Economie de la RDC

Economic Outlook

The growth rate of the Congolese economy fell from 6.9% in 2015 to 2.5% in 2016, but could rebound to 4.0% in 2017 and 5.2% in 2018, given the expected rise in prices of the country’s raw materials. The DRC made some progress in terms of human development in 2016, but that progress remains fragile.(OECD)


“The Congo has a wide array of minerals including copper, cobalt, tin, zinc, gold,
diamonds, iron ore, silver, cadmium, uranium, europium, niobium (or columbite), tantalum
and thorium. Some of these minerals are of great strategic value. Uranium, for example,
has been used to manufacture nuclear weapons, while rare metals such as niobium and tantalum are greatly needed for space aeronautics in the twenty-first century. According to experts, Africa contains 15 per cent of the world’s niobium reserves and 80 per cent of its tantalum deposits. Of these African reserves, the Congo alone has 60 per cent of niobium and 80 per cent of tantalum.” (Nzongola-Ntalaja, 2002, p. 28)