Source
Central bank

Bank of Central African States

International Reserves

US$ 1,678 million (Source: World bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 33 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

55 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
6.1% 5.3% 6.3% 6.2% 2.9% 7.1% 6.9%
2012 2013 2014*        
7.2% 8.5% 8.7%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 416 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$694 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.14% 0.11% 0.03% 0.05% 0.06%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 44.3% 
  • industry: 21.7% 
  • services: 34% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
23.5% 15.5% 2.1% 0.8% 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*
27.1% 23.3% 21.0% 21.6% 23.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
3.7% -1.2% 0.5% -1.7% -2.1%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B-

Moody's rating: B3

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 Democratic Republic of Congo

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -2.621 billion (2014 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.942% of GDP (2014 estimate)(2009)

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

N/A

 

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.03%(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$ 9.936 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

diamonds, copper, gold, cobalt, wood products, crude oil, coffee

Total imports

US$ 8.924 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

foodstuffs, mining and other machinery, transport equipment, fuels

Exports - major partners

China 54.3%, Zambia 22.6%, Belgium 5.7% (2012)

Imports - major partners

South Africa 22.3%, China 15.3%, Belgium 8%, Zambia 6.9%, Zimbabwe 5.6%, France 4.9%, Kenya 4.7% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 3,056 million US$ 2,758 million US$ 2,038 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011  2012 2013
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 19 million US$ 0 mmillion
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 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

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: 183 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 185 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 177 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 133 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 159 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 147 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 171 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 176 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 90 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 142 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 167 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: 172 Score: 40.6 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

2,344,858 km2 (2006)

Capital

Kinshasa (2009)

Currency

Congolese francs (CDF) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba

Religions

Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
27.64 million 38.24 million 50.05 million 74.75 million 86.65 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
22.3% 28.7% 29.8% 34.3%
Population median age

17 years (2010)

Population growth rate

2.7% (2011)

Life expectancy

48 years (2010)

Adult literacy

67% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

79.55% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

44.43 (2006)

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

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

94.08% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

5.6% (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)

Kinshasa: 61st (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

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

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