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Congo (Kinshasa)

Congo (Kinshasa) ranked No. 156 in total trade value through February with a total of $22.7 million. Exports totaled $20.9 million and Imports totaled $1.79 million, a surplus of $19.11 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $22.7 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $9,656,183
2Port of Mobile, Ala. $2,426,469
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $1,256,106
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,069,554
5Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $1,063,932
6Port of Newark $976,347
7Port of Brunswick, Ga. $868,557
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $712,951
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $664,971
10Port of Charleston $649,836

U.S. trade with Congo (Kinshasa) rose to $22.7 million through February

Congo (Kinshasa)’s trade with the United States rose to $22.7 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 22 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Congo (Kinshasa)’s exports increased 171.46 percent while imports fell 91.62 percent. The U.S. surplus with Congo (Kinshasa) was $19.11 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala.; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 68.17 percent of Congo (Kinshasa)’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 360.52 percent to $9.66 million.
    Exports rose 390.33 percent to $9.66 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Mobile, Ala. totaled $2.43 million.
    Exports totaled $2.43 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 40.06 percent to $1.26 million.
    Exports rose 4180.88 percent to $927,238. Imports fell 84.14 percent to $328,868.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 723.54 percent to $1.07 million.
    Exports rose 723.54 percent to $1.07 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas rose 26.7 percent to $1.06 million.
    Exports rose 25.27 percent to $1.05 million. Imports totaled $11,974.

Congo (Kinshasa) ranked No. 156 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 147.

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 (Kinshasa) by value through February were the categories of Wheat; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Self-propelled heavy construction machinery; Worn clothing, other worn textile articles; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 57.74 percent of total exports to Congo (Kinshasa).

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Congo (Kinshasa) –– Coffee; Diamonds, not mounted; Scrap of precious metal; Precious stones; and Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious –– accounted for 77.12 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wheat totaled $4.07 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 1744.59 percent compared to last year to $3.86 million.
  • Self-propelled heavy construction machinery totaled $1.65 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles rose 18.29 percent compared to last year to $1.41 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 818.6 percent compared to last year to $1.08 million.

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

  • Coffee fell 38.77 percent compared to last year to $639,410.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 84.2 percent compared to last year to $256,811.
  • Scrap of precious metal totaled $240,674. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Precious stones totaled $151,209. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Natural or cultured pearls; precious, semiprecious rose 1948.05 percent compared to last year to $94,743.

In the latest annual figures available, Congo (Kinshasa) recorded $160.92 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Baltimore; New Orleans; Houston; New York City; and Port Arthur, Texas. Total U.S. exports to Congo (Kinshasa) were $ 74.8 million and imports from Congo (Kinshasa) were $86.12 million. The U.S. deficit with Congo (Kinshasa) was $11.31 million.