US trade (export - import) with Fiji in 2016

Published or Updated: May 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Fiji in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Fiji

In 2016, US trade with Fiji totaled $301.7 million, up 0.01% ($0.0 million) from 2015.

US exports to Fiji in 2016 were $55.0 million, down 4.21% ($2.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Fiji in 2016 totaled $246.7 million, up 1.00% ($2.5 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Fiji in 2016 was $191.7 million, a 2.61% increase ($4.9 million) over 2015.

Fiji was the US 129th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 126th in 2015), accounting for 0.0081% of US total trade (up from 0.0079% in 2015).

Fiji was the US 157th largest export market in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0038% of US total exports (just as in 2015).

Fiji was the US 104th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 105th in 2015), accounting for 0.0110% of US total imports (up from 0.0106% in 2015).

US Exports to Fiji

The major share of US exports to Fiji in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.17% of US total exports to Fiji (35.44% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.88% of US total exports to Fiji (18.26% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.74% of US total exports to Fiji (12.38% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.95% of US total exports to Fiji (5.49% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.58% of US total exports to Fiji (1.54% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.54% of US total exports to Fiji (1.71% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Fiji in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2,617.3 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 $1,982.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,005.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $919.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $550.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $423.2 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $322.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $312.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $189.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $175.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Fiji in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,966.5 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $1,906.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,174.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $779.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $749.6 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $665.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $657.0 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 $529.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $383.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $341.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $280.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $226.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $216.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $212.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $198.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $168.6 thousand.
US exports to Fiji in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 197.3 0.36 34.6469.78
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 51.1 0.09 19.9157.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 65.5 0.12 12.6421.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 185.3 0.34 401.8-53.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,380.3 2.51 1,057.730.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 101.4 0.18 30.7229.94
10 Cereals 2.9 0.01 28.9-89.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9.5 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,467.7 8.12 6,434.1-30.56
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.2 0.01 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.7 0.01 3.851.51
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34.3 0.06 53.6-35.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 231.9 0.42 42.3448.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 130.0 0.24 32.6298.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 80.6 0.15 74.77.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 748.4 1.36 436.071.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 149.3 0.27 110.135.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,224.7 2.23 1,437.6-14.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 198.5 0.36 273.3-27.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15.3 0.03 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13.6 0.02 34.8-61.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17.4 0.03 96.4-82.00
29 Organic chemicals 215.5 0.39 180.419.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,494.6 2.72 1,835.8-18.58
31 Fertilizers 59.0 0.11 45.031.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 33.1 0.06 231.8-85.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,057.8 3.74 1,138.580.74
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 385.4 0.70 235.363.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.7 0.01 13.7-50.80
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 84.0 0.15 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 315.3 0.57 240.930.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,097.2 3.81 2,754.2-23.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 241.0 0.44 338.0-28.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 99.0 0.18 764.7-87.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 383.3-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.6 0.01 13.2-72.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 191.7 0.35 417.8-54.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 104.3 0.19 169.0-38.30
52 Cotton 31.8 0.06 78.0-59.30
54 Man-made filaments 8.0 0.01 128.0-93.72
55 Man-made staple fibers 79.9 0.15 1,986.2-95.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 18.4 0.03 41.0-55.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 44.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 66.7 0.12 16.5303.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 10.6 0.02 153.7-93.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 258.4 0.47 169.952.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 694.8 1.26 144.3381.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 195.2 0.35 19.3909.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 219.7 0.40 322.8-31.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21.2 0.04 16.925.34
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 15.6 0.03 12.030.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 62.8 0.11 85.1-26.26
69 Ceramic products 148.7 0.27 266.2-44.12
70 Glass and glassware 96.7 0.18 76.726.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 251.6 0.46 274.1-8.20
72 Iron and steel 17.5 0.03 13.925.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 62.9 0.11 200.9-68.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 12.5 0.02 63.6-80.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48.0 0.09 144.5-66.81
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.7 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 626.1 1.14 202.8208.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 92.2 0.17 260.9-64.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,308.6 13.29 6,303.515.94
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 4,597.3 8.36 2,615.175.80
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 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 554.0 1.01 1,303.7-57.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 10,004.7 18.19 7,387.435.43
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 315.2 0.57 1,490.1-78.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 968.0 1.76 1,248.5-22.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14.1 0.03 28.3-49.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 65.0 0.12 3.41,801.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 70.0-100.00
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 791.8 1.44 1,321.4-40.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 489.8 0.89 520.1-5.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 52.4 0.10 91.7-42.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 34.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,094.7 18.35 10,874.3-7.17

US Imports from Fiji

The major share of US imports from Fiji in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 93.79% of US total imports from Fiji (92.65% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.70% of US total imports from Fiji (4.53% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.05% of US total imports from Fiji (0.46% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Fiji in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $4,590.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,317.4 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,845.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,607.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $824.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Fiji in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $8,623.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4,393.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $979.7 thousand.
US imports from Fiji in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,620.2 7.14 16,012.610.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.8 0.01 138.2-73.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 118.5 0.05 484.9-75.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,627.1 1.47 3,075.117.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 39.8 0.02 20.395.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,395.5 0.57 2,375.3-41.25
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17.0 0.01 17.5-2.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,801.5 1.95 1,955.8145.50
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 157.8 0.06 95.365.69
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.4 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 129.3 0.05 428.1-69.80
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 71,550.6 29.00 66,959.76.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,745.7 2.73 15,369.1-56.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.3 0.00 9.7-44.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,757.3 0.71 1,313.733.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,725.8 1.10 1,901.043.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 395.8 0.16 218.181.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 120,244.8 48.74 115,927.43.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 91.5 0.04 191.9-52.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,716.7 0.70 1,012.469.57
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 768.7 0.31 102.0653.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 107.5 0.04 5.81,761.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.2 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,606.4 2.68 11,000.3-39.94
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7.4 0.00 8.3-10.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.0 0.01 45.4-69.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28.5 0.01 2.6996.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1.0 0.00 11.5-91.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 51.8 0.02 199.3-74.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 59.1 0.02 70.3-15.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 295.0 0.12 332.1-11.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.7 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 496.2 0.20 629.5-21.17
69 Ceramic products 26.0 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 93.7 0.04 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47.3 0.02 63.5-25.52
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 238.5 0.10 247.3-3.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 78.1 0.03 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 68.3 0.03 37.980.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 65.7 0.03 16.5298.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 194.6 0.08 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 69.9 0.03 22.9205.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,197.7 1.70 3,928.16.86
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce