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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

AGOA Status: Central African Republic is not eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Central African Republic have no trade or investment agreements.

U.S. - Central African Republic Trade Facts

Central African Republic is currently our 187th largest goods trading partner with $37 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $34 million; goods imports totaled $3 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Central African Republic was $31 million in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Central African Republic supported an estimated 1 hundred jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

Central African Republic was the United States' 176th largest goods export market in 2015.

U.S. goods exports to Central African Republic in 2015 were $34 million, up 5.0% ($2 million) from 2014 and up 130% from 2005. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: vehicles ($23 million), electrical machinery ($3 million), special other (low values estimate) ($3 million), machinery ($3 million), and miscellaneous food ($671 thousand).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Central African Republic totaled $701 thousand in 2015.

Imports

Central African Republic was the United States' 195th largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.

U.S. goods imports from Central African Republic totaled $3 million in 2015, up 130% ($2 million) from 2014, but down 45% from 2005. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: special other (returns) ($2 million), wood and wood products ($410 thousand), animal or vegetable fats and oils (bees wax) ($406 thousand), electrical machinery ($213 thousand), and machinery ($154 thousand).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Central African Republic totaled $406 thousand in 2015.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Central African Republic was $31 million in 2015, a 0.5% decrease ($161 thousand) over 2014.

Investment

Data on U.S. FDI in Central African Republic are unavailable.

No data on Central African Republic's FDI in the U.S. are available.

NOTE: No services trade data with Central African Republic are available.