General profile: Congo

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.741 Millions
593.008 XAF/US$
8 941 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
3.89 %
1.60 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-20.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
4 745
(e) 9 400
4 467
(e) 3 573
Merchandise imports
1 304
(e) 4 000
5 481
(e) 4 951
Merchandise trade balance
3 441
(e) 5 400
-1 014
(e) -1 378
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
4 %4 %13 %13 %72 %72 %11 %11 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
1 5882711981751621 588271198175162
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
220
432
671
-
Services imports
1 417
3 683
3 078
-
Services trade balance
-1 197
-3 251
-2 406
-
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
4.5
-
-
-
Travel
18.3
-
-
-
Other services
77.2
-
-
-
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.6 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
6 087
12 281
8 493
8 941
GDP per capita, current US$
1 738
3 020
1 838
1 886
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
7.65
8.71
1.20
1.60
Current account balance, % of GDP
11.43
7.30
-14.84
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
527.468
495.277
591.450
593.008
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
33.710.548.886.875.333.710.548.886.875.3
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
585.16
928.44
1 866.00
2 006.00
FDI outflows
1.11
4.20
56.12
16.43
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
15.015.012.412.112.110.410.42 0062 0061 8661 8665 5025 5022 9142 9142 1522 1522 1802 1809289281 2741 2742 0322 0321 4681 468554554585585-8-8323323137137777716616615.012.110.42 0061 8665 5022 9142 1522 1809281 2742 0321 468554585-832313777166FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
36.85
15.95
(e) -64.80
-
Balance, % of imports
82.39
25.99
(e) -50.84
-
Normalized balance
0.292
0.115
(e) -0.341
-
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
190145145146143139134151168139126
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
51%Male 51%Female
49%Female 49%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.002 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
1 000 000
660 000
40 841 000
44 445 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
9.10
10.45
19.55
29.24
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
338 916
(e) 436 717
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
..
0.01
..
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
..
0.89
..
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 15 September 2017