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Economic and financial situation of the DRC by December 24, 2015

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The economic literature indicates that when economists want to assess the health of a country, they consider three basic variables namely: GDP growth: the rate of annual change in production; the unemployment rate: the share of the workforce in the economy that has no job and is looking for one; the inflation rate: the rate of increase over time the average price of economic goods.

The Government of the Republic through the "strategic Troika" of each Monday of the week does this exercise by having a serious look at the health of our country through the scrutinising of indicators for the sector: real, public finance, external, monetary and of economic development.

Note that economic governance is no longer a dream for the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo but rather a virtue that can be observed in everyday life. That observance causes as little snowball effects in the attractiveness and competitiveness of the country in terms of domestic and foreign investments.

Regarding the rate of economic growth, the target of 2015 was at 10.3% against 9.5% of achievement in 2014 and 8.5% in 2013. The estimate based on achievements by late December 2015 was at 7.7%. Achieving the above objective of 10.3% is no longer possible due to the current global context marked by continuous disruption of raw material prices which closely depends on the Congolese economy.

At the real market level, and with the exception of diamond and crude oil, the DRC experiences an increase in production volume of key products between 2014 and 2015.

Economic data by late September 2015 compared to those of 2014 indicate that copper production knew a positive variation of 19,446 tons, that is, 2.5%. For other products, the variations are as follows: cobalt:13.8%; Zinc:-4.9%; Diamond:-4.8%; Gold:202.2%; Crude oil:25.49%; local Cement and Electricity: 1.172%.

We also note an expansion of gold activities resulting from new investments implemented in this sector particularly by KIBALI Gold and Banro Corporation. The same upward trend is observed in the cement subsector with the renewal of production equipment by Cilu, the Interlacs and new investments on the part of some Congolese and foreign operators in the provinces of North-Kivu and Kongo Central.

Regarding the stability of domestic prices, the economy of the DRC is characterized by inflation control even expected inflation. Its fluctuation is very marginal. On December 24, 2015, the inflation rate was 0.022% (- 0,001). On the year, the inflation rate reached 0.788%. The projections of the annualized inflation rate 0.803% are at a target of 3.5%.

The overall balance of confidence opinions of business leaders on November 30, 2015 knew a decline of 5.1% against 8.4% on October 31, 2015, compared to the 2014 average estimated at 22%, it emerges a significant deterioration in the confidence of almost all business leaders and following the slowdown in economic activity and the drastic decline of raw material prices internationally, compounded by uncertainty of the positive evolution of raw material prices.

In terms of HDI, the DRC has made significant progress by occupying the 176th position with 0.433 as Human Development Index. Compared to 2011, the poverty index is 63% during the period 2010 to 2015. This therefore improved the life expectancy of the population estimated at 51 years and the multidimensional living standard 127.5.

Regarding monetary policy, it is worth pointing out that on December 23, 2015 the credit to the economy was 2,061,067milliards CDF. At the same time, the outstanding BCC Warrants, the reserve required and refinancing outstanding are respectively in billions of CDF 47.001,235,130 and 40.468.

At the money market, the rate of the Central Bank of Congo remains at 2%, with a positive margin of 1.23 point. The coefficient of mandatory reserves is currently at 8%.

Regarding the foreign exchange market up to 23 December 2015, the national currency underwent a depreciation of 0.013% to the indicative, and a positive change to the parallel segment, or 0.38%. Exchange rates in both markets (official and parallel) were respectively 927.50 CDF / USD and 934.75 CDF / USD. Regarding the external accounts of the State, international reserves to December23, compared to November 27, 2015, declined to USD 46.27 million and are situated at USD 1,480.62 million, covering 6. 11 weeks of imports of goods and services.

As regards public finances, the report of the Strategic Troika of December 23, 2015 indicated that the financial transactions of the State indicate a deficit of 169.40 billion CDF, from 217.59 billion revenues and CDF spending of 387 billion CDF. On the year, the general Treasury account has a deficit of 36.672 billion CDF in domestic fiscal balance and CDF 27.94 billion in general consolidated budget balance.

The recent economic and financial situation of DR Congo by December 24, 2015 is illustrated in a schematic and detailed way in the following table : Download


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