US trade with Vatican City in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 27, 2018

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

US Trade with Vatican City

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Vatican City was $0.4 million, down 66.88% ($0.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Vatican City in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.2 million, up 8.35% ($0.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Vatican City in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 81.89% ($0.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Vatican City went from a deficit of $0.7 million in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $0.0 million in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Vatican City was the US 210th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 204th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Vatican City was the US 208th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 209th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Vatican City was the US 208th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 185th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0002% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City 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) - 89.68% of US total exports to Vatican City (6.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.22% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (90.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $168.3 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $8.9 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $6.4 thousand.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $137.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $28.3 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 $3.0 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 137.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6.4 3.22 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 8.9 4.50 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 3.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 177.0 89.68 8.71,937.29

US Imports from Vatican City

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.68% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.41% of US total imports from Vatican City (93.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City 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) - an increase of $67.3 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 $14.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $11.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vatican City 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 $702.3 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 $144.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $2.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.1 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City 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
(%)
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 67.3 40.68 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
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 2.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 702.3-100.00
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 0.00 144.7-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.7 2.23 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18.5 11.19 7.2158.05
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 15.9 9.63 1.8805.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24.3 14.68 30.5-20.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce