US trade (export - import) with Central African Republic in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Central African Republic in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Central African Republic

In 2013, US trade with Central African Republic was $6.9 million, down 45.26% ($5.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to Central African Republic in 2013 were $4.1 million, down 51.82% ($4.4 million) from 2012.

US imports from Central African Republic in 2013 were $2.8 million, down 31.91% ($1.3 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in 2013 was $1.3 million, a 71.00% decrease ($3.1 million) over 2012.

Central African Republic was the US 205th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 196th in 2012), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in 2012).

Central African Republic was the US 201st largest export market in 2013 (down from 196th in 2012), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (down from 0.0006% in 2012).

Central African Republic was the US 187th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 178th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0002% in 2012).

US Exports to Central African Republic

The major share of US exports to Central African Republic in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.04% of US total exports to Central African Republic (38.32% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.01% of US total exports to Central African Republic (19.45% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.46% of US total exports to Central African Republic (15.09% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.17% of US total exports to Central African Republic (1.04% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Central African Republic (2.36% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Central African Republic in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $142.1 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $51.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $18.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Central African Republic in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $769.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $715.5 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 $680.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $680.3 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $392.7 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 $226.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $214.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $201.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $171.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $100.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $95.2 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $91.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $69.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $63.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $61.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $50.0 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $37.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $30.0 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 50.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 37.2-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 392.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 680.3-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 30.0-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 142.1 3.46 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 95.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,272.6 31.01 1,341.6-5.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 214.6-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 100.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.6 0.16 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12.2 0.30 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.1 0.20 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27.8 0.68 88.9-68.70
70 Glass and glassware 51.2 1.25 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 201.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,181.0 28.78 1,896.5-37.73
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 566.1 13.80 792.4-28.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 57.3 1.40 229.2-74.99
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 171.4 4.18 153.012.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 91.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36.5 0.89 100.2-63.59
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 12.3 0.30 692.9-98.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 558.0 13.60 1,328.0-57.98

US Imports from Central African Republic

The major share of US imports from Central African Republic in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 65.52% of US total imports from Central African Republic (38.47% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 21.22% of US total imports from Central African Republic (27.01% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.58% of US total imports from Central African Republic (26.49% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.09% of US total imports from Central African Republic (6.81% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $256.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $26.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Central African Republic in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $525.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $460.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $380.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $202.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $34.0 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) - a decrease of $21.7 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 380.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6.2 0.22 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 266.4 9.36 726.5-63.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 603.8 21.22 1,129.0-46.52
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.7 0.06 1.158.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,864.5 65.52 1,607.915.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 46.1 1.62 248.2-81.42
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 14.8 0.52 36.5-59.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26.9 0.95 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 15.3 0.54 49.2-69.01
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce