US trade (export - import) with Cape Verde in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cape Verde in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cape Verde

In 2016, US trade with Cape Verde totaled $12.9 million, up 34.47% ($3.3 million) from 2015.

US exports to Cape Verde in 2016 totaled $8.7 million, up 19.28% ($1.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Cape Verde in 2016 totaled $4.2 million, up 83.18% ($1.9 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in 2016 was $4.5 million, a 9.69% decrease ($0.5 million) over 2015.

Cape Verde was the US 192nd largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 199th in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Cape Verde was the US 189th largest export market in 2016 (up from 190th in 2015), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (up from 0.0005% in 2015).

Cape Verde was the US 186th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 193rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2015).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.44% of US total exports to Cape Verde (28.94% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.78% of US total exports to Cape Verde (33.10% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.75% of US total exports to Cape Verde (11.15% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.37% of US total exports to Cape Verde (3.38% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.26% of US total exports to Cape Verde (1.78% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.03% of US total exports to Cape Verde (1.06% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Cape Verde in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2,131.2 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,442.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $278.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $268.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $163.7 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) - an increase of $144.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $74.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $47.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $42.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $38.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cape Verde in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,159.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $440.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $377.4 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 $290.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $205.2 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $163.9 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $148.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $143.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $114.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $113.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $68.1 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) - a decrease of $57.7 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 758.4 8.71 1,917.7-60.45
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 42.0 0.48 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 148.3-100.00
10 Cereals 2,131.2 24.47 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 78.0 0.90 30.3157.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18.4 0.21 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10.1 0.12 16.9-40.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,442.6 16.56 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9.7 0.11 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4.7 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.6 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15.7 0.18 8.387.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 215.7 2.48 593.0-63.63
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 0.0 0.00 57.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16.4 0.19 15.36.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 418.0 4.80 140.0198.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 68.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.03 9.7-68.97
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.4 0.09 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.5 0.04 4.1-12.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.0 0.10 122.0-92.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.8 0.03 0.0
72 Iron and steel 3.0 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.4 0.14 217.6-94.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.9 0.10 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.2 0.13 10.83.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.8 0.08 12.5-46.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 77.4 0.89 2.82,707.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 375.7 4.31 212.077.20
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 246.8 2.83 537.6-54.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 495.5 5.69 227.0118.30
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 571.4 6.56 1,012.3-43.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 163.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 121.1 1.39 264.5-54.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.4 0.07 15.1-57.61
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 163.0 1.87 18.2793.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 43.6 0.50 5.3720.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6.0 0.07 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.0 0.23 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,350.5 15.50 1,464.6-7.79

US Imports from Cape Verde

The major share of US imports from Cape Verde in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.92% of US total imports from Cape Verde (11.32% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.91% of US total imports from Cape Verde (63.06% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.10% of US total imports from Cape Verde (7.03% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.50% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.19% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.52% of US total imports from Cape Verde (1.76% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Cape Verde in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $831.7 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) - an increase of $708.4 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) - an increase of $434.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $146.2 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $118.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $102.8 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $69.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $64.0 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $58.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $48.9 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $43.7 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $17.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $15.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $13.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cape Verde in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $296.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $204.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $92.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $81.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $64.2 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - a decrease of $58.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $20.5 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $13.8 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 43.7 1.05 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 64.0 1.53 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57.8 1.39 139.4-58.50
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14.3 0.34 20.2-29.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 625.5 14.99 620.10.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 149.9 3.59 136.49.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 64.2-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 251.2 6.02 456.1-44.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17.6 0.42 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58.4 1.40 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18.3 0.44 2.5631.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.2 0.08 23.7-86.29
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10.4 0.25 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 69.6 1.67 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 92.9-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.1 0.15 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.6 0.25 4.5138.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 150.1 3.60 4.03,672.34
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7.8 0.19 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 58.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.2 0.24 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 11.1 0.27 8.431.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.5 0.18 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 118.0 2.83 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11.3 0.27 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.0 0.12 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.1 0.10 4.4-6.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 965.4 23.14 133.7621.94
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 533.3 12.78 99.2437.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16.4 0.39 18.6-11.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 109.1 2.61 6.31,639.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
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 727.0 17.42 18.53,821.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 48.9 1.17 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 46.7 1.12 343.6-86.41
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce