US trade (export - import) with Cape Verde in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cape Verde in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cape Verde

In 2014, US trade with Cape Verde was $9.1 million, down 21.32% ($2.5 million) from 2013.

US exports to Cape Verde in 2014 were $7.3 million, down 20.26% ($1.9 million) from 2013.

US imports from Cape Verde in 2014 were $1.8 million, down 25.29% ($0.6 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in 2014 was $5.5 million, a 18.45% decrease ($1.2 million) over 2013.

Cape Verde was the US 201st largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 197th in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in 2013).

Cape Verde was the US 193rd largest export market in 2014 (down from 192nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (down from 0.0006% in 2013).

Cape Verde was the US 192nd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 190th in 2013), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.55% of US total exports to Cape Verde (27.15% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.92% of US total exports to Cape Verde (43.40% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.84% of US total exports to Cape Verde (2.99% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.56% of US total exports to Cape Verde (4.25% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.09% of US total exports to Cape Verde (1.49% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Cape Verde in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $570.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $309.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $150.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $122.8 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $117.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $101.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $53.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $44.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $42.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $40.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $39.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $38.1 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 $36.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $29.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $22.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cape Verde in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,163.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $677.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $330.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $271.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $104.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $44.1 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,529.2 34.72 2,378.66.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48.8 0.67 44.310.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 117.0 1.61 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 40.3 0.55 34.815.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10.8 0.15 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47.4 0.65 319.3-85.16
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 82.8 1.14 46.876.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45.6 0.63 6.0659.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.0 0.14 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22.3 0.31 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36.2 0.50 7.0417.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 53.4 0.73 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 575.8 7.90 266.5116.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 40.3 0.55 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11.4 0.16 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 3.7 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 104.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9.1 0.13 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 70.0 0.96 31.9119.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 312.3 4.29 2,475.8-87.38
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 979.8 13.45 409.4139.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 193.3 2.65 70.5174.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 339.0 4.65 237.842.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 67.1 0.92 25.1167.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69.0 0.95 746.0-90.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.4 0.09 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 7.3 0.10 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 44.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 61.0 0.84 16.5268.80
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,494.2 20.51 1,825.0-18.13

US Imports from Cape Verde

The major share of US imports from Cape Verde in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.12% of US total imports from Cape Verde (12.69% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.11% of US total imports from Cape Verde (30.77% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.83% of US total imports from Cape Verde (43.20% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.49% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.25% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.72% of US total imports from Cape Verde (1.27% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Cape Verde in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $541.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $133.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $77.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $50.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $45.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $43.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $31.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cape Verde in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $913.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $197.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $94.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $85.8 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $84.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $83.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $30.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $13.7 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 $12.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.2 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $6.0 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 85.8-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.2 0.29 7.2-27.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 43.2 2.39 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.3 0.29 19.0-72.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 235.2 13.00 158.048.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 75.8 4.19 158.8-52.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.2 0.29 2.6101.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 229.3 12.67 314.0-26.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 133.1 7.36 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.3 0.13 6.1-61.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.3 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 126.6 7.00 1,039.6-87.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50.8 2.81 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 31.2 1.72 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 154.4 8.54 163.7-5.64
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 556.7 30.77 15.23,572.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23.8 1.31 118.0-79.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9.0 0.50 10.5-13.70
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 27.9 1.54 40.6-31.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.4 0.63 208.5-94.55
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 82.5 4.56 37.1122.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce