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GDP Growth Rate | Notes
The GDP Growth Rate shows a percentage change in the seasonally adjusted GDP value in the certain quarter, compared to the previous quarter. Because of climatic conditions and holidays, the intensity of the production varies throughout the year. This makes a direct comparison of two consecutive quarters difficult. In order to adjust for these conditions, many countries calculate the quarterly GDP using so called seasonally adjusted method. The Gross Domestic Product can be determined using three different approaches: the product, the income, and the expenditure technique, which should give the same result. In sum, the product technique sums the outputs of every class of enterprise. The expenditure technique works on the principle that every product must be bought by somebody, therefore the value of the total product must be equal to people's total expenditures in buying products and services. The income technique works on the principle that the incomes of the productive factors must be equal to the value of their product, and determines GDP by finding the sum of all producers' incomes.


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Congo Gold Reserves at 0.00 Tonnes  
Gold Reserves in Congo remained unchanged at 0 Tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 0 Tonnes in the third quarter of 2013. Gold Reserves in Congo is reported by the World Gold Council.
Congo Interest Rate at 2.00 percent  
The benchmark interest rate in Congo was last recorded at 2 percent. Interest Rate in Congo is reported by the Banque Centrale du Congo.
Congo Personal Income Tax Rate at 30.00 percent  
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Congo stands at 30 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Congo is reported by the DRC Tax Authority.
Congo Inflation Rate at 1.21 percent  
The inflation rate in Congo was recorded at 1.21 percent in February of 2014. Inflation Rate in Congo is reported by the Banque Centrale du Congo.
Congo Corporate Tax Rate at 35.00 percent  
The Corporate Tax Rate in Congo stands at 35 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Congo is reported by the DRC Tax Authority.
Congo Sales Tax Rate | VAT at 13.00 Percent  
The Sales Tax Rate in Congo stands at 13 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Congo is reported by the DRC Tax Authority.
Congo Balance of Trade at 101.50 USD Million  
Congo recorded a trade surplus of 101.50 USD Million in 2013. Balance of Trade in Congo is reported by the Banque Centrale du Congo.
Congo Current Account at -2451.30 USD Million  
Congo recorded a Current Account deficit of 2451.30 USD Million in 2013. Current Account in Congo is reported by the Banque Centrale du Congo.
Congo Imports at 9488.70 USD Million  
Imports in Congo is projected to increase to 9488.70 USD Million in 2013 from 8355.70 USD Million in 2012. Imports in Congo is reported by the Banque Centrale du Congo.
Congo Exports at 9488.70 USD Million  
Exports in Congo is projected to increase to 9488.70 USD Million in 2013 from 8534.20 USD Million in 2012. Exports in Congo is reported by the Banque Centrale du Congo.
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