Cape Verde is the 116th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, Cape Verde exported $60.3M and imported $656M, resulting in a negative trade balance of $596M.
The top exports of Cape Verde are Processed Fish ($26.1M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($23.1M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($3.64M), Footwear Parts ($3.43M) and Knit Men's Undergarments ($1.45M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($53.4M), Cement ($21.6M), Cars ($16.3M), Rice ($16.1M) and Concentrated Milk ($13.4M).
The top export destinations of Cape Verde are Spain ($43.7M), Portugal ($11.6M), Turkey ($2.51M), Italy ($741k) and the United States ($674k). The top import origins are Portugal ($286M), Spain ($94.2M), China ($48.7M), France ($40.1M) and the Netherlands ($36.3M).