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Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo

AGOA Status: The Republic of Congo (ROC) is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and ROC have a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). It was signed in 1990 and entered into force in 1994.

U.S.-Republic of Congo Trade Facts

Congo (Brazzaville) is currently our 112th largest goods trading partner with $553 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $249 million; goods imports totaled $304 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $56 million in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports to Congo (Brazzaville) supported nearly 2 thousand jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 119th largest goods export market in 2015.

U.S. goods exports to Congo (Brazzaville) in 2015 were $249 million, down 23% ($73 million) from 2014 but up 139% from 2005. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: machinery ($76 million), railway vehicles/equipment ($38 million), meat (poultry) ($33 million), aircraft ($19 million), and electrical machinery ($15 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $36 million in 2015. Leading categories include: poultry ($33 million), condiments & sauces ($2 million), sugar, sweeteners, bev. bases ($141 thousand), beef & beef products ($114 thousand), and pulses ($57 thousand).

Imports

Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 100th largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

U.S. goods imports from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $304 million in 2015, down 28% ($120 million) from 2014, and down 81% from 2005. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: mineral fuels ($272 million), wood and wood products ($21 million), special other (returns) ($7 million), food waste, animal feed ($1 million), and ores, slag, and ash (tantalum)($929 thousand).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $2 million in 2015.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $56 million in 2015, a 45.8% decrease ($47 million) over 2014.

Investment

Data on U.S. FDI in Congo (Brazzaville) are unavailable.

Congo (Brazzaville)'s FDI in the United States (stock) was $14 million in 2014 (latest data available), up 75.0% from 2013. The distribution of Congo (Brazzaville) FDI in the United States is not available.

NOTE: No services trade data with Congo (Brazzaville) are available.