US trade with Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 12, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Cape Verde

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Cape Verde was $2.6 million, down 10.99% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1.9 million, up 36.51% ($0.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0.7 million, down 53.74% ($0.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Cape Verde went from a deficit of $0.2 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $1.2 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Cape Verde was the US 198th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 193rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 193rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 195th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (up from 0.0004% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Cape Verde was the US 190th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 177th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Cape Verde

The major share of US exports to Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.79% of US total exports to Cape Verde (39.79% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.56% of US total exports to Cape Verde (21.19% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.32% of US total exports to Cape Verde (11.01% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $682.4 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 $350.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $63.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $34.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $30.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $13.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $6.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $5.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $243.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $163.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $154.3 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 $95.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $9.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $6.8 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $6.4 thousand.
US exports to Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 154.3-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 63.5 3.32 0.0
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
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 59.4 3.10 45.730.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.9 0.31 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 243.0-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.9 0.15 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32.6 1.70 29.89.38
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 365.7 19.11 15.32,293.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 373.0 19.49 338.410.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11.2 0.59 174.3-93.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.5 0.24 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 682.4 35.66 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
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 50.7 2.65 146.0-65.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.8 0.35 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 255.2 13.33 224.613.61

US Imports from Cape Verde

The major share of US imports from Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.03% of US total imports from Cape Verde (26.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.02% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.94% of US total imports from Cape Verde (28.16% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.59% of US total imports from Cape Verde (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.71% of US total imports from Cape Verde (8.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $147.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $77.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $76.1 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $29.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $12.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $9.1 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $5.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $549.7 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 $294.0 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 $99.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $64.0 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $43.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $10.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3.2 thousand.
US imports from Cape Verde in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 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 87.3 12.12 57.850.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 134.5 18.66 57.2135.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 180.2 25.01 32.9447.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 174.6 24.24 162.67.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.3 0.32 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9.1 1.27 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 0.17 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.3 0.45 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 76.1 10.56 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 118.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5.1 0.71 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2.8 0.39 12.6-77.84
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 27.8 3.86 321.8-91.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.69 104.2-95.22
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 0.0 0.00 549.7-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.1 0.57 15.0-72.53
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7.1 0.98 7.3-3.22
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce