US trade (export - import) with Cook Islands in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 18, 2019

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

US Trade with Cook Islands

In 2018, US trade with Cook Islands was $8.4 million, down 4.06% ($0.4 million) from 2017.

US exports to Cook Islands in 2018 totaled $7.2 million, up 37.72% ($2.0 million) from 2017.

US imports from Cook Islands in 2018 were $1.2 million, down 66.45% ($2.3 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Cook Islands in 2018 was $6.0 million, a 248.97% increase ($4.3 million) over 2017.

Cook Islands was the US 205th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 202nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Cook Islands was the US 197th largest export market in 2018 (down from 195th in 2017), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (up from 0.0003% in 2017).

Cook Islands was the US 201st largest supplier in 2018 (down from 192nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in 2017).

US Exports to Cook Islands

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.41% of US total exports to Cook Islands (53.98% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.20% of US total exports to Cook Islands (27.44% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.48% of US total exports to Cook Islands (4.29% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.76% of US total exports to Cook Islands (1.15% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,259.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $560.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $70.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $59.1 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $55.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $49.6 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $42.9 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 $30.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $26.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $24.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $22.0 thousand.

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $120.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $44.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $29.1 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $24.6 thousand.
US exports to Cook Islands 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,284.5 31.63 2,225.32.66
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.1 0.10 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 106.9 1.48 80.632.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 199.1 2.76 156.227.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11.1 0.15 32.1-65.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6.8 0.09 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 205.8 2.85 326.2-36.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 24.8 0.34 2.8780.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 24.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15.2 0.21 23.9-36.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19.3 0.27 2.9557.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20.7 0.29 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.4 0.17 9.826.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.5 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12.3 0.17 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 55.1 0.76 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 119.9 1.66 95.225.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 24.3 0.34 69.0-64.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 66.9 0.93 17.2288.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 53.5 0.74 40.831.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.0 0.06 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.9 0.04 2.82.97
69 Ceramic products 24.8 0.34 14.571.33
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13.1 0.18 6.4104.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 9.5 0.13 4.2123.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.6 0.08 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.8 0.04 14.7-80.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 175.9 2.44 204.9-14.18
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 851.7 11.79 821.13.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,647.4 22.81 388.0324.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 84.0 1.16 13.2537.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
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 12.8-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17.9 0.25 29.3-39.05
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,134.4 15.71 573.797.74

US Imports from Cook Islands

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 53.93% of US total imports from Cook Islands (68.14% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.63% of US total imports from Cook Islands (3.60% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.41% of US total imports from Cook Islands (1.78% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.57% of US total imports from Cook Islands (0.00% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.36% of US total imports from Cook Islands (0.00% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.74% of US total imports from Cook Islands (2.45% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Cook Islands in 2018 over 2017 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 $125.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $75.5 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $65.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $60.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $51.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $49.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $46.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $45.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $16.7 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) - an increase of $16.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cook Islands 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 $1,794.9 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 $392.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $249.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $133.8 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $104.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $68.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $62.4 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $51.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $18.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $15.6 thousand.
US imports from Cook Islands 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
(%)
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 65.6 5.57 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 7.3 0.62 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.4 0.12 69.7-98.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.8 0.15 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 18.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 70.7 6.00 19.3265.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.2 1.63 2.5667.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 104.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 51.9-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 49.7 4.21 3.71,225.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16.0 1.36 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 62.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 75.5 6.41 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 149.4 12.68 1,944.3-92.32
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 416.6 35.36 291.642.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46.2 3.92 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23.2 1.97 157.0-85.22
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 18.9 1.60 411.7-95.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 249.5-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 49.4 4.19 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.7 2.18 27.8-7.55
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 141.7 12.03 80.875.38
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce