US trade (export - import) with Central African Republic in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 13, 2018

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

US Trade with Central African Republic

In 2017, US trade with Central African Republic totaled $13.5 million, up 27.46% ($2.9 million) from 2016.

US exports to Central African Republic in 2017 totaled $11.2 million, up 18.29% ($1.7 million) from 2016.

US imports from Central African Republic in 2017 totaled $2.3 million, up 106.08% ($1.2 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in 2017 was $8.9 million, a 6.69% increase ($0.6 million) over 2016.

Central African Republic was the US 193rd largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 196th in 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 185th largest export market in 2017 (up from 188th in 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total exports (just as in 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 195th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 203rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in 2016).

US Exports to Central African Republic

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.05% of US total exports to Central African Republic (59.19% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.82% of US total exports to Central African Republic (0.52% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.96% of US total exports to Central African Republic (1.14% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.14% of US total exports to Central African Republic (13.16% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.76% of US total exports to Central African Republic (9.04% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.03% of US total exports to Central African Republic (3.71% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Central African Republic in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,724.1 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $811.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $394.7 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 $220.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $112.6 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $104.5 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $90.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $85.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $61.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $46.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $40.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $33.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Central African Republic in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $939.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $351.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $268.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $188.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $108.5 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 $58.6 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) - a decrease of $41.1 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic 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
(%)
01 Live animals 10.0 0.09 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 247.6 2.21 223.111.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 46.1 0.41 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5.6 0.05 0.0
10 Cereals 9.7 0.09 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 104.5 0.93 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 40.0 0.36 979.9-95.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 22.4-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.0 0.03 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 351.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 6.3 0.06 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.6 0.09 8.327.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.4 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 41.1-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20.3 0.18 29.6-31.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 313.4 2.80 421.9-25.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 67.1 0.60 335.8-80.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32.5 0.29 8.5280.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.7 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.9 0.07 17.4-54.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 811.1 7.25 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33.7 0.30 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16.6 0.15 18.9-11.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 23.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.6 0.08 7.121.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 19.0 0.17 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 402.3 3.60 7.65,201.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.5 0.02 20.9-87.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 94.8 0.85 4.22,165.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45.0 0.40 66.1-31.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 121.8 1.09 9.31,214.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,948.2 26.36 1,224.0140.86
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 3,583.6 32.04 3,642.2-1.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 183.7 1.64 122.050.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 563.8 5.04 478.817.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.7 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 104.8 0.94 130.1-19.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.6 0.06 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.2 0.04 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 267.6 2.39 46.8471.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.6 0.02 3.7-29.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 100.5 0.90 60.067.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 925.1 8.27 1,114.0-16.96

US Imports from Central African Republic

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 53.02% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.85% of US total imports from Central African Republic (17.18% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.55% of US total imports from Central African Republic (8.40% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.80% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.53% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.03% of US total imports from Central African Republic (7.00% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.36% of US total imports from Central African Republic (44.14% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.09% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $1,198.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $230.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $124.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $109.1 thousand;
  • 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 $57.5 thousand;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $48.3 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) - an increase of $47.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $15.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $13.1 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $9.7 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $9.0 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $7.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $7.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Central African Republic in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $380.5 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $80.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $62.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $41.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $35.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $25.4 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $17.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $15.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $11.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $9.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8.8 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18.6 0.82 54.1-65.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 41.3-100.00
10 Cereals 5.2 0.23 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 380.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.1 0.31 7.4-4.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 109.1 4.80 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 3.6 0.16 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7.7 0.34 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13.1 0.58 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.02 6.0-90.89
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 201.3 8.85 76.9161.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15.9 0.70 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.5 0.33 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,198.0 52.69 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 57.5 2.53 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 27.4 1.21 23.715.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.6 0.25 11.8-52.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.7 0.43 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.4 0.15 12.3-71.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 66.1 2.91 91.4-27.73
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 60.3 2.65 12.4385.01
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 48.3 2.13 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 62.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 253.8 11.16 23.3990.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9.0 0.39 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 80.7-100.00
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 3.2 0.14 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 37.4 1.64 47.3-20.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 104.2 4.58 109.8-5.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce