US trade (export - import) with Vatican City in 2016

Published or Updated: May 06, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vatican City in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vatican City

In 2016, US trade with Vatican City was $2.2 million, down 36.09% ($1.3 million) from 2015.

US exports to Vatican City in 2016 were $0.8 million, down 62.93% ($1.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Vatican City in 2016 totaled $1.4 million, up 11.55% ($0.1 million) from 2015.

US trade balance with Vatican City went from a surplus of $1.0 million in 2015, to a deficit of $0.6 million in 2016.

Vatican City was the US 214th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 211th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Vatican City was the US 214th largest export market in 2016 (down from 206th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in 2015).

Vatican City was the US 200th largest supplier in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.62% of US total exports to Vatican City (32.64% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.28% of US total exports to Vatican City (1.46% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.35% of US total exports to Vatican City (19.92% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.37% of US total exports to Vatican City (39.06% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Vatican City in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $177.9 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $150.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $44.8 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $37.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $28.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vatican City in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $505.8 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $433.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $300.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $216.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $177.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $49.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $44.8 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 $36.9 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $32.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $32.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $6.8 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $3.4 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 249.2 30.19 549.6-54.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28.3 3.43 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 177.2-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37.4 4.53 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 433.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.2 0.39 9.9-67.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 44.8 5.43 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
72 Iron and steel 150.9 18.28 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 32.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 505.8-100.00
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 3.0 0.36 39.9-92.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34.4 4.17 84.3-59.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23.4 2.84 239.7-90.23
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.32 35.5-92.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 228.2 27.65 50.3353.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19.9 2.41 64.7-69.24

US Imports from Vatican City

The major share of US imports from Vatican City in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.49% of US total imports from Vatican City (57.12% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.32% of US total imports from Vatican City (2.38% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.59% of US total imports from Vatican City (6.00% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $344.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $90.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $23.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $17.4 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 $15.8 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $8.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vatican City in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $136.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $73.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $35.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $33.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $30.3 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - a decrease of $29.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $16.1 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.1 0.08 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.03 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.0 0.64 0.32,653.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17.4 1.24 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.6 0.04 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.5 0.04 0.356.16
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 29.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 8.3 0.59 41.3-79.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 735.1 52.52 390.688.20
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 312.0 22.29 296.25.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 16.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37.5 2.68 13.9170.00
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 108.7 7.77 244.9-55.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 35.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 48.0 3.43 121.1-60.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 121.1 8.65 30.8293.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce