US trade (export - import) with Fiji in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Fiji in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Fiji

In 2015, US trade with Fiji totaled $301.7 million, up 1.02% ($3.0 million) from 2014.

US exports to Fiji in 2015 were $57.4 million, down 27.78% ($22.1 million) from 2014.

US imports from Fiji in 2015 totaled $244.2 million, up 11.47% ($25.1 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Fiji in 2015 was $186.8 million, a 33.83% increase ($47.2 million) over 2014.

Fiji was the US 126th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 133rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0079% of US total trade (up from 0.0074% in 2014).

Fiji was the US 157th largest export market in 2015 (down from 150th in 2014), accounting for 0.0038% of US total exports (down from 0.0049% in 2014).

Fiji was the US 105th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 109th in 2014), accounting for 0.0106% of US total imports (up from 0.0091% in 2014).

US Exports to Fiji

The major share of US exports to Fiji in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.44% of US total exports to Fiji (36.54% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.26% of US total exports to Fiji (13.72% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.38% of US total exports to Fiji (8.03% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.49% of US total exports to Fiji (2.01% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.71% of US total exports to Fiji (1.19% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.54% of US total exports to Fiji (0.85% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.07% of US total exports to Fiji (8.71% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Fiji in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Fiji in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $9.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6.9 million;
  • 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 $5.0 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Fiji in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 34.6 0.06 45.5-23.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 19.9 0.03 1,270.6-98.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.6 0.02 11.49.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 401.8 0.70 271.947.80
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,057.7 1.84 1,104.1-4.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 30.7 0.05 30.50.79
10 Cereals 28.9 0.05 16.773.53
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,434.1 11.20 5,572.915.45
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.8 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 53.6 0.09 38.638.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 42.3 0.07 45.8-7.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 32.6 0.06 46.2-29.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 74.7 0.13 54.935.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 436.0 0.76 506.5-13.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 110.1 0.19 192.6-42.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,437.6 2.50 1,306.510.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 273.3 0.48 387.0-29.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7.2 0.01 13.9-47.94
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34.8 0.06 6,908.7-99.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 96.4 0.17 73.131.96
29 Organic chemicals 180.4 0.31 213.8-15.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,835.8 3.20 1,699.18.04
31 Fertilizers 45.0 0.08 56.1-19.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 231.8 0.40 570.9-59.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,138.5 1.98 1,092.84.19
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 235.3 0.41 181.030.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13.7 0.02 2.7407.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 240.9 0.42 289.6-16.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,754.2 4.80 1,931.942.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 338.0 0.59 268.226.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 764.7 1.33 302.6152.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 383.3 0.67 611.8-37.35
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 13.2 0.02 3.9235.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 417.8 0.73 136.1206.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 169.0 0.29 192.1-12.03
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 38.0-100.00
52 Cotton 78.0 0.14 83.5-6.58
54 Man-made filaments 128.0 0.22 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,986.2 3.46 258.9667.29
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 41.0 0.07 12.2236.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 44.0 0.08 8.1441.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 21.2 0.04 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16.5 0.03 21.7-23.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 153.7 0.27 58.1164.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 169.9 0.30 162.64.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 144.3 0.25 454.6-68.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19.3 0.03 97.7-80.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 322.8 0.56 323.8-0.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16.9 0.03 71.9-76.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.0 0.02 3.9205.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 85.1 0.15 28.4199.28
69 Ceramic products 266.2 0.46 684.3-61.11
70 Glass and glassware 76.7 0.13 55.737.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 274.1 0.48 432.0-36.54
72 Iron and steel 13.9 0.02 43.3-67.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 200.9 0.35 321.3-37.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 63.6 0.11 22.6181.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 144.5 0.25 61.7134.14
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 202.8 0.35 122.965.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 260.9 0.45 100.3160.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,303.5 10.98 6,341.5-0.60
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 2,615.1 4.55 7,575.4-65.48
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 3.2 0.01 2.911.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,303.7 2.27 904.344.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,387.4 12.87 8,272.3-10.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,490.1 2.60 3,750.8-60.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,248.5 2.17 2,207.5-43.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 28.3 0.05 35.4-20.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.4 0.01 50.4-93.22
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 70.0 0.12 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 1,321.4 2.30 1,026.328.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 520.1 0.91 271.691.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 91.7 0.16 91.60.10
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34.5 0.06 7.3370.59
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,874.3 18.94 20,037.2-45.73

US Imports from Fiji

The major share of US imports from Fiji in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 92.65% of US total imports from Fiji (91.68% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.53% of US total imports from Fiji (5.47% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.46% of US total imports from Fiji (1.04% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Fiji in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $11.3 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $8.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Fiji in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Fiji in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16,012.6 6.56 16,842.6-4.93
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 138.2 0.06 89.354.75
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 484.9 0.20 694.9-30.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,075.1 1.26 2,112.345.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20.3 0.01 4.1394.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,375.3 0.97 1,265.487.70
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17.5 0.01 16.09.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,955.8 0.80 1,492.031.08
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 95.3 0.04 75.725.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 428.1 0.18 343.124.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 66,959.7 27.41 58,221.215.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 15,369.1 6.29 12,619.121.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9.7 0.00 27.2-64.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,313.7 0.54 1,092.720.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,901.0 0.78 1,270.649.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 218.1 0.09 79.0176.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 115,927.4 47.46 104,631.110.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 191.9 0.08 85.6124.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,012.4 0.41 1,918.6-47.23
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 102.0 0.04 341.4-70.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.8 0.00 3.188.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 7.1-94.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,000.3 4.50 11,859.1-7.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8.3 0.00 6.331.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 45.4 0.02 88.9-48.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.6 0.00 25.2-89.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11.5 0.00 1.01,033.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.0 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 199.3 0.08 74.2168.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 70.3 0.03 197.8-64.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 332.1 0.14 277.019.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.1 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 629.5 0.26 69.7803.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 75.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 8.4 0.00 2.9192.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63.5 0.03 28.7121.53
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 247.3 0.10 104.3137.04
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 37.9 0.02 29.130.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.5 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.9 0.01 657.3-96.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,928.1 1.61 2,375.165.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce