US trade (export - import) with Fiji in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 14, 2019

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

US Trade with Fiji

In 2018, US trade with Fiji totaled $379.5 million, up 11.89% ($40.3 million) from 2017.

US exports to Fiji in 2018 totaled $104.6 million, up 58.10% ($38.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Fiji in 2018 totaled $274.9 million, up 0.70% ($1.9 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Fiji in 2018 was $170.4 million, a 17.65% decrease ($36.5 million) over 2017.

Fiji was the US 134th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 126th in 2017), accounting for 0.0089% of US total trade (up from 0.0086% in 2017).

Fiji was the US 147th largest export market in 2018 (up from 157th in 2017), accounting for 0.0063% of US total exports (up from 0.0043% in 2017).

Fiji was the US 108th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 106th in 2017), accounting for 0.0105% of US total imports (down from 0.0113% in 2017).

US Exports to Fiji

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.23% of US total exports to Fiji (49.40% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.37% of US total exports to Fiji (12.88% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.11% of US total exports to Fiji (11.16% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.06% of US total exports to Fiji (1.49% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.78% of US total exports to Fiji (1.20% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $38.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.7 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) - an increase of $1.2 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 $0.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.3 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US exports to Fiji 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 145.5 0.14 122.019.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 260.4 0.25 141.484.12
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 51.4 0.05 72.0-28.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 304.8 0.29 120.5152.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,266.9 1.21 1,012.525.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21.2 0.02 51.0-58.46
10 Cereals 2.7 0.00 3.0-10.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.1 0.00 3.2-0.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,586.5 6.30 4,891.834.64
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21.9 0.02 20.19.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 142.4 0.14 33.6323.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 89.3 0.09 110.7-19.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 449.9 0.43 434.03.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 305.3 0.29 249.622.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,003.5 0.96 1,098.9-8.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 192.7 0.18 152.726.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 18.7 0.02 19.1-1.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 48.7 0.05 23.0111.43
29 Organic chemicals 192.9 0.18 130.248.10
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,259.9 1.20 1,556.5-19.05
31 Fertilizers 10.2 0.01 20.8-50.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28.6 0.03 73.3-60.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,664.4 1.59 1,593.14.47
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 159.9 0.15 330.5-51.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 56.0 0.05 30.484.21
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 19.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 323.0 0.31 591.9-45.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,448.2 1.39 2,792.5-48.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 151.9 0.15 203.6-25.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 145.5 0.14 170.7-14.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 70.5 0.07 104.6-32.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 202.9 0.19 164.123.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 143.4 0.14 124.115.50
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 21.4 0.02 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 240.0 0.23 127.688.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14.5 0.01 7.787.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 21.2 0.02 60.7-65.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.7 0.01 9.937.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 200.2 0.19 101.497.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 267.6 0.26 296.5-9.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 176.2 0.17 165.16.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 122.1 0.12 182.3-33.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 29.5 0.03 18.757.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 89.5 0.09 167.6-46.62
69 Ceramic products 153.4 0.15 133.414.97
70 Glass and glassware 244.0 0.23 130.986.36
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 141.4 0.14 296.9-52.38
72 Iron and steel 3.1 0.00 7.6-59.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 444.4 0.43 424.44.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.3 0.00 36.4-90.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.0 0.01 3.8137.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 120.1 0.11 57.7108.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 177.2 0.17 227.0-21.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 62.1 0.06 39.258.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,990.5 5.73 6,098.9-1.78
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 5,848.9 5.59 4,599.127.18
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 119.0 0.11 4.12,836.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 379.8 0.36 1,088.8-65.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 57,830.1 55.31 19,682.8193.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 470.8 0.45 126.2273.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,745.2 1.67 1,072.862.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14.7 0.01 13.86.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 46.5 0.04 42.69.08
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 31.8 0.03 2.61,142.19
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 1,705.1 1.63 1,027.066.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 670.4 0.64 579.515.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 160.0 0.15 92.772.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,217.1 9.77 12,671.6-19.37

US Imports from Fiji

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.41% of US total imports from Fiji (96.39% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Fiji in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $14.4 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $4.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $3.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Fiji in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $8.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $8.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US imports from Fiji 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,672.4 5.34 23,417.7-37.34
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 150.8 0.05 24.7509.57
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.5 0.01 423.7-92.55
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,383.0 1.23 3,367.30.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40.8 0.01 51.0-20.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,544.6 0.93 2,417.85.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 51.2 0.02 28.579.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,362.5 4.13 8,012.841.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 58.9 0.02 47.523.99
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31.9 0.01 102.3-68.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 70,527.8 25.65 65,833.87.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,571.1 1.66 13,052.9-64.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 31.0 0.01 39.0-20.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,531.4 0.56 1,565.0-2.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,195.7 1.16 3,635.7-12.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 272.9 0.10 220.123.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 155,362.1 56.51 140,923.610.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 2.3 0.00 6.0-60.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,164.6 0.42 1,225.8-4.99
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 108.8 0.04 150.4-27.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15.7 0.01 16.2-3.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.9 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) 69.6 0.03 42.862.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,508.0 0.55 2,190.6-31.16
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.8 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18.3 0.01 43.2-57.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.0 0.00 5.099.46
50 Silk 2.5 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 74.0 0.03 86.9-14.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 214.2 0.08 150.242.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 222.1 0.08 178.224.63
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.8 0.00 0.4115.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 35.7 0.01 209.0-82.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 488.2 0.18 46.3955.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 20.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25.2 0.01 25.7-2.14
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 214.7 0.08 172.924.21
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 45.2-100.00
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 78.7 0.03 8.7802.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 209.9 0.08 166.725.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 123.4 0.04 300.4-58.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 253.7 0.09 182.738.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,273.9 0.83 4,538.7-49.90
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce