Congo, Dem. Rep.

General information

Capital: Kinshasa

Currency unit: Congolese franc

Official language: French

Area: 2,267,050 km²

Population in million: 84,068,100.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 562 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 932 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 63.6 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.2 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 68.2 %

Life expectancy at birth: 60.0 ans

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


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 47,227,500,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 19.1 

Industry value added of GDP: 44.1 

Services value added of GDP: 1.3 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 7,225,390.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 4,636,940.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides (2.75 %)
Diamonds (0.72 %)
Carbonates (0.06 %)
Enzymes; prepared enzymes not elsewhere specified or included (0.06 %)
Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from refining; industrial fatty alcohols (0.06 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Wood in the rough (1.33 %)
Wood sawn (0.78 %)
Coffee (0.27 %)
Unmanufactured tobacco (0.20 %)
Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered (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.: 27
              Breakdown by component
              Congo, Dem. Rep.
              Price competitiveness27
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Congo, Dem. Rep.: 18
              Products competitiveness
              Congo, Dem. Rep.: 77

              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.: 545
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Congo, Dem. Rep.: >2,000