US trade with Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 06, 2018

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

US Trade with Cameroon

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Cameroon was $208.1 million, down 24.52% ($67.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017 were $106.4 million, down 31.84% ($49.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017 were $101.6 million, down 14.95% ($17.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017 was $4.8 million, a 86.88% decrease ($31.9 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Cameroon was the US 136th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 120th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0071% of US total trade (down from 0.0105% in the first nine months of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 129th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 120th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0093% of US total exports (down from 0.0148% in the first nine months of 2016).

Cameroon was the US 115th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 113th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0057% of US total imports (down from 0.0076% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Cameroon

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.71% of US total exports to Cameroon (55.72% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.44% of US total exports to Cameroon (16.38% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.60% of US total exports to Cameroon (11.11% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.61% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.67% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.64% of US total exports to Cameroon (2.13% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.92% of US total exports to Cameroon (1.01% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.3 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 $0.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $32.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $10.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.9 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 $3.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2.6 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;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 83.0 0.08 51.959.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,991.9 6.57 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,279.1 3.08 5,891.7-44.34
10 Cereals 11,638.9 10.94 9,291.725.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,812.2 1.70 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
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,688.7 2.53 3,251.9-17.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,591.4 4.31 3,322.238.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 420.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,126.3 2.94 1,390.0124.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 162.4 0.15 20.3700.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 125.5 0.12 129.3-2.92
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 143.2 0.13 108.931.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 818.8 0.77 828.1-1.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,159.7 1.09 466.3148.70
29 Organic chemicals 333.1 0.31 233.442.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 160.1 0.15 596.8-73.18
31 Fertilizers 186.9 0.18 587.9-68.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,998.5 4.70 3,502.142.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 841.0 0.79 419.8100.35
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 608.7 0.57 1,265.1-51.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 88.5 0.08 80.310.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 83.1 0.08 135.2-38.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 41.5 0.04 19.0118.03
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 831.2 0.78 1,170.2-28.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,034.0 9.43 8,083.724.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 432.4 0.41 782.0-44.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58.0 0.05 271.5-78.62
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.5 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 123.5 0.12 61.7100.12
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 3,583.9 3.37 2,304.155.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 134.0 0.13 230.6-41.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10.2 0.01 3.5189.46
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 13.5 0.01 20.4-33.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 109.8 0.10 55.199.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 73.9 0.07 136.8-45.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 670.4 0.63 921.4-27.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 61.4 0.06 394.8-84.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13.6 0.01 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 0.0 0.00 65.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 129.4 0.12 117.99.77
70 Glass and glassware 6.2 0.01 29.3-78.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 41.3 0.04 3.61,035.47
72 Iron and steel 166.3 0.16 364.9-54.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,615.1 1.52 1,673.3-3.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25.5 0.02 164.7-84.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 193.8 0.18 384.6-49.62
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 3.7 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 674.2 0.63 684.7-1.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 115.6 0.11 31.0272.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,818.2 19.56 31,241.1-33.36
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 5,189.3 4.88 37,924.4-86.32
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 816.2 0.77 1,084.6-24.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,525.6 7.07 11,421.5-34.11
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,309.5 3.11 492.1572.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 39.3 0.04 108.8-63.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,377.7 1.29 4,744.1-70.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9.6 0.01 34.6-72.34
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 43.4 0.04 138.7-68.70
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 1,129.6 1.06 4,615.9-75.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,067.4 1.00 295.1261.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 144.6 0.14 74.294.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.6 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,796.6 1.69 12,123.5-85.18

US Imports from Cameroon

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.62% of US total imports from Cameroon (45.81% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 22.56% of US total imports from Cameroon (19.28% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.64% of US total imports from Cameroon (17.26% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.79% of US total imports from Cameroon (6.20% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.60% of US total imports from Cameroon (3.91% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - 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 $1.1 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 $0.7 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $21.5 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Cameroon in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 45.0-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9.9 0.01 8.812.38
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 495.1 0.49 356.838.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9.7 0.01 14.3-32.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,467.3 2.43 2,067.419.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 103.2 0.10 83.323.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.8 0.02 35.3-55.37
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 407.2 0.40 87.1367.78
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 0.00 6.0-60.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,129.3 14.89 16,521.0-8.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13.2 0.01 19.1-31.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 534.5 0.53 319.067.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.3 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 95.0 0.09 98.3-3.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 142.0 0.14 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 531.0 0.52 947.6-43.96
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 32,134.4 31.62 53,678.2-40.14
29 Organic chemicals 18.6 0.02 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 11.3 0.01 128.8-91.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22.7 0.02 4.2440.67
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 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12.7 0.01 306.7-95.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 98.8 0.10 49.2100.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,755.0 9.60 6,909.441.18
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) 140.1 0.14 2.16,620.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,779.5 22.42 22,570.60.93
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 20.9 0.02 411.9-94.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 123.7 0.12 28.4335.58
54 Man-made filaments 58.3 0.06 0.0
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 39.7 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 98.8 0.10 70.839.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 216.1 0.21 118.083.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.0 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 137.1 0.13 140.6-2.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17.3 0.02 25.4-31.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 150.8 0.15 118.027.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21.8 0.02 60.3-63.89
69 Ceramic products 17.3 0.02 55.2-68.64
70 Glass and glassware 5.8 0.01 108.3-94.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 105.6 0.10 138.8-23.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 262.2 0.26 46.4465.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 6.4-57.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 58.3 0.06 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 58.0 0.06 9.4518.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 292.4 0.29 153.490.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,322.7 1.30 1,043.926.71
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 3,978.9 3.92 2,871.438.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 204.0 0.20 17.31,076.85
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 164.4 0.16 737.8-77.72
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 759.9 0.75 80.0849.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 147.7 0.15 85.971.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 45.4 0.04 38.916.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,489.4 1.47 2,220.3-32.92
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,829.9 6.72 5,527.723.56
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce