US trade (export - import) with Cameroon in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 14, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cameroon in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cameroon

In 2018, US trade with Cameroon totaled $423.4 million, up 47.62% ($136.6 million) from 2017.

US exports to Cameroon in 2018 totaled $194.2 million, up 21.57% ($34.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Cameroon in 2018 totaled $229.3 million, up 80.36% ($102.1 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Cameroon went from a surplus of $32.6 million in 2017, to a deficit of $35.1 million in 2018.

Cameroon was the US 130th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 133rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0099% of US total trade (up from 0.0073% in 2017).

Cameroon was the US 132nd largest export market in 2018 (down from 127th in 2017), accounting for 0.0117% of US total exports (up from 0.0103% in 2017).

Cameroon was the US 111th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 120th in 2017), accounting for 0.0088% of US total imports (up from 0.0053% in 2017).

US Exports to Cameroon

The major share of US exports to Cameroon in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.92% of US total exports to Cameroon (40.63% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.18% of US total exports to Cameroon (10.09% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.01% of US total exports to Cameroon (16.48% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.37% of US total exports to Cameroon (23.66% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.44% of US total exports to Cameroon (0.85% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.40% of US total exports to Cameroon (3.24% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.03% of US total exports to Cameroon (0.97% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Cameroon in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $15.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $13.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $11.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Cameroon in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $7.8 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $5.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Cameroon in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 117.9 0.06 83.041.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,273.2 0.66 9,070.2-85.96
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 176.8 0.09 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,033.6 1.05 3,279.1-37.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 102.8 0.05 0.0
10 Cereals 3,405.8 1.75 11,638.9-70.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,827.3 0.94 1,812.20.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 44.2 0.02 24.084.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 286.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,916.4 1.50 2,688.78.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,694.6 4.48 4,760.282.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,823.2 2.48 3,833.125.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 145.6 0.07 181.3-19.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 404.9 0.21 125.5222.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 469.5 0.24 276.070.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,027.3 6.19 1,075.01,018.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,208.8 0.62 1,327.4-8.93
29 Organic chemicals 654.0 0.34 412.358.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 193.8 0.10 163.618.46
31 Fertilizers 176.4 0.09 196.1-10.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 770.0 0.40 7,311.3-89.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 155.9 0.08 1,030.2-84.87
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,023.7 0.53 810.626.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 461.0 0.24 109.3321.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 207.7 0.11 86.7139.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 14.1 0.01 51.0-72.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,572.9 2.87 1,186.2369.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,365.4 9.46 12,419.747.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 332.1 0.17 1,221.5-72.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 108.0 0.06 77.639.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 94.8 0.05 224.0-57.70
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 54.0 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,319.6 2.22 4,802.8-10.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 185.7 0.10 153.321.14
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3.2 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 52.4 0.03 21.5144.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10.0 0.01 12.6-20.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 34.7 0.02 89.7-61.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 213.3 0.11 164.329.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 435.6 0.22 121.2259.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 742.7 0.38 845.0-12.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 438.3 0.23 151.3189.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 50.1 0.03 120.8-58.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.6 0.00 3.60.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.8 0.00 12.9-39.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 673.5 0.35 208.0223.73
69 Ceramic products 651.0 0.34 320.3103.28
70 Glass and glassware 131.9 0.07 22.3490.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25.8 0.01 44.4-41.80
72 Iron and steel 192.1 0.10 225.4-14.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 27,823.1 14.33 14,709.389.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 55.2 0.03 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 51.0 0.03 25.599.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 164.0 0.08 198.1-17.21
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.3 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18.2 0.01 18.8-3.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 865.3 0.45 796.38.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 294.4 0.15 129.0128.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,918.3 19.53 30,858.922.88
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 10,168.5 5.24 7,569.334.34
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 16,486.0 8.49 1,009.51,533.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,729.3 5.01 11,468.0-15.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,092.2 3.14 11,361.9-46.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 149.0 0.08 42.6249.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,793.7 1.44 2,579.68.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16.9 0.01 14.417.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.2 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 398.8 0.21 139.7185.38
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1,945.7 1.00 1,714.713.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 653.5 0.34 1,092.0-40.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 44.5 0.02 187.9-76.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 73.8 0.04 6.61,018.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,379.3 1.23 2,679.5-11.20

US Imports from Cameroon

The major share of US imports from Cameroon in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.49% of US total imports from Cameroon (26.00% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 12.20% of US total imports from Cameroon (25.03% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.17% of US total imports from Cameroon (20.47% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.47% of US total imports from Cameroon (11.14% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.64% of US total imports from Cameroon (6.09% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Cameroon in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $96.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Cameroon in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2.2 million.
US imports from Cameroon in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17.9 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.6 0.00 14.2-74.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 711.5 0.31 727.8-2.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 90.9 0.04 53.071.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,059.0 0.46 3,228.6-67.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 402.5 0.18 258.555.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 56.8 0.02 15.8260.48
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 65.7 0.03 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,272.5 0.56 441.5188.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,316.6 7.55 19,483.5-11.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19.3 0.01 23.7-18.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 913.3 0.40 722.126.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21.5 0.01 2.3833.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 221.2 0.10 168.531.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2.3 0.00 142.0-98.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,141.1 0.50 730.056.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17.6 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 129,494.7 56.48 33,054.0291.77
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 500.2 0.22 315.958.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9.8 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10.7 0.00 47.0-77.22
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 5.9 0.00 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 230.4 0.10 204.912.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16,368.7 7.14 13,525.921.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 121.4 0.05 146.6-17.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27,833.7 12.14 31,661.5-12.09
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16.9 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 77.0 0.03 29.5161.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 52.2 0.02 123.7-57.79
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 58.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 53.9 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 77.7 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.1 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 84.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 385.0 0.17 142.2170.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 350.9 0.15 291.520.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 212.7 0.09 3.07,090.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 156.8 0.07 166.6-5.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17.9 0.01 23.8-24.77
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 144.0 0.06 181.2-20.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 71.5 0.03 48.447.74
69 Ceramic products 72.0 0.03 17.3316.40
70 Glass and glassware 259.2 0.11 30.6746.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 374.4 0.16 127.3194.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 375.1 0.16 346.28.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.2 0.00 7.339.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 22.7 0.01 4.0461.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14.7 0.01 58.3-74.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 84.3 0.04 58.045.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 776.2 0.34 330.8134.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,858.2 2.12 2,008.8141.85
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 7,366.9 3.21 4,974.848.09
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0.0 0.00 119.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 213.9 0.09 204.04.85
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 10.1 0.00 9.83.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 487.5 0.21 412.018.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 926.8 0.40 990.8-6.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 786.9 0.34 431.882.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 43.8 0.02 45.4-3.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,429.4 1.93 2,508.876.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,618.6 3.76 8,217.84.88
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce