US trade with Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 30, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Central African Republic

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Central African Republic was $2.2 million, down 29.25% ($0.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $2.0 million, down 33.09% ($1.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.2 million, up 57.55% ($0.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $1.8 million, a 37.29% decrease ($1.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Central African Republic was the US 201st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 192nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 190th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 184th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (down from 0.0008% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 205th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 207th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Central African Republic

The major share of US exports to Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 43.11% of US total exports to Central African Republic (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.48% of US total exports to Central African Republic (73.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.32% of US total exports to Central African Republic (2.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.75% of US total exports to Central African Republic (1.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.45% of US total exports to Central African Republic (7.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Central African Republic (4.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $811.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $157.2 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $104.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $54.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $16.6 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $10.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $8.8 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $8.6 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 $7.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $6.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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) - a decrease of $1,310.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $241.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $215.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $130.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $71.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $68.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $60.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $20.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $15.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $15.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 10.0 0.51 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 71.4-100.00
10 Cereals 9.7 0.49 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 104.5 5.32 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 130.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8.8 0.45 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 215.9-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.7 0.14 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.9 0.40 10.8-26.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 811.1 41.27 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.2 0.32 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16.6 0.85 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.6 0.44 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.24 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 54.0 2.75 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 20.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 439.3 22.35 282.155.73
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 213.1 10.84 1,523.3-86.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17.4 0.89 13.034.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 27.6 1.40 269.2-89.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 68.8-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.2 0.21 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 7.0 0.36 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 60.0-100.00

US Imports from Central African Republic

The major share of US imports from Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.16% of US total imports from Central African Republic (17.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.53% of US total imports from Central African Republic (31.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.66% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.18% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Central African Republic (21.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Central African Republic (23.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $48.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $32.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $25.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $18.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $7.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $7.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $41.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $27.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $17.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $12.3 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18.6 9.08 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 41.3-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.1 3.46 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.2 3.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.18 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.27 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 27.3-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.5 3.66 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48.2 23.56 22.8111.21
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 48.3 23.60 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32.6 15.93 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce