List of companies of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Location of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in the African Great Lakes region of Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million, [1] the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in Africa, as well as the most populous officially Francophone country.

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Sparsely populated in relation to its area, the country is home to a vast potential of natural resources and mineral wealth, its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$24 trillion, yet the economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has declined drastically since the mid-1980s. At the time of its independence in 1960, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was the second most industrialized country in Africa after South Africa; it boasted a thriving mining sector and its agriculture sector was relatively productive. [2] Since then, however, corruption, war and political instability have been a severe detriment to further growth, today leaving DRC with the world's lowest GDP per capita.

Notable firms

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active     State-owned     Defunct
NameIndustrySectorHeadquartersFoundedNotes
Air Kasaï Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 1983Airline
Air Tropiques Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 2001Airline
Air Zaïre Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 1961Airline, defunct 1995
Banque commerciale du Congo FinancialsBanks Kinshasa 1909Commercial bank
Camrose Resources Basic materialsNonferrous metals??Copper, cobalt
Central Bank of the Congo FinancialsBanks Kinshasa 1997Central bank
Cohydro Oil & gasIntegrated oil & gas Kinshasa 1999Petrochemical distribution
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 1991Regional airline
Congo Airlines Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa ?Airline, defunct 1994
Congo Express Consumer servicesAirlines Lubumbashi 2010Airline, defunct 2012
Société nationale des Chemins de fer du Congo IndustrialsRailroads Kinshasa 1889Railways
Feronia Inc. Consumer goodsFarming & fishing Kinshasa 1911Farm operator
Filair Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa ?Airline
FlyCongo Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 2012Airline, defunct 2012
Free Airlines Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa ?Airline
Galaxie Corporation Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa ?Airline
Groupe L'Avenir Consumer servicesMedia Kinshasa 1994Publishing group
Korongo Airlines Consumer servicesAirlines Lubumbashi 2009Airline, defunct 2015
Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 2005Airline, defunct 2013
Malift Air Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 1995Airline, defunct 2009
Office National des Transports IndustrialsTransportation services Kinshasa 1935Railway, ports
Orange RDC TelecommunicationsMobile telecommunications Kinshasa 2001Part of Orange S.A. (France)
Radio Television Groupe Avenir Consumer servicesBroadcasting & entertainment Kinshasa 2003Television network
Rawbank FinancialsBanks Kinshasa 2001Commercial bank
Regideso UtilitiesWater Kinshasa 1933Water distribution
Scibe Airlift Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 1976Airline, defunct 1998
Société nationale d'électricité (SNEL) UtilitiesConventional electricity Kinshasa 1970Electrical distribution
Sodefor Basic materialsForestry Kinshasa 1994Forestry
Supercell (mobile network) TelecommunicationsMobile telecommunications?2002Mobile network
TEXAF Consumer goodsClothing & accessories Kinshasa 1925Textiles, defunct 2007
TMK Air Commuter Consumer servicesAirlines Goma ?Airline, defunct 2011
Trust Merchant Bank FinancialsBanks Lubumbashi 2004Commercial bank
Wimbi Dira Airways Consumer servicesAirlines Kinshasa 2003Airline

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  1. Central Intelligence Agency (2013). "Congo, Democratic Republic of the". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  2. Centre National d'Appui au Développement et à la Participation Paysanne CENADEP (2009-10-23). Province orientale :le diamant et l'or quelle part dans la reconstruction socio - économique de la Province ? (Report). Archived from the original on 2009-11-25.