US trade with Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 08, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa was $40.9 million, down 44.01% ($32.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $9.6 million, down 38.47% ($6.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $31.3 million, down 45.52% ($26.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $21.6 million, a 48.16% decrease ($20.1 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 152nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 133rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total trade (down from 0.0089% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 169th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 145th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total exports (down from 0.0045% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 114th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 108th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0052% of US total imports (down from 0.0121% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.55% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (36.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 25.80% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (18.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.31% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (26.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.79% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (11.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.33% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (1.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.44% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (0.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - 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;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 993.4 10.31 4,101.0-75.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 53.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.0 0.04 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 47.9-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 23.5 0.24 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6.1 0.06 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 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 34.0 0.35 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 240.8 2.50 1,148.7-79.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 469.0 4.87 554.2-15.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 73.0 0.76 8.9720.02
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 7.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.5 0.04 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 135.0 1.40 82.863.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 36.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.4 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.0 0.06 15.0-60.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.7 0.03 2.65.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,464.1 25.58 2,900.3-15.04
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.0 0.07 48.3-85.50
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54.9 0.57 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 63.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
72 Iron and steel 15.6 0.16 37.7-58.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 130.0 1.35 121.96.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 63.0 0.65 69.5-9.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11.9 0.12 2.6351.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.5 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,632.1 27.32 1,944.135.39
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 1,187.4 12.33 1,276.5-6.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 418.9 4.35 571.1-26.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 95.0 0.99 1,760.4-94.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.0 0.06 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 144.9 1.50 123.217.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
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 30.4 0.32 83.6-63.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.8 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.5 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 366.1 3.80 525.6-30.35

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 53.69% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (41.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.49% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (53.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.81% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.08% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.58% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $25.0 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $7.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14.7 0.05 10.934.79
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 896.8 2.87 366.5144.69
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 678.4 2.17 252.8168.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,914.8 6.12 1,416.235.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,178.7 13.36 29,176.9-85.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 54.6 0.17 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 80.5 0.26 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23.8 0.08 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 493.6 1.58 1,041.2-52.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.1 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 24.3 0.08 36.4-33.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,944.0 15.81 1,133.5336.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 35.4 0.11 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,717.6 53.47 23,715.1-29.51
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 35.4 0.11 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 13.9-100.00
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 41.8 0.13 42.1-0.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 20.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,121.5 3.59 86.41,198.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11.2 0.04 43.3-74.18
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce