DRC: A conference on economic growth took place in Kinshasa

Marché-3A conference on economic growth in the DRC took place from 8th to 9th January in Kinshasa. The participants of the forum have reflected on ways to ensure that the benefits of this growth, achieved in 2014, may benefit the Congolese population. The DRC has achieved a growth rate of nearly 9% in 2014 and an inflation rate of 1%; which is an exceptional performance for nearly 40 years.

“This wealth creation at very high levels can be shared and benefit the entire population in the sector of education, health, agriculture, publics infrastructures, communication, etc…,” said the Congolese Prime Minister, Augustin Matata.

According to the head of the government, there are no models to transpose the DRC, because every country has a particular format.

“The DRC is a particular format. So based on its variety, its potential, the DRC can trace its path. That’s why also we are trying to take advantage of the experience and theories of competent men, senior men in these fields so that we can draw the most appropriate way for the Democratic Republic of Congo and it is possible, “said Matata.

The Central Bank ofCongo (BCC) has announcedlast Decemberthat the economy ofthe DRC hasrecorded a growthrate of 8.9%in 2014.A growthrate above theAfrican averageestimatedat about6%.The central bankprojects agrowth rate of10%for 2015.

In 2013, the country recorded a growth rate of 8.5%.
The Central Bank of Congo revealed that the vitality of the growth in the DRC mainly resulted from the primary sector performance. The contribution of this sector in the Congolese growth was 46.2%, with a share of 37% for the “extraction” sector which includes mining.

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