List of companies of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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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.

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[edit]

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
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Air Kasaï Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 1983 Airline
Air Tropiques Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 2001 Airline
Air Zaïre Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 1961 Airline, defunct 1995
Banque commerciale du Congo Financials Banks Kinshasa 1909 Commercial bank
Camrose Resources Basic materials Nonferrous metals ? ? Copper, cobalt
Central Bank of the Congo Financials Banks Kinshasa 1997 Central bank
Cohydro Oil & gas Integrated oil & gas Kinshasa 1999 Petrochemical distribution
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 1991 Regional airline
Congo Airlines Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa ? Airline, defunct 1994
Congo Express Consumer services Airlines Lubumbashi 2010 Airline, defunct 2012
Société nationale des Chemins de fer du Congo Industrials Railroads Kinshasa 1889 Railways
Feronia Inc. Consumer goods Farming & fishing Kinshasa 1911 Farm operator
Filair Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa ? Airline
FlyCongo Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 2012 Airline, defunct 2012
Free Airlines Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa ? Airline
Galaxie Corporation Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa ? Airline
Groupe L'Avenir Consumer services Media Kinshasa 1994 Publishing group
Korongo Airlines Consumer services Airlines Lubumbashi 2009 Airline, defunct 2015
Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 2005 Airline, defunct 2013
Malift Air Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 1995 Airline, defunct 2009
Office National des Transports Industrials Transportation services Kinshasa 1935 Railway, ports
Orange RDC Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Kinshasa 2001 Part of Orange S.A. (France)
Radio Television Groupe Avenir Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Kinshasa 2003 Television network
Rawbank Financials Banks Kinshasa 2001 Commercial bank
Regideso Utilities Water Kinshasa 1933 Water distribution
Scibe Airlift Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 1976 Airline, defunct 1998
Société nationale d'électricité (SNEL) Utilities Conventional electricity Kinshasa 1970 Electrical distribution
Sodefor Basic materials Forestry Kinshasa 1994 Forestry
Supercell (mobile network) Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications ? 2002 Mobile network
TEXAF Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Kinshasa 1925 Textiles, defunct 2007
TMK Air Commuter Consumer services Airlines Goma ? Airline, defunct 2011
Trust Merchant Bank Financials Banks Lubumbashi 2004 Commercial bank
Wimbi Dira Airways Consumer services Airlines Kinshasa 2003 Airline

See also[edit]


  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.

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