.54% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (8.97% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.22% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (50.03% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.95% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (3.05% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.02% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (15.16% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $50.6 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $17.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 59.4 0.08 75.2-21.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,401.0 1.79 1,889.6-25.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 70.4 0.09 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 358.8 0.46 1,838.8-80.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,344.5 1.72 82.51,530.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,293.0 4.22 1,424.3131.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13.2 0.02 14.0-5.57
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 6,383.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,896.4 3.71 53.35,334.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.4 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 32.0-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 121.3 0.16 1,175.6-89.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.4 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.0-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59.5 0.08 0.0
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 5.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,514.4 4.50 3,791.7-7.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.6 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 19.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.3 0.01 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 3,295.4 4.22 21,139.7-84.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 37.0 0.05 9.8277.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 50,574.9 64.78 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 128.9 0.17 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 556.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 295.8 0.38 64.3359.90
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 15.8 0.02 24.2-34.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21.3 0.03 44.7-52.24
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 11.6-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 733.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.5 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,326.0 13.23 2,173.2375.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 197.8 0.25 678.3-70.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce