US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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

US Trade with British Indian Ocean Territory

In the first half of 2017, US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory was $13.4 million, down 4.91% ($0.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017 totaled $5.1 million, up 134.69% ($2.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017 were $8.3 million, down 30.34% ($3.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017 was $3.2 million, a 67.10% decrease ($6.5 million) over the first half of 2016.

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 183rd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (down from 0.0008% in the first half of 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 186th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 195th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total exports (up from 0.0003% in the first half of 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 157th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 153rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (down from 0.0011% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to British Indian Ocean Territory

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 52.11% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (13.96% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.75% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (60.92% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.37% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (3.20% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.68% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.81% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.23% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (10.89% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.37% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (6.28% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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) - an increase of $2,306.3 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $295.4 thousand;
  • 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 $221.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $111.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $105.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $74.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $45.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $45.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $35.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $31.0 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $24.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $24.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $23.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $18.5 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $17.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $266.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $158.2 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;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $43.9 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $39.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $34.3 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $28.2 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $19.0 thousand.
US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12.0 0.24 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 221.9 4.36 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42.4 0.83 17.7139.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13.1 0.26 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 45.8 0.90 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12.8 0.25 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 49.4 0.97 30.860.16
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 0.49 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.0 0.18 43.3-79.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 19.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37.8 0.74 36.53.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 120.5 2.36 15.3686.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12.2 0.24 10.615.06
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,609.3 51.22 303.0761.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 45.2 0.89 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.1 0.10 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.8 0.07 32.0-88.11
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 0.08 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 0.06 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.0 0.06 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 300.3 5.90 4.96,050.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 35.2 0.69 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 236.2 4.64 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23.9 0.47 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 39.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 34.4 0.68 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
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 378.1 7.42 266.741.80
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 341.8 6.71 608.1-43.79
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 44.2 0.87 202.4-78.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 191.2 3.75 235.1-18.68
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 18.6 0.36 20.3-8.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31.0 0.61 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 74.5 1.46 0.0

US Imports from British Indian Ocean Territory

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 99.23% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (96.53% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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) - an increase of $5,845.4 thousand.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,103.4 thousand.
US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
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 13.4 0.16 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.0 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.9 0.02 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 0.28 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11.6 0.14 9,115.0-99.87
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 8,224.2 99.09 2,378.8245.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
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 20.8 0.25 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce