Congo (Kinshasa)

Congo (Kinshasa) ranked No. 137 in total trade value through June with a total of $98.26 million. Exports totaled $83.67 million and Imports totaled $14.59 million, a surplus of $69.09 million.

U.S. trade with Congo (Kinshasa) rose to $98.26 million through June

Congo (Kinshasa)’s trade with the United States rose to $98.26 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 10.99 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Congo (Kinshasa) increased 5.31 percent while U.S. imports from Congo (Kinshasa) rose 60.73 percent. The U.S. surplus with Congo (Kinshasa) was $69.09 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Virginia; and No. 5 Port of Brunswick, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 73.66 percent of Congo (Kinshasa)’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 21.54 percent to $40.8 million.
    Exports rose 21.9 percent to $40.78 million. Imports fell 83.96 percent to $18,224.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 136.42 percent to $10.38 million.
    Exports rose 32.43 percent to $2.95 million. Imports rose 243.64 percent to $7.43 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 29.97 percent to $9.81 million.
    Exports rose 28.72 percent to $9.72 million. Imports totaled $94,549.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 175.34 percent to $7.12 million.
    Exports rose 176.67 percent to $7.12 million. Imports fell 59.76 percent to $5,849.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Brunswick, Ga. rose 391.29 percent to $4.27 million.
    Exports rose 391.29 percent to $4.27 million. There were no imports.

Congo (Kinshasa) ranked No. 137 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 156.

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 (Kinshasa) by value through June were the categories of Commercial vehicles; Chicken and other poultry; Prepared foods, beverages; Cereal groats, meal, pellets; and Worn clothing, other worn textile articles, respectively. They accounted for 68.32 percent of total exports to Congo (Kinshasa).

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Congo (Kinshasa) –– Cocoa Beans; Diamonds, not mounted; Tungsten ores, concentrates; Coffee; and Refined copper, alloys, unwrought –– accounted for 89.66 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Commercial vehicles rose 196.98 percent compared to last year to $23.46 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 79.65 percent compared to last year to $11.07 million.
  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 77.7 percent compared to last year to $10.55 million.
  • Cereal groats, meal, pellets rose 3779.7 percent compared to last year to $8.24 million.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles fell 13.53 percent compared to last year to $3.84 million.

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

  • Cocoa Beans rose 967.98 percent compared to last year to $9.02 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 123.05 percent compared to last year to $1.63 million.
  • Tungsten ores, concentrates totaled $1.1 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Coffee fell 27.73 percent compared to last year to $795,809.
  • Refined copper, alloys, unwrought totaled $535,346. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Congo (Kinshasa) recorded $152.69 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Congo (Kinshasa) were $ 131.01 million and imports from Congo (Kinshasa) were $21.68 million. The U.S. surplus with Congo (Kinshasa) was $109.33 million.