Economy of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Population: 84.07 M (2018)
GDP per Capita: 562 USD (2018)
47,230 M.

GDP USD

(2018)

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15,880 M.

EXPORTS USD

(2018)

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17,640 M.

IMPORTS USD

(2018)

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2018 %

PUBLIC DEBT

(2018)

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Data is provided by World Bank, FMI and Central Banks.

GDP and Economic Growth

Indicator Value
Economic Growth 5.76 % (2018)
GDP of 2010 USD USD 35.20 B. (2018)
GDP Current USD USD 47.23 B. (2018)
GDP per Capita Current USD USD 562 (2018)
GDP per capita, PPP USD 827 (2018)
GDP per Capita, 2010 USD USD 419 (2018)

Government spending and balances

Indicator Value
Government Spending % GDP
Government Spending
Government Debt % GDP % ()

International Trade and Investment

Indicator Value
Terms of Trade Base Year 2000 USD 419 (2018)
Trade Openness USD 419 (2018)
Exports of Goods and Services % GDP
Exports Goods & Services
Exports Annual Growth USD 419 (2018)
Imports as % GDP USD 419 (2018)
Total Imports
Foreign Direct Investment % GDP
Foreign Direct Investment
Current Account Balance % GDP USD USD 419 (2018) % (
Current Account Balance USD USD 419 (2018)
Trade Balance % GDP USD 419 (2018)
Trade Balance USD USD 419 (2018)
Foreign Exchange Reserves incl Gold USD 419 (2018)
Remittances % GDP USD 419 (2018)
Remittances USD 419 (2018)
Balance of Payments USD 419 (2018)

Labor Market

Indicator Value
Labor Force 29.70 M. (2019)
Unemployment Rate 4.27 % (2019)
Unemployment Rate Females 3.40 % (2019)
Unemployment Rate Males 5.01 % (2019)
Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24) 7.96 % (2019)
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.37 % (2019)
Labor Force (Percent Female) 48.35 % (2019)
Female Labor Force Participation Rate 60.55 % (2019)
Male Labor Force Participation Rate 66.26 % (2019)
Dependent People 96.79 % (2018)

Agriculture Sector

Indicator Value
Forest Area 67.20 % (2016)
Forest Area km² 1,522,666 km² (2016)
Agricultural Land 11.56 % (2016)
Agricultural Land km² 262,000 km² (2016)
Employment 68.47 % (2019)
Value added % GDP 19.11 % (2018)
Agriculture Value added USD 9.03 B. (2018)
Crop Production Index 108.80 (2016)
Precipitation 1,543 mm (2014)
Arable Land 3 % (2016)
Cereal Yield 770 kg/hectare (2017)
Food production index 109 (2016)
Rural Population 56 % (2018)
Fertilizer use of Arable Land 3 kg/hectare (2016)
Livestock Production Index 106 (2016)
Economy of Democratic Republic of the Congo

According to the World Bank and its latest published data, the economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents a growth rate of 5.76 % (2018) to the previous year.

With a population that reaches 84.07 M (2018) and a gross domestic product of USD 47.23 B. (2018), it translates a Gross Domestic Product per Capita of USD 562 placing its inhabitants on the threshold of an Low-income country (according to the World Bank's updated classification).

Democratic Republic of the Congo also has a workforce of 29.70 M. (2019) with an unemployment rate of 4.27 % (2019), where women represent 3.40 % (2019) and men 5.01 % (2019), the unemployment rate for young people between 15-24 years old stood at 7.96 % (2019). The total number of dependent people stands at 96.79 % (2018).

The central government spent of its gross domestic product that year, which in absolute terms is . Its consolidated public debt reached of its GDP, not exceeding the 35% risk limit used by the European Union.

Regarding its international trade, Democratic Republic of the Congo exported , which represents of its gross domestic product, in that same sense its imports reached with a direct foreign investment of .

Democratic Republic of the Congo has a forest area of 1,522,666 km² (2016), which represents 67.20 % (2016) of its total area, an average rainfall of 1,543 mm (2014) per year and a population of 56 % (2018) living in rural areas. With a total area of 262,000 km² (2016) available for agriculture and 68.47 % (2019) of its employments, the agricultural sector contributes to the economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo about USD 9.03 B. (2018) (19.11 % (2018) of its GDP).