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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 135th largest goods trading partner with $263 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $131 million; goods imports totaled $132 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $1 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Congo (Brazzaville) supported an estimated 1 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 

Exports

  • Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 141st largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Congo (Brazzaville) in 2016 were $131 million, down 47.5% ($118 million) from 2015 and down 5.2% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: meat (poultry) ($40 million), machinery ($37 million), electrical machinery ($13 million), vehicles ($5 million), and plastics ($5 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $42 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($40 million), condiments & sauces ($585 thousand), soybean meal ($450 thousand), rice ($160 thousand), and fresh vegetables ($143 thousand). 

Imports

  • Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 116th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $132 million in 2016, down 56.6% ($172 million) from 2015, and down 95.7% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: mineral fuels ($97 million), wood and wood products ($16 million), special other (returns) ($13 million), copper ($2 million), and vegetable saps and extracts (pectates) ($1 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $2 million in 2016.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $1 million in 2016, a 97.9% decrease ($54 million) over 2015. 

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Congo (Brazzaville) (stock) was $202 million in 2016. 

  • No data on Congo (Brazzaville)'s FDI in the U.S. are available. The distribution of Congo (Brazzaville) FDI in the United States is not available

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