US trade with Vatican City in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 18, 2018

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

US Trade with Vatican City

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Vatican City was $0.2 million, down 68.45% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Vatican City in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0.0 million, down 99.12% ($0.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Vatican City in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.1 million, up 29.61% ($0.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Vatican City went from a surplus of $0.3 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $0.1 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Vatican City was the US 217th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 212th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Vatican City was the US 220th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 208th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0001% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Vatican City was the US 206th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City 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) - 100.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (3.19% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (40.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016).
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (22.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vatican City (30.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $150.9 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $111.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $44.8 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $37.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $9.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $8.5 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $2.6 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 111.8-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 37.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 44.8-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 150.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 100.00 11.7-72.47
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00

US Imports from Vatican City

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 30.60% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.76% of US total imports from Vatican City (36.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.04% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.91% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $45.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $25.2 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $19.5 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 $8.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $7.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2.9 thousand.

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

  • 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 $56.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $13.8 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 $6.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.8 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City 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
(%)
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19.5 13.04 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 6.6-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.9 1.91 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 45.7 30.60 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26.0 17.38 28.7-9.62
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 8.9 5.94 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.6 2.44 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 56.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.8 5.23 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 35.1 23.46 9.9254.15
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce