Exporter Rank

138 / 146

Importer Rank

139 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

49 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $88,451,252
Total Imports (2016) $401,319,710
Trade Balance (2016) ($312,868,458)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 12.52%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 31.77%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
France $42,976,527
Burundi $12,603,887
China $8,995,900
Cameroon $7,469,194
Germany $3,277,105
Vietnam $3,070,065
Austria $1,882,051
Belgium $1,795,428
Iceland $1,158,379
Chad $779,225

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
France $84,821,865
Japan $45,170,066
United States $39,649,853
China $35,239,619
Italy $28,327,251
Cameroon $19,842,542
Netherlands $19,032,267
India $14,374,017
United Kingdom $12,346,809
Denmark $7,888,619

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $46,147,796
(44) Wood $28,827,353
(88) Aircraft $4,180,501
(84) Industrial Machinery $3,261,531
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $2,853,709
(86) Railway Equipment $1,324,930
(85) Electrical Machinery $540,724
(52) Cotton $356,363
(63) Textile Articles $339,006
(21) Prepared Foods $208,122

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $120,782,782
(30) Pharmaceuticals $42,337,607
(85) Electrical Machinery $40,871,555
(84) Industrial Machinery $26,510,473
(86) Railway Equipment $11,404,270
(11) Milling Products $11,200,644
(21) Prepared Foods $10,995,066
(96) Miscellaneous Articles $10,568,680
(39) Plastics $10,291,099
(94) Furniture $7,787,786

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 9/22/2018
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