US trade with Cameroon in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Cameroon

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Cameroon totaled $150.9 million, up 1.52% ($2.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Cameroon in the first half of 2017 were $73.3 million, down 4.89% ($3.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Cameroon in the first half of 2017 totaled $77.6 million, up 8.42% ($6.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Cameroon went from a surplus of $5.5 million in the first half of 2016, to a deficit of $4.3 million in the first half of 2017.

Cameroon was the US 128th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 124th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0078% of US total trade (down from 0.0083% in the first half of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 126th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 125th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0097% of US total exports (down from 0.0108% in the first half of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 114th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 111th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0067% of US total imports (up from 0.0066% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Cameroon

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.04% of US total exports to Cameroon (39.49% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.63% of US total exports to Cameroon (30.88% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.04% of US total exports to Cameroon (15.17% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.05% of US total exports to Cameroon (2.68% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.51% of US total exports to Cameroon (2.39% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.83% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.46% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • 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 $4.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2.4 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 $2.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.6 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 $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.3 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 $0.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Cameroon in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 83.0 0.11 51.959.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,279.1 4.47 5,713.8-42.61
10 Cereals 11,638.9 15.88 8,618.135.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,812.2 2.47 1,761.72.86
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 3.66 3,249.2-17.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,464.1 6.09 2,804.859.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 420.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,255.6 1.71 986.727.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 162.4 0.22 16.4892.51
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 74.4 0.10 36.1106.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 415.3 0.57 496.3-16.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,040.8 1.42 443.7134.57
29 Organic chemicals 257.0 0.35 157.962.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 138.1 0.19 524.9-73.69
31 Fertilizers 186.9 0.26 587.9-68.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,760.3 3.77 2,960.7-6.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 614.0 0.84 263.1133.37
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 420.0 0.57 981.5-57.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.6 0.05 55.3-33.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 56.4 0.08 135.2-58.31
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 21.2 0.03 6.9209.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 462.3 0.63 737.2-37.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,924.5 9.45 4,180.765.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 302.1 0.41 651.4-53.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27.5 0.04 224.4-87.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.5 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 100.0 0.14 61.762.06
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 2,802.5 3.82 1,804.855.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 63.9 0.09 181.7-64.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10.2 0.01 3.5189.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12.6 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.5 0.02 3.4292.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 74.4 0.10 15.6378.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 58.1 0.08 125.3-53.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 391.8 0.53 685.7-42.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 30.6 0.04 289.4-89.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.6 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12.9 0.02 4.0221.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 43.0-100.00
69 Ceramic products 80.4 0.11 90.7-11.37
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 41.3 0.06 0.0
72 Iron and steel 127.3 0.17 297.1-57.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 946.3 1.29 701.234.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.5 0.01 158.7-94.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 142.3 0.19 351.2-59.47
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 14.0 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 500.6 0.68 291.971.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 102.0 0.14 28.0263.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,702.7 18.70 12,007.814.11
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 3,829.8 5.23 7,984.6-52.04
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 494.4 0.67 792.6-37.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,825.8 6.58 6,572.3-26.57
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,909.8 2.61 352.9441.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11.3 0.02 70.8-84.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 903.1 1.23 2,645.5-65.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.1 0.01 34.6-88.13
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 43.4 0.06 4.7821.05
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 556.0 0.76 2,978.2-81.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,016.3 1.39 113.1798.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 97.7 0.13 48.4101.95

US Imports from Cameroon

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 41.21% of US total imports from Cameroon (37.85% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 21.08% of US total imports from Cameroon (23.09% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.81% of US total imports from Cameroon (18.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.99% of US total imports from Cameroon (6.95% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.53% of US total imports from Cameroon (5.51% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cameroon in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $4.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $0.5 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) - an increase of $0.3 million.

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.9 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;
  • 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 first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 35.0-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6.4 0.01 5.026.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 241.9 0.31 271.3-10.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2.3 0.00 14.3-84.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 676.2 0.87 1,625.2-58.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 79.1 0.10 58.834.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.8 0.02 35.3-55.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 244.8 0.32 57.6324.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,289.6 11.97 10,550.8-11.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6.1 0.01 19.1-68.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 323.8 0.42 168.092.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.3 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 77.8 0.10 60.129.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 531.0 0.68 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,991.1 41.21 27,100.418.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 128.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17.4 0.02 0.0
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
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 28.3 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9.8 0.01 20.3-51.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26.8 0.03 18.743.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,893.6 8.88 4,799.643.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 90.1 0.12 1.65,412.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,264.9 20.95 16,079.11.16
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.3 0.02 411.9-96.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 89.2 0.11 28.4214.01
54 Man-made filaments 58.3 0.08 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 39.7 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 24.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 179.2 0.23 115.455.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 56.5 0.07 139.2-59.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.3 0.01 2.1349.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 103.9 0.13 68.152.45
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21.8 0.03 60.3-63.89
69 Ceramic products 6.1 0.01 38.0-83.90
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 62.4 0.08 72.9-14.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 95.4 0.12 46.4105.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.4 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31.3 0.04 9.4233.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 255.3 0.33 31.3716.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 659.8 0.85 745.9-11.54
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 2,660.8 3.43 2,444.98.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 145.2 0.19 17.3737.76
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9.8 0.01 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.0 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36.2 0.05 737.8-95.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.2 0.01 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 346.2 0.45 73.0374.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 79.2 0.10 52.849.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 38.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,119.4 1.44 2,190.8-48.91
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce