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Congo (Kinshasa)

Congo (Kinshasa) ranked No. 161 in total trade value through October with a total of $108.96 million. Exports totaled $61.6 million and Imports totaled $47.36 million, a surplus of $14.24 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $108.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $20,637,925
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $14,802,305
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $12,565,384
4Port of Newark $11,022,652
5Port of New Orleans $9,295,218
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $4,633,999
7Port of Mobile, Ala. $3,692,706
8Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $2,954,640
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $2,889,253
10Port of Virginia $2,743,924

U.S. trade with Congo (Kinshasa) rose to $108.96 million through October

Congo (Kinshasa)’s trade with the United States rose to $108.96 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.22 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Congo (Kinshasa)’s exports increased 3.8 percent while imports fell 38.68 percent. The U.S. surplus with Congo (Kinshasa) was $14.24 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. 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 62.71 percent of Congo (Kinshasa)’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston fell 0.9 percent to $20.64 million.
    Exports rose 7.41 percent to $20.37 million. Imports fell 85.56 percent to $268,887.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 50.61 percent to $14.8 million.
    Exports rose 1312.11 percent to $2.48 million. Imports fell 58.63 percent to $12.33 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 17.12 percent to $12.57 million.
    Exports rose 105.56 percent to $3.92 million. Imports fell 34.79 percent to $8.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark rose 15.97 percent to $11.02 million.
    Exports fell 63.12 percent to $1.11 million. Imports rose 52.45 percent to $9.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans fell 57.28 percent to $9.3 million.
    Exports fell 91.6 percent to $828,109. Imports fell 28.82 percent to $8.47 million.

Congo (Kinshasa) ranked No. 161 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 152.

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 (Kinshasa) by value through October were the categories of Worn clothing, other worn textile articles; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Parts for heavy machinery; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 39.31 percent of total exports to Congo (Kinshasa).

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Congo (Kinshasa) –– Refined copper, alloys, unwrought; Diamonds, not mounted; Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium; Cocoa Beans; and Antiques –– accounted for 86.6 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles fell 14.3 percent compared to last year to $7.38 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen fell 37.7 percent compared to last year to $6.25 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 112.75 percent compared to last year to $4.74 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 893.27 percent compared to last year to $3.13 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 124.42 percent compared to last year to $2.72 million.

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

  • Refined copper, alloys, unwrought fell 53.49 percent compared to last year to $19.77 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 3.47 percent compared to last year to $7.31 million.
  • Niobium, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium rose 136.81 percent compared to last year to $5.88 million.
  • Cocoa Beans rose 5.92 percent compared to last year to $4.15 million.
  • Antiques fell 52.58 percent compared to last year to $3.9 million.

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.