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Trade in Republic of the Congo


The Republic of the Congo was the world’s 123rd largest exporter of goods. Export values were $2,362 million USD. Congo’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by manufactures, and agricultural products. In 2020, Congo’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to China, Spain and Gabon, with trade representing 99.42 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Congo was the world’s 138th largest importer of goods. Import values were $2,352 million USD in 2021. Congo’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were China, France and Belgium. Congo is part of one Regional Trade Agreement, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), .
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of the Congo





WTO Membership Date

27 March 1997

Legal System

mixed legal system of French civil law and customary law



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Additional Information

Financial Information

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Central African CFA franc

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Chambre de Commerce, d'Industrie, d'Agriculture et des Métiers de Pointe-Noire

    Chamber of commerce

    [email protected]

Copyright Offices

  • Congolese Copyright Office (BCDA)

  • Ministry of Culture and the Arts

Industrial Property Offices

  • Directorate of the National Industrial Property Office

  • Ministry of Industrial Development and Private Sector Promotion

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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