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Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Population: 102 million (UN, 2023)
  • Area: 2,345,410 sq. Km
  • Nominal GDP: 55.35 billion USD (World Bank, 2021)
  • GDP growth: 6.2 % (World Bank, 2021)
  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • Population growth: 3.2% (UN, 2023)

5 Reasons to Invest in DRC

Investing in the DRC opens a world of opportunity, with access to vast natural resources, a large and growing market, and a strategic location at the heart of the African continent.


Untapped investment opportunities

DRC is endowed with the world’s largest reserves of untapped natural resources and countless business investment opportunities in agriculture, mining, energy, infrastructure, and tourism.


Strategic location

The strategic geographical position of the DRC equally makes it a gateway to European, Asian, and American markets.


Direct access to markets

Located in the heart of Africa and member of top African economic communities, the DRC gives immediate access to a large regional market of 400 million consumers, over one-fourth of the African population.


Favorable and sustained economic growth

An increasingly attractive, and competitive business climate supported by business incentive reforms. Since 2014, average GDP growth of the DRC is 5.3% and is expected to continuously increase by over 6% in the next years to come. 


Abundant labor force

With nearly 20 million people, Kinshasa, the most developed city in the DRC, provides abundant labor both skilled and unskilled at competitive prices. 

DRC Affiliations

The DRC is affiliated with several international organizations, including the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), East African Community (EAC) and African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

These affiliations provide the DRC with access to a range of markets and resources across the continent, enabling it to engage with regional and international partners and foster economic growth. Moreover, the DRC boasts a large and growing market of its own, with access to a regional market of 450 million consumers, a national market of 100 million consumers, and direct access to the Kinshasa market, which has a population of 20 million consumers. These market access opportunities make the DRC an attractive destination for business investment and growth. 

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