Country Facts
  • Capital Kinshasa
  • Urban population 46.2%
  • Population 92.4 M
  • Median Age 17 Yr
  • Region Central Africa
  • GDP 54 Bn USD
  • GDP growth 5.7%
  • Official Language French, Kituba (Kikongo), Lingala, Swahili, Tshiluba
  • Currency Congolese Franc (CDF)
E-Commerce Facts
  • E-commerce market revenue 283.4 M USD
  • E-commerce growth 17.3%
  • Online shopping habits Mobile money is widely accepted - 71% of the total population >15 years use it in their daily life.
  • People with mobile phone (estimate)
  • Internet users, joined 2015-2020
  • E-commerce penetration
  • People with bank account
  • People with credit card
  • Mobile Money users (35.6 M)
  • Total population >15 years
Growth Opportunities

DRC offers significant opportunities for international merchants who want to expand their e-commerce business into new markets. Here are few among others:

● Driven primarily by a young and urban population, DRC’s e-commerce is expected to rapidly grow, with an estimated annual growth rate of 17.3%. One of the reasons behind this is the rapid internet adoption. With 83.5% of current users joining between 2015-2020 signals that wide internet penetration across DRC will become a norm swiftly.

● While only 15% of DRC’s population have a bank account and less than 2% have access to a credit card, people are increasingly paying electronically. Thanks to huge investments in telecom infrastructure, already 71% of DRC’s population over 15 years old, have access to mobile phones.

● While access to Bank accounts (15%) and cards (1.5%) is low, Mobile money payments are widely used – over 35 million people are already using it for their daily transactions.

Today, DRC is one of the fast growing e-commerce markets in Africa and offers huge potential for international merchants both for digital and physical goods.