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 (2.75 %)
Diamonds (0.72 %)
Carbonates (0.06 %)
Enzymes (0.06 %)
Industrial fatty acids (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 (0.14 %)

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