US trade (export - import) with Cape Verde in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 12, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cape Verde in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cape Verde

In 2017, US trade with Cape Verde was $12.9 million, down 0.04% ($0.0 million) from 2016.

US exports to Cape Verde in 2017 totaled $9.2 million, up 5.09% ($0.4 million) from 2016.

US imports from Cape Verde in 2017 were $3.7 million, down 10.76% ($0.4 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in 2017 was $5.4 million, a 19.67% increase ($0.9 million) over 2016.

Cape Verde was the US 196th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 192nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 189th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (just as in 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 190th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 186th in 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.62% of US total exports to Cape Verde (20.78% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.65% of US total exports to Cape Verde (7.75% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.82% of US total exports to Cape Verde (51.44% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.59% of US total exports to Cape Verde (0.26% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.42% of US total exports to Cape Verde (1.37% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Cape Verde in 2017 over 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) - an increase of $1,599.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $994.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $722.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $713.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $589.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $354.9 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 $272.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $133.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $86.5 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $64.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $36.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cape Verde in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,131.2 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,442.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $667.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $225.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $176.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $156.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $148.4 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $78.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $74.4 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 91.4 1.00 758.4-87.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 128.5 1.40 42.0205.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.1 0.13 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 2,131.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 78.0-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 18.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26.1 0.29 10.1160.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 1,442.6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 20.9 0.23 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.2 0.03 15.7-79.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 59.4 0.65 215.7-72.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.9 0.06 16.4-64.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 241.9 2.64 418.0-42.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.9 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.03 7.4-60.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 142.6 1.56 9.01,484.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
72 Iron and steel 11.0 0.12 3.0270.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24.2 0.26 11.2115.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.0 0.03 77.4-96.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 227.2 2.48 375.7-39.51
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 1,845.8 20.16 246.8647.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,084.5 11.85 495.5118.86
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 926.3 10.12 571.462.12
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 722.6 7.89 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 834.1 9.11 121.1589.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 71.0 0.78 6.41,012.85
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.8 0.13 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 435.7 4.76 163.0167.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 80.5 0.88 43.684.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,014.0 11.08 20.04,970.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,124.8 12.29 1,350.5-16.71

US Imports from Cape Verde

The major share of US imports from Cape Verde in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.65% of US total imports from Cape Verde (28.91% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.41% of US total imports from Cape Verde (38.92% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.58% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.00% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.58% of US total imports from Cape Verde (6.10% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.69% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.52% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.17% of US total imports from Cape Verde (3.50% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cape Verde in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $196.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $188.5 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $188.0 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $187.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $141.4 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $140.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $85.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $82.0 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 $81.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $75.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $70.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $56.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $37.1 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $32.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $31.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cape Verde in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $764.9 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 $632.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $150.1 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $118.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $70.3 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $69.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $57.2 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $43.7 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $17.6 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $11.3 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 43.7-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 64.0-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 198.2 5.32 57.8242.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14.6 0.39 14.32.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 814.0 21.86 625.530.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 346.3 9.30 149.9131.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 438.3 11.77 251.274.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 188.0 5.05 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 85.2 2.29 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9.1 0.25 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.2 0.03 58.4-97.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 100.3 2.69 18.3449.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 69.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 56.0 1.51 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 76.1 2.04 6.11,146.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.2 0.03 10.6-88.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 150.1-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 32.9 0.88 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 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 38.7 1.04 7.5416.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 118.0-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37.1 1.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5.1 0.14 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 200.5 5.38 965.4-79.23
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 614.8 16.51 533.315.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92.0 2.47 16.4461.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38.8 1.04 109.1-64.43
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 94.0 2.53 727.0-87.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 190.3 5.11 48.9289.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 50.5 1.36 46.78.20
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce