US trade (export - import) with Christmas Island in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 10, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In 2018, US trade with Christmas Island was $1.8 million, down 1.79% ($0.0 million) from 2017.

US exports to Christmas Island in 2018 totaled $0.8 million, up 77.86% ($0.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Christmas Island in 2018 were $0.9 million, down 30.12% ($0.4 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Christmas Island in 2018 was $0.1 million, a 89.71% decrease ($0.8 million) over 2017.

Christmas Island was the US 213th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 214th in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Christmas Island was the US 212th largest export market in 2018 (up from 214th in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (up from 0.0000% in 2017).

Christmas Island was the US 203rd largest supplier in 2018 (down from 199th in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in 2017).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.10% of US total exports to Christmas Island (23.10% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.82% of US total exports to Christmas Island (20.89% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.07% of US total exports to Christmas Island (3.36% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.13% of US total exports to Christmas Island (11.38% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (33.40% in 2017).
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (2.17% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $365.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $153.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $62.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $24.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $20.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $12.2 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $159.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $54.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $22.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10.5 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $10.3 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $10.0 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $4.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2.5 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 159.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 189.8 22.39 36.9414.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37.6 4.43 39.9-5.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 68.4 8.07 6.01,040.63
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
72 Iron and steel 11.0 1.30 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 54.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24.0 2.83 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31.2 3.68 41.7-25.20
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 12.2 1.44 11.47.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21.8 2.57 9.6127.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts 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 410.4 48.40 44.5821.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 41.4 4.88 20.5102.06

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 44.50% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.00% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.77% of US total imports from Christmas Island (46.42% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.36% of US total imports from Christmas Island (6.43% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.62% of US total imports from Christmas Island (5.47% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (11.80% in 2017).
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (10.31% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in 2018 over 2017 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 $416.8 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 $116.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $86.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $23.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $18.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $13.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $11.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $470.3 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $154.7 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 $125.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $117.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $65.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $65.2 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $36.3 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $21.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $14.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $12.5 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $3.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3.4 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 154.7-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 117.1-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.5 0.16 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20.6 2.20 2.5729.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.42 69.1-94.27
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 416.8 44.50 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 27.4 2.92 4.1569.36
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13.5 1.44 78.7-82.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 92.9 9.92 563.2-83.51
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 135.3 14.44 19.0611.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13.2 1.41 27.6-52.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 36.3-100.00
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 37.1 3.96 163.0-77.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24.0 2.56 10.7124.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 86.4 9.22 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 64.2 6.86 52.422.63
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce