US trade (export - import) with Cape Verde in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cape Verde in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cape Verde

In 2015, US trade with Cape Verde totaled $9.6 million, up 5.36% ($0.5 million) from 2014.

US exports to Cape Verde in 2015 totaled $7.3 million, up 0.26% ($0.0 million) from 2014.

US imports from Cape Verde in 2015 totaled $2.3 million, up 25.91% ($0.5 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in 2015 was $5.0 million, a 8.22% decrease ($0.4 million) over 2014.

Cape Verde was the US 199th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 201st in 2014), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in 2014).

Cape Verde was the US 190th largest export market in 2015 (up from 193rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (up from 0.0004% in 2014).

Cape Verde was the US 193rd largest supplier in 2015 (down from 192nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2014).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.10% of US total exports to Cape Verde (26.92% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.94% of US total exports to Cape Verde (37.55% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.15% of US total exports to Cape Verde (2.56% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.38% of US total exports to Cape Verde (1.09% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.78% of US total exports to Cape Verde (9.84% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.06% of US total exports to Cape Verde (0.31% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Cape Verde in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $673.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $545.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $217.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $195.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $99.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $96.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $94.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $45.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $33.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cape Verde in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $611.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $453.8 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 $442.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $100.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $86.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $61.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $57.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $49.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $40.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $36.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $29.6 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) - a decrease of $25.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $23.4 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,917.7 26.26 2,529.2-24.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 148.3 2.03 48.8203.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 30.3 0.41 117.0-74.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16.9 0.23 40.3-58.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.3 0.11 10.8-22.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 593.0 8.12 47.41,151.95
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 57.7 0.79 82.8-30.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15.3 0.21 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 140.0 1.92 45.6207.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 68.1 0.93 22.3205.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.7 0.13 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.3 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 36.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.1 0.06 53.4-92.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 122.0 1.67 575.8-78.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 40.3-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
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 3.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 217.6 2.98 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.7 0.04 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10.8 0.15 9.118.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12.5 0.17 70.0-82.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.8 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 212.0 2.90 312.3-32.13
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 537.6 7.36 979.8-45.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 227.0 3.11 193.317.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,012.3 13.86 339.0198.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 163.9 2.24 67.1144.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 264.5 3.62 69.0283.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.1 0.21 6.4135.89
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 18.2 0.25 7.3150.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.3 0.07 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 61.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,464.6 20.06 1,494.2-1.98

US Imports from Cape Verde

The major share of US imports from Cape Verde in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.06% of US total imports from Cape Verde (33.11% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.32% of US total imports from Cape Verde (41.12% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.03% of US total imports from Cape Verde (9.83% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.76% of US total imports from Cape Verde (7.49% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.19% of US total imports from Cape Verde (1.72% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Cape Verde in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $384.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $261.1 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $226.8 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $139.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $60.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $59.0 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $58.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $21.4 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $14.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $13.8 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $8.5 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $8.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cape Verde in 2015 over the 2014 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 $457.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $130.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $50.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $43.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $33.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $26.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $11.4 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 $9.4 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 43.2-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 139.4 6.12 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20.2 0.89 5.3283.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 620.1 27.22 235.2163.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 136.4 5.99 75.879.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 64.2 2.82 5.21,134.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 456.1 20.02 229.398.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.5 0.11 133.1-98.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.8 0.61 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23.7 1.04 2.3926.23
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 92.9 4.08 126.6-26.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 50.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.5 0.20 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.0 0.17 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 58.9 2.59 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 8.4 0.37 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.4 0.19 31.2-85.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 133.7 5.87 154.4-13.41
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 99.2 4.36 556.7-82.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18.6 0.82 23.8-21.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6.3 0.28 9.0-30.46
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.5 0.37 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 18.5 0.81 27.9-33.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 343.6 15.08 82.5316.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce