The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the 94th largest export economy in the world. In 2017, the Democratic Republic of the Congo exported $7.23B and imported $4.64B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $2.59B. In 2017 the GDP of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was $37.6B and its GDP per capita was $887.
The top exports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are Cobalt ($1.9B), Refined Copper ($1.79B), Copper Ore ($960M), Cobalt Oxides and Hydroxides ($721M) and Cobalt Ore ($512M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Packaged Medicaments ($261M), Human or Animal Blood and Vaccines ($151M), Refined Petroleum ($122M), Poultry Meat ($105M) and Excavation Machinery ($92.7M).
The top export destinations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are China ($3.26B), Zambia ($1.78B), South Korea ($591M), Italy ($263M) and Indonesia ($235M). The top import origins are South Africa ($976M), China ($968M), Zambia ($497M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($460M) and India ($204M).