Country Report Central African Republic August 1997 Main report

French trade.

French trade ($ '000) Jan-Dec Jan-Dec Jan-Dec 1993 1994 1995 French exports fob Cereals & preparations 7,292 5,797 7,544 Sugar & preparations 0 15 32 Beverages 553 554 590 Chemicals 11,998 12,189 10,859 Rubber manufactures 451 685 741 Paper etc & manufactures 1,023 1,322 1,263 Textile fibres & manufactures, incl clothing 954 981 1,358 Non-metallic mineral manufactures 285 163 407 Iron & steel 273 308 224 Non-ferrous metals 0 138 544 Metal manufactures 1,237 1,976 2,134 Machinery incl electric 11,029 14,928 17,000 Road vehicles 3,248 6,561 7,805 Other transport equipment 0 717 119 Scientific instruments etc 1,262 1,232 1,203 Total incl others 46,277 52,546 59,649 French imports cif Fruit & vegetables 0 10 0 Coffee, cocoa, tea & spices 1,938 5,241 13,824 Tobacco, unmanufactured 1,895 608 138 Rubber, crude 0 21 41 Wood & cork & manufactures 110 312 276 Textile fibres & waste 138 109 616 Petroleum & products 0 0 0 Textile yarn & manufactures 0 0 0 Non-ferrous metals 0 0 0 Total incl others 4,660 8,457 15,276 Source: UN, External Trade Statistics, series D.

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