US trade (export - import) with Vatican City in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vatican City in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vatican City

In 2013, US trade with Vatican City was $2.7 million, down 46.54% ($2.4 million) from 2012.

US exports to Vatican City in 2013 were $2.5 million, down 48.63% ($2.3 million) from 2012.

US imports from Vatican City in 2013 were $0.3 million, down 10.95% ($0.0 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Vatican City in 2013 was $2.2 million, a 50.99% decrease ($2.3 million) over 2012.

Vatican City was the US 211th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 208th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Vatican City was the US 204th largest export market in 2013 (down from 202nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (down from 0.0003% in 2012).

Vatican City was the US 210th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 208th in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.01% of US total exports to Vatican City (8.20% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.83% of US total exports to Vatican City (54.58% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.91% of US total exports to Vatican City (26.93% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.49% of US total exports to Vatican City (1.14% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.41% of US total exports to Vatican City (2.03% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.39% of US total exports to Vatican City (2.69% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Vatican City in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $503.5 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $344.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $24.2 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $22.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $13.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $10.0 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $9.5 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $8.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vatican City in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $731.3 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $718.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $441.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $404.6 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 $362.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $117.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $97.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $85.4 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 $60.0 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $59.8 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $51.5 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $51.1 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $39.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $29.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $18.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $9.3 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 821.7 33.30 318.2158.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 344.3 13.95 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22.5 0.91 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20.7 0.84 6.8206.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 59.8-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10.2 0.41 61.7-83.47
29 Organic chemicals 10.0 0.41 728.9-98.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 39.6-100.00
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 9.5 0.39 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35.6 1.44 34.04.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.5 0.26 411.2-98.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.0 0.41 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 97.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8.1 0.33 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 51.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.9 0.16 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.4 0.26 11.5-43.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 117.9-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.1 0.13 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 921.2 37.34 1,652.5-44.25
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 70.8 2.87 433.5-83.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 64.9 2.63 506.3-87.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 29.5-100.00
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 3.0 0.12 63.0-95.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.8 0.28 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24.2 0.98 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 63.9 2.59 149.2-57.20

US Imports from Vatican City

The major share of US imports from Vatican City in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.46% of US total imports from Vatican City (16.06% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.72% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.00% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.42% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.68% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City in 2013 over 2012 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 $39.1 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) - an increase of $22.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $20.4 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 $13.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $5.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vatican City in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $47.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $25.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $24.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $13.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $10.6 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 $8.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1.9 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.5 2.58 14.5-55.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.8 0.33 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.3 2.09 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 22.0 8.72 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
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 46.5 18.46 7.5522.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
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 43.3 17.19 30.343.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 47.3-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32.1 12.75 11.8173.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 95.5 37.87 121.3-21.31
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce