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REPUBLIC OF

CONGO
Budget: Income .............. $870 million
Expenditure ...................... $970 million

Main Crops:
Cassava (tapioca), sugar, rice, corn, peanuts, vegetables, coffee, cocoa; forest products

Natural Resources:
Petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, natural gas

Major Industries: Petroleum extraction, cement kilning, lumbering, brewing, sugar milling, palm oil, soap, cigarette making

GDP (2002): $3.0 billion.
Per capita income (2002): $700. (Source: World Bank)
Natural resources: Petroleum, wood, potassium, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, phosphates, natural gas.
Structure of production (2001): Government and services--40.3%; petroleum sector--38.9%; agriculture and forestry--10.5%; utilities and industry--6.0%; other--4.3%.
Agriculture: Products--manioc, plantains, peanuts, pineapple, sugarcane, cocoa, corn. Land--less than 2% cultivated.
Trade (2001 est.): Exports--$2.1 billion: petroleum (89% of export earnings), tropical and other woods, diamonds, sugar, cocoa.
Imports--$661 million: machines and appliances, construction materials, chemical products, transportation equipment, foodstuffs, textiles, and paper products.

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