US trade with Congo - Kinshasa in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 05, 2018

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

US Trade with Congo - Kinshasa

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Congo - Kinshasa was $124.1 million, down 23.67% ($38.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $49.2 million, up 0.83% ($0.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the first nine months of 2017 were $74.9 million, down 34.17% ($38.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Congo - Kinshasa in the first nine months of 2017 was $25.7 million, a 60.45% decrease ($39.3 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 147th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 140th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0043% of US total trade (down from 0.0062% in the first nine months of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 157th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 150th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0043% of US total exports (down from 0.0046% in the first nine months of 2016).

Congo - Kinshasa was the US 122nd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 114th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0042% of US total imports (down from 0.0073% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Congo - Kinshasa

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.16% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (45.53% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.38% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (20.42% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.89% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (13.88% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.79% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (11.87% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.25% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (1.61% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.25% of US total exports to Congo - Kinshasa (0.41% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2.4 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 $2.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Congo - Kinshasa in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,155.4 10.48 7,517.2-31.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 359.3-100.00
10 Cereals 7,991.0 16.24 188.54,139.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 205.7-100.00
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 0.00 467.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 819.6 1.67 492.466.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.0 0.01 12.1-66.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 105.1 0.21 59.775.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 26.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 211.0 0.43 41.8404.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 9.7 0.02 4.4120.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48.3 0.10 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 201.9 0.41 2.87,007.32
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 39.3 0.08 43.2-9.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 68.0 0.14 31.6115.19
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,163.4 4.40 1,376.057.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,832.3 9.82 4,001.320.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 198.9 0.40 258.5-23.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.5 0.03 19.0-34.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 243.2 0.49 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 284.8 0.58 133.6113.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.6 0.02 2.8239.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 79.8 0.16 64.324.13
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 10.0 0.02 14.2-29.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48.0 0.10 67.0-28.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.7 0.01 2.65.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,749.3 15.75 6,504.119.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.0 0.01 181.5-96.14
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 0.11 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.5 0.01 211.3-98.34
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 0.03 12.635.67
72 Iron and steel 72.8 0.15 116.5-37.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,143.4 2.32 431.0165.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 288.6 0.59 100.0188.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.3 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.5 0.04 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50.9 0.10 105.3-51.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16.8 0.03 14.119.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,162.7 14.55 8,926.6-19.76
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 5,548.4 11.27 7,680.6-27.76
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 78.6-92.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,505.7 3.06 2,647.2-43.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 298.3 0.61 2,057.9-85.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 38.9 0.08 17.5122.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 774.4 1.57 814.6-4.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.9 0.01 20.2-65.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.5 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 92.7 0.19 217.4-57.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 133.8 0.27 6.61,913.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18.1 0.04 5.6224.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,644.1 3.34 2,484.0-33.81

US Imports from Congo - Kinshasa

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 56.06% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (54.35% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.25% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (5.63% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.93% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (29.54% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.75% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (4.75% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.15% of US total imports from Congo - Kinshasa (2.65% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $6.8 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) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $20.0 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Congo - Kinshasa in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 5.0 0.01 9.5-47.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30.1 0.04 31.6-4.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,263.9 3.02 1,267.078.68
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 3,505.8 4.68 4,082.4-14.13
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 18.7 0.02 3.8387.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,492.2 3.33 4,439.1-43.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,178.7 5.58 29,176.9-85.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 54.6 0.07 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 146.0 0.19 309.1-52.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 10.8-92.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25.2 0.03 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,340.2 3.12 3,015.1-22.38
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 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 5.8 0.01 1.1405.43
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 128.5 0.17 48.9162.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,680.7 10.25 6,407.619.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 76.2 0.10 10.0663.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 41,893.3 55.91 61,843.6-32.26
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 0.05 4.0790.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 180.9 0.24 48.8270.30
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 47.6 0.06 64.0-25.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
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 2.5449.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,205.8 12.29 2,411.7281.72
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 558.6 0.75 459.021.70
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce