The Republic of the Congo has a good availability of services and suppliers in major cities such as Brazzaville, Pointe Noire, Dolisie, Ouesso, Oyo and Owando.
Ninety-eight percent of the supply and services sector is supported by private companies and two percent monopolistic actors such as in the postal service and the water and electricity distribution (SNDE/SNE).
In the last years a general development of the construction activity (commercial and residential) especially in the Brazzaville and Pointe Noire areas has taken place.
Since 2010, the offer for banking and financial services has doubled in the country but there are still delays and difficulties in finding foreign currency and only very few businesses accept payments by credit cards.
Most of the services are of good quality but pricing is generally very high and some delays must be considered when contracting.
Some of the providers might have limited availability of equipment and it is strongly recommended to have more than one agreement in place with different companies.
In 2017, the capital Brazzaville has experienced many fuel ruptures (Gasoline and Diesel), lasting on average 3-4 days with consequences in terms of economic loss.
At the beginning of the year Brazzaville also experienced a rupture of gas propane that lasted about two months.