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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

In 2019, Congo (Brazzaville) GDP was an estimated $11.6 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was down by an estimated 0.9%; and the population was 5 million. (Source: IMF)


  • Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 146th largest goods export market in 2019.
  • U.S. goods exports to Congo (Brazzaville) in 2019 were $106 million, up 5.4% ($5 million) from 2018 but down 61.8% from 2009. 
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: meat (poultry) ($43 million), machinery ($27 million), electrical machinery ($5 million), plastics ($4 million), and iron and steel products ($4 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $45 million in 2019. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & products (ex. eggs) ($43 million), rice ($1 million), condiments & sauces ($323 thousand), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($288 thousand), and pork & pork products ($194 thousand).


  • Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 89th largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
  • U.S. goods imports from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $563 million in 2019, up 30.1% ($130 million) from 2018, but down 81.9% from 2009. 
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: mineral fuels ($540 million), wood and wood products ($14 million), art and antiques ($2 million), special other (returns) ($2 million), and precious metal and stone (other stones, not strung) ($1 million).
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $2 million in 2019.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $457 million in 2019, a 37.5% increase ($125 million) over 2018.


  • Data on U.S. FDI in Congo (Brazzaville) are unavailable.
  • No data on Congo (Brazzaville)'s FDI in the U.S. are available.

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