Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Central African Republic | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Central African Republic World Exports Value (US$) 131 086 670.00 114 200 540.00 80 531 817.00 89 815 644.00 103 936 772.00 114 177 981.00 48 510 006.00 20 701 225.00 96 853 681.00 88 451 252.00 196 990 937.00 54 264 098.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 19.346 -12.881 -29.482 11.528 15.722 9.853 -57.513 -57.325 367.864 -8.675 122.711 -72.453
Imports Value (US$) 197 763 982.00 185 016 281.00 211 713 557.00 209 945 572.00 214 703 270.00 217 528 639.00 129 726 502.00 308 030 080.00 456 596 903.00 401 319 710.00 418 721 339.00 384 386 438.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 40.815 -6.445 14.429 -0.835 2.266 1.315 -40.363 137.445 48.231 -12.106 4.336 -8.199

The value of merchandise exports from Central African Republic totalled $ 54 million in 2018. Overall commodity exports from Central African Republic decreased by 72% compared to 2017. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 142 million (the value of merchandise exports from Central African Republic amounted to $196 million in 2017)

Central African Republic's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Central African Republic in 2018:

  • France with a share of 33% (18.1 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 16.4% (8.93 million US$)
  • Cameroon with a share of 13.2% (7.18 million US$)
  • China with a share of 12.6% (6.84 million US$)
  • Niger with a share of 4.54% (2.46 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 4.25% (2.3 million US$)
  • Morocco with a share of 3.57% (1.94 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.27% (1.77 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 1.54% (837 thousand US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 1.41% (767 thousand US$)

Exports structure from Central African Republic in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 27% (14.9 million US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • 25% (13.6 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 18.1% (9.82 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 17.4% (9.47 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.53% (2.45 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.06% (1.66 million US$): 86 - Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signaling equipment of all kinds
  • 1.84% (999 thousand US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 0.396% (215 thousand US$): 70 - Glass and glassware
  • 0.323% (175 thousand US$): 54 - Man-made filaments
  • 0.177% (96 thousand US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings

What did Central African Republic export in 2018?

Central African Republic's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 20% ($10.9 million): 4403 - Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
  • 16.3% ($8.85 million): 8502 - Electric generating sets and rotary converters.
  • 15% ($8.15 million): 8710 - Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicles.
  • 13.5% ($7.37 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 7.37% ($4 million): 4407 - Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.
  • 7.23% ($3.92 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 4.52% ($2.45 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 3.08% ($1.67 million): 8479 - Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 3.06% ($1.66 million): 8609 - Containers (including containers for the transport of fluids) specially designed and equipped for carriage by one or more modes of transport.
  • 1.99% ($1.07 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.

The value of merchandise imports to Central African Republic totalled $ 384 million in 2018. Overall commodity imports to Central African Republic decreased by 8.19% compared to 2017. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 34 million (the value of merchandise imports to Central African Republic was equal to $418 million in 2017)

Central African Republic's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Central African Republic in 2018:

  • France with a share of 17.1% (65 million US$)
  • China with a share of 11.8% (45 million US$)
  • Cameroon with a share of 8.06% (30 million US$)
  • Nepal with a share of 7.8% (29 million US$)
  • India with a share of 7.09% (27 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.07% (19.5 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.6% (13.8 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 3.46% (13.3 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 3.17% (12.1 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.77% (10.6 million US$)

Imports structure to Central African Republic in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 28% (110 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.28% (31 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.16% (23 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.81% (22 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 4.87% (18.7 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.74% (18.2 million US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 4.22% (16.2 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 2.59% (9.96 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.32% (8.94 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 2.06% (7.92 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Central African Republic import in 2018?

Central African Republic's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 13.1% ($50 million): 8710 - Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicles.
  • 6.47% ($24 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 5.71% ($21 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.73% ($18.2 million): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 4.28% ($16.4 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 4.06% ($15.6 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 3.25% ($12.5 million): 2106 - Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.21% ($8.51 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 1.95% ($7.51 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.92% ($7.41 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.

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Central African Republic | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018