Country Report Central African Republic August 1997 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 mineral 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(a) 1992 1993 1994 1995 Belgium-Luxembourg 69 77 86 75 France 3 4 8 30 Spain 12 7 12 0 Iran 8 8 8 n/a Germany 2 2 4 0 Taiwan 4 22 1 n/a Total incl others 200 132 140 187 $ m Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Imports cif(a) 1992 1993 1994 1995 France 67 48 58 70 Japan 8 6 7 46 Cameroon 21 21 21 12 Namibia 7 8 10 n/a Germany 6 5 5 7 Belgium-Luxembourg 6 5 5 6 USA 1 6 5 5 Total incl others 392 422 472 189 (a) DOTS estimate. Sources: National Sources, UN, International Trade Statistics, yearbook.

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