US trade (export - import) with Vatican City in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vatican City in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vatican City

In 2014, US trade with Vatican City totaled $3.4 million, up 25.95% ($0.7 million) from 2013.

US exports to Vatican City in 2014 totaled $2.6 million, up 4.30% ($0.1 million) from 2013.

US imports from Vatican City in 2014 totaled $0.9 million, up 237.83% ($0.6 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Vatican City in 2014 was $1.7 million, a 22.27% decrease ($0.5 million) over 2013.

Vatican City was the US 209th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 211th in 2013), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2013).

Vatican City was the US 205th largest export market in 2014 (down from 204th in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (just as in 2013).

Vatican City was the US 198th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 210th in 2013), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.63% of US total exports to Vatican City (42.83% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.23% of US total exports to Vatican City (49.01% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.65% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.39% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.69% of US total exports to Vatican City (2.91% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.14% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.49% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Vatican City in 2014 over 2013 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 $324.1 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $119.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $65.6 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) - an increase of $64.0 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $55.1 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $20.2 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $13.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $9.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $8.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vatican City in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $344.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $110.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $24.2 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $22.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $12.7 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 $10.2 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $9.5 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $8.1 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 711.4 27.65 821.7-13.42
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 344.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 22.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13.9 0.54 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8.6 0.33 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 23.9 0.93 20.715.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20.2 0.78 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
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 9.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22.8 0.89 35.6-35.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72.1 2.80 6.51,004.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12.1 0.47 10.021.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 55.1 2.14 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 119.7 4.65 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 908.2 35.29 921.2-1.41
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 134.8 5.24 70.890.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 64.4 2.50 64.9-0.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 324.1 12.59 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.9 0.11 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 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 24.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.0 0.23 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 73.1 2.84 63.914.47

US Imports from Vatican City

The major share of US imports from Vatican City in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.76% of US total imports from Vatican City (18.46% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.06% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.00% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.18% of US total imports from Vatican City (2.42% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Vatican City (8.72% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $245.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $159.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $124.9 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 $70.5 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 $33.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $11.2 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $8.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $5.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vatican City in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $28.6 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 $22.0 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 $6.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $5.3 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.0 0.94 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.5 0.18 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 22.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.3 0.39 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.7 0.67 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 159.2 18.69 0.0
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 117.1 13.75 46.5151.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.2 1.32 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 76.6 8.99 43.376.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 245.1 28.78 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.5 0.41 32.1-89.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 220.3 25.87 95.5130.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce