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Central African Republic

Central African Republic ranked No. 181 in total trade value through August with a total of $37.06 million. Exports totaled $34.05 million and Imports totaled $3.01 million, a surplus of $31.04 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $37.06 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $20,335,418
2John F. Kennedy International Airport $7,851,499
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $2,834,212
4Port of Boston $1,064,620
5Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,059,570
6Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $539,192
7Port of New York $449,794
8Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas $446,678
9Los Angeles International Airport $383,594
10Port of Virginia $319,113

U.S. trade with Central African Republic rose to $37.06 million through August

Central African Republic’s trade with the United States rose to $37.06 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 426 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Central African Republic increased 542.27 percent while U.S. imports from Central African Republic rose 72.43 percent. The U.S. surplus with Central African Republic was $31.04 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 4 Port of Boston; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 2 Los Angeles International Airport No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 89.45 percent of Central African Republic’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 5289.72 percent to $20.34 million.
    Exports rose 6212.39 percent to $20.34 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 840.19 percent to $7.85 million.
    Exports rose 677.64 percent to $6.33 million. Imports rose 7088.79 percent to $1.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 561.81 percent to $2.83 million.
    Exports rose 561.81 percent to $2.83 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Boston totaled $1.06 million.
    Exports totaled $325,000. Imports totaled $739,620.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 37.05 percent to $1.06 million.
    Exports rose 15.26 percent to $824,313. Imports fell 75.69 percent to $235,257.

Central African Republic ranked No. 181 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 210.

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 Central African Republic by value through August were the categories of Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; Low value shipments; Cell phones, related equipment; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 86.09 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; Wigs, other products, from human hair; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 93.08 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons totaled $20.03 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork totaled $3.23 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 561.81 percent compared to last year to $2.83 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 168.91 percent compared to last year to $2.23 million.
  • Computers rose 198.32 percent compared to last year to $988,999.

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

  • Diamonds, not mounted rose 62675 percent compared to last year to $1.48 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 1652.7 percent compared to last year to $966,595.
  • Wigs, other products, from human hair fell 82.29 percent compared to last year to $171,396.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 191.14 percent compared to last year to $90,207.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $87,659. 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.