US trade with Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 06, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cameroon

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Cameroon totaled $78.8 million, up 4.65% ($3.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $53.3 million, up 58.08% ($19.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $25.5 million, down 38.66% ($16.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Cameroon went from a deficit of $7.9 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $27.8 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Cameroon was the US 134th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 135th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0076% of US total trade (down from 0.0078% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 124th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 136th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0131% of US total exports (up from 0.0089% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 124th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 114th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total imports (down from 0.0071% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Cameroon

The major share of US exports to Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.46% of US total exports to Cameroon (65.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.98% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.25% of US total exports to Cameroon (11.82% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.12% of US total exports to Cameroon (10.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.51% of US total exports to Cameroon (0.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.05% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.32% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.73% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.32% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $7.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.9 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 $1.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 74.2-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,078.3 3.90 840.0147.42
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 1,455.0-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 286.3 0.54 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 394.9-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 168.8 0.32 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 706.8 1.33 666.95.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18.9 0.04 62.1-69.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 108.8-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 132.8 0.25 36.1268.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 256.2 0.48 410.1-37.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 167.7 0.31 262.0-35.99
29 Organic chemicals 79.2 0.15 78.90.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.5 0.01 174.4-97.98
31 Fertilizers 9.2 0.02 41.0-77.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,312.8 4.34 78.72,840.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 189.2 0.36 143.731.63
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 202.0 0.38 272.6-25.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20.8 0.04 64.5-67.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.6 0.01 44.5-91.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9.5 0.02 2.7246.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 355.0 0.67 303.117.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,385.7 4.48 2,459.3-2.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 789.2 1.48 57.51,271.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.6 0.04 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 100.5 0.19 28.3254.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,218.9 2.29 177.3587.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19.2 0.04 15.027.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11.2 0.02 55.6-79.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 76.3 0.14 21.6252.34
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54.5 0.10 9.1501.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 47.2 0.09 6.7603.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 174.6 0.33 329.8-47.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 89.9 0.17 23.7279.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 107.2 0.20 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 208.0 0.39 3.75,516.71
69 Ceramic products 190.8 0.36 83.2129.30
70 Glass and glassware 16.1 0.03 18.6-13.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.1 0.01 6.9-55.59
72 Iron and steel 59.2 0.11 171.5-65.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,094.3 24.58 387.23,281.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.3 0.01 12.8-66.49
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15.2 0.03 25.0-39.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 122.1 0.23 50.2142.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13.3 0.03 4.3211.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,040.8 18.85 3,956.6153.77
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 2,380.0 4.47 3,872.6-38.54
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 193.2 0.36 582.0-66.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,942.4 7.40 9,339.5-57.79
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,052.4 15.12 399.21,917.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.3 0.01 21.5-84.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,201.9 2.26 4,066.5-70.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.8 0.01 7.6-36.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 96.3 0.18 0.0
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 585.2 1.10 690.4-15.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24.6 0.05 3.2680.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 43.3 0.08 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 882.9 1.66 1,292.3-31.68

US Imports from Cameroon

The major share of US imports from Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 34.88% of US total imports from Cameroon (14.13% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.76% of US total imports from Cameroon (14.97% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.51% of US total imports from Cameroon (5.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.04% of US total imports from Cameroon (7.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.61% of US total imports from Cameroon (42.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $0.1 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $16.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $2.2 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 $1.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Cameroon in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 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 4.6-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4.2 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 232.7 0.91 260.8-10.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 43.3 0.17 17.0153.95
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 761.3 2.99 303.9150.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 155.2 0.61 22.8581.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34.3 0.13 59.8-42.60
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.3 0.01 28.5-91.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,354.2 17.08 5,294.6-17.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10.5 0.04 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 187.5 0.74 185.80.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73.5 0.29 25.5188.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 199.0 0.78 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 919.6 3.61 17,862.5-94.85
29 Organic chemicals 2.4 0.01 71.9-96.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 304.6 1.19 82.6268.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 24.3 0.10 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 106.1 0.42 22.7368.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,770.9 14.79 2,011.387.48
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.5 0.03 25.1-73.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,882.0 34.84 5,821.652.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.6 0.03 29.4-70.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 20.8-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.6 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 44.8 0.18 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 43.4 0.17 4.1962.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 75.3 0.30 16.8348.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 127.7-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29.5 0.12 4.2604.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.5 0.03 3.1112.83
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 30.4 0.12 37.9-19.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26.6 0.10 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 24.8 0.10 48.7-48.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21.7 0.09 24.3-10.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 83.9 0.33 2.53,302.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.6 0.02 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.0 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 24.6-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 38.4 0.15 12.0221.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 686.1 2.69 281.0144.15
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 995.9 3.91 2,771.7-64.07
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 0.47 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 142.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 247.6 0.97 69.5256.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
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 230.8 0.91 14.31,509.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 284.1 1.11 101.8179.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,019.3 4.00 3,248.7-68.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,388.0 5.44 2,429.6-42.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce