US trade (export - import) with Vatican City in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vatican City in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vatican City

In 2015, US trade with Vatican City totaled $3.5 million, up 1.65% ($0.1 million) from 2014.

US exports to Vatican City in 2015 were $2.2 million, down 13.48% ($0.3 million) from 2014.

US imports from Vatican City in 2015 totaled $1.3 million, up 47.36% ($0.4 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Vatican City in 2015 was $1.0 million, a 43.56% decrease ($0.8 million) over 2014.

Vatican City was the US 211th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 209th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2014).

Vatican City was the US 206th largest export market in 2015 (down from 205th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in 2014).

Vatican City was the US 200th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 198th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in 2014).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.06% of US total exports to Vatican City (55.63% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.64% of US total exports to Vatican City (30.23% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.92% of US total exports to Vatican City (3.69% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.46% of US total exports to Vatican City (4.65% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.15% of US total exports to Vatican City (2.14% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Vatican City in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $433.6 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $157.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $44.3 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $35.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $32.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $19.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vatican City in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $402.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $161.8 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $119.7 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 $94.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $84.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $72.1 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $51.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $23.9 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $13.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $12.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $12.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $8.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.5 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 549.6 24.69 711.4-22.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 13.9-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 177.2 7.96 20.2778.30
29 Organic chemicals 433.6 19.47 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9.9 0.45 22.8-56.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 72.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.4 0.15 55.1-93.86
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 119.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 32.6 1.46 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 505.8 22.71 908.2-44.31
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 39.9 1.79 134.8-70.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 84.3 3.79 64.430.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 239.7 10.77 324.1-26.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 35.5 1.59 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 50.3 2.26 6.0739.03
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 64.7 2.90 73.1-11.56

US Imports from Vatican City

The major share of US imports from Vatican City in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.12% of US total imports from Vatican City (33.76% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.00% of US total imports from Vatican City (1.06% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.38% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.18% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $231.4 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 $179.1 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 $168.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $117.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $41.3 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $29.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $24.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $16.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vatican City in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $209.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $189.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $8.0 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.04 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.03 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 29.0 2.31 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 41.3 3.29 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.7 0.29 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 30.3 2.42 5.7429.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 390.6 31.13 159.2145.39
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 296.2 23.60 117.1152.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16.1 1.29 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13.9 1.11 11.223.57
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 244.9 19.51 76.6219.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35.8 2.86 245.1-85.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 121.1 9.65 3.53,350.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 30.8 2.45 220.3-86.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce