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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 191st largest goods trading partner with $26 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $23 million; goods imports totaled $3 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Central African Republic was $20 million in 2018.

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' 186th largest goods export market in 2018.

  • U.S. goods exports to Central African Republic in 2018 were $23 million, up 105.1% ($12 million) from 2017 but down 1.6% from 2008. 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($13 million), special other (returns) ($2 million), electrical machinery ($2 million), machinery ($1 million), and wood pulp ($785 thousand).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Central African Republic totaled $496 thousand in 2018.

Imports

  • Central African Republic was the United States' 200th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

  • U.S. goods imports from Central African Republic totaled $3 million in 2018, up 32.3% ($695 thousand) from 2017, but down 66.8% from 2008.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($1 million), wood and wood products ($704 thousand), art and antiques ($324 thousand), machinery ($162 thousand), and electrical machinery ($62 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Central African Republic totaled $4 thousand in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Central African Republic was $20 million in 2018, a 122.6% increase ($11 million) over 2017.

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.