COUNTRY PROFILE

COUNTRY
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
REGION
CENTRAL AFRICA
CAPITAL CITY
KINSHASA
POPULATION
69.4 MIL
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
FRENCH
CURRENCY
CONGOLESE FRANC (CDF)


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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

GDP
33
BILLION US$
GDP (PER CAPITA)
316
US$
GDP GROWTH
9.5%
INFLATION CONSUMER PRICES
2%
CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE
-4.7
BILLION US$
UNEMPLOYMENT
46.1%
LENDING INTEREST RATE
2%
EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
33.3%
OF GDP
IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
38.9%
OF GDP
TAX REVENUE
16.2%
OF GDP

POLITICAL STRUCTURE

HEAD OF STATE

JOSEPH KABILA

EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2016

LEGISLATIVE STRUCTURE

BICAMERAL LEGISLATIVE

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2016

GDP PROFILE

AGRICULTURE
21.2%
INDUSTRY
33.2%
SERVICES
45.7%

EXPORTS

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
0%
FUELS & MINING PRODUCTS
83%
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
17%

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANKING

2015

2014

STARTING A BUSINESS

172

188

DEALING WITH CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

111

18

REGISTERING PROPERTY

142

149

2015

2014

PROTECTING INVESTORS

146

153

PAYING TAXES

168

164

ENFORCING CONTRACTS

176

176

ADDITIONAL INSIGHT

STOCK EXCHANGE CAPITALIZATION

NO STOCK EXCHANGESS

NET OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

US $ 285.9 BILLION

URBAN POPULATION (% OF TOTAL)

35%

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

US $ 2.8 BILLION

INTERNET PENETRATION RATE

1.7%

MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIPTION RATE

31%

TOTAL OIL PRODUCTION

20.000 BPD

GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX

12 * 1 IS MOST TERRORISM. 116 IS LEAST

MO IBRAHIM GOOD GOVERNANCE RATING

51 * 1 IS BEST GOVERNANCE. 52 IS WORST GOVERNANCE

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SOURCES
TRADING ECONOMICS INDICATORS
CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
IBRAHIM INDEX OF AFRICAN GOVERNANCE
WORLD BANK DOING BUSINESS 2015
WORLD BANK 2013/2014
WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION TRADE REPORTS