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25 February, 2021updated 30 Oct 2021 08:48

Investing in Republic of Congo: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Republic of Congo.

By Carmen

As of 2021, the Republic of Congo has a population of 5.7 million, making it the 115th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 50% males and 50% females.

There are 2 million people employed in the Republic of Congo, with an unemployment rate of 10.2% – 230,203 people.


The Republic of Congo is the 264th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $9.6bn.

As of 2017 there were 54,821 students in tertiary education in the Republic of Congo, with 339,250 students in secondary and 734,493 in primary education. The Republic of Congo spent 3.8% of its GDP on education in 2019.

The Republic of Congo ranked 180th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 180th.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $282m and private healthcare expenditure equalled $247m in 2018.

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