Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Congo | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESCongoWorldExportsValue (US$)8,201,529,531.006,917,584,947.0013,823,647,482.007,437,932,502.0010,453,101,909.006,550,001,990.007,900,592,412.008,251,984,388.0011,155,029,324.005,575,942,320.004,893,092,486.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)-10.55-15.6599.83-46.1940.53-37.334.4435.17-50.01-12.24
ImportsValue (US$)4,447,112,560.004,369,417,122.007,012,525,239.007,348,554,335.008,371,623,127.003,347,657,927.0011,270,348,869.004,560,299,566.003,485,609,079.002,242,427,608.001,908,347,758.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)25.63-1.7460.494.7913.92-60.01-59.53-23.56-35.66-14.89

The value of merchandise exports from Congo totalled $ 4.89 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Congo decreased by 12.2% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 682 million (the value of merchandise exports from Congo amounted to $5.57 billion in 2019)

Congo's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Congo in 2020:

  • China with a share of 63% (3.11 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 8.62% (422 million US$)
  • Gabon with a share of 4.63% (226 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.91% (142 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.29% (112 million US$)
  • Peru with a share of 2.18% (107 million US$)
  • Togo with a share of 1.88% (92 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 1.82% (89 million US$)
  • Portugal with a share of 1.55% (75 million US$)
  • Angola with a share of 1.35% (66 million US$)

Exports structure from Congo in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 75% (3.67 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 14.2% (699 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 6.82% (334 million US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • 0.837% (40 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.807% (39 million US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 0.499% (24 million US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 0.313% (15.3 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 0.258% (12.6 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.124% (6.1 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 0.11% (5.39 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

What did Congo export in 2020?

Congo's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 70% ($3.44 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 10.3% ($505 million): 8905 - Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
  • 3.69% ($180 million): 4403 - Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
  • 3.53% ($173 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.34% ($163 million): 8901 - Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferry-boats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
  • 2.81% ($137 million): 4407 - Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.
  • 1.09% ($53 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 0.806% ($39 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 0.605% ($29 million): 8904 - Tugs and pusher craft.
  • 0.495% ($24 million): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.

The value of merchandise imports to Congo totalled $ 1.9 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Congo decreased by 14.8% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 334 million (the value of merchandise imports to Congo was equal to $2.24 billion in 2019)

Congo's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Congo in 2020:

  • China with a share of 18.7% (357 million US$)
  • France with a share of 14.5% (277 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 7.38% (140 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.65% (127 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 3.98% (76 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 3.4% (64 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.84% (54 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.73% (52 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.58% (49 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 2.3% (43 million US$)

Imports structure to Congo in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13.7% (261 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 10.8% (207 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 9.8% (187 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 5.23% (99 million US$): 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
  • 4.93% (94 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 4.08% (78 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.07% (77 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 3.8% (72 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 3.76% (71 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.63% (69 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

What did Congo import in 2020?

Congo's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 6.85% ($130 million): 8901 - Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferry-boats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
  • 6.26% ($119 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 4.44% ($84 million): 8905 - Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
  • 3.37% ($64 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3.08% ($58 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.86% ($54 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.86% ($54 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 2.15% ($41 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 2.11% ($40 million): 1901 - Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of headings 04.01 to 04.04, not containing cocoa or containing less than 5 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.08% ($39 million): 8904 - Tugs and pusher craft.

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Congo | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020