OVERVIEW

  • GDP estimated at $17.20 billion in 2012 (WB)
  • Per capita GDP was $261.76 in 2012 (WB)
  • Population estimated at 65.71 million in 2012 (WB)
  • Economy has underdeveloped transport and energy infrastructure (EIU)
  • World Bank ranks DRC 132nd out of 189 economies for ease of doing business (WB Doing Business Report 2014)

EASE OF TRADING ACROSS BORDERS DRC

2005 2008 2011 2012 2013
Documents needed to import (number) 9 9
Time needed to import (days) 63 63
Cost to import (US$ per container) 3,890 3,890
Documents needed to export (number) 8 8
Time needed to export (days) 44 44
Cost to export (US$ per container) 3,155 3,155
Trading across borders rank (out of 189) N/A N/A 172 171
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