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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 140th largest goods trading partner with $246 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $117 million; goods imports totaled $128 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $11 million in 2017.

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 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Congo (Brazzaville) in 2017 were $117 million, down 10.3% ($14 million) from 2016 and down 16.2% from 2007.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: meat ( ) ($47 million), machinery ($17 million), ships and boats ($15 million), electrical machinery ($8 million), and iron and steel products ($4 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $49 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($46 million), condiments & sauces ($1 million), pork & pork products ($348 thousand), beef & beef products ($241 thousand), and rice ($131 thousand). 

Imports

  • Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 116th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $128 million in 2017, down 2.9% ($4 million) from 2016, and down 95.8% from 2007.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($103 million), wood and wood products ($14 million), machinery ($3 million), special other (returns) ($3 million), and precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($2 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $1 million in 2017.  

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $11 million in 2017, a 812.2% increase ($10 million) over 2016. 

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Congo (Brazzaville) (stock) was $230 million in 2017, a 0.4% decrease from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Congo (Brazzaville). 

  • No data on Congo (Brazzaville)'s FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Congo (Brazzaville) FDI in the U.S.

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