Central African Republic

Central African Republic ranked No. 189 in total trade value through June with a total of $13.58 million. Exports totaled $12.82 million and Imports totaled $757,872, a surplus of $12.06 million.

U.S. trade with Central African Republic rose to $13.58 million through June

Central African Republic’s trade with the United States rose to $13.58 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 61.36 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Central African Republic decreased 60.89 percent while U.S. imports from Central African Republic fell 67.92 percent. The U.S. surplus with Central African Republic was $12.06 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Philadelphia; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; and No. 5 Miami Int’l Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Boston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 82.81 percent of Central African Republic’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Philadelphia rose 24304 percent to $4.07 million.
    Exports rose 24158 percent to $4.04 million. Imports totaled $24,421.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 85.82 percent to $2.85 million.
    Exports fell 85.82 percent to $2.85 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 65.51 percent to $2.68 million.
    Exports fell 63.21 percent to $2.31 million. Imports fell 75.31 percent to $363,650.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 62.43 percent to $1.02 million.
    Exports fell 62.43 percent to $1.02 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Miami Int’l Airport rose 400.83 percent to $623,069.
    Exports rose 513.98 percent to $623,069. 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. 188.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Central African Republic by value through June were the categories of LNG, other petroleum gases; Cell phones, related equipment; Low value shipments; Computers; and Parts for heavy machinery, respectively. They accounted for 84.65 percent of total exports to Central African Republic.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Central African Republic –– Diamonds, not mounted; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides; Returned exports, without change; and Mattresses and other bedding products –– accounted for 97.98 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • LNG, other petroleum gases fell 68.15 percent compared to last year to $6.38 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 12.93 percent compared to last year to $2.34 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 62.43 percent compared to last year to $1.02 million.
  • Computers fell 9.93 percent compared to last year to $862,331.
  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 968.39 percent compared to last year to $252,289.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted fell 74.62 percent compared to last year to $363,650.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic fell 45.27 percent compared to last year to $238,941.
  • Plants for pharmacy, perfume, insecticides totaled $61,600. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Returned exports, without change fell 50.36 percent compared to last year to $43,518.
  • Mattresses and other bedding products totaled $34,865. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Central African Republic recorded $40.53 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Central African Republic were $ 36.99 million and imports from Central African Republic were $3.54 million. The U.S. surplus with Central African Republic was $33.46 million.