Congo (Democractic Republic of Congo) Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Democractic Republic of Congo) › Change country
National or Regional Currency: New Zaire, CDZ
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 35
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 77433744 ; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 2,344,858 sq km ; land: 2,267,048 sq km ; water: 77,810 sq km
Natural Resources: cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower, timber
Capital: name: Kinshasa ; geographic coordinates: 4 19 S, 15 18 E ; time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast natural resource wealth - is slowly recovering after decades of decline. Systemic corruption since independence in 1960, combined with country-wide instability and conflict that began in the mid-90s has dramatically reduced national output and government revenue and increased external debt. With the installation of a transitional government in 2003 after peace accords, economic conditions slowly began to improve as the transitional government reopened relations with international financial institutions and international donors, and President KABILA began implementing reforms. Progress has been slow to reach the interior of the country although clear changes are evident in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. An uncertain legal framework, corruption, and a lack of transparency in government policy are long-term problems for the mining sector and for the economy as a whole. Much economic activity still occurs in the informal sector and is not reflected in GDP data. Renewed activity in the mining sector, the source of most export income, has boosted Kinshasa's fiscal position and GDP growth in recent years. The global recession cut economic growth in 2009 to less than half its 2008 level, but growth returned to around 7% per year in 2010-12. The DRC signed a Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility with the IMF in 2009 and received $12 billion in multilateral and bilateral debt relief in 2010, but the IMF at the end of 2012 suspended the last three payments under the loan facility - worth $240 million - because of concerns about the lack of transparency in mining contracts. In 2012, the DRC updated its business laws by adhering to OHADA, the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa. The country marked its tenth consecutive year of positive economic expansion in 2012.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For Congo in year 2015 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 7.745 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)CDZ 36,028.07 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 38.873 Billion
GDP Deflator 332.217 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)CDZ 132,771.15 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)CDZ 441,088.82 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 475.916
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 62.873 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 769.752
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.055 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 573.027
Investment (% of GDP) 15.626 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 5.479 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 2,788.26 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 1.045 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 1,286.29 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 0.889 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 9.33 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 5.555 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) -0.862 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) -3.063 %
Population 81.68 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)CDZ 5,799.76 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 16.098 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)CDZ 5,113.30 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 14.193 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)CDZ 686.458 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) 1.905 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesCDZ 36,028.07 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ -4.726 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) -12.158 %
Economic Indicators for Congo 2015

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Congo in year 2015 is CDZ 10,844.73 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Congo in year 2015 is 7.745 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Congo in year 2015 is CDZ 36,028.07 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Congo in year 2015 is US$ 38.873 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Congo in year 2015 is 332.217 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Congo in year 2015 is CDZ 132,771.15 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Congo in year 2015 is CDZ 441,088.82 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Congo in year 2015 is US$ 475.916 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Congo in year 2015 is US$ 62.873 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Congo in year 2015 is US$ 769.752 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Congo in year 2015 is 0.055 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Congo in year 2015 is 573.027 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Congo in year 2015 is 15.626 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Congo in year 2015 is 5.479 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Congo in year 2015 is 2,788.26 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Congo in year 2015 is 1.045 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Congo in year 2015 is 1,286.29 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Congo in year 2015 is 0.889 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Congo in year 2015 is 9.33 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Congo in year 2015 is 5.555 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Congo in year 2015 is -0.862 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Congo in year 2015 is -3.063 %.

Population for Congo in year 2015 is 81.68 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Congo in year 2015 is CDZ 5,799.76 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Congo in year 2015 is 16.098 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Congo in year 2015 is CDZ 5,113.30 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Congo in year 2015 is 14.193 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Congo in year 2015 is CDZ 686.458 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Congo in year 2015 is 1.905 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Congo in year 2015 is CDZ 36,028.07 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Congo in year 2015 is US$ -4.726 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Congo in year 2015 is -12.158 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Congo
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Congo
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Congo
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Congo
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Congo
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Congo
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Congo
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Congo
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Congo
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Congo
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Congo
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Congo
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Congo
  Labor Force by Occupation for Congo
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Congo
  National Budget and Public Debt for Congo
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Congo
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Congo
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Congo
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Congo
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Congo
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Congo
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Congo
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Congo
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Congo
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Congo
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Congo
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Congo
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Congo
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Congo
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Congo
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Congo
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Congo
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  Number of Internet Users for Congo
  Internet Penetration Rate for Congo
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Congo
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Congo
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Congo
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  Economic Freedom World Rank for Congo
  Government Spending for Congo
  Monetary Freedom for Congo
  Investment Freedom for Congo
  Financial Freedom for Congo
  Property Rights for Congo
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for Congo
  Freedom from Corruption for Congo
  Labor Freedom for Congo
  Tariff Rate for Congo
  Income Tax Rate for Congo
  Corporate Tax Rate for Congo
  Tax Burden % of GDP for Congo
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for Congo
  Business Freedom for Congo
  Trade Freedom for Congo
  Fiscal Freedom for Congo
  2016 Score for Congo
* Source: HFO
Congo Economic Indicators in other Years
  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 2021 (Forecast)
  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 2020 (Forecast)
  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 2019 (Forecast)
  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 2018 (Forecast)
  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 2017 (Forecast)
  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 2016 (Forecast)
Congo Economic Indicators for Year 2015 (Current)
  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 2014
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  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 1981
  Congo Economic Indicators for Year 1980


Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International