US trade with Christmas Island in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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

US Trade with Christmas Island

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Christmas Island was $0.8 million, down 54.63% ($1.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Christmas Island in the first half of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 81.66% ($0.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Christmas Island in the first half of 2017 were $0.7 million, down 26.45% ($0.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Christmas Island went from a surplus of $0.0 million in the first half of 2016, to a deficit of $0.5 million in the first half of 2017.

Christmas Island was the US 214th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 209th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in the first half of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 218th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 204th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0001% in the first half of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 199th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 196th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Christmas Island

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 28.95% of US total exports to Christmas Island (1.56% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.57% of US total exports to Christmas Island (8.01% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.95% of US total exports to Christmas Island (62.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.94% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.34% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.75% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.50% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.46% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (1.21% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $50.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11.5 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 $11.4 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $10.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9.6 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $5.3 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 first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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) - a decrease of $299.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $266.8 thousand;
  • 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;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $24.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $15.4 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 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
(%)
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 1.46 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 24.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 36.4 20.95 51.8-29.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11.5 6.62 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10.0 5.75 4.7111.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 10.3 5.94 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 28.95 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7.7 4.44 274.5-97.19
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 11.4 6.54 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.6 5.52 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18.2 10.45 317.9-94.28
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 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) - 52.78% of US total imports from Christmas Island (76.34% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.66% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.76% of US total imports from Christmas Island (4.54% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.96% of US total imports from Christmas Island (10.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (2.70% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $116.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $71.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $69.1 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $21.2 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 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 $234.7 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $91.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $63.8 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 $46.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $34.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $32.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $15.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10.7 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $9.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.7 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island 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
(%)
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21.2 3.16 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 117.1 17.50 0.715,764.91
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 0.37 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69.1 10.33 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 91.8-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.7 0.26 0.0
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 78.7 11.76 7.3971.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 342.0 51.11 405.8-15.72
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 11.2 1.67 245.8-95.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 32.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
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 46.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce