Country Report Central African Republic October 1998 Main report

Foreign trade.

Foreign trade $ '000 Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Imports cif 1980 1989 Meat & products 758 1,156 Dairy products 2,005 2,788 Fish & products 718 1,423 Cereals & products 5,400 8,192 Fruit, vegetables & products 820 1,105 Sugar & products 901 6,232 Beverages 4,396 1,991 Tobacco & manufactures 739 3,715 Petroleum & products 1,184 10,390 Chemicals 9,490 22,239 Rubber manufactures 1,525 2,412 Paper & manufactures 1,813 3,325 Textile fibres & manufactures, incl clothing 4,589 7,118 Miscellaneous non-metallic minerals manufactures 3,418 6,780 Iron & steel 1,187 1,852 Metal manufactures 4,764 5,939 Machinery incl electric 14,090 28,491 Transport equipment 13,153 24,385 of which: road vehicles 13,120 23,638 Total incl others 80,461 159,124 CFAfr bn Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Exports fob 1989 1990 Coffee 8.5 2.7 Wood & cork & manufactures 6.3 9.2 Cotton, raw 3.9 4.5 Diamonds 22.6 19.7 Total incl others 47.2 41.2 $ m Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Exports fob 1994 1995 1996(a) 1997(a) Belgium-Luxembourg 65 75 102 98 Cote d'Ivoire n/a n/a 13 14 Spain 1 n/a 7 12 France 10 30 5 8 Italy n/a n/a 6 4 Total incl others 143 187 249 269 $ m Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Imports cif 1994 1995 1996(a) 1997(a) France 55 70 54 51 Cote d'Ivoire n/a 1 28 30 Cameroon 8 12 15 18 Germany 3 7 4 6 Belgium-Luxembourg 2 6 5 6 Total incl others 132 189 174 168 (a) DOTS estimates. Sources: National sources, UN, International Trade Statistics, yearbook; quarterly.

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