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Congo (Kinshasa)

Congo (Kinshasa) ranked No. 156 in total trade value through August with a total of $105.54 million. Exports totaled $92.45 million and Imports totaled $13.09 million, a surplus of $79.36 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $105.54 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $38,110,897
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $8,910,538
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $8,251,702
4Port of Newark $6,271,512
5Port of New York $4,627,056
6Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $3,875,000
7Port of Virginia $3,060,283
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,972,319
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,864,560
10Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $2,774,198

U.S. trade with Congo (Kinshasa) rose to $105.54 million through August

Congo (Kinshasa)’s trade with the United States rose to $105.54 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 27.98 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Congo (Kinshasa) increased 106.94 percent while U.S. imports from Congo (Kinshasa) fell 65.36 percent. The U.S. surplus with Congo (Kinshasa) was $79.36 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Newark; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 62.7 percent of Congo (Kinshasa)’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 166.46 percent to $38.11 million.
    Exports rose 170.13 percent to $37.91 million. Imports fell 24.76 percent to $202,311.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 2.07 percent to $8.91 million.
    Exports fell 19.24 percent to $2.91 million. Imports rose 9.19 percent to $6 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 277.86 percent to $8.25 million.
    Exports rose 277.86 percent to $8.25 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Newark fell 27.25 percent to $6.27 million.
    Exports rose 156.5 percent to $2.34 million. Imports fell 49 percent to $3.93 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 121 percent to $4.63 million.
    Exports rose 120.5 percent to $4.62 million. Imports totaled $10,369.

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. 164.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Congo (Kinshasa) by value through August were the categories of Wheat; Commercial vehicles; Chicken and other poultry; Worn clothing, other worn textile articles; and Prepared foods, beverages, respectively. They accounted for 43.04 percent of total exports to Congo (Kinshasa).

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Congo (Kinshasa) –– Antiques; Cocoa Beans; Coffee; Diamonds, not mounted; and Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic –– accounted for 78.86 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Wheat totaled $11.92 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 1056.67 percent compared to last year to $8.88 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry rose 93.27 percent compared to last year to $6.81 million.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles rose 6.45 percent compared to last year to $6.24 million.
  • Prepared foods, beverages rose 762.67 percent compared to last year to $5.94 million.

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

  • Antiques rose 343.8 percent compared to last year to $4.21 million.
  • Cocoa Beans fell 47.68 percent compared to last year to $2.17 million.
  • Coffee fell 23.29 percent compared to last year to $1.84 million.
  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 60.14 percent compared to last year to $1.66 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 7.39 percent compared to last year to $445,863.

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.