US trade (export - import) with Central African Republic in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 07, 2019

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

US Trade with Central African Republic

In 2018, US trade with Central African Republic totaled $26.0 million, up 93.01% ($12.5 million) from 2017.

US exports to Central African Republic in 2018 totaled $23.0 million, up 105.62% ($11.8 million) from 2017.

US imports from Central African Republic in 2018 totaled $3.0 million, up 30.98% ($0.7 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in 2018 was $20.0 million, a 124.67% increase ($11.1 million) over 2017.

Central African Republic was the US 186th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 193rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0006% of US total trade (up from 0.0003% in 2017).

Central African Republic was the US 180th largest export market in 2018 (up from 185th in 2017), accounting for 0.0014% of US total exports (up from 0.0007% in 2017).

Central African Republic was the US 195th largest supplier in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Central African Republic

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.75% of US total exports to Central African Republic (0.03% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.30% of US total exports to Central African Republic (66.05% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.47% of US total exports to Central African Republic (0.10% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.33% of US total exports to Central African Republic (4.14% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.28% of US total exports to Central African Republic (5.96% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.13% of US total exports to Central African Republic (3.76% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.08% of US total exports to Central African Republic (7.82% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Central African Republic in 2018 over 2017 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 $12,977.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,566.5 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $785.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $503.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $214.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $206.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $155.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $133.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $116.5 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $72.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Central African Republic in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,528.2 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) - a decrease of $1,156.6 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $811.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $319.3 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 $249.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $247.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $197.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $185.5 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $104.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $86.1 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $71.8 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 247.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 201.1 0.87 46.1336.13
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 22.1 0.10 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 104.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 543.1 2.36 40.01,257.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 75.2 0.33 3.02,450.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,977.2 56.42 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.5 0.05 10.6-0.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13.5 0.06 3.4300.47
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 2.7 0.01 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.1 0.01 20.3-84.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 116.0 0.50 313.4-62.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 109.1 0.47 67.162.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.6 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15.1 0.07 32.5-53.43
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 785.0 3.41 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.6 0.03 2.7178.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.9 0.03 7.9-25.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 811.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.4 0.02 33.7-86.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.0 0.02 16.6-69.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.0 0.03 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 19.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 83.0 0.36 402.3-79.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.0 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 119.0 0.52 2.54,603.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 23.0 0.10 94.8-75.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30.3 0.13 45.0-32.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.7 0.16 121.8-70.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,420.0 6.17 2,948.2-51.83
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 2,427.0 10.55 3,583.6-32.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 223.8 0.97 183.721.89
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 378.3 1.65 563.8-32.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 210.2 0.91 3.75,508.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 238.3 1.04 104.8127.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
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 18.1 0.08 267.6-93.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 58.1 0.25 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.9 0.06 2.6465.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 315.0 1.37 100.5213.40
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,491.6 10.83 925.1169.33

US Imports from Central African Republic

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 52.24% of US total imports from Central African Republic (53.02% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 25.41% of US total imports from Central African Republic (9.55% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.41% of US total imports from Central African Republic (18.85% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.84% of US total imports from Central African Republic (2.03% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.51% of US total imports from Central African Republic (1.09% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.32% of US total imports from Central African Republic (4.80% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.16% of US total imports from Central African Republic (1.36% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.08% of US total imports from Central African Republic (2.53% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $555.6 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $353.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $287.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $99.6 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $9.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Central African Republic in 2018 over the 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) - a decrease of $231.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $109.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $80.9 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 $55.0 thousand;
  • 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 $48.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $18.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $15.9 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $9.7 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $9.0 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 18.6-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4.7 0.16 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.6 0.32 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 109.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15.2 0.51 13.115.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.01 0.5-36.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 756.8 25.41 201.3276.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.0 0.13 7.5-47.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,551.9 52.11 1,198.029.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.3 0.21 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.5 0.08 57.5-95.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 25.0 0.84 27.4-9.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 165.7 5.56 66.1150.83
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 62.5 2.10 60.33.58
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 0.0 0.00 48.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22.3 0.75 253.8-91.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.5 0.12 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 324.9 10.91 37.4769.41
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23.3 0.78 104.2-77.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce