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Central African Republic

Central African Republic ranked No. 202 in total trade value through February with a total of $1.95 million. Exports totaled $1.44 million and Imports totaled $511,328, a surplus of $923,998.

U.S. trade with Central African Republic rose to $1.95 million through February

Central African Republic’s trade with the United States rose to $1.95 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 187.84 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Central African Republic’s exports increased 682.22 percent while imports rose 3.76 percent. The U.S. surplus with Central African Republic was $923,998.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 Port of New York; No. 3 Port of Boston; No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif.; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 2 Port of Charleston No. 3 Port of New York No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 68.8 percent of Central African Republic’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 22.85 percent to $483,138.
    Exports totaled $329,140. Imports fell 60.84 percent to $153,998.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New York rose 483.77 percent to $314,416.
    Exports totaled $314,416. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Boston totaled $243,299.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $243,299.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Oakland, Calif. totaled $164,660.
    Exports totaled $164,660. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 671.7 percent to $133,789.
    Exports rose 671.7 percent to $133,789. There were no imports.

Central African Republic ranked No. 202 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 $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Central African Republic by value through February were the categories of Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; Engine parts; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Low value shipments; and Furniture, parts, respectively. They accounted for 58.98 percent of total exports to Central African Republic.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Central African Republic –– Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; Wigs, other products, from human hair; Value added to a returned import; Paintings, drawings and other artwork; and Plates, Sheets, Profile Shapes Etc, Soft Vulc 4008 –– accounted for 97.24 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V totaled $257,637. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Engine parts totaled $185,000. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. totaled $164,660. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Low value shipments rose 671.7 percent compared to last year to $133,789.
  • Furniture, parts totaled $105,477. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.

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

  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic totaled $328,458. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Wigs, other products, from human hair fell 77.08 percent compared to last year to $90,137.
  • Value added to a returned import totaled $36,244. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Paintings, drawings and other artwork totaled $22,928. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Plates, Sheets, Profile Shapes Etc, Soft Vulc 4008 totaled $19,426. 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.