US trade with Central African Republic in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 02, 2018

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

US Trade with Central African Republic

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Central African Republic totaled $2.8 million, up 32.73% ($0.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Central African Republic in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $2.2 million, up 16.65% ($0.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Central African Republic in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.6 million, up 162.23% ($0.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $1.6 million, a 3.99% decrease ($0.1 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Central African Republic was the US 193rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 197th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 190th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (up from 0.0005% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 191st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 199th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Central African Republic

The major share of US exports to Central African Republic 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) - 88.12% of US total exports to Central African Republic (44.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.02% of US total exports to Central African Republic (17.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.28% of US total exports to Central African Republic (18.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Central African Republic (4.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Central African Republic (1.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • 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 $632.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $389.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $68.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $37.1 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 $30.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $22.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Central African Republic in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $351.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $284.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $88.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $23.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $23.4 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 $16.3 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $14.4 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic 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 22.1 1.02 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5.6 0.26 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 351.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 88.0-100.00
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 16.3-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 284.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 43.6 2.02 6.5570.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 23.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.4 0.16 4.3-21.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.2 0.19 4.20.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 557.1 25.78 167.9231.73
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 1,151.3 53.28 518.3122.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 23.6-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 188.2 8.71 119.957.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.7 0.17 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.7 0.17 3.025.76
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 30.0 1.39 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00

US Imports from Central African Republic

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 62.88% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.26% of US total imports from Central African Republic (20.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.82% of US total imports from Central African Republic (10.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.33% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from Central African Republic (13.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Central African Republic (15.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $379.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $64.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $55.5 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) - an increase of $44.3 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 $32.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Central African Republic 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 $36.5 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $30.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $23.7 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;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $11.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $6.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $2.8 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 30.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.3 0.72 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 71.3 11.82 7.2883.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 379.3 62.88 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 32.2 5.33 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 23.7-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.9 0.81 41.4-88.25
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 44.3 7.35 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61.0 10.11 5.41,023.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce