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Cameroon

Cameroon ranked No. 123 in total trade value through August with a total of $299.57 million. Exports totaled $129.49 million and Imports totaled $170.09 million, a deficit of $40.6 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $299.57 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $86,314,126
2Port of Newark $55,356,503
3Port of Pascagoula, Miss. $49,113,482
4Port of New York $18,763,541
5Port of Texas City, Texas $12,928,593
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $10,524,507
7Los Angeles International Airport $8,692,780
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $7,169,094
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $7,152,211
10Port of Virginia $6,589,035

U.S. trade with Cameroon rose to $299.57 million through August

Cameroon’s trade with the United States rose to $299.57 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.39 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Cameroon decreased 7.53 percent while U.S. imports from Cameroon rose 11.49 percent. The U.S. deficit with Cameroon was $40.6 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Pascagoula, Miss.; No. 4 Port of New York; and No. 5 Port of Texas City, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Pascagoula, Miss. No. 4 Port of Chester, Penn. and No. 5 Port of New York. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 74.26 percent of Cameroon’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 29.62 percent to $86.31 million.
    Exports rose 64.41 percent to $76.15 million. Imports fell 49.85 percent to $10.17 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 38.06 percent to $55.36 million.
    Exports fell 42.18 percent to $16.1 million. Imports fell 36.19 percent to $39.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Pascagoula, Miss. rose 125.08 percent to $49.11 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 125.08 percent to $49.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New York rose 80.99 percent to $18.76 million.
    Exports fell 61.73 percent to $3.93 million. Imports rose 14036 percent to $14.84 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Texas City, Texas totaled $12.93 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $12.93 million.

Cameroon ranked No. 123 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 128.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Cameroon by value through August were the categories of Compressors and pumps; Cell phones, related equipment; Miscellaneous machines, parts; Cereal groats, meal, pellets; and Grain sorghum, respectively. They accounted for 39.89 percent of total exports to Cameroon.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Cameroon –– Oil; Gasoline, other fuels; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 88.07 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Cameroon:

  • Compressors and pumps rose 2668.04 percent compared to last year to $22.71 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 145.44 percent compared to last year to $12.88 million.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts fell 20.84 percent compared to last year to $6.25 million.
  • Cereal groats, meal, pellets rose 202.97 percent compared to last year to $5.54 million.
  • Grain sorghum rose 114.35 percent compared to last year to $4.28 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Cameroon:

  • Oil rose 16.94 percent compared to last year to $57.18 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 22.23 percent compared to last year to $51.33 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 62.29 percent compared to last year to $20.33 million.
  • Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803 rose 31.8 percent compared to last year to $11.72 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 90.42 percent compared to last year to $9.23 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Cameroon recorded $279.2 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; Charleston; and Norfolk. Total U.S. exports to Cameroon were $ 159.71 million and imports from Cameroon were $119.5 million. The U.S. surplus with Cameroon was $40.21 million.