US trade with Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 08, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cameroon

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Cameroon was $57.1 million, down 55.01% ($69.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $33.1 million, down 58.10% ($46.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $24.0 million, down 49.90% ($23.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $9.2 million, a 70.67% decrease ($22.1 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Cameroon was the US 141st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 113th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0058% of US total trade (down from 0.0155% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 133rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 107th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0087% of US total exports (down from 0.0228% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 121st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 112th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total imports (down from 0.0101% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Cameroon

The major share of US exports to Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.42% of US total exports to Cameroon (71.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.60% of US total exports to Cameroon (2.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.85% of US total exports to Cameroon (7.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.91% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.64% of US total exports to Cameroon (0.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.42% of US total exports to Cameroon (0.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.13% of US total exports to Cameroon (0.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $7.0 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter 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 $28.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.6 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 $1.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,991.9 21.09 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 177.9-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 673.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24.0 0.07 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.7 0.02 2.7185.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 127.3 0.38 517.4-75.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,870.6 5.64 403.4363.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 125.5 0.38 9.21,271.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 68.8 0.21 72.9-5.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 403.5 1.22 331.821.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 119.0 0.36 22.6425.57
29 Organic chemicals 76.1 0.23 75.50.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 21.9 0.07 71.9-69.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,238.2 6.75 541.4313.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 227.0 0.68 156.744.90
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 188.7 0.57 283.7-33.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 51.9 0.16 25.0107.46
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 26.7 0.08 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20.2 0.06 12.266.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 368.9 1.11 433.0-14.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,109.5 9.38 3,903.0-20.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 130.2 0.39 130.6-0.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30.5 0.09 47.0-35.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23.5 0.07 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 781.4 2.36 499.356.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 70.1 0.21 48.943.47
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 0.0 0.00 16.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 35.4 0.11 39.5-10.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.9 0.05 11.538.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 278.6 0.84 235.718.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 30.8 0.09 105.4-70.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.0 0.03 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.6 0.01 3.60.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 49.1 0.15 27.380.08
70 Glass and glassware 6.2 0.02 6.03.48
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 3.6-100.00
72 Iron and steel 39.0 0.12 67.7-42.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 668.8 2.02 972.0-31.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.0 0.05 6.0166.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51.4 0.16 33.453.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.7 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 173.6 0.52 392.8-55.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13.6 0.04 3.0356.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,115.5 21.47 19,233.3-63.00
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 1,359.5 4.10 29,939.7-95.46
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 321.9 0.97 291.910.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,699.8 8.14 4,849.2-44.32
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,399.7 4.22 139.2905.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 28.0 0.08 38.0-26.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 474.6 1.43 2,098.6-77.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.5 0.02 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 134.0-100.00
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 573.5 1.73 1,637.8-64.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 51.1 0.15 182.0-71.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46.9 0.14 25.881.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.6 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 566.6 1.71 10,103.4-94.39

US Imports from Cameroon

The major share of US imports from Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.27% of US total imports from Cameroon (16.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 27.33% of US total imports from Cameroon (13.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.39% of US total imports from Cameroon (5.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.04% of US total imports from Cameroon (1.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.19% of US total imports from Cameroon (0.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.16% of US total imports from Cameroon (0.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.60% of US total imports from Cameroon (57.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1.3 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 $0.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.8 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 $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $26.4 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Cameroon in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.5 0.01 3.8-6.11
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 253.2 1.06 85.5196.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7.4 0.03 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,791.2 7.47 442.2305.06
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 24.2 0.10 24.4-1.14
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 162.4 0.68 29.4452.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.4 0.01 6.0-60.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,839.7 24.35 5,970.2-2.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.1 0.03 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 210.7 0.88 151.139.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17.2 0.07 38.2-54.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 142.0 0.59 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 947.6-100.00
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 143.2 0.60 26,577.8-99.46
29 Organic chemicals 18.6 0.08 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 11.3 0.05 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.3 0.02 4.225.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.9 0.01 286.3-98.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72.0 0.30 30.5135.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,861.4 11.93 2,109.835.62
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 50.0 0.21 0.510,995.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,514.6 27.16 6,491.50.36
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.6 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34.5 0.14 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.1 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 98.8 0.41 46.2113.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 36.9 0.15 2.61,295.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.0 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 80.6 0.34 1.45,533.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.0 0.03 23.3-65.45
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 46.9 0.20 49.8-5.92
69 Ceramic products 11.2 0.05 17.2-34.90
70 Glass and glassware 5.8 0.02 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 43.2 0.18 65.9-34.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 166.8 0.70 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.8 0.01 6.4-57.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51.0 0.21 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26.7 0.11 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37.1 0.15 122.1-69.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 662.9 2.76 298.0122.44
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 1,318.1 5.50 426.5209.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 58.8 0.25 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 128.2 0.53 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
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 413.7 1.72 7.15,767.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 68.5 0.29 33.1106.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 45.4 0.19 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 370.1 1.54 29.51,156.47
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,117.7 8.83 2,450.7-13.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce