Congo Economic Outlook

  • The economy should grow a fairly satisfactory 5.1% in 2013 and 5.3% in 2014 (up from 4.9% in 2012) but this should be seen against the worldwide economic outlook.
  • Apart from oil, the country has large mineral, forest and natural gas resources and good agricultural potential, yet the structure of the economy has not changed much.
  • More than ever, the government’s public investment programme is needed to diversify the economy and tackle a 44% poverty rate that especially affects young people and women, who both suffer from high unemployment.


Department Central Africa Region

Mrs. Marlene KANGA, Director Central Africa Region

African Development Bank Group  
Temporary Relocation Agency (TRA)
15 Avenue du Ghana
P.O.Box 323-1002, Tunis-Belvédère, Tunisia

Phone: (+216) 71102833 / 71102060
Fax: (+216) 71103760


Key Facts

Capital: Brazzaville
Area: 342,000 sq km
Total Population 2012: 3.7 Million
Urban Population 2012: 61.72%
Female Population 2012: 50.09%
GDP: US$ 8.7 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2012: US$ 1,970
Inflation Rate: 2.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 33.97%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 0
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.389
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012): UA 317.1 Million

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