US trade with Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 30, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cameroon

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Cameroon totaled $79.4 million, up 2.70% ($2.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $30.7 million, down 32.79% ($15.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $48.8 million, up 53.78% ($17.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Cameroon went from a surplus of $13.9 million in the 1st quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $18.1 million in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Cameroon was the US 123rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 120th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0085% of US total trade (down from 0.0088% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 132nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 119th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0082% of US total exports (down from 0.0131% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 107th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 111th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0086% of US total imports (up from 0.0060% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Cameroon

The major share of US exports to Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.90% of US total exports to Cameroon (34.59% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.77% of US total exports to Cameroon (40.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.11% of US total exports to Cameroon (15.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.88% of US total exports to Cameroon (2.78% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.55% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.80% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $2.6 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) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • 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) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 73.6 0.24 26.2181.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 198.2 0.65 3,717.8-94.67
10 Cereals 3,491.3 11.38 7,949.1-56.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 850.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 50.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,681.0 8.74 2,205.221.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,275.4 4.16 2,724.2-53.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 200.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 658.8 2.15 534.023.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 139.1 0.45 8.31,575.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 120.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.6 0.06 36.1-48.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 164.8 0.54 247.7-33.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 357.4 1.17 303.817.65
29 Organic chemicals 209.3 0.68 117.378.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 46.7 0.15 460.1-89.85
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 465.3-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13.1 0.04 2,589.5-99.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 349.0 1.14 112.0211.52
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 351.1 1.14 482.2-27.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.6 0.12 11.8210.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 18.8 0.06 106.7-82.42
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6.4 0.02 3.487.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 177.9 0.58 312.3-43.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,227.0 10.52 1,530.2110.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 146.9 0.48 404.7-63.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14.7 0.05 87.1-83.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.5 0.03 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 40.3 0.13 33.918.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 809.2 2.64 1,201.3-32.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32.4 0.11 20.061.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12.6 0.04 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.7 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 43.7 0.14 12.7242.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 36.7 0.12 36.21.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 172.9 0.56 100.272.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20.3 0.07 110.5-81.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.6 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 32.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 23.0 0.07 30.6-24.82
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34.7 0.11 0.0
72 Iron and steel 92.5 0.30 132.7-30.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 254.5 0.83 330.2-22.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39.2 0.13 233.1-83.17
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 14.0 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38.9 0.13 84.0-53.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.0 0.11 18.886.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,050.5 22.99 7,058.1-0.11
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 2,047.0 6.67 3,503.3-41.57
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 243.9 0.80 739.9-67.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,416.0 7.88 2,714.1-10.98
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,625.3 5.30 76.12,036.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11.3 0.04 37.3-69.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 377.5 1.23 1,657.2-77.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.1 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 10.5 0.03 0.0
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 201.7 0.66 567.4-64.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 936.2 3.05 16.05,760.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 69.7 0.23 10.6559.44

US Imports from Cameroon

The major share of US imports from Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 63.97% of US total imports from Cameroon (31.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.94% of US total imports from Cameroon (24.19% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.69% of US total imports from Cameroon (15.96% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.22% of US total imports from Cameroon (5.42% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.77% of US total imports from Cameroon (9.42% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $21.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $2.1 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) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Cameroon in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 23.2 0.05 75.4-69.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 792.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 22.0 0.05 34.8-36.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.6 0.02 35.3-70.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 143.2 0.29 20.9583.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,844.0 7.88 3,975.3-3.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.6 0.01 10.8-66.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 170.8 0.35 71.0140.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22.4 0.05 23.4-4.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,196.8 63.97 9,893.3215.33
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 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9.8 0.02 14.6-32.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,022.7 6.20 1,678.780.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 83.1 0.17 0.711,217.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,725.3 13.79 7,262.2-7.39
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.3 0.03 392.0-96.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 58.4 0.12 9.2534.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 92.8 0.19 0.327,047.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.8 0.00 0.5235.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 28.9 0.06 29.7-2.79
69 Ceramic products 6.1 0.01 26.2-76.68
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 108.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 40.2 0.08 49.2-18.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.9 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.7 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 329.9 0.68 449.8-26.66
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 524.5 1.08 1,812.3-71.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9.8 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 725.9-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.2 0.02 0.0
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 1.5 0.00 3.6-56.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 51.5 0.11 23.1122.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 28.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.2 0.05 2,166.2-98.84
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce