In 2010, the value of merchandise exports of the Congo decreased substantially by 15.7 percent to reach 6.9 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased slightly by 1.7 percent to reach 4.4 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a moderate surplus of 2.5 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Eastern Asia at 1.9 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in the Congo were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 9 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 13 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of the Congo increased slightly by 3.2 percent, reaching 488.5 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased moderately by 5.9 percent and reached 5.1 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 4.6 bln US$.

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