Overview: In 2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo was the number 88 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 85 in total exports, the number 115 in total imports, and the number 131 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Democratic Republic of the Congo exported $10.7B and imported $6.97B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $3.74B. In 2018, Democratic Republic of the Congo's exports per capita were $127 and its imports per capita were $82.9.
Trade: The top exports of Democratic Republic of the Congo are Refined Copper ($3.63B), Cobalt ($3.38B), Copper Ore ($1.18B), Cobalt Ore ($853M), and Crude Petroleum ($386M). The top imports of Democratic Republic of the Congo are Packaged Medicaments ($360M), Delivery Trucks ($215M), Sulfuric Acid ($199M), Large Construction Vehicles ($138M), and Refined Petroleum ($138M).
Destinations: Democratic Republic of the Congo exports mostly to China ($5.51B), Zambia ($1.36B), United Arab Emirates ($838M), South Korea ($612M), and Saudi Arabia ($518M), and imports mostly from China ($1.76B), South Africa ($1.41B), Zambia ($819M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($421M), and Tanzania ($310M).
Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo borders Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia by land.