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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.