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Indicators of economy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2021 was at about 12.259 USD per capita. GDP in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the other hand, reached USD 584 per capita, or 53.96 billion USD in the whole country. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is therefore currently ranked 87 of the major economies. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account the purchasing power parity, then the Democratic Republic of the Congo is in the list of the world's richest countries in place 177.

Inflation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was in 2016 at around 2.89%. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 2.55%. In the United States, it was most recently 4.70%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 68.4% lower.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 67 and is compared to other countries moderate.


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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

The consequences of the Covid pandemic were not insignificant in the Congo 2020. Overall, gross domestic product in 2020 fell from 51.78 billion US Dollar auf 48.72 billion US Dollar. With a drop of 5.9 percent, the economy in the Congo suffered more significant losses than other countries.. The unemployment rate rose from 4.5 to 5.3 percent.

Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2021

Economic performance 2021

 Congo (Dem. Republic)
Total
Congo (Dem. Republic)
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP53.96 bn USD584.11 USD17.09 tn USD33,228.68 USD
Gross national product53.27 bn USD576.69 USD16.78 tn USD32,621.03 USD


Development of the Gross domestic product in billion US Dollar 1960 - 2021



Im- and Exports 2020

 Congo (Dem. Republic)
Total
Congo (Dem. Republic)
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports14.56 bn USD157.58 USD8,916.24 bn USD17,337.55 USD
Exports13.93 bn USD150.82 USD9,554.34 bn USD18,578.33 USD


Development of imports and exports in billions of USD 2005 - 2020

Exports
Imports



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