US trade with Central African Republic in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 05, 2017

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

US Trade with Central African Republic

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Central African Republic totaled $3.4 million, up 51.34% ($1.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Central African Republic in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $3.1 million, up 78.96% ($1.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Central African Republic in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $0.3 million, down 38.72% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $2.7 million, a 130.98% increase ($1.6 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Central African Republic was the US 189th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 197th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (up from 0.0003% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 185th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 189th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total exports (up from 0.0005% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 195th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 193rd 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 Central African Republic

The major share of US exports to Central African Republic 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) - 64.41% of US total exports to Central African Republic (65.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.26% of US total exports to Central African Republic (11.25% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.98% of US total exports to Central African Republic (0.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.63% of US total exports to Central African Republic (10.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.90% of US total exports to Central African Republic (1.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $455.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $288.6 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) - an increase of $230.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $172.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $114.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $101.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $100.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $55.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $46.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $27.5 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $20.3 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $13.2 thousand.

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $131.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $123.3 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 $45.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $18.9 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic 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 197.2 6.45 25.0688.60
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 46.1 1.51 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 40.0 1.31 163.3-75.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
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 6.0-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20.3 0.66 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6.1 0.20 137.6-95.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23.5 0.77 27.0-12.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.7 0.71 8.5154.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27.5 0.90 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 18.9-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.5 0.15 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.5 0.08 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 114.5 3.75 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 661.0 21.61 205.6221.52
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 770.8 25.21 816.2-5.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 166.2 5.44 65.1155.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 310.4 10.15 21.81,326.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61.3 2.01 5.61,000.50
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 230.6 7.54 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.6 0.09 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 100.5 3.29 0.0

US Imports from Central African Republic

The major share of US imports from Central African Republic 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) - 65.06% of US total imports from Central African Republic (22.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 24.12% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.55% of US total imports from Central African Republic (2.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.11% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from Central African Republic (72.63% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $175.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $61.5 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $15.9 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 $7.5 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $5.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $4.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3.6 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) - an increase of $3.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.5 thousand.

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $380.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $62.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $27.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $11.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $6.2 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic 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
(%)
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 380.5-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 3.6 1.11 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61.5 19.17 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15.9 4.96 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.5 0.79 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.6 1.76 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 27.2-100.00
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 16.0 4.98 8.587.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 62.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 192.9 60.08 17.9980.04
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 3.2 1.00 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.7 1.48 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce