Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) rose to 75.0% in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Dem. Republic of the Congo | March 11, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 75.0 % in 2017 in Dem. Republic of the Congo, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 25.9 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Dem. Republic of the Congo reached an all time high of 90.7 % in 2010 and an all time low of 15.2 % in 1962. When compared to Dem. Republic of the Congo's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Angola amounted to 57.6 %, 44.3 % in Central African Republic, 139 % in Congo and 71.6 % in Zambia in 2017.

Dem. Republic of the Congo has been ranked 76th within the group of 139 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 15 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 100.0% 91.8% 86.8% 79.3% 62.9%
Botswana % 104% 111% 123% 115% 106%
Cameroon % 56.9% 56.4% 55.6% 55.1% 49.9%
Central African Republic % 33.5% 33.4% 39.5% 50.6% 47.2%
Chad % 80.7% 80.6% 72.6% 76.6% 66.6%
Congo % 145% 144% 143% 143% 166%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 85.2% 68.4% 77.5% 78.7% 59.3%
Gabon % 90.5% 92.3% 90.6% 73.5% 73.9%
Namibia % 103% 104% 99.2% 102% 107%
Sudan % 33.1% 24.7% 23.7% 19.5% 19.1%
Tanzania % 56.2% 54.4% 48.6% 45.4% 40.8%
Zambia % 76.2% 79.1% 84.6% 80.1% 79.9%
Zimbabwe % 89.5% 74.2% 58.7% 54.7% 56.7%