US trade (export - import) with Cameroon in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cameroon in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cameroon

In 2013, US trade with Cameroon totaled $717.4 million, up 25.15% ($144.2 million) from 2012.

US exports to Cameroon in 2013 totaled $335.7 million, up 32.68% ($82.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Cameroon in 2013 totaled $381.7 million, up 19.21% ($61.5 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Cameroon in 2013 was $46.0 million, a 31.55% decrease ($21.2 million) over 2012.

Cameroon was the US 112th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 115th in 2012), accounting for 0.0184% of US total trade (up from 0.0148% in 2012).

Cameroon was the US 111th largest export market in 2013 (up from 118th in 2012), accounting for 0.0213% of US total exports (up from 0.0164% in 2012).

Cameroon was the US 99th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 100th in 2012), accounting for 0.0164% of US total imports (up from 0.0137% in 2012).

US Exports to Cameroon

The major share of US exports to Cameroon in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.30% of US total exports to Cameroon (68.65% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.06% of US total exports to Cameroon (14.36% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.05% of US total exports to Cameroon (6.97% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.36% of US total exports to Cameroon (5.06% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.95% of US total exports to Cameroon (2.23% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Cameroon in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15.4 million;
  • 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 $13.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12.6 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $10.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • 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 $3.3 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Cameroon in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $10.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2.4 million.
US exports to Cameroon in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 119.7 0.04 21.1467.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,175.2 2.14 2,747.7161.14
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24.4 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.0 0.00 45.9-86.92
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 600.0 0.18 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,006.5 1.19 2,672.549.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
10 Cereals 12,583.7 3.75 6,891.982.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 348.0 0.10 1,153.9-69.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12.8 0.00 29.0-55.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 339.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,860.9 0.55 170.3992.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4.4 0.00 182.1-97.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.6 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,065.5 0.91 461.7563.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,607.5 0.48 656.1145.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,336.8 1.59 1,773.6200.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 97.4 0.03 117.9-17.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 242.4 0.07 368.5-34.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,977.0 0.59 50.93,780.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,377.2 0.41 398.7245.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,888.0 1.16 626.4520.68
29 Organic chemicals 281.0 0.08 392.1-28.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,051.8 3.89 16,795.7-22.29
31 Fertilizers 10,641.5 3.17 113.89,254.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 813.4 0.24 355.2129.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 738.8 0.22 1,098.2-32.72
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 483.6 0.14 200.5141.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 97.8 0.03 145.3-32.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 207.4 0.06 495.0-58.11
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,594.9 1.96 3,305.799.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,567.7 3.15 11,573.1-8.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,193.0 0.95 1,238.3157.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 64.1 0.02 6.1942.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 158.0 0.05 97.861.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 17.5 0.01 19.8-11.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,837.0 0.85 5,257.3-46.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 189.4 0.06 257.0-26.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.7 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.3 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23.6 0.01 3.3623.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 518.1 0.15 77.9565.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 704.6 0.21 299.0135.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,240.0 0.37 593.3109.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 564.4 0.17 454.824.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.0 0.00 60.4-95.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 155.1 0.05 14.3984.33
69 Ceramic products 107.8 0.03 172.1-37.34
70 Glass and glassware 21.7 0.01 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 30.0 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 457.2 0.14 242.788.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,892.0 7.12 11,298.4111.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 175.1 0.05 69.5151.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 37.8 0.01 42.7-11.38
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 155.7 0.05 414.5-62.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 16.7 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 50.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7.3 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,187.4 0.95 624.5410.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 148.3 0.04 51.7186.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 139,155.2 41.45 123,779.312.42
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 21,089.9 6.28 7,387.9185.47
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 574.8 0.17 11,261.9-94.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,510.5 5.81 14,379.535.68
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 650.6 0.19 392.865.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,949.2 0.88 1,323.1122.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,503.4 5.51 15,198.521.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 43.0 0.01 18.3134.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 21.0 0.01 24.7-15.09
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 155.0 0.05 322.2-51.90
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 1,652.9 0.49 1,244.732.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 251.9 0.08 74.5238.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 286.1 0.09 72.5294.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,153.1 1.53 3,020.270.62

US Imports from Cameroon

The major share of US imports from Cameroon in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 72.84% of US total imports from Cameroon (60.10% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.75% of US total imports from Cameroon (10.16% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.08% of US total imports from Cameroon (16.95% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.83% of US total imports from Cameroon (10.01% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.90% of US total imports from Cameroon (1.32% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Cameroon in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $85.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Cameroon in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $15.3 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $11.8 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.9 million.
US imports from Cameroon in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 3.8 0.00 22.6-83.37
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 26.1-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.6 0.00 5.6-36.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24.5 0.01 58.4-57.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19.1 0.00 11.762.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,282.3 0.60 17,546.3-86.99
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.2 0.00 2.5152.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 33.4 0.01 69.3-51.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 84.7 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 172.5 0.05 474.4-63.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.3 0.00 3.9-41.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 23,653.0 6.20 35,422.7-33.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13.1 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 204.0 0.05 63.4221.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15.5 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 208.8 0.05 80.6159.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 284.4 0.07 483.6-41.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 21.6 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 278,028.6 72.84 192,449.344.47
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 117.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 147.7 0.04 17.1764.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.6 0.01 74.2-42.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.8 0.00 7.3-61.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 33.0 0.01 121.9-72.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,846.2 6.77 31,698.8-18.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 186.3 0.05 90.3106.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37,134.0 9.73 32,286.015.02
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.7 0.00 2.899.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.9 0.00 188.9-97.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 88.8 0.02 66.334.07
52 Cotton 10.5 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 11.7 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7.0 0.00 4.845.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 118.9 0.03 687.2-82.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 206.6 0.05 145.641.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 113.7 0.03 112.41.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 136.0 0.04 282.1-51.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36.6 0.01 1.03,470.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.3 0.00 16.5-49.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.9 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 74.7 0.02 57.530.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 103.1 0.03 24.8315.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 144.9 0.04 33.7329.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 16.9-71.75
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2.2 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 33.2 0.01 24.336.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.1 0.00 16.0-36.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,206.0 0.32 1,923.8-37.31
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 1,895.1 0.50 2,163.4-12.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.00 26.1-87.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 337.4 0.09 107.2214.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 16.2-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 26.2 0.01 18.541.43
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 896.9 0.23 457.696.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 914.3 0.24 146.8522.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17.5 0.00 5.2237.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,986.2 0.78 209.31,326.60
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,827.2 1.00 2,270.868.54
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce