Congo (Brazzaville)

Congo (Brazzaville) ranked No. 154 in total trade value through June with a total of $64.5 million. Exports totaled $47.54 million and Imports totaled $16.96 million, a surplus of $30.58 million.

U.S. trade with Congo (Brazzaville) rose to $64.5 million through June

Congo (Brazzaville)’s trade with the United States rose to $64.5 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 87.54 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Congo (Brazzaville) decreased 3.56 percent while U.S. imports from Congo (Brazzaville) fell 96.38 percent. The U.S. surplus with Congo (Brazzaville) was $30.58 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Charleston; No. 4 Port of Portsmouth, N.H.; and No. 5 Houston Int’l Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 66.93 percent of Congo (Brazzaville)’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 40.08 percent to $12.75 million.
    Exports rose 37.15 percent to $12.44 million. Imports rose 830.54 percent to $313,760.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 37.74 percent to $12.62 million.
    Exports fell 34.81 percent to $12.25 million. Imports fell 75.19 percent to $363,932.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Charleston rose 117.91 percent to $6.91 million.
    Exports rose 161.48 percent to $6.86 million. Imports fell 91.61 percent to $45,781.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Portsmouth, N.H. totaled $6.25 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $6.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Houston Int’l Airport fell 4.5 percent to $4.65 million.
    Exports fell 1.4 percent to $4.54 million. Imports fell 58.59 percent to $109,302.

Congo (Brazzaville) ranked No. 154 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 108.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Congo (Brazzaville) by value through June were the categories of Chicken and other poultry; Parts for heavy machinery; Wheat; Insulated wire, cable; and Low value shipments, respectively. They accounted for 69.13 percent of total exports to Congo (Brazzaville).

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Congo (Brazzaville) –– LNG, other petroleum gases; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Cocoa Beans; Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc.; and Collectors items of historic or botanic interest –– accounted for 92.88 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Chicken and other poultry rose 21.99 percent compared to last year to $22.97 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 31.46 percent compared to last year to $3.62 million.
  • Wheat totaled $2.91 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 295.19 percent compared to last year to $1.92 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 2.44 percent compared to last year to $1.45 million.

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

  • LNG, other petroleum gases totaled $6.25 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 21.84 percent compared to last year to $5.83 million.
  • Cocoa Beans rose 523.07 percent compared to last year to $2.21 million.
  • Vegetable extracts, pectates, agar, etc. rose 260.73 percent compared to last year to $973,142.
  • Collectors items of historic or botanic interest rose 2516.23 percent compared to last year to $485,991.

In the latest annual figures available, Congo (Brazzaville) recorded $668.12 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Congo (Brazzaville) were $ 105.33 million and imports from Congo (Brazzaville) were $562.79 million. The U.S. deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $457.46 million.