(REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO)

(WIPO code: CG) (latest review September 2021)

by CABINET ISIS CONSEILS, Mandataire OAPI, Yaoundé, Cameroon

General Information

Area

342,000 sq. km.

Population

5,417,414 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Brazzaville.

Official language

French.

Currency

C.F.A. franc.

Main agricultural and natural products

Manioc, bananas, sugar cane, groundnuts, forestry.

Main Mineral Products

Petroleum, uranium, gold (iron not yet worked).

Main exports

Petroleum, timber, worked wood.

GNI

(per capita): U.S.$ 1,830 (estimated 2020).

General Remarks

A former French colony, part of French Equatorial Africa, the Congo Republic obtained its internal administrative autonomy and became a member of the French Community in 1958, and later achieved its full independence on August 15, 1960.

The economy of the country is mainly agricultural (bananas, groundnuts, coffee, rice, timber).

Congo is a member of “Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa” (CEMAC), previously known as “Customs and Economics Union of Central Africa” (UDEAC), and a member of “Economic Community of Central African States” (CEEAC).