US trade (export - import) with Congo - Kinshasa in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Kinshasa in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In 2014, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa totaled $339.5 million, up 36.95% ($91.6 million) from 2013.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 totaled $181.8 million, up 7.09% ($12.0 million) from 2013.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 totaled $157.6 million, up 101.90% ($79.6 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 was $24.2 million, a 73.60% decrease ($67.5 million) over 2013.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 131st largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 139th in 2013), accounting for 0.0084% of US total trade (up from 0.0063% in 2013).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 133rd largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0112% of US total exports (up from 0.0108% in 2013).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 116th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 125th in 2013), accounting for 0.0065% of US total imports (up from 0.0034% in 2013).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.04% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (37.02% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.59% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (21.92% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.24% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (25.43% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.65% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (6.82% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.06% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (1.12% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.82% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (1.20% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $8.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3.3 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 $2.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.4 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 $2.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 37,364.6 20.55 29,281.427.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 113.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,000.7 0.55 419.3138.66
10 Cereals 6,360.9 3.50 2,218.4186.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 958.8-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.5 0.00 23.7-89.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 513.0 0.28 1,010.0-49.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 157.2 0.09 45.8243.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 52.4 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 529.7 0.29 552.3-4.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,033.4 1.12 151.41,242.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,970.3 2.18 2,433.163.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9.4 0.01 5.183.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 284.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 189.0 0.10 89.1112.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 27.8 0.02 420.5-93.38
29 Organic chemicals 197.5 0.11 961.0-79.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 39,721.9 21.84 34,907.213.79
31 Fertilizers 140.4 0.08 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 105.5 0.06 292.1-63.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 197.5 0.11 367.7-46.30
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 333.9 0.18 112.7196.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 54.0-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 842.1 0.46 824.82.09
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 181.3 0.10 2,186.9-91.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 369.9 0.20 2,734.4-86.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 148.5 0.08 323.0-54.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 238.2 0.13 21.31,020.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44.6 0.02 143.9-68.96
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 471.7 0.26 633.2-25.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 887.3 0.49 1,000.8-11.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 88.0 0.05 266.7-66.99
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 34.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 135.9 0.07 7.51,719.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.2 0.00 5.3-20.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22.5 0.01 49.6-54.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,077.7 7.19 11,122.217.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 658.4 0.36 310.9111.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.3 0.00 11.2-70.17
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.5 0.00 15.9-46.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 79.0 0.04 117.8-32.94
69 Ceramic products 299.4 0.16 17.51,615.24
70 Glass and glassware 4.9 0.00 17.9-72.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8.1 0.00 8.7-7.08
72 Iron and steel 50.7 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,535.2 0.84 1,330.615.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.9 0.01 88.8-87.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 127.9-96.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 246.6 0.14 309.3-20.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 71.7 0.04 37.790.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,124.7 19.87 31,080.816.23
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 10,908.4 6.00 13,357.3-18.33
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 270.9 0.15 2,437.5-88.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,806.0 3.19 5,755.40.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,287.7 0.71 4,595.8-71.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 65.2 0.04 49.531.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,807.8 2.09 5,594.2-31.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 45.9 0.03 13.0252.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 35.1 0.02 16.0119.94
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 134.2 0.07 188.0-28.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 39.0 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 62.8 0.03 38.264.18
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,860.3 5.97 10,192.86.55

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 62.00% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (64.99% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.12% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (8.36% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.02% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (3.95% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.27% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (4.54% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.34% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (4.22% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $47.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $20.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $3.7 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 $3.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.6 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 $1.2 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 3.8 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 35.2 0.02 59.4-40.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,085.3 3.23 1,401.0262.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 70.4-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 358.8-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,263.5 0.80 1,344.5-6.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21.9 0.01 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,655.4 1.05 3,293.0-49.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.1 0.01 13.2-15.70
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,468.1 0.93 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,932.9 3.76 2,896.4104.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 1.8 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 373.1 0.24 121.3207.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35.3 0.02 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 59.5-98.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,149.3 3.27 3,514.446.52
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 28.6-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.4 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11.6 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22.1 0.01 7.3200.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,114.3 1.34 3,295.4-35.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 37.0-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 97,731.4 62.00 50,574.993.24
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2.2 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 128.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.9 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 89.4 0.06 295.8-69.77
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 29.1 0.02 15.884.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.2 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16.7 0.01 21.3-21.99
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 0.3 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 426.6 0.27 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.1 0.01 5.586.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,932.4 10.11 10,326.054.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20,189.3 12.81 197.810,104.55
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce