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Cameroon

Cameroon ranked No. 127 in total trade value through October with a total of $366.71 million. Exports totaled $161.8 million and Imports totaled $204.9 million, a deficit of $43.1 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $366.71 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $95,625,428
2Port of Houston $73,562,750
3Port of New Orleans $27,394,961
4Port of Pascagoula, Miss. $21,820,549
5Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $17,317,777
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $14,922,939
7Port of New York $13,949,548
8Port of Chester, Penn. $11,926,004
9Port of Virginia $10,035,200
10Port of Baltimore, Md. $9,315,475

U.S. trade with Cameroon rose to $366.71 million through October

Cameroon’s trade with the United States rose to $366.71 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 63.37 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Cameroon’s exports increased 35.04 percent while imports rose 95.8 percent. The U.S. deficit with Cameroon was $43.1 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Pascagoula, Miss.; and No. 5 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Port of Virginia. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 64.28 percent of Cameroon’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 375.41 percent to $95.63 million.
    Exports rose 2228.47 percent to $27.91 million. Imports rose 257.97 percent to $67.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 41.1 percent to $73.56 million.
    Exports rose 10.18 percent to $53 million. Imports rose 410.43 percent to $20.56 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 275.04 percent to $27.39 million.
    Exports fell 40.69 percent to $2.5 million. Imports rose 706.99 percent to $24.89 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Pascagoula, Miss. totaled $21.82 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $21.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 63.49 percent to $17.32 million.
    There were no exports. Imports rose 63.49 percent to $17.32 million.

Cameroon ranked No. 127 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 139.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Cameroon by value through October were the categories of Misc. iron or steel structures and parts; Miscellaneous machines, parts; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Malt extract, less than 40% cocoa; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 36.48 percent of total exports to Cameroon.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Cameroon –– Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803; and Rubber –– accounted for 82.67 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Misc. iron or steel structures and parts rose 2679.93 percent compared to last year to $22.66 million.
  • Miscellaneous machines, parts rose 583.69 percent compared to last year to $11.39 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons totaled $11.19 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Malt extract, less than 40% cocoa rose 76.64 percent compared to last year to $8.29 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 76.67 percent compared to last year to $5.5 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 144.72 percent compared to last year to $76.64 million.
  • Oil totaled $48.9 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 13.9 percent compared to last year to $18.23 million.
  • Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803 fell 13.44 percent compared to last year to $13.21 million.
  • Rubber rose 12.4 percent compared to last year to $12.42 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.