US trade (export - import) with Fiji in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Fiji in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Fiji

In 2013, US trade with Fiji was $276.0 million, down 0.54% ($1.5 million) from 2012.

US exports to Fiji in 2013 totaled $66.9 million, up 20.37% ($11.3 million) from 2012.

US imports from Fiji in 2013 were $209.0 million, down 5.79% ($12.8 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Fiji in 2013 was $142.1 million, a 14.53% decrease ($24.2 million) over 2012.

Fiji was the US 137th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 134th in 2012), accounting for 0.0071% of US total trade (down from 0.0072% in 2012).

Fiji was the US 158th largest export market in 2013 (up from 160th in 2012), accounting for 0.0042% of US total exports (up from 0.0036% in 2012).

Fiji was the US 110th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 109th in 2012), accounting for 0.0090% of US total imports (down from 0.0095% in 2012).

US Exports to Fiji

The major share of US exports to Fiji in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.54% of US total exports to Fiji (34.98% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.95% of US total exports to Fiji (17.39% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.89% of US total exports to Fiji (8.18% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.07% of US total exports to Fiji (2.11% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.70% of US total exports to Fiji (1.50% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Fiji in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Fiji in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Fiji in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 187.1 0.28 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 308.1 0.46 851.8-63.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 41.4 0.06 26.954.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 62.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,080.1 1.61 198.2444.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 659.0 0.98 833.7-20.95
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5.3 0.01 28.7-81.40
10 Cereals 58.8 0.09 61.4-4.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,443.0 9.63 5,204.923.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39.7 0.06 111.2-64.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 33.3 0.05 39.5-15.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 44.1 0.07 52.2-15.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 78.8 0.12 41.888.31
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 734.2 1.10 480.952.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 269.3 0.40 182.547.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,259.9 1.88 930.835.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 775.5 1.16 558.538.85
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 49.6 0.07 54.1-8.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6.5 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 182.7 0.27 152.719.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,744.2 2.61 1,259.938.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 271.9 0.41 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,506.5 2.25 1,351.111.51
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 75.6 0.11 117.9-35.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.0 0.01 4.598.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 18.4 0.03 10.183.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 265.6 0.40 300.2-11.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,156.3 1.73 1,146.30.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42.6 0.06 203.4-79.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 273.1 0.41 147.185.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 216.8 0.32 59.9261.95
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 31.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 62.9 0.09 134.1-53.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 94.3 0.14 179.0-47.31
52 Cotton 71.4 0.11 159.2-55.17
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 450.1 0.67 12.83,414.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 106.5 0.16 3.72,769.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 55.5 0.08 106.8-48.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 30.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19.3 0.03 2.7626.67
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 229.1 0.34 186.722.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 66.8 0.10 50.432.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 203.1 0.30 27.3644.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 129.7 0.19 33.1291.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 720.8 1.08 543.832.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 42.8 0.06 137.8-68.94
69 Ceramic products 597.0 0.89 294.0103.06
70 Glass and glassware 58.3 0.09 55.84.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 422.4 0.63 269.556.70
72 Iron and steel 30.2 0.05 4.5564.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 546.2 0.82 369.547.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.9 0.01 6.7-27.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11.0 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 393.7 0.59 29.41,238.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 108.3 0.16 91.019.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43.1 0.06 329.7-86.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,090.1 7.60 4,455.214.25
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 4,397.3 6.57 4,295.62.37
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 7.0 0.01 7.9-11.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,235.1 1.85 507.2143.52
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14,246.0 21.28 8,294.071.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,466.6 2.19 129.01,036.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,033.6 3.04 1,763.115.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 42.4 0.06 29.046.11
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 45.6 0.07 8.9412.08
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 31.4-100.00
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 648.3 0.97 622.74.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 235.1 0.35 236.2-0.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 606.6 0.91 78.6671.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14,573.5 21.77 17,555.3-16.99

US Imports from Fiji

The major share of US imports from Fiji in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.40% of US total imports from Fiji (92.34% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.20% of US total imports from Fiji (3.56% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.04% of US total imports from Fiji (1.17% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.01% of US total imports from Fiji (0.59% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Fiji in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Fiji in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Fiji in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16,810.7 8.04 17,251.7-2.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 51.4 0.02 18.1184.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,037.9 0.50 1,539.7-32.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 33.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,786.1 1.33 2,686.13.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16.4 0.01 8.887.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 995.4 0.48 743.633.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12.6 0.01 8.155.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,442.9 0.69 1,516.7-4.87
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 86.7 0.04 92.5-6.32
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 85.8 0.04 412.6-79.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 62,822.0 30.06 67,977.8-7.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,158.7 1.03 11,676.4-81.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12.4 0.01 6.1101.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,131.1 0.54 949.219.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 923.0 0.44 492.787.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 157.7 0.08 28.1460.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 98,411.6 47.08 99,424.2-1.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,775.5 0.85 1,203.847.49
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 327.6 0.16 90.3262.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12.6 0.01 12.22.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.2 0.00 8.2-85.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,676.1 5.11 7,729.038.13
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 168.0 0.08 146.914.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.1 0.00 23.4-74.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1.3 0.00 0.5161.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.1 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 194.7 0.09 361.0-46.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 112.8 0.05 113.3-0.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 125.6 0.06 108.415.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.0 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.8 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3.1 0.00 22.0-86.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,169.4 1.04 2,595.2-16.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 9.7 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53.0 0.03 44.419.43
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 162.0 0.08 141.014.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 87.9 0.04 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 7.6 0.00 48.2-84.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.2 0.00 5.9-62.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 638.3 0.31 34.21,767.12
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,524.9 1.69 4,287.8-17.79
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce