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Congo (Brazzaville)

Congo (Brazzaville) ranked No. 115 in total trade value through October with a total of $491.34 million. Exports totaled $86.48 million and Imports totaled $404.86 million, a deficit of $318.38 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $491.34 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $160,196,503
2Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $77,165,325
3Port of Newark $72,835,783
4Port of Chester, Penn. $49,573,351
5Port of New Orleans $30,331,051
6Port of Houston $23,188,592
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $21,413,350
8Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $8,950,767
9Playa de Ponce Port, P.R. $7,622,342
10Port of Virginia $5,892,497

U.S. trade with Congo (Brazzaville) rose to $491.34 million through October

Congo (Brazzaville)’s trade with the United States rose to $491.34 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 159.44 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Congo (Brazzaville)’s exports decreased 17.01 percent while imports rose 375.34 percent. The U.S. deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $318.38 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of Chester, Penn.; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 79.4 percent of Congo (Brazzaville)’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 220.39 percent to $160.2 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 220.39 percent to $160.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 414.44 percent to $77.17 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $77.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark rose 328.3 percent to $72.84 million.
    Exports fell 56.4 percent to $1.33 million. Imports rose 412.05 percent to $71.51 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Chester, Penn. totaled $49.57 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $49.57 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 1570.14 percent to $30.33 million.
    Exports rose 210.83 percent to $5.14 million. Imports rose 15307 percent to $25.19 million.

Congo (Brazzaville) ranked No. 115 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 144.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Congo (Brazzaville) by value through October were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Parts for heavy machinery; Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks; Insulated wire, cable; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 61.04 percent of total exports to Congo (Brazzaville).

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Congo (Brazzaville) –– Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Refined copper, alloys, unwrought –– accounted for 98.17 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Congo (Brazzaville):

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 0.17 percent compared to last year to $40.01 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 14.03 percent compared to last year to $4.18 million.
  • Taps, cocks and valves for pipes, tanks rose 59.79 percent compared to last year to $3.03 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 5.23 percent compared to last year to $2.98 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 2.48 percent compared to last year to $2.58 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Congo (Brazzaville):

  • Oil rose 457.96 percent compared to last year to $278.98 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 654.73 percent compared to last year to $96.22 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 20 percent compared to last year to $8.57 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 775.01 percent compared to last year to $7.62 million.
  • Refined copper, alloys, unwrought totaled $6.05 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Congo (Brazzaville) recorded $245.01 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; Philadelphia; Atlanta/Savannah; New York City; and Charleston. Total U.S. exports to Congo (Brazzaville) were $ 116.74 million and imports from Congo (Brazzaville) were $128.26 million. The U.S. deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $11.52 million.