Democratic Republic of the Congo

On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.

It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.

Type of Government: Republic
Population: 95.90 million (2021)
GDP: 55.35 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 35.38%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 40%
Major Exports:  Refined Copper ($8.95B), Cobalt ($4.44B), Raw Copper ($779M), Copper Ore ($618M), and Crude Petroleum ($582M), exporting mostly to China ($11.3B), United Arab Emirates ($1.13B), South Korea ($822M), Saudi Arabia ($583M), and Italy ($486M).
Major Imports:  Refined Petroleum ($406M), Delivery Trucks ($255M), Packaged Medicaments ($254M), Poultry Meat ($215M), and Stone Processing Machines ($170M), importing mostly from China ($2.76B), Zambia ($1.11B), South Africa ($1.07B), Rwanda ($587M), and India ($575M).