US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with British Indian Ocean Territory

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory was $1.1 million, down 77.54% ($4.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $1.1 million, down 28.99% ($0.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $0.0 million, down 99.04% ($3.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with British Indian Ocean Territory went from a deficit of $2.0 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $1.1 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 203rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 187th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (down from 0.0006% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 195th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 190th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (down from 0.0004% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 213th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 159th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0006% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.02% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (51.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 26.25% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (4.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.15% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (11.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.07% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (1.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.28% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (19.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.67% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.87% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (8.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $236.2 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $115.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $101.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $74.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $52.2 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $40.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $24.8 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $17.4 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $17.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $10.0 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $9.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $255.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $178.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $168.2 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) - a decrease of $150.8 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $85.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $80.9 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $39.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $36.5 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $32.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $30.8 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $19.0 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 $16.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $10.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $10.1 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 $8.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $8.4 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $6.4 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $5.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3.8 thousand.
US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 115.2 10.34 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9.3 0.83 17.7-47.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10.0 0.90 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40.9 3.67 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.6 0.86 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 30.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 80.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24.8 2.22 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 19.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 36.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 101.1 9.07 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 47.8 4.28 303.0-84.24
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 32.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 85.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.9 0.35 2.839.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.9 0.26 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.0 0.27 0.0
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 8.7-100.00
72 Iron and steel 22.0 1.97 4.9350.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 236.2 21.19 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 39.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 34.4 3.09 17.1101.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 81.4 7.30 259.9-68.66
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 206.0 18.48 356.8-42.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.7 0.24 170.9-98.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 66.8 5.99 14.6357.15
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
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 16.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 74.5 6.68 0.0

US Imports from British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 68.15% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.50% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (0.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (99.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $23.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $6.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.9 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $1.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,971.4 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) - a decrease of $1,548.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.1 thousand.
US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.0 2.88 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.9 5.50 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23.1 68.15 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1,971.4-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 1,548.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.0 17.82 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce