US trade (export - import) with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 17, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with British Indian Ocean Territory

In 2018, US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory was $8.6 million, down 49.75% ($8.5 million) from 2017.

US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 were $8.5 million, down 1.74% ($0.1 million) from 2017.

US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 were $0.1 million, down 98.60% ($8.4 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 was $8.4 million, a 5,530.97% increase ($8.2 million) over 2017.

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 204th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 188th in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (down from 0.0004% in 2017).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 195th largest export market in 2018 (down from 191st in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (down from 0.0006% in 2017).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 215th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 173rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0004% in 2017).

US Exports to British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.57% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (31.02% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.94% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (4.56% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.95% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (14.90% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.24% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (7.61% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.51% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (33.08% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.41% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (1.19% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,800.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,434.0 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $472.9 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $207.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $114.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $89.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $69.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $41.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $41.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $36.6 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $31.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,638.4 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $370.8 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $307.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $255.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $192.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $114.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $93.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $86.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $79.4 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $65.6 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $63.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $52.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $49.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $31.0 thousand;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $28.6 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $26.3 thousand.
US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16.1 0.19 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.8 0.04 2.835.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24.7 0.29 30.0-17.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 438.0 5.17 230.989.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4.2 0.05 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.7 0.08 10.0-33.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 14.2 0.17 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 34.5 0.41 86.5-60.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 45.8 0.54 27.964.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 31.8 0.38 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 87.6 1.03 102.3-14.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4.4 0.05 27.6-83.90
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 49.4-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 22.6 0.27 102.0-77.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18.0 0.21 27.5-34.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 95.8 1.13 54.276.81
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 6.9 0.08 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37.5 0.44 55.3-32.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 63.1 0.75 319.0-80.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 110.6 1.31 21.1424.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 74.0 0.87 33.1123.91
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 72.5 0.86 2,710.9-97.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 66.1 0.78 45.246.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 63.2-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 28.6-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.9 0.05 9.1-57.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.9 0.03 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.8 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.2 0.07 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.8 0.12 3.0230.63
70 Glass and glassware 42.0 0.50 37.512.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 65.6-100.00
72 Iron and steel 184.4 2.18 555.2-66.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 45.9 0.54 159.9-71.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 17.7 0.21 325.2-94.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19.8 0.23 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 85.4 1.01 179.0-52.29
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17.0 0.20 43.3-60.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 114.0 1.35 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20.0 0.24 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,727.2 32.19 1,293.2110.89
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 1,310.9 15.47 838.056.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 59.9 0.71 23.2157.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 56.1 0.66 142.4-60.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,800.0 21.24 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 364.0 4.30 378.1-3.73
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0.0 0.00 18.6-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.9 0.03 2.69.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 31.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 143.8 1.70 74.592.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 157.4 1.86 349.4-54.95

US Imports from British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.01% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (98.02% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.04% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (0.02% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.95% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (0.18% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.03% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (0.27% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.09% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (0.00% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.74% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (0.00% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $18.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $13.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $8,236.4 thousand;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $84.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $51.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $24.4 thousand;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - a decrease of $13.4 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $11.1 thousand.
US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15.4 12.95 1.5914.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.0 0.85 1.03.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.2 6.09 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.3 17.04 1.9989.36
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11.9 10.03 23.1-48.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.3 2.74 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38.0 31.91 16.0137.78
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 2.5 2.10 8,238.9-99.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 51.0-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0.0 0.00 84.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 24.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19.4 16.30 18.26.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce