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Central African Republic

Central African Republic ranked No. 189 in total trade value through October with a total of $24.12 million. Exports totaled $22.01 million and Imports totaled $2.11 million, a surplus of $19.91 million.

U.S. trade with Central African Republic rose to $24.12 million through October

Central African Republic’s trade with the United States rose to $24.12 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 134.24 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Central African Republic’s exports increased 149.56 percent while imports rose 42.7 percent. The U.S. surplus with Central African Republic was $19.91 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 Los Angeles International Airport and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 82.1 percent of Central African Republic’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Norfolk/Mobile/Charleston totaled $12.93 million.
    Exports totaled $12.93 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 16.94 percent to $2 million.
    Exports fell 30.85 percent to $720,574. Imports rose 91.1 percent to $1.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 10.34 percent to $1.97 million.
    Exports fell 8.5 percent to $1.95 million. Imports fell 68.54 percent to $21,174.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 188.88 percent to $1.95 million.
    Exports rose 188.88 percent to $1.95 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Los Angeles International Airport rose 39.24 percent to $943,169.
    Exports rose 40 percent to $943,169. There were no imports.

Central African Republic ranked No. 189 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 202.

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 Central African Republic by value through October were the categories of Coal, briquettes; Low value shipments; Cell phones, related equipment; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 81.73 percent of total exports to Central African Republic.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Central African Republic –– Wigs, other products, from human hair; Antiques; Veneer sheets not more than 6 mm thick; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; and Electric shavers, hair clippers, etc. –– accounted for 87.86 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Central African Republic:

  • Coal, briquettes totaled $12.93 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 188.88 percent compared to last year to $1.95 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 19.13 percent compared to last year to $1.93 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade totaled $785,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Computers fell 57.03 percent compared to last year to $396,086.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Central African Republic:

  • Wigs, other products, from human hair rose 91.1 percent compared to last year to $1.28 million.
  • Antiques rose 6534.31 percent compared to last year to $310,552.
  • Veneer sheets not more than 6 mm thick rose 2497.38 percent compared to last year to $148,882.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 63 percent compared to last year to $55,149.
  • Electric shavers, hair clippers, etc. totaled $53,860. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Central African Republic recorded $13.35 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; Chicago; Low Value Shipments; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Central African Republic were $ 11.19 million and imports from Central African Republic were $2.16 million. The U.S. surplus with Central African Republic was $9.02 million.