US trade (export - import) with Cape Verde in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cape Verde in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cape Verde

In 2013, US trade with Cape Verde was $11.6 million, down 2.10% ($0.2 million) from 2012.

US exports to Cape Verde in 2013 totaled $9.1 million, up 17.63% ($1.4 million) from 2012.

US imports from Cape Verde in 2013 were $2.4 million, down 40.03% ($1.6 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in 2013 was $6.7 million, a 80.12% increase ($3.0 million) over 2012.

Cape Verde was the US 197th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 198th in 2012), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Cape Verde was the US 192nd largest export market in 2013 (up from 197th in 2012), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (up from 0.0005% in 2012).

Cape Verde was the US 190th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 179th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0002% in 2012).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.40% of US total exports to Cape Verde (32.92% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.15% of US total exports to Cape Verde (25.58% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.25% of US total exports to Cape Verde (11.80% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.99% of US total exports to Cape Verde (2.89% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.49% of US total exports to Cape Verde (1.44% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Cape Verde in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,675.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $409.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $249.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $179.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $56.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $44.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $44.1 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) - an increase of $43.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $31.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cape Verde in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $428.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $245.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $224.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $148.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $117.2 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) - a decrease of $103.8 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) - a decrease of $85.9 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $30.1 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,378.6 26.04 1,969.020.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44.3 0.48 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14.7 0.16 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.5 0.08 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 34.8 0.38 14.7136.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 319.3 3.50 747.7-57.30
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 46.8 0.51 3.41,276.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9.6 0.11 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.0 0.07 154.8-96.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.7 0.07 6.27.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.9 0.06 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.0 0.08 2.8152.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 266.5 2.92 210.026.93
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 14.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 104.5 1.14 82.127.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31.9 0.35 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 21.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,475.8 27.10 800.2209.40
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 409.4 4.48 495.2-17.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 70.5 0.77 294.8-76.07
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 237.8 2.60 355.0-33.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 25.1 0.27 45.0-44.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 746.0 8.17 566.531.70
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 30.1-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 103.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 44.1 0.48 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 245.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 16.5 0.18 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,825.0 19.98 1,575.415.85

US Imports from Cape Verde

The major share of US imports from Cape Verde in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 43.20% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.98% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.77% of US total imports from Cape Verde (19.16% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.69% of US total imports from Cape Verde (72.10% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.27% of US total imports from Cape Verde (1.71% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.25% of US total imports from Cape Verde (1.09% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Cape Verde in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,039.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $208.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $118.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $116.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $111.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $79.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $33.9 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $14.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cape Verde in 2013 over the 2012 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 $2,838.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $278.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $83.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $44.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $38.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $21.8 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $15.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $14.8 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $11.6 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 85.8 3.54 6.41,247.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7.2 0.30 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19.0 0.78 4.1358.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 158.0 6.52 46.4240.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 158.8 6.56 124.927.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.6 0.11 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 314.0 12.97 592.1-46.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 44.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.1 0.25 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,039.6 42.93 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 21.8-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.0 0.25 17.6-65.92
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.7 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 30.7 1.27 31.2-1.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 38.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 163.7 6.76 47.7243.12
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 15.2 0.63 2,853.5-99.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 118.0 4.87 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10.5 0.43 10.5-0.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
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 40.6 1.68 47.6-14.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 208.5 8.61 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 37.1 1.53 121.0-69.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce