US trade with Cape Verde in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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

US Trade with Cape Verde

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Cape Verde totaled $6.4 million, up 82.18% ($2.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Cape Verde in the first half of 2017 totaled $4.7 million, up 102.22% ($2.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Cape Verde in the first half of 2017 totaled $1.6 million, up 41.43% ($0.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in the first half of 2017 was $3.1 million, a 161.06% increase ($1.9 million) over the first half of 2016.

Cape Verde was the US 192nd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 200th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the first half of 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 189th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 193rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (up from 0.0003% in the first half of 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 192nd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 193rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde 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) - 50.25% of US total exports to Cape Verde (39.54% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.82% of US total exports to Cape Verde (10.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.11% of US total exports to Cape Verde (20.76% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Cape Verde (4.69% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $994.0 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 $691.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $510.7 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 $345.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $241.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $117.8 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $71.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $20.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $20.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $16.1 thousand.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $311.6 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;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $77.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $42.0 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;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $16.4 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde 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 26.4 0.56 337.9-92.19
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 42.0-100.00
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 0.55 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
29 Organic chemicals 20.9 0.44 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 170.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 160.3 3.38 42.5277.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.06 7.4-60.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
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
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 77.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 168.5 3.56 179.0-5.89
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 922.9 19.48 231.5298.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 382.0 8.06 140.0172.78
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 843.5 17.80 332.9153.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 64.1 1.35 43.248.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 71.0 1.50 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.8 0.25 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 345.0 7.28 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 38.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,014.0 21.40 20.04,970.00

US Imports from Cape Verde

The major share of US imports from Cape Verde 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) - 36.73% of US total imports from Cape Verde (12.28% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.81% of US total imports from Cape Verde (42.57% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.15% of US total imports from Cape Verde (1.58% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.08% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.49% of US total imports from Cape Verde (1.34% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.11% of US total imports from Cape Verde (14.89% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Cape Verde (1.53% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cape Verde 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) - an increase of $281.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $173.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $144.7 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $110.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $82.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $82.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $37.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $36.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $23.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $21.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $16.8 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;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $14.6 thousand.

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

  • 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 $148.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $125.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $78.3 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $69.6 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;
  • 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;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $11.3 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $11.1 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;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $6.1 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 110.9 6.81 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14.6 0.90 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 304.7 18.70 430.6-29.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 77.2 4.74 55.638.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27.4 1.68 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 82.9 5.08 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 100.3 6.15 18.3449.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 69.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.8 1.03 0.0
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 0.07 7.2-83.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 78.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 36.2 2.22 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37.1 2.27 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 195.4 11.99 21.4811.12
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 385.2 23.63 103.7271.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.16 16.4-84.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15.5 0.95 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 1.03 165.6-89.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 178.7 10.96 33.9426.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce