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Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Economic Outlook

Real GDP growth dropped to 4.3% in 2019 from 5.8% in 2018 due to a slowdown in extractives, the economy’s main driver despite a fall in the price of some raw materials (copper and cobalt). Agriculture has suffered from low productivity while energy shortages have hindered industrialization efforts. Growth has been driven by domestic demand, particularly private investment and public consumption.

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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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Democratic Republic of Congo Country Office

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. Donatien Akoupo Kouassi, Officer-in-Charge

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