US trade (export - import) with Cameroon in 2016

Published or Updated: May 04, 2017

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

US Trade with Cameroon

In 2016, US trade with Cameroon was $350.9 million, down 3.94% ($14.4 million) from 2015.

US exports to Cameroon in 2016 were $189.9 million, down 14.04% ($31.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Cameroon in 2016 totaled $161.0 million, up 11.51% ($16.6 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Cameroon in 2016 was $28.8 million, a 62.31% decrease ($47.6 million) over 2015.

Cameroon was the US 122nd largest trading partner in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0095% of US total trade (down from 0.0096% in 2015).

Cameroon was the US 125th largest export market in 2016 (down from 121st in 2015), accounting for 0.0131% of US total exports (down from 0.0147% in 2015).

Cameroon was the US 111th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 117th in 2015), accounting for 0.0072% of US total imports (up from 0.0063% in 2015).

US Exports to Cameroon

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.54% of US total exports to Cameroon (58.64% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.37% of US total exports to Cameroon (11.89% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.23% of US total exports to Cameroon (14.62% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.10% of US total exports to Cameroon (6.48% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.49% of US total exports to Cameroon (2.20% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.06% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.46% in 2015).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $8,616.0 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 $5,419.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5,070.2 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,404.5 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 $3,059.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,831.6 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,677.3 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1,134.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $829.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cameroon 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 $25,928.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8,338.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $5,922.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3,824.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,890.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,578.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,995.7 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,844.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,549.4 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $1,185.3 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,060.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,039.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $862.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $765.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $751.0 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $746.5 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $729.3 thousand.
US exports to Cameroon 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 126.1 0.07 139.7-9.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 840.0 0.44 2,389.4-64.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,891.7 3.10 4,060.145.11
10 Cereals 10,746.7 5.66 7,342.246.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,761.7 0.93 626.9181.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 50.8 0.03 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,646.7 1.92 3,747.1-2.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,322.2 1.75 2,944.012.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 420.8 0.22 2,999.7-85.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,056.9 1.08 1,227.067.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 82.4 0.04 493.1-83.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 238.0 0.13 297.0-19.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 145.0 0.08 1,205.5-87.97
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 34.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,238.2 0.65 843.646.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 728.3 0.38 2,572.8-71.69
29 Organic chemicals 312.3 0.16 613.8-49.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 771.3 0.41 387.798.92
31 Fertilizers 628.9 0.33 96.1554.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,580.8 1.89 1,903.588.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 563.5 0.30 404.139.44
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 1,537.8 0.81 2,723.1-43.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 144.7 0.08 874.0-83.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 179.7 0.09 301.4-40.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 21.8 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,473.3 0.78 4,363.5-66.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,543.0 5.55 16,465.1-35.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 839.5 0.44 1,590.6-47.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 271.5 0.14 460.2-41.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 90.0 0.05 70.627.54
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 14.0 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,481.3 1.31 4,477.1-44.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 245.6 0.13 303.2-18.98
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 59.2 0.03 805.6-92.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25.2 0.01 4.8425.98
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 42.0 0.02 16.1161.69
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 64.2 0.03 319.8-79.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 143.5 0.08 435.8-67.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,251.2 0.66 1,218.02.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 418.5 0.22 370.313.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.6 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 14.2 0.01 6.5116.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 69.3 0.04 51.334.95
69 Ceramic products 201.1 0.11 205.3-2.02
70 Glass and glassware 47.8 0.03 44.28.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10.6 0.01 56.3-81.20
72 Iron and steel 536.4 0.28 516.93.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,060.5 1.09 10,399.2-80.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.2 0.01 191.5-91.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 164.7 0.09 26.4524.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 397.4 0.21 219.780.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 534.9-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10.8 0.01 32.2-66.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.0 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 735.0 0.39 1,597.6-54.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.3 0.02 800.6-95.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 35,197.8 18.54 61,126.2-42.42
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 41,796.9 22.01 36,377.714.90
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 1,666.6 0.88 1,375.021.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,761.0 10.93 15,690.832.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 891.2 0.47 4,715.8-81.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 130.3 0.07 391.7-66.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,810.6 4.64 9,850.2-10.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 42.1 0.02 42.00.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.2 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 138.7 0.07 141.8-2.18
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 5,306.4 2.79 2,246.6136.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 298.2 0.16 150.797.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 74.2 0.04 105.1-29.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,415.8 7.07 4,799.8179.51

US Imports from Cameroon

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 45.08% of US total imports from Cameroon (30.34% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 17.95% of US total imports from Cameroon (32.06% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.67% of US total imports from Cameroon (14.60% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.96% of US total imports from Cameroon (8.33% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.93% of US total imports from Cameroon (2.45% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.41% of US total imports from Cameroon (1.10% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Cameroon in 2016 over 2015 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 $27,741.4 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $5,138.5 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 $3,329.8 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,038.1 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $900.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $631.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $626.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $524.4 thousand.

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $17,822.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,584.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,201.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,172.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $638.3 thousand.
US imports from Cameroon 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
(%)
01 Live animals 4.9 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 49.6 0.03 27.481.12
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8.8 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 617.6 0.38 195.1216.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31.4 0.02 21.943.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,371.3 1.47 1,471.161.19
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 106.0 0.07 72.446.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 44.8 0.03 27.165.38
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9.8 0.01 184.5-94.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 146.8 0.09 1,319.6-88.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 31.1 0.02 2.51,146.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8.4 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,815.6 13.55 16,677.130.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19.1 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 504.8 0.31 235.2114.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 123.8 0.08 121.81.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 947.6 0.59 725.930.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,054.8 0.65 16.76,214.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 71,540.7 44.42 43,799.363.34
29 Organic chemicals 71.9 0.04 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 211.4 0.13 146.943.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.2 0.00 0.0
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 5.6 0.00 81.6-93.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 70.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 306.7 0.19 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 71.9 0.04 228.5-68.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,920.7 5.54 11,504.7-22.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8.3 0.01 37.0-77.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27.1 0.02 23.714.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28,392.1 17.63 46,214.2-38.56
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 21.6 0.01 22.6-4.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 441.3 0.27 7.16,094.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 49.2 0.03 52.0-5.39
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 74.9 0.05 713.2-89.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 134.8 0.08 239.9-43.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 127.7 0.08 43.7192.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 144.8 0.09 483.9-70.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28.4 0.02 42.1-32.47
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 155.9 0.10 63.3146.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 60.3 0.04 103.5-41.75
69 Ceramic products 55.2 0.03 55.10.07
70 Glass and glassware 156.9 0.10 8.91,662.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 163.1 0.10 134.920.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 48.9 0.03 138.8-64.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.4 0.00 8.7-26.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34.0 0.02 21.757.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 165.3 0.10 17.1866.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,324.9 0.82 693.091.17
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 5,643.1 3.50 2,313.3143.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 159.3 0.10 213.9-25.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 39.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 807.3 0.50 282.9185.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22.7 0.01 18.721.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.0 0.01 22.0-54.42
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 94.4 0.06 252.1-62.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 187.7 0.12 83.0126.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 38.9 0.02 92.6-58.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,469.0 3.40 4,842.612.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,957.3 4.94 10,158.6-21.67
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce