FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) inflows to the Congo over the last five (05) years (from 2018 to 2023)


According to FDI Market data produced by the Financial Times of London, which records and publishes most of the major investments made by listed investors around the world:

  • Over the period 2018 to 2023, the stock of inward FDI to the Congo will amount to 3020 million Euros ; or approximately 1981 billion FCFA, for a total of 10 projects. These 3020 million Euros are mainly in the following sectors: (i) Oil & Gas (€2,137 million), (ii) transport and logistics (€508 million), (iii) renewable energy (€181 million) and digital technology (€109 million), particularly in the cities of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
  • In terms of the number of jobs created, these investments generated : (i) 431 jobs in the oil and gas sector, (ii) 2172 jobs in Transport and Logistics, (iii) 255 jobs in the digital sector, and (iv) 114 jobs in the Financial Services sector.
  • The 6 main countries of origin of these investments are: (i) the United Arab Emirates, (ii) Russia, (iii) the Netherlands, (iv) Italy, (v) China, and (vi) Germany.

According to the same FDI Market source, FDI over the last five (05) years has generally been driven by :

  • Proximity to markets or customers : Some investors say they chose the Congo because it's the right market for their product, and it's an open market in the sub-region with significant growth potential.
  • The regulatory environment : Other investors have been attracted to the Congo because of its well-developed regulatory framework, which provides reassurance about the legal security of investments.