Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Economic Outlook

  • GDP growth speeded up in 2012 to 7.2%, from 6.9% in 2011, driven by vigorous performances in mining, trade, agriculture and construction, despite the political situation and lawlessness in the eastern provinces. The economy should continue to expand in 2013 (8.2%) but prospects depend on political stability, better security in the east and continuing structural reforms.
  • Efforts to stabilise the macroeconomic framework continue apace thanks to a tight budget policy, the gradual easing of monetary policy and a recovery in export earnings.
  • The fundamental structure of the economy has changed little in the past 20 years and is still based on mining and agriculture. Government revenue from mining is paltry in the light of the potential. Serious food problems for the population reflect low agricultural productivity.


Bureau National de la R.D. du Congo

Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement
294, Boulevard du 30 Juin
6e Etage, Immeuble de la BCDC (Banque Commerciale du Congo)
B.P. 7525 Kinshasa I

Tél : (243) 815 560 291
Fax : (243) 815 560 294

M. Valentin Zongo, Représentant Résident

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: Kinshasha
Area: 2,345,410 sq km
Total Population 2012: 69.6 Million
Urban Population 2012: 36.54%
Female Population 2012: 50.26%
GDP: US$ 18.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2012: US$ 190
Inflation Rate: 6.40%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 42.34%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 186
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.304
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012): UA 1.8 Billion

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