US trade (export - import) with Congo - Kinshasa in 2016

Published or Updated: May 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Kinshasa in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In 2016, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa was $262.0 million, down 10.52% ($30.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 were $83.3 million, down 38.89% ($53.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 totaled $178.6 million, up 14.21% ($22.2 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 was $95.3 million, a 376.20% increase ($75.3 million) over 2015.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 134th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 130th in 2015), accounting for 0.0071% of US total trade (down from 0.0077% in 2015).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 147th largest export market in 2016 (down from 134th in 2015), accounting for 0.0057% of US total exports (down from 0.0091% in 2015).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 108th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 115th in 2015), accounting for 0.0079% of US total imports (up from 0.0068% in 2015).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.00% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (26.71% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.12% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (18.03% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.81% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (6.10% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.39% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (37.60% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.05% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (3.75% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7,188.1 thousand;
  • 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 $3,642.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,580.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,185.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,151.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $729.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $494.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $348.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $347.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $45,515.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,371.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,579.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,778.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,615.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,495.8 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $885.6 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $718.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $629.7 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $434.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $377.3 thousand.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17,312.5 20.77 20,090.8-13.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 137.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 612.4 0.73 117.8420.04
10 Cereals 188.5 0.23 3.55,261.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 97.1 0.12 726.8-86.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 93.0-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 205.7 0.25 233.5-11.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 737.8 0.89 8.09,092.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 517.8 0.62 169.8204.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,265.0 1.52 2,880.2-56.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 128.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12.1 0.01 39.8-69.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 69.2 0.08 76.4-9.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 36.1 0.04 61.9-41.76
29 Organic chemicals 41.8 0.05 139.4-70.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 33.5 0.04 45,548.8-99.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 116.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 43.8 0.05 80.4-45.47
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 62.2 0.07 228.2-72.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 31.6 0.04 21.447.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20.1 0.02 10.984.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 161.0 0.19 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,451.4 1.74 300.2383.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,851.3 5.82 4,502.87.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 258.5 0.31 271.2-4.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31.6 0.04 78.6-59.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.4 0.00 33.9-90.01
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 148.6 0.18 343.1-56.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.8 0.00 18.8-85.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 80.9 0.10 149.6-45.95
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14.2 0.02 30.6-53.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 67.0 0.08 69.7-3.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.6 0.00 11.0-76.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,526.7 11.43 7,946.219.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 225.2 0.27 244.6-7.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.7 0.00 5.0-25.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 300.6 0.36 201.149.46
70 Glass and glassware 11.8 0.01 133.0-91.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12.6 0.02 27.6-54.47
72 Iron and steel 156.2 0.19 590.9-73.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 448.1 0.54 4,027.5-88.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 108.0 0.13 35.3205.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.2 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21.3 0.03 57.3-62.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 121.9 0.15 337.7-63.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14.1 0.02 64.8-78.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,404.3 13.68 21,775.8-47.63
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 10,271.8 12.32 6,629.454.94
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 89.4 0.11 46.592.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,175.5 3.81 4,671.3-32.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,293.0 2.75 1,108.0106.94
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17.5 0.02 736.2-97.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,086.0 1.30 1,463.3-25.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25.2 0.03 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.5 0.01 19.7-72.14
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 87.9-100.00
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 226.3 0.27 1,111.9-79.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 119.5 0.14 103.315.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13.5 0.02 55.5-75.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 23.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 15,296.6 18.35 8,108.588.65

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 57.39% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (81.99% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.88% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (2.81% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.65% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.05% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.84% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (5.50% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.09% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.95% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.10% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.26% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 over 2015 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 $41,552.2 thousand;
  • 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 $8,460.7 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,651.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $662.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $25,684.4 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2,348.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,602.7 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,077.8 thousand.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 9.5 0.01 6.447.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 53.9 0.03 47.014.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,682.5 1.50 5,031.2-46.68
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11.7 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,082.4 2.29 2,431.167.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17.1 0.01 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.7 0.00 1,083.5-99.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15.1 0.01 21.2-28.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,653.1 2.61 4,379.36.25
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,552.2 23.26 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 388.7 0.22 278.339.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11.3 0.01 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,707.8 2.08 3,045.721.74
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.4 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.4 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 83.1 0.05 2.04,053.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.0 0.00 1.3293.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 67.4 0.04 61.110.19
70 Glass and glassware 5.4 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 10,095.6 5.65 1,634.9517.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 10.0 0.01 32.2-69.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 102,482.8 57.38 128,167.2-20.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.0 0.00 13.4-70.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.2 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53.9 0.03 1,656.6-96.74
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 76.5 0.04 42.679.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6.9 0.00 265.3-97.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37.0 0.02 3.7895.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 31.8-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20.8 0.01 0.0
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 3.2 0.00 5.2-38.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22.7 0.01 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.5 0.00 5.51.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7,933.1 4.44 7,456.36.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 478.7 0.27 671.6-28.71
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce