DRC’s GDP growth is expected to slow slightly to 5.4% in 2020

PUBLISHED: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:46:24 GMT

DAKAR (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s economic growth is expected to slow slightly in 2020 to 5.4%, according to a government budget proposal published on Sunday.

The Central Bank in April predicted gross domestic product (GDP) would grow by 5.9% in 2019, though the International Monetary Fund expects growth this year of 4.3% because of lower copper and cobalt prices.

Reporting By Edward McAllister; Editing by Gareth Jones

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