DR Congo’s Top 5 Imports & Exports – DR Congo Trade Data & Statistics

08 June 2019
DR Congo Trade Data

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest country in Central Africa in terms of size. It is also called as DR Congo, DROC, DRC, East Congo or Congo-Kinshasa. DR Congo recorded a trade surplus of US$3454 million in 2018, as its exports were higher than its imports. DR Congo’s exports valued at US$9725 million and its imports valued at US$6270 million in the said year. According to DR Congo trade data, the country’s major import source is South Africa and export destination is China. Let’s have an overall outlook of country’s import and export market on the basis of DR Congo trade statistics recorded in 2018.


DR Congo’s Top 5 Imports


Importers of DR Congo purchased goods worth US$6270 million in 2018 in which machinery was the largest import product. As per the latest DR Congo import data, the country recorded a slight increase in the value of total imports from the previous year. The other major import products of DR Congo in 2018 were electronics, vehicles, pharmaceutical products and articles of iron & steel. From import data of DR Congo, we have selected DR Congo’s top 5 imports with their share in values recorded in 2018.



Product

Value US$ %

Machinery, Mechanical Appliances, etc.

17.4

Electrical Machinery and Equipment

8.07

Vehicles

7.2

Pharmaceutical Products

7.12

Articles of Iron and Steel

5.16

 


Major Import Sources of DR Congo


According to DR Congo customs data, 67% of commodities imported into DR Congo were supplied by exporters in South Africa, China, Zambia, Belgium and India. The country purchased commodities worth US$1 billion each from South Africa and China in 2018. Check DR Congo import statistics of top 5 import partners.



Country

Value US$ %

South Africa

21

China

21

Zambia

11

Belgium

9.9

India

4.4

 


DR Congo’s Top 5 Exports


For 2018, Congolese supplied commodities totalled an estimated US$9725 million. The dollar amount reflects a 16.3% increase since 2014 and a 17.6% uptick from 2017 to 2018. DR Congo’s top 5 exports accounted for 96.24% of the overall value of its global shipments. Miscellaneous base metal was the fastest-growing among the top 5 export categories, up by 81.5% year over year since 2017. As per DR Congo export statistics, in second place for improving export sales was ores, slag & ash which rose 36.3% led by copper.  



Product

Value US$ %

Other Base Metals, Cements, etc.

35.47

Copper

31.48

Ores, Slag and Ash

22.54

Mineral Fuels and Oils

4.61

Natural or Cultured, Pearls, Precious Stones, etc.

2.14

 


Major Export Destinations of DR Congo


The latest DR Congo export data shows that 93% of goods exported from DR Congo were bought by importers in China, Zambia, South Korea, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand and Netherlands.


From a continental perspective, 70.7% of DR Congo’s exports by value were delivered to Asian countries while 16.8% were supplied to African buyers. DR Congo shipped another 10.5% worth of commodities to Europe. Smaller percentage of goods were exported to North America (1.2%), Latin America (0.7%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, then Oceania led by New Zealand (0.003%), as per export statistics of DR Congo.



Country

Value US$ %

China

45

Zambia

25

South Korea

8.2

Indonesia

3.3

India

2.9

 


For a success in import-export business, market research information plays a vital role. It provides in-depth knowledge of traded commodities and companies with shipment details. So, if you are planning to import or export goods from DR Congo, then you are required to have trade data of DR Congo. We are the largest source of customs-based details of DR Congo imports and exports. From DR Congo shipment data, we have selected samples of DR Congo imports and DR Congo exports. Check them thoroughly to know exact coverage of data.


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DR Congo Import Sample

DR Congo Export Sample

Date

15 April 2019

Date

07 Jan 2019

Congolese Importer Name

Kazadi-Ngalamulume Patrick

Congolese Exporter Name

Glencore International AG

Foreign Supplier Name

Kayembe Muchipay-Bakajika

Foreign Buyer Name

Sofia MED SA

Export Country

Australia

Origin Country

DR Congo

HS Code

871200000000

Destination Country

Bulgaria

HS Code Description

Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised.

HS Code

740311000000

Quantity

4650

HS Code Description

Cathodes and sections of cathodes

Unit

NMB

Quantity

202567

Gross Weight

4650

Unit

KGM

Net Weight

4650

Gross Weight

202567

Invoice Value

5026

Net Weight

202567

Invoice Currency

USD

Invoice Value (USD)

1154157.89

 


DR Congo is rich of natural resources such as copper, diamonds, gold and oil, which it exports in large quantities. The country also produces wood commodities and coffee for exportation towards its main partners such as Zambia, China and Belgium. However, despite its large potential, DR Congo is classified as the least developed country according to UNDP’s Human Development Index partly due to a long period of political instability.


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