Congo

Congo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official title:

Republic of the Congo

 

General information:
Capital: Brazzaville
Population: 4,37 million (2015 est.)
Total area: 342,000 km2
Currency: CFA Franc (XOF)
National holiday: Independence Day, 15th August (1960)
Official language: French
Recognized regional languages: Kituba and Lingala

 

Type of government:
Presidential republic
Diplomatic representative: H.E. Mr Mamadou Kamara Dekamo (Italy – Rome)

 

Economy:
GDP (nominal): $15.610 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $3,573 (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP): $23.678 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP) per capita: $5,420 (2015 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $13,55 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (real growth rate): 6.8% (2015 est.)
GDP per sector:
• Agriculture 4,8%
• Industry 69,4%
• Service 25,8% (2014 est.)

Agriculture products: cassava (manioc, tapioca), sugar, rice, corn, peanuts, vegetables, coffee, cocoa, forest products
Main industries: petroleum extraction, cement, lumber, brewing, sugar, palm oil, soap, flour, cigarettes

 

Trade - Export
Exported commodities: oil, timber, plywood, sugar, coffee, cocoa, diamonds
Main export partners:
• China 40,4%
• EU 28 16,5%
• Angola 8,5%
• Australia 7,8%
• US 5,1% (2014)

 

Trade - Import
Imported commodities: capital equipment, construction materials, foodstuffs
Main import partners:
• EU 28 27,7%
• Angola 15,1%
• Gabon 12,2%
• Ghana 8,9%
• China 5% (2014)

 

Sources:

Central Intelligence Agency. 2015. The World Factbook: The Republic of Congo. Available at: http://stat.wto.org/CountryProfile/WSDBCountryPFView.aspx?Language=E&Country=CG (February 9th 2016).

 

International Monetary Fund. 2015. World Economic Outlook: The Republic of Congo. Available at: http://knoema.com/IMFWEO2015Oct/imf-world-economic-outlook-weo-october-2015 (February 9th 2016).

 

World Trade Organization. 2015. Statistics Database: Congo. Available at: http://stat.wto.org/CountryProfile/WSDBCountryPFView.aspx?Language=E&Country=CG (Feburary 9th 2016).