US trade (export - import) with Cape Verde in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 10, 2019

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

US Trade with Cape Verde

In 2018, US trade with Cape Verde was $12.3 million, down 4.34% ($0.6 million) from 2017.

US exports to Cape Verde in 2018 were $8.6 million, down 5.95% ($0.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Cape Verde in 2018 were $3.7 million, down 0.38% ($0.0 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in 2018 was $4.9 million, a 9.76% decrease ($0.5 million) over 2017.

Cape Verde was the US 202nd largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 196th in 2017), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Cape Verde was the US 194th largest export market in 2018 (down from 189th in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (down from 0.0006% in 2017).

Cape Verde was the US 190th largest supplier in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0002% in 2017).

US Exports to Cape Verde

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.77% of US total exports to Cape Verde (61.62% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.67% of US total exports to Cape Verde (2.82% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.82% of US total exports to Cape Verde (3.65% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.04% of US total exports to Cape Verde (1.59% in 2017).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,204.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $780.1 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $433.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $366.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $282.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $138.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $70.1 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $66.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cape Verde in 2018 over 2017 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 $1,249.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1,014.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $574.6 thousand;
  • 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 $366.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $179.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $142.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $128.5 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $91.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $80.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $26.1 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde 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 0.0 0.00 91.4-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 128.5-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 138.9 1.61 0.0
10 Cereals 780.1 9.06 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 26.1-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.7 0.16 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 20.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 342.1 3.97 59.4475.94
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 66.8 0.78 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12.7 0.15 5.9117.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 62.6 0.73 241.9-74.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.8 0.03 2.9-2.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.5 0.04 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 142.6-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 35.7 0.42 24.247.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 241.5 2.81 227.26.29
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 596.5 6.93 1,845.8-67.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,450.8 16.85 1,084.533.77
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 351.7 4.08 926.3-62.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,156.1 13.43 722.659.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,038.1 23.67 834.1144.35
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 52.1 0.61 71.0-26.60
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
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 69.0 0.80 435.7-84.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 80.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 1,014.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,194.9 13.88 1,124.86.24

US Imports from Cape Verde

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.78% of US total imports from Cape Verde (48.65% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.46% of US total imports from Cape Verde (3.58% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.21% of US total imports from Cape Verde (25.41% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.03% of US total imports from Cape Verde (7.58% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.84% of US total imports from Cape Verde (2.69% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.06% of US total imports from Cape Verde (2.17% in 2017).

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

  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $490.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $212.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $160.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $78.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $68.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $66.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $56.0 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $22.7 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $22.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $12.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cape Verde in 2018 over the 2017 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 $474.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $167.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $91.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $79.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $76.2 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $71.1 thousand;
  • 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 $55.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $52.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $38.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $37.1 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $32.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $11.4 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde 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
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.9 0.35 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 190.0 5.12 198.2-4.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.4 0.44 14.612.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 870.0 23.45 814.06.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 412.5 11.12 346.319.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 270.5 7.29 438.3-38.28
29 Organic chemicals 116.9 3.15 188.0-37.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 32.6 0.88 85.2-61.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.01 1.2-60.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8.5 0.23 100.3-91.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22.6 0.61 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 268.7 7.24 56.0379.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 154.4 4.16 76.1102.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.1 0.06 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 490.0 13.21 0.0
69 Ceramic products 22.7 0.61 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 32.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 38.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 37.1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.1 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 121.0 3.26 200.5-39.65
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 140.4 3.78 614.8-77.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15.8 0.43 92.0-82.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27.4 0.74 38.8-29.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.5 0.07 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 38.5 1.04 94.0-59.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 259.0 6.98 190.336.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 211.2 5.69 50.5318.11
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce