Imports (As % of GDP) rose to 0.394% in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017

Imports (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Dem. Republic of the Congo | December 2, 2019
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Imports as a share of GDP reached 0.394 % in 2017 in Dem. Republic of the Congo, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 21.8 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, imports as a share of GDP in Dem. Republic of the Congo reached an all time high of 38.0 % in 1966 and an all time low of 0.131 % in 2001. When compared to Dem. Republic of the Congo's main peers, imports as a share of GDP in Angola amounted to 0.233 %, 0.318 % in Central African Republic, 0.652 % in Congo and 0.363 % in Zambia in 2017.

Dem. Republic of the Congo has been ranked 89th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of imports as a share of GDP, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world.

Imports (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 0.393% 0.359% 0.361% 0.346% 0.331%
Botswana % 0.536% 0.614% 0.614% 0.539% 0.536%
Cameroon % 0.310% 0.303% 0.300% 0.301% 0.276%
Central African Republic % 0.220% 0.218% 0.250% 0.376% 0.346%
Chad % 0.418% 0.421% 0.391% 0.425% 0.366%
Congo % 0.578% 0.603% 0.661% 0.703% 0.964%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 0.457% 0.375% 0.410% 0.419% 0.316%
Gabon % 0.288% 0.314% 0.333% 0.290% 0.279%
Namibia % 0.575% 0.602% 0.580% 0.634% 0.687%
Sudan % 0.155% 0.155% 0.149% 0.113% 0.109%
Tanzania % 0.345% 0.320% 0.296% 0.273% 0.237%
Zambia % 0.357% 0.390% 0.441% 0.412% 0.427%
Zimbabwe % 0.547% 0.490% 0.367% 0.337% 0.376%