US trade with Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa was $44.9 million, down 12.60% ($6.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $22.9 million, up 49.79% ($7.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $22.0 million, down 39.05% ($14.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Congo - Kinshasa went from a deficit of $20.8 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $0.9 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 146th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 137th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0045% of US total trade (down from 0.0055% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 139th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 152nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0060% of US total exports (up from 0.0042% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 127th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 114th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0037% of US total imports (down from 0.0064% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.84% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (6.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.67% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (53.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.64% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (13.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.60% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (15.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.41% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (2.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.04% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (0.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.9 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 $0.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • 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 $0.1 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 164.7 0.72 767.0-78.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 74.1-100.00
10 Cereals 7,991.0 34.91 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50.0 0.22 79.8-37.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25.1 0.11 4.2499.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 82.9 0.36 41.898.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 9.7 0.04 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.2 0.18 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 184.7 0.81 0.0
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 36.3 0.16 15.7131.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,642.8 7.18 42.63,757.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,443.3 10.67 1,725.741.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 53.8 0.24 180.2-70.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.3 0.03 11.4-44.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 75.0 0.33 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 87.0 0.38 50.871.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.6 0.04 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 66.8 0.29 27.5143.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 10.0 0.04 14.2-29.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,646.5 11.56 2,202.020.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 103.3-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3.5 0.02 103.0-96.59
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
72 Iron and steel 42.7 0.19 22.986.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 195.6 0.85 264.3-25.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 30.6 0.13 2.61,056.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.3 0.04 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.5 0.09 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18.4 0.08 15.022.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.7 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,818.2 12.31 3,676.4-23.34
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 2,300.0 10.05 2,987.6-23.01
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 3.1 0.01 78.6-96.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 692.2 3.02 940.1-26.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 87.1 0.38 132.4-34.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 205.0 0.90 344.9-40.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.3 0.02 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 48.2 0.21 120.0-59.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.6 0.06 0.0

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 46.75% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (64.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.55% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (8.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.31% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (13.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.95% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (3.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.05% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (4.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $13.0 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 $2.7 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 5.0 0.02 5.0-0.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7.2 0.03 2.9151.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 427.8 1.95 398.57.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,097.4 9.54 2,620.8-19.97
26 Ores, slag and ash 230.4 1.05 1,559.2-85.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 65.5 0.30 91.5-28.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,063.8 4.84 1,094.3-2.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.2 0.04 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.2 0.07 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 83.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.9 0.01 1.162.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 74.0 0.34 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 2,265.3 10.31 5,004.5-54.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 40.9 0.19 10.0309.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,233.8 46.57 23,223.7-55.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 174.9 0.80 5.63,008.53
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 5.8 0.03 18.4-68.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.1 0.03 37.0-80.80
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 0.06 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,723.9 21.50 1,856.7154.42
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce