US trade with Central African Republic in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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

US Trade with Central African Republic

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Central African Republic totaled $5.5 million, up 4.70% ($0.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Central African Republic in the first half of 2017 totaled $5.0 million, up 8.12% ($0.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Central African Republic in the first half of 2017 were $0.5 million, down 19.58% ($0.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in the first half of 2017 was $4.5 million, a 12.66% increase ($0.5 million) over the first half of 2016.

Central African Republic was the US 200th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 194th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in the first half of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 188th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 187th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total exports (just as in the first half of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 202nd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 200th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Central African Republic

The major share of US exports to Central African Republic 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) - 53.09% of US total exports to Central African Republic (70.39% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.42% of US total exports to Central African Republic (0.47% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.11% of US total exports to Central African Republic (5.68% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.49% of US total exports to Central African Republic (1.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.17% of US total exports to Central African Republic (8.83% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Central African Republic (2.80% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Central African Republic in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $612.6 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 $237.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $108.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $105.6 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $104.5 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $100.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $58.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $47.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $46.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $40.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $33.7 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $20.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Central African Republic 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) - a decrease of $1,355.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $219.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $130.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $123.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $122.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $25.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $15.3 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic 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
(%)
01 Live animals 10.0 0.20 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 197.2 3.92 96.4104.45
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 46.1 0.92 0.0
10 Cereals 9.7 0.19 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 104.5 2.08 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 0.80 163.3-75.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 130.1-100.00
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 0.40 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14.9 0.30 137.6-89.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23.5 0.47 242.9-90.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.7 0.43 8.5154.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.7 0.05 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.9 0.16 17.4-54.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 811.1 16.15 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33.7 0.67 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16.6 0.33 18.9-11.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.6 0.17 3.1179.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.10 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 58.5 1.16 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.5 0.05 15.4-83.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 25.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 114.5 2.28 6.51,658.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,100.2 21.90 487.7125.62
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 983.9 19.59 2,339.4-57.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 183.7 3.66 78.0135.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 338.0 6.73 291.016.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61.3 1.22 74.3-17.51
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.2 0.08 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 237.6 4.73 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.6 0.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 100.5 2.00 60.067.52

US Imports from Central African Republic

The major share of US imports from Central African Republic 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) - 58.09% of US total imports from Central African Republic (21.23% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 14.73% of US total imports from Central African Republic (4.18% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.88% of US total imports from Central African Republic (64.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.92% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.56% of US total imports from Central African Republic (6.40% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.42% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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;
  • 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 $37.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $34.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $18.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $15.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $7.5 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;
  • 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;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $5.6 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 first half of 2017 over the first half 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;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $41.3 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;
  • 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;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.8 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18.6 3.54 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 41.3-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 380.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.1 1.35 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 3.6 0.68 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.2 1.17 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.07 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 0.10 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61.5 11.70 27.3125.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15.9 3.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.5 1.42 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.5 0.48 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.6 1.07 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
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48.2 9.17 50.0-3.57
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 3.04 8.587.42
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 9.19 0.0
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 36.68 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 0.61 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 37.4 7.11 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce