US trade with Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 18, 2018

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

US Trade with Vatican City

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Vatican City totaled $2.1 million, up 21.85% ($0.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $1.1 million, up 150.33% ($0.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 were $1.0 million, down 23.85% ($0.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Vatican City went from a deficit of $0.8 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a surplus of $0.2 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Vatican City was the US 211th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 213th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Vatican City was the US 208th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 213th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (up from 0.0000% in the first nine months of 2016).

Vatican City was the US 201st largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 198th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Vatican City

The major share of US exports to Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.75% of US total exports to Vatican City (36.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.51% of US total exports to Vatican City (10.75% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.09% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.74% of US total exports to Vatican City (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $274.4 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $195.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $191.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $165.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $109.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $23.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $18.2 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 first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $193.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $72.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $34.4 thousand.
US exports to Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 65.2 5.70 137.4-52.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 302.7 26.47 28.3969.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 109.6 9.58 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6.4 0.56 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 195.5 17.09 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 8.9 0.78 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 191.4 16.74 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
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 34.4-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 23.2 2.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 177.0 15.48 11.71,414.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.0 3.06 228.2-84.66
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 28.9 2.52 10.6171.02

US Imports from Vatican City

The major share of US imports from Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.26% of US total imports from Vatican City (81.13% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.88% of US total imports from Vatican City (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.39% of US total imports from Vatican City (1.44% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - an increase of $227.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $106.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $67.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $10.2 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 $4.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $349.8 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 $297.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $29.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $20.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $16.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8.3 thousand.
US imports from Vatican City in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 67.3 6.88 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 2.7 0.28 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
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.09 17.4-94.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.4 0.25 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.5 0.05 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.2 1.05 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 4.5 0.45 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 356.6 36.46 706.4-49.51
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 14.2 1.45 312.0-95.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 106.9 10.93 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23.8 2.43 23.70.22
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 279.5 28.58 52.5432.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 27.4 2.80 48.0-43.03
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 81.4 8.32 111.2-26.84
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce