Tin has always been a major name in context of Congo import, export and trade sectors. Under normal circumstances tin produced in Congo is sent to Mombasa, among major ports in Kenya, via Rwanda and Uganda. Much of this tin is produced in South and North Kivu in Congo. However, in recent times this tin export business is being threatened by unlawful export of similar products from eastern part of Congo where situation of law and order is not exactly ideal.
Minerals have always been major commodities of export in case of Congo. It has also been extremely important from point of view of Congolese economy by virtue of being its premier earner of foreign currency.
Export of oil is also a major source of income for Congo. Along with minerals export of oil makes up 60 percent of all goods exported from Congo. Copper is major mineral that is exported by Congo.