US trade (export - import) with Cameroon in 2017

Published or Updated: May 06, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cameroon in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cameroon

In 2017, US trade with Cameroon was $286.8 million, down 18.26% ($64.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to Cameroon in 2017 were $159.7 million, down 15.88% ($30.2 million) from 2016.

US imports from Cameroon in 2017 were $127.1 million, down 21.07% ($33.9 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Cameroon in 2017 was $32.6 million, a 13.09% increase ($3.8 million) over 2016.

Cameroon was the US 133rd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 122nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0073% of US total trade (down from 0.0095% in 2016).

Cameroon was the US 127th largest export market in 2017 (down from 125th in 2016), accounting for 0.0103% of US total exports (down from 0.0131% in 2016).

Cameroon was the US 120th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 111th in 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total imports (down from 0.0072% in 2016).

US Exports to Cameroon

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.63% of US total exports to Cameroon (57.54% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.66% of US total exports to Cameroon (15.37% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.48% of US total exports to Cameroon (11.23% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.09% of US total exports to Cameroon (2.10% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.24% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.49% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.97% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.06% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Cameroon in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $10.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.8 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 $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Cameroon in 2017 over 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 $34.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $10.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $9.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.3 million;
  • 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 $3.6 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • 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 $0.7 million;
  • 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 $0.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Cameroon in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 83.0 0.05 126.1-34.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,070.2 5.68 840.0979.79
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,279.1 2.05 5,891.7-44.34
10 Cereals 11,638.9 7.29 10,746.78.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,812.2 1.13 1,761.72.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24.0 0.02 50.8-52.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 286.3 0.18 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,688.7 1.68 3,646.7-26.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,760.2 2.98 3,322.243.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 420.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,833.1 2.40 2,056.986.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 181.3 0.11 82.4119.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 125.5 0.08 238.0-47.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 276.0 0.17 145.090.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,075.0 0.67 1,238.2-13.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,327.4 0.83 728.382.27
29 Organic chemicals 412.3 0.26 312.332.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 163.6 0.10 771.3-78.79
31 Fertilizers 196.1 0.12 628.9-68.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,311.3 4.58 3,580.8104.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,030.2 0.65 563.582.82
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 810.6 0.51 1,537.8-47.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 109.3 0.07 144.7-24.49
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 86.7 0.05 179.7-51.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 51.0 0.03 21.8134.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,186.2 0.74 1,473.3-19.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,419.7 7.78 10,543.017.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,221.5 0.76 839.545.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 77.6 0.05 271.5-71.41
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.5 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 224.0 0.14 90.0148.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,802.8 3.01 2,481.393.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 153.3 0.10 245.6-37.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 21.5 0.01 59.2-63.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12.6 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 89.7 0.06 42.0113.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 164.3 0.10 64.2156.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 121.2 0.08 143.5-15.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 845.0 0.53 1,251.2-32.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 151.3 0.09 418.5-63.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 120.8 0.08 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.6 0.00 3.60.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12.9 0.01 14.2-9.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 208.0 0.13 69.3200.39
69 Ceramic products 320.3 0.20 201.159.22
70 Glass and glassware 22.3 0.01 47.8-53.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 44.4 0.03 10.6319.92
72 Iron and steel 225.4 0.14 536.4-57.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,709.3 9.21 2,060.5613.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.2-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25.5 0.02 164.7-84.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 198.1 0.12 397.4-50.16
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 14.0 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18.8 0.01 25.0-24.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 796.3 0.50 735.08.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 129.0 0.08 35.3265.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,858.9 19.32 35,197.8-12.33
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 7,569.3 4.74 41,796.9-81.89
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 1,009.5 0.63 1,666.6-39.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,468.0 7.18 20,761.0-44.76
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11,361.9 7.11 891.21,174.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 42.6 0.03 130.3-67.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,579.6 1.62 8,810.6-70.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14.4 0.01 42.1-65.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 139.7 0.09 138.70.76
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 1,714.7 1.07 5,306.4-67.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,092.0 0.68 298.2266.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 187.9 0.12 74.2153.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.6 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,679.5 1.68 13,415.8-80.03

US Imports from Cameroon

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.00% of US total imports from Cameroon (45.08% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 25.03% of US total imports from Cameroon (17.95% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.47% of US total imports from Cameroon (16.67% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.14% of US total imports from Cameroon (5.96% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.09% of US total imports from Cameroon (4.93% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cameroon in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • 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 $0.9 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Cameroon in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $38.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.1 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) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Cameroon in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 49.6-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14.2 0.01 8.860.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 727.8 0.57 617.617.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53.0 0.04 31.468.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,228.6 2.54 2,371.336.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 258.5 0.20 106.0143.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.8 0.01 44.8-64.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 441.5 0.35 146.8200.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.3 0.00 31.1-92.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.4 0.00 8.4-71.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 19,483.5 15.33 21,815.6-10.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23.7 0.02 19.123.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 722.1 0.57 504.843.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.3 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 168.5 0.13 123.836.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 142.0 0.11 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 730.0 0.57 947.6-22.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 1,054.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33,054.0 26.00 71,540.7-53.80
29 Organic chemicals 21.1 0.02 71.9-70.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 315.9 0.25 211.449.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47.0 0.04 4.21,020.14
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 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 28.3 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12.7 0.01 306.7-95.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 204.9 0.16 71.9185.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,525.9 10.64 8,920.751.62
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 146.6 0.12 27.1440.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31,661.5 24.91 28,392.111.52
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 21.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29.5 0.02 441.3-93.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 123.7 0.10 49.2151.57
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.6 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 58.3 0.05 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 84.5 0.07 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 142.2 0.11 74.989.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 291.5 0.23 134.8116.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.0 0.00 127.7-97.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 166.6 0.13 144.815.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23.8 0.02 28.4-16.14
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 181.2 0.14 155.916.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 48.4 0.04 60.3-19.69
69 Ceramic products 17.3 0.01 55.2-68.64
70 Glass and glassware 30.6 0.02 156.9-80.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 127.3 0.10 163.1-21.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 346.2 0.27 48.9608.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 7.3 0.01 6.414.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.0 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 58.3 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 58.0 0.05 34.070.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 330.8 0.26 165.3100.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,008.8 1.58 1,324.951.62
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 4,974.8 3.91 5,643.1-11.84
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 119.0 0.09 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 204.0 0.16 159.328.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9.8 0.01 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.0 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 412.0 0.32 807.3-48.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.2 0.01 10.0-8.39
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 990.8 0.78 94.4949.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 431.8 0.34 187.7129.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 45.4 0.04 38.916.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,508.8 1.97 5,469.0-54.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,217.8 6.46 7,957.33.27
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce