Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Economic Outlook

Economic growth averaged 7.7% between 2010 and 2015, but lower prices for export commodities (copper and cobalt) and political uncertainties hindered growth in 2016. Growth in 2017 was estimated at 3.3% due to the good performance of the extractive and manufacturing industries, construction and public works, and trade. The recovery is projected to continue into 2018 and 2019 with rising commodity prices and increased activity in the extractive industry as new mining projects start.

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Capital: Kinshasha
Area: 2,345,410 sq km
Total Population 2017: 82.2 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 44.7 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 410
Inflation Rate: 2.55%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 40.70%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 176
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.435
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 2.3 Billion

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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)
Kinshasa/Gombe
B.P. 7525 Kinshasa I

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

Mr. Sylvain MALIKO
Resident Representative

Department Central Africa Region

Mr. Ousmane Dore, Director Central Africa Region

African Development Bank Group 
Rue Anoma 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01 (Cote d'Ivoire)
Tel +225 20 26 22 51