US trade with Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 02, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cape Verde

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Cape Verde was $3.9 million, down 39.71% ($2.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $2.5 million, down 49.61% ($2.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $1.4 million, down 6.12% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $1.1 million, a 67.76% decrease ($2.4 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Cape Verde was the US 188th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 182nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (down from 0.0008% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 186th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 179th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total exports (down from 0.0014% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 172nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 176th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.54% of US total exports to Cape Verde (6.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.70% of US total exports to Cape Verde (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.68% of US total exports to Cape Verde (77.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.39% of US total exports to Cape Verde (2.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.53% of US total exports to Cape Verde (0.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $718.1 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 $557.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $312.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $142.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $68.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $65.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $24.2 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) - an increase of $23.0 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $12.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9.7 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $201.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $140.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $50.9 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 65.0 2.60 266.1-75.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 65.0 2.60 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.1 0.48 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 2,131.2-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 1,442.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.2 0.13 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81.6 3.26 132.5-38.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 142.6 5.70 0.0
72 Iron and steel 11.0 0.44 3.0270.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24.2 0.97 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.0 0.12 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26.2 1.05 166.9-84.31
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 557.2 22.27 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 329.5 13.17 17.11,826.87
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 71.5 2.86 64.211.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 718.1 28.70 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 87.6 3.50 77.912.43
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 40.0 1.60 17.0135.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73.7 2.95 5.61,205.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00

US Imports from Cape Verde

The major share of US imports from Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.98% of US total imports from Cape Verde (20.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.72% of US total imports from Cape Verde (71.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.69% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.62% of US total imports from Cape Verde (5.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $237.1 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $188.0 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $152.1 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 $94.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $89.4 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) - an increase of $65.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $35.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $32.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $27.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $13.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $7.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $929.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $71.8 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $14.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $10.2 thousand;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - a decrease of $7.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $5.0 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 14.3-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 374.8 27.30 137.7172.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 88.9 6.47 61.444.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 236.3 17.21 84.2180.66
29 Organic chemicals 188.0 13.69 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 35.9 2.62 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 71.8-100.00
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 2.40 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.6 0.19 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
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2.3 0.17 931.4-99.75
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 201.8 14.70 107.787.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 89.4 6.51 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18.3 1.34 4.9277.14
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 77.2 5.62 11.7560.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.6 0.55 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce