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Congo (Brazzaville)

Congo (Brazzaville) ranked No. 112 in total trade value through February with a total of $98.02 million. Exports totaled $12.51 million and Imports totaled $85.52 million, a deficit of $73.01 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $98.02 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Wilmington, Dela. $69,760,000
2Port of New Orleans $11,375,653
3Port of Houston $4,371,737
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,394,928
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,625,061
6Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $1,515,416
7Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $1,120,791
8Port of Charleston $1,082,887
9Port of Virginia $666,623
10Miami International Airport $611,490

U.S. trade with Congo (Brazzaville) rose to $98.02 million through February

Congo (Brazzaville)’s trade with the United States rose to $98.02 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 17.36 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Congo (Brazzaville)’s exports increased 27.76 percent while imports rose 15.98 percent. The U.S. deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $73.01 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Wilmington, N.C.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 91.33 percent of Congo (Brazzaville)’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. rose 7.82 percent to $69.76 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 7.82 percent to $69.76 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 72.34 percent to $11.38 million.
    Exports fell 38.1 percent to $329,954. Imports rose 82.04 percent to $11.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 199.26 percent to $4.37 million.
    Exports rose 185.91 percent to $3.97 million. Imports rose 461.93 percent to $397,136.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 1.03 percent to $2.39 million.
    Exports fell 1.03 percent to $2.39 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 987.36 percent to $1.63 million.
    Exports rose 35.8 percent to $202,950. Imports totaled $1.42 million.

Congo (Brazzaville) ranked No. 112 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 116.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Congo (Brazzaville) by value through February were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Plastics; Aircraft engines, engine parts; Miscellaneous machines, parts; and Parts for heavy machinery, respectively. They accounted for 54.98 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; Antiques; and Power supplies, transformers –– accounted for 99.2 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 5.76 percent compared to last year to $3.78 million.
  • Plastics totaled $1.21 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts totaled $699,784. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts rose 32.36 percent compared to last year to $630,405.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 4.68 percent compared to last year to $554,432.

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

  • Oil rose 7.82 percent compared to last year to $69.76 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels totaled $11.03 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 11.59 percent compared to last year to $1.99 million.
  • Antiques rose 652 percent compared to last year to $1.43 million.
  • Power supplies, transformers totaled $611,490. 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.