Congo, Dem. Rep.

General information

Capital: Kinshasa

Currency unit: Congolese franc

Official language: French

Area: 2,344,860 km²

Population in million: 81.3 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 458 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 887 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 72.4 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.3 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 70.0 %

Life expectancy at birth: 59.6 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 77 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 37.24 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 19.9 

Industry value added of GDP: 41.6 

Services value added of GDP: 34.1 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 4.52 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 4.28 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Diamonds (3.73 %)
Cobalt oxides and hydroxides (2.67 %)
Antiques of an age exceeding one hundred years. (0.08 %)
Carbonates (0.06 %)
Enzymes (0.06 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Wood in the rough (1.36 %)
Wood sawn (0.76 %)
Coffee (0.27 %)
Unmanufactured tobacco (0.20 %)
Plants and parts of plants (0.14 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Congo, Dem. Rep.: 37
              Breakdown by component
              Congo, Dem. Rep.
              Price competitiveness37
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Congo, Dem. Rep.: 8
              Products competitiveness
              Congo, Dem. Rep.: 69
              Productions factors competitiveness
              Congo, Dem. Rep.: -

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Congo, Dem. Rep.: -
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              Congo, Dem. Rep.
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Congo, Dem. Rep.: 91
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Congo, Dem. Rep.: >2,000