US trade (export - import) with Vatican City in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 04, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vatican City in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vatican City

In 2018, US trade with Vatican City was $1.1 million, down 52.19% ($1.2 million) from 2017.

US exports to Vatican City in 2018 were $0.2 million, down 83.97% ($1.0 million) from 2017.

US imports from Vatican City in 2018 were $0.9 million, down 19.86% ($0.2 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Vatican City went from a surplus of $0.0 million in 2017, to a deficit of $0.7 million in 2018.

Vatican City was the US 217th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 212th in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in 2017).

Vatican City was the US 220th largest export market in 2018 (down from 210th in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0001% in 2017).

Vatican City was the US 205th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 202nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 88.59% of US total exports to Vatican City (17.74% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.49% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.00% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (41.63% in 2017).
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (17.04% in 2017).
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (16.69% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Vatican City in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $93.0 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 $43.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $26.7 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $12.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vatican City in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $302.7 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $195.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $191.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $180.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $109.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $65.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $35.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $25.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $23.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $8.9 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $6.4 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 65.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 302.7-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 109.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.6 2.49 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 195.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 191.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 93.0 50.60 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 43.2 23.49 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26.7 14.50 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 23.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 180.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 12.8 6.94 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 35.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3.6 1.98 28.9-87.37

US Imports from Vatican City

The major share of US imports from Vatican City in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.39% of US total imports from Vatican City (47.89% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.47% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.59% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.71% of US total imports from Vatican City (4.06% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.32% of US total imports from Vatican City (1.97% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from Vatican City (5.97% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City in 2018 over 2017 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 $252.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $124.5 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $36.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $28.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $26.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $10.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vatican City in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $301.6 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) - a decrease of $141.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $106.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $67.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $30.3 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $19.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $15.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $10.2 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 $4.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $3.3 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 67.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 19.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.9 0.32 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.3 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27.6 3.06 0.93,057.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.4 0.38 2.442.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 36.3 4.01 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 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.5 1.71 45.7-66.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 81.0 8.96 382.6-78.83
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 275.5 30.49 23.01,096.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 106.9-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8.5 0.94 23.8-64.32
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 137.7 15.24 279.5-50.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.6 1.17 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 63.4 7.01 35.280.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 241.0 26.67 116.4106.99
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce