US trade with Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Christmas Island was $0.5 million, down 27.66% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $0.1 million, down 64.34% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $0.4 million, down 8.94% ($0.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $0.4 million, a 48.79% increase ($0.1 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Christmas Island was the US 211th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 216th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 209th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0001% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 192nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 196th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 57.07% of US total exports to Christmas Island (5.99% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.82% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.33% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.75% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.88% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (1.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (4.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $50.4 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $10.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $8.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $160.0 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 $46.0 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $14.8 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $11.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3.2 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.5 2.88 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7.5 8.49 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8.2 9.33 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10.0 11.33 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 50.4 57.07 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7.7 8.75 0.0
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 46.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 160.0-100.00

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.04% of US total imports from Christmas Island (62.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.22% of US total imports from Christmas Island (18.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (5.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016).
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (8.53% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $246.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $69.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter 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 $203.4 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $91.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $34.0 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 $19.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $15.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $9.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $7.3 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.2 0.26 0.757.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.56 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69.1 15.65 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 91.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 34.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 342.0 77.44 95.6257.65
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 2.7 0.60 206.1-98.71
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 19.8-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce