General profile: Dem. Rep. of the Congo

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
79.723 Millions
1 010.300 CDF/US$
38 415 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
7.27 %
4.00 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-6.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
2 403
(e) 5 300
(e) 5 800
(e) 5 400
Merchandise imports
2 690
(e) 4 500
(e) 6 300
(e) 4 800
Merchandise trade balance
-288
(e) 800
(e) -500
(e) 600
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
16 %16 %4 %4 %9 %9 %67 %67 %4 %4 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
1 1717414524524361 171741452452436
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
343
389
173
-
Services imports
1 169
2 663
2 026
-
Services trade balance
-826
-2 274
-1 852
-
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
3.4
22.8
52.1
-
Travel
0.9
2.8
0.1
-
Other services
95.7
74.4
47.8
-
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+4.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
11 965
21 672
37 569
38 415
GDP per capita, current US$
213
329
486
482
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
6.14
7.11
6.98
4.00
Current account balance, % of GDP
-3.25
-10.03
-4.11
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
473.908
905.913
925.985
1 010.300
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
70.813.419.728.031.970.813.419.728.031.9
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.7 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
266.60
2 939.27
1 673.50
1 204.71
FDI outflows
13.45
7.20
507.78
272.33
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 2051 2051 6741 6741 8431 8432 0982 0983 3123 3121 6871 6872 9392 9396646641 7271 7271 8081 80825625626726740940939139118818810210294941 2051 6741 8432 0983 3121 6872 9396641 7271 80825626740939118810294FDI 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
-9.31
-8.48
-5.70
-
Balance, % of imports
-28.85
-17.18
-17.00
-
Normalized balance
-0.169
-0.094
-0.093
-
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
6179776885906586824955
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
50%Male 50%Female
50%Female 50%
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)
..
16 653 000
42 307 000
41 886 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
3.03
5.24
4.33
4.07
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
..
..
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
..
..
..
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
..
..
..
..
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