General profile: Congo, Dem. Rep. of the

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
89.561 Millions
1 851.122 CDF/US$
47 353 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 2 267 050 km²
11.35 %
-0.88 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+5.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
2 403
(e) 5 300
(e) 5 800
14 122
Merchandise imports
2 690
(e) 4 500
(e) 6 300
6 663
Merchandise trade balance
-288
(e) 800
(e) -500
7 459
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %12 %12 %4 %4 %82 %82 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
7 4701 1468857166077 4701 146885716607
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
343
389
173
144
Services imports
1 169
2 663
2 192
2 691
Services trade balance
-826
-2 274
-2 018
-2 548
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
3.4
22.8
52.1
16.4
Travel
0.9
2.8
0.1
56.3
Other services
95.7
74.4
47.8
27.4
TRADE INDICES
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23322332921496100123979699926577616057493934262410711011911698100112114115120124107132117118107999699100100
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-0.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
11 965
21 566
37 918
47 353
GDP per capita, current US$
218
334
497
529
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
6.14
7.11
6.92
-0.88
Current account balance, % of GDP
-3.25
-10.08
-3.91
-2.31
Exchange rate (/US$)
473.908
905.913
925.985
1 851.122
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
70.87.025.332.135.270.87.025.332.135.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
266.60
2 939.27
1 673.50
1 646.92
FDI outflows
13.45
7.20
507.78
148.84
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
3.08
4.08
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 931.02 076.31 822.71 076.3593.51 166.6756.41 001.4855.91 6471 4881 6171 3401 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
-9.31
-8.53
-8.92
-3.86
Balance, % of imports
-28.85
-17.18
-26.48
-12.55
Normalized balance
-0.169
-0.094
-0.153
-0.067
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
58656963625877776885916383804855
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(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 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
..
17
43
33
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
5.51
6.51
5.13
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
-
-
-
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
..
..
0.01
0.01
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
..
..
2.02
1.99
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.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 05 January 2022