Top 10 Exports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo | Tendata

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Located in Central Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo exports products worth $29.5 billion to the world in 2022. The value of Congolese exports increased by 32.2% compared to $22.3 billion in 2021.


The top 5 exports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are refined copper and unwrought alloys, cobalt, copper ores or concentrates, unrefined copper, and then unwrought gold.



Main trading partners of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The latest country-specific data show that the DRC's exports are mainly purchased by importers from the following countries: Mainland China (47.9% of total exporters), South Africa (11.3%), Mozambique (7.8%), Singapore (7%), Hong Kong (6.9%), Tanzania (4.69%), United Arab Emirates (4.66%), Zambia (3.6%), Switzerland (3.6%), and the United Arab Emirates (4.66%). 3.6%), Switzerland (2.6%), Vietnam (1.6%), Belgium (0.4%) and South Korea (0.3%).



Top 10 Exports of the Democratic Republic of Congo

1. Copper: $16.8 billion (57% of total exports)

2. Inorganic chemicals: $8.2 billion (27.6%)

3. Ores, slag, ashes: $3.1 billion (10.7%)

4. Gems, precious metals: $858.1 million (2.9%)

5. Other base metals: $159.0 million (0.5%)

6. Cocoa: $89.9 million (0.3%)

7. Wood: $68.6 million (0.2%)

8. Zinc: $35.8 million (0.1%)

9. Coffee, tea, spices: $31.2 million (0.1%)

10. Vehicles: $25.6 million (0.1%)


The Democratic Republic of Congo's top 10 export commodities account for 99.6% of its total global exports.


Gemstones and precious metals are the fastest growing of the top 10 export categories, growing by 563.6% from 2021 to 2022. The second highest improvement in export sales was in vehicles, which grew by 133.2%. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had the third highest increase in shipments of ore, slag, and ash, up 79.1 percent.


The smallest increase in the DRC's top 10 export categories was cocoa, up 1.4 percent.


At a more granular four-digit HS code level, refined copper and unwrought alloys were the DRC's most valuable exports, accounting for 52.6% of the country's total export sales (by value). In second place were cobalt oxides and hydroxides (27.6 per cent), followed by copper ores and concentrates (8.8 per cent), unrefined copper (4.3 per cent), unwrought gold (2.5 per cent), miscellaneous ores and concentrates (1.5 per cent), cobalt (0.5 per cent), un-mounted and un-mounted diamonds (0.4 per cent) and then logs (0.3 per cent).




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