Source
Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

US$ 5,549 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2012)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 15 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

22 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
7.8% 6.2% -1.6% 5.6% 7.5% 8.7% 3.4%
2012 2013 2014*        
3.8% 4.5% 8.1%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 3,440 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$5,145 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.02% 0.03% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 3.3% 
  • industry: 73.9% 
  • services: 22.9% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
5.0 1.8% 5.0% 4.6% 2.4%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
22.9% 35.1% 35.8% 30.8% 30.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
16.1% 16.5% 6.4% 6.7% 8.3%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B+

Moody's rating: Ba3

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated sept 22 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in The Republic of Congo

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 295 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

2.008% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

87.3% (2011)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.06% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 9.912 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

petroleum, lumber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds

Total imports

US$ 4.297 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

capital equipment, construction materials, foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

China 39%, US 13%, France 9.5%, Australia 8.8%, Netherlands 6.8%, Spain 5.3%, India 5.2% (2012)

Imports - major partners

France 19.5%, China 13.5%, Brazil 9.1%, US 6.1%, India 5.8%, Italy 4.8%, Belgium 4.4% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 1,687 million US$ 3,312 million US$ 2,098 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 91 million US$ 421 million US$ 401 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 185 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 182 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 164 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 164 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 109 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 157 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 180 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 183 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 142 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 175 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 142 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 169 Score: 43.7 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

342,000 sq km

Currency

Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XAF)

Government type

republic

Languages

French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)

Religions

Roman Catholic 33.1%, Awakening Churches/Christian Revival 22.3%, Protestant 19.9%, Salutiste 2.2%, Muslim 1.6%, Kimbanguiste 1.5%, other 8.1%, none 11.3% (2010 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
2.232 million 2.904 million 3.865 million 4.274 million 4.748 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
31.6% 48% 59% 65%
Population median age

19.8 years (est. 2014)

Population growth rate

1.94% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

58.52 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

83.8% (2003 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

74.4% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

47.32 (2005)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:6 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

23.19% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

1.2% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Brazzaville: 55th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.4932 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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