US trade (export - import) with Congo - Kinshasa in 2017

Published or Updated: May 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Kinshasa in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In 2017, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa was $162.3 million, down 38.05% ($99.7 million) from 2016.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 were $74.8 million, down 10.25% ($8.5 million) from 2016.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 were $87.5 million, down 51.02% ($91.1 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 was $12.7 million, a 86.70% decrease ($82.6 million) over 2016.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 150th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 134th in 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total trade (down from 0.0071% in 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 152nd largest export market in 2017 (down from 147th in 2016), accounting for 0.0048% of US total exports (down from 0.0057% in 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 127th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 108th in 2016), accounting for 0.0036% of US total imports (down from 0.0079% in 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.87% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (34.00% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.74% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (25.12% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.88% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (11.81% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.77% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (8.39% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.82% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (1.05% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.29% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (0.28% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $12.6 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 $3.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,469.1 19.34 17,312.5-16.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 612.4-100.00
10 Cereals 8,006.0 10.70 188.54,147.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 275.2 0.37 97.1183.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 174.3 0.23 205.7-15.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 737.8-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 517.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 819.6 1.10 1,265.0-35.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12.5 0.02 12.12.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 151.7 0.20 69.2119.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14.0 0.02 36.1-61.25
29 Organic chemicals 211.0 0.28 41.8404.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 16.8 0.02 33.5-49.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 97.3 0.13 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 215.0 0.29 43.8390.42
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 61.2 0.08 62.2-1.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 261.3 0.35 31.6727.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 161.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,279.7 3.05 1,451.457.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,070.3 8.11 4,851.325.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 328.8 0.44 258.527.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 38.0 0.05 31.620.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 243.2 0.33 3.47,073.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 611.8 0.82 148.6311.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.6 0.01 2.8239.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 98.2 0.13 80.921.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.4 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17.4 0.02 14.222.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48.0 0.06 67.0-28.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.7 0.00 2.65.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,262.6 13.72 9,526.77.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44.9 0.06 225.2-80.06
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 54.9 0.07 0.0
69 Ceramic products 83.2 0.11 300.6-72.32
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17.1 0.02 12.635.67
72 Iron and steel 72.8 0.10 156.2-53.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,491.9 1.99 448.1232.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 288.6 0.39 108.0167.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.3 0.01 9.20.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.5 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 166.0 0.22 121.936.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 57.8 0.08 14.1309.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,067.2 18.81 11,404.323.35
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 6,842.5 9.15 10,271.8-33.39
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 5.8 0.01 89.4-93.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,135.0 2.85 3,175.5-32.77
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 332.0 0.44 2,293.0-85.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 38.9 0.05 17.5122.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,170.4 1.56 1,086.07.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.9 0.01 25.2-72.79
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.5 0.01 5.555.36
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 198.7 0.27 226.3-12.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 133.8 0.18 119.511.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26.3 0.04 13.594.72
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,731.5 3.65 15,296.6-82.14

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 55.74% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (57.39% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.80% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (3.84% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.57% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (5.65% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.33% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (25.88% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.60% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (2.09% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $53.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $37.4 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 $1.7 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 14.2 0.02 9.549.99
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30.1 0.03 53.9-44.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,484.7 3.98 2,682.529.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,039.8 5.76 4,082.423.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 17.1-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30.5 0.03 15.1101.70
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,079.1 3.52 4,653.1-33.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,178.7 4.78 41,552.2-89.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 54.6 0.06 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 226.3 0.26 388.7-41.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 11.3-92.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25.2 0.03 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,124.9 3.57 3,707.8-15.72
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.2 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.2 0.02 17.4-12.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 284.9 0.33 83.1242.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.7 0.01 5.093.32
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 145.6 0.17 67.4116.12
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,370.5 9.57 10,095.6-17.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 76.2 0.09 10.0663.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 48,635.5 55.60 102,482.8-52.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 46.3 0.05 4.01,066.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 189.6 0.22 53.9251.51
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 49.9 0.06 76.5-34.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.2 0.01 6.933.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14.1 0.02 37.0-61.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 20.8-100.00
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 13.5 0.02 3.2320.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,588.0 10.96 7,933.120.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 732.7 0.84 478.753.05
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce