US trade with Central African Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 13, 2018

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

US Trade with Central African Republic

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Central African Republic totaled $5.1 million, up 61.98% ($2.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Central African Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $4.0 million, up 35.29% ($1.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Central African Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1.1 million, up 421.58% ($0.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Central African Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $2.9 million, a 4.32% increase ($0.1 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Central African Republic was the US 189th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 191st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (up from 0.0003% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 182nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 186th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (up from 0.0008% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Central African Republic was the US 186th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 202nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Central African Republic

The major share of US exports to Central African Republic 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) - 70.40% of US total exports to Central African Republic (50.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.08% of US total exports to Central African Republic (1.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.96% of US total exports to Central African Republic (4.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.71% of US total exports to Central African Republic (21.29% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.07% of US total exports to Central African Republic (4.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $722.4 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 $664.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $337.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $298.5 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $90.6 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $19.0 thousand.

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $465.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $164.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $133.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $98.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $86.4 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 $46.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $30.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $22.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $20.4 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 $18.8 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $15.4 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $15.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $13.1 thousand.
US exports to Central African Republic 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 28.4 0.71 126.7-77.59
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
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 465.2-100.00
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 0.07 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 133.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 6.3 0.16 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.6 0.26 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.4 0.08 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 18.8-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 298.5 7.46 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 86.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.7 0.27 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 19.0 0.47 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 340.4 8.51 3.310,216.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 90.6 2.26 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45.0 1.12 40.810.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.3 0.18 2.8164.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,290.9 32.26 568.5127.08
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 1,448.4 36.20 784.484.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 20.4-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 37.6 0.94 67.9-44.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39.7 0.99 52.8-24.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.6 0.17 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 0.0 0.00 46.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 314.8 7.87 479.4-34.34

US Imports from Central African Republic

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 71.52% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.53% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.98% of US total imports from Central African Republic (19.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.32% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.21% of US total imports from Central African Republic (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.13% of US total imports from Central African Republic (1.78% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.45% of US total imports from Central African Republic (15.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Central African Republic in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $818.7 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $109.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $40.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $26.2 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 $25.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $24.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.0 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;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3.4 thousand.

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

  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $80.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $44.5 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $23.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $7.4 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 $6.0 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 $3.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3.8 thousand.
US imports from Central African Republic 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 23.6-100.00
10 Cereals 5.2 0.45 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
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 9.53 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7.7 0.67 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.6 0.23 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 68.5 5.98 42.361.88
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 818.7 71.52 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 25.3 2.21 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 24.9 2.18 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.7 0.85 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.4 0.30 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.0 1.13 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9.0 0.78 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 80.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 44.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 47.8 4.18 7.4545.97
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce