US trade with Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa was $38.1 million, down 61.60% ($61.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $25.6 million, down 25.90% ($8.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $12.6 million, down 80.62% ($52.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Congo - Kinshasa went from a deficit of $30.3 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $13.0 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 149th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 121st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0037% of US total trade (down from 0.0103% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 140th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 135th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0063% of US total exports (down from 0.0091% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 143rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 104th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0020% of US total imports (down from 0.0111% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.21% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (31.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.18% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (17.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.00% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (8.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.97% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (3.46% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.97% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (0.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.35% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (0.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $4.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11.7 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 $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,313.7 36.40 9,795.4-4.92
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 253.1-100.00
10 Cereals 15.0 0.06 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 275.2 1.08 97.1183.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 174.3 0.68 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 50.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 772.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.4 0.03 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46.6 0.18 9.5390.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14.0 0.05 10.039.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 7.1 0.03 29.1-75.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 49.0 0.19 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13.1 0.05 41.0-68.05
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 21.9 0.09 19.015.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 193.3 0.76 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 161.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 116.3 0.45 75.454.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,238.0 4.84 850.045.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 130.0 0.51 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 25.5 0.10 12.5103.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 327.0 1.28 15.02,080.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.4 0.07 16.611.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.3 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,513.3 9.82 3,022.6-16.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37.9 0.15 43.7-13.22
69 Ceramic products 79.7 0.31 89.2-10.69
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 39.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 348.6 1.36 17.11,941.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 115.1 0.45 16.6593.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 41.0 0.16 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,904.5 26.98 2,477.7178.66
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 1,294.1 5.06 2,591.2-50.06
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 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 629.3 2.46 528.319.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 33.7 0.13 235.1-85.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 396.0 1.55 271.545.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
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 106.0 0.41 8.91,085.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 112.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.3 0.03 7.93.88
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,087.4 4.25 12,812.6-91.51

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

The major share of US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 53.80% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (62.73% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.02% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (2.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.25% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (1.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.49% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (5.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.77% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (19.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.30% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (0.01% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - 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 imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $33.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $12.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $5.1 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 $3.0 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 9.2 0.07 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,220.8 9.72 1,415.5-13.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,534.1 12.22 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 17.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.8 0.09 11.34.51
26 Ores, slag and ash 586.8 4.67 214.0174.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 12,375.3-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 80.4 0.64 79.60.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 784.7 6.25 692.613.28
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 284.9 2.27 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.0 0.03 3.91.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17.1 0.14 18.5-7.46
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 689.8 5.49 3,688.0-81.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,742.2 53.71 40,639.3-83.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11.0 0.09 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8.8 0.07 5.171.53
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 2.3 0.02 12.5-81.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.2 0.07 2.5266.43
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 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 382.2 3.05 5,521.4-93.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 174.1 1.39 19.7781.84
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce