US trade with Vatican City in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vatican City in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vatican City

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Vatican City totaled $1.8 million, up 172.26% ($1.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Vatican City in the first half of 2017 totaled $0.9 million, up 244.48% ($0.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Vatican City in the first half of 2017 totaled $0.8 million, up 118.84% ($0.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Vatican City went from a deficit of $0.1 million in the first half of 2016, to a surplus of $0.1 million in the first half of 2017.

Vatican City was the US 209th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 216th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (up from 0.0000% in the first half of 2016).

Vatican City was the US 206th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 215th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (up from 0.0000% in the first half of 2016).

Vatican City was the US 197th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 208th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.46% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.66% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 20.23% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.45% of US total exports to Vatican City (13.62% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (1.16% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Vatican City in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $302.7 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $195.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $191.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $109.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $65.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $23.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vatican City in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $193.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $34.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.0 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 65.2 6.89 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 302.7 31.99 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 109.6 11.58 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 195.5 20.66 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 191.4 20.23 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 34.4-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 23.2 2.45 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.0 3.70 228.2-84.66

US Imports from Vatican City

The major share of US imports from Vatican City in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.97% of US total imports from Vatican City (50.60% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.46% of US total imports from Vatican City (4.98% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $352.5 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 $212.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $103.2 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase 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) - an increase of $4.5 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vatican City in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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) - a decrease of $153.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $16.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $14.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $11.3 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
29 Organic chemicals 2.7 0.33 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.11 17.4-94.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.4 0.30 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.5 0.06 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.2 1.26 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 4.5 0.55 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 356.6 43.88 4.18,560.32
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 14.2 1.74 167.3-91.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 103.2 12.70 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.3 0.65 16.5-68.24
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 263.6 32.43 50.7419.53
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.1 0.38 17.6-82.50
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce