US trade (export - import) with Central African Republic in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

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

US Trade with Central African Republic

In 2016, US trade with Central African Republic was $10.6 million, down 71.53% ($26.5 million) from 2015.

US exports to Central African Republic in 2016 were $9.5 million, down 72.13% ($24.5 million) from 2015.

US imports from Central African Republic in 2016 were $1.1 million, down 65.10% ($2.1 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in 2016 was $8.4 million, a 72.85% decrease ($22.4 million) over 2015.

Central African Republic was the US 196th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 182nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (down from 0.0010% in 2015).

Central African Republic was the US 188th largest export market in 2016 (down from 171st in 2015), accounting for 0.0007% of US total exports (down from 0.0023% in 2015).

Central African Republic was the US 203rd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 191st in 2015), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in 2015).

US Exports to Central African Republic

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.19% of US total exports to Central African Republic (85.83% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.16% of US total exports to Central African Republic (2.07% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.04% of US total exports to Central African Republic (1.05% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.71% of US total exports to Central African Republic (0.03% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.14% of US total exports to Central African Republic (0.22% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Central African Republic in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $375.7 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $340.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $329.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $308.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $212.0 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 $204.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $120.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $60.0 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) - an increase of $41.1 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $29.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Central African Republic in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $22,596.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,141.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,390.4 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) - a decrease of $233.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $112.5 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $44.9 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 $36.4 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic 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 223.1 2.36 11.11,904.50
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 18.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.4 0.16 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4.0 0.04 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 979.9 10.36 671.046.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22.4 0.24 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 351.2 3.71 10.73,176.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 8.3 0.09 24.6-66.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.2 0.03 0.0
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 41.1 0.44 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 29.6 0.31 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 421.9 4.46 301.539.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 335.8 3.55 6.64,979.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15.3 0.16 15.9-4.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.5 0.09 45.0-81.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.4 0.18 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18.9 0.20 22.0-14.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 23.4 0.25 3.9495.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.1 0.07 12.9-45.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.6 0.08 13.0-41.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20.9 0.22 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.2 0.04 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 66.1 0.70 44.149.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.3 0.10 12.5-25.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,224.0 12.94 2,614.4-53.18
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 3,642.2 38.52 3,438.05.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 122.0 1.29 22,718.4-99.46
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 478.8 5.06 103.1364.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 130.1 1.38 242.6-46.36
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 44.9-100.00
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 46.8 0.49 279.9-83.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.7 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 60.0 0.63 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,114.0 11.78 3,255.6-65.78

US Imports from Central African Republic

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.14% of US total imports from Central African Republic (13.09% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.18% of US total imports from Central African Republic (12.10% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.40% of US total imports from Central African Republic (13.38% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.00% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.17% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $380.5 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $80.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $62.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $54.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $41.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $23.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $18.4 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $15.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $12.3 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $11.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $11.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $7.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $6.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $6.2 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 $5.0 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Central African Republic in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,735.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $413.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $346.3 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 $204.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $73.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $32.5 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $7.4 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 54.1 4.90 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 41.3 3.74 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 413.8-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 380.5 34.49 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.4 0.67 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.8 0.34 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.0 0.54 1.0497.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 76.9 6.97 423.1-81.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.8 1.44 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 23.7 2.15 5.2351.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 11.8 1.07 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.9 1.62 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12.3 1.11 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.6 1.05 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91.4 8.28 165.4-44.72
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 12.4 1.13 217.4-94.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 62.4 5.66 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23.3 2.11 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 80.7 7.31 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.8 0.61 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6.2 0.57 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47.3 4.28 79.8-40.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 109.8 9.95 1,845.3-94.05
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce