US trade with Cape Verde in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 06, 2017

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

US Trade with Cape Verde

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Cape Verde totaled $2.5 million, up 14.30% ($0.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Cape Verde in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.9 million, up 25.78% ($0.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Cape Verde in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $0.6 million, down 12.73% ($0.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $1.4 million, a 54.20% increase ($0.5 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Cape Verde was the US 196th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 198th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 190th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 191st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (up from 0.0004% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 190th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde 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) - 77.12% of US total exports to Cape Verde (38.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.22% of US total exports to Cape Verde (11.37% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.72% of US total exports to Cape Verde (27.74% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Cape Verde (2.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $557.9 thousand;
  • 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 $176.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $86.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $81.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $51.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $26.0 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) - an increase of $18.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $16.1 thousand.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $292.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $170.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $78.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $38.0 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $18.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $12.4 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $11.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9.7 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $8.9 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde 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 26.4 1.37 319.0-91.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 78.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 18.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26.1 1.36 10.1160.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 170.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81.5 4.22 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.15 7.4-60.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 130.8 6.78 44.8191.78
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 358.9 18.61 182.097.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 152.8 7.92 101.650.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 804.9 41.73 247.0225.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40.0 2.07 14.0185.31
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 18.0 0.93 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 38.0-100.00

US Imports from Cape Verde

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.15% of US total imports from Cape Verde (48.79% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.24% of US total imports from Cape Verde (5.89% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.29% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.64% of US total imports from Cape Verde (2.36% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.21% of US total imports from Cape Verde (14.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Cape Verde (2.80% in the 1st quarter of 2016).
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Cape Verde (2.71% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $178.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $47.1 thousand;
  • 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 $36.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $34.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $23.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $15.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $7.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.5 thousand.

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

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $142.8 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $78.3 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $58.4 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 $57.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $18.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $17.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $13.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13.0 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $11.3 thousand;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $10.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $6.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $4.1 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde 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
(%)
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 141.9 24.96 284.7-50.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 36.2 6.36 28.825.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27.4 4.82 4.4523.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 47.1 8.29 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 58.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 18.3-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.2 0.21 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 78.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.5 0.61 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 34.3 6.03 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5.9 1.04 18.9-68.61
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 39.9 7.01 3.11,196.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.46 16.4-84.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15.5 2.73 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 16.8 2.96 74.3-77.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 178.7 31.43 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce