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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 200th largest goods trading partner with $13 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $11 million; goods imports totaled $2 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Central African Republic was $9 million in 2017.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Central African Republic supported an estimated 2 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Central African Republic was the United States' 192nd largest goods export market in 2017.

  • U.S. goods exports to Central African Republic in 2017 were $11 million, up 18.7% ($2 million) from 2016 but down 43.4% from 2007. 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: electrical machinery ($4 million), machinery ($3 million), special other (low value estimates) ($925 thousand), nonwoven textiles ($811 thousand), and aircraft ($564 thousand).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Central African Republic totaled $433 thousand in 2017.

Imports

  • Central African Republic was the United States' 201st largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

  • U.S. goods imports from Central African Republic totaled $2 million in 2017, up 108.4% ($1 million) from 2016, but down 25.0% from 2007. 

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($1 million), optical and medical instruments ($252 thousand), wood and wood products ($179 thousand), 7mineral fuels ($104 thousand), and special other (returns) ($77 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Central African Republic totaled $30 thousand in 2017.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Central African Republic was $9 million in 2017, a 7.6% increase ($638 thousand) over 2016.

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Central African Republic are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Central African Republic.

  • No data on Central African Republic's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Central African Republic FDI in the U.S.

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