US trade with Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 10, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Fiji

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Fiji totaled $77.9 million, up 4.16% ($3.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $11.2 million, down 29.44% ($4.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $66.7 million, up 13.25% ($7.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $55.4 million, a 29.09% increase ($12.5 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Fiji was the US 124th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 121st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0083% of US total trade (down from 0.0085% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Fiji was the US 164th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 148th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total exports (down from 0.0046% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Fiji was the US 100th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 102nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0118% of US total imports (up from 0.0112% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Fiji

The major share of US exports to Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.23% of US total exports to Fiji (49.27% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.38% of US total exports to Fiji (16.41% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.46% of US total exports to Fiji (10.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.75% of US total exports to Fiji (0.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.61% of US total exports to Fiji (1.24% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.6 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 $0.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $0.0 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) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 74.0-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 33.2 0.30 34.4-3.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 263.9 2.35 174.251.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.0 0.03 7.3-58.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,575.6 14.01 1,517.23.85
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.3 0.04 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 231.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6.9 0.06 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 20.8 0.18 12.171.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 48.7 0.43 77.1-36.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29.0 0.26 51.8-43.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 232.6 2.07 317.6-26.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73.2 0.65 73.9-0.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.9 0.04 4.023.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.2 0.08 8.76.21
29 Organic chemicals 4.2 0.04 33.3-87.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 563.6 5.01 445.926.39
31 Fertilizers 5.0 0.04 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53.4 0.48 3.51,443.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 225.8 2.01 432.4-47.78
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 272.3 2.42 43.1531.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.0 0.03 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6.6 0.06 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 144.5 1.29 32.0351.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 374.2 3.33 671.5-44.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 75.8 0.67 10.0656.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 113.7 1.01 22.6402.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20.0 0.18 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 32.4 0.29 9.7233.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 37.4 0.33 8.2354.56
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.6 0.05 9.2-39.34
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12.0 0.11 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.9 0.09 53.9-81.55
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11.9 0.11 69.0-82.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 24.5 0.22 6.5275.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16.8 0.15 21.1-20.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 94.8 0.84 5.21,721.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.1 0.05 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 50.8 0.45 10.2397.84
69 Ceramic products 13.1 0.12 47.1-72.17
70 Glass and glassware 6.6 0.06 26.3-75.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 196.5 1.75 10.61,757.49
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 17.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 59.1 0.53 16.9249.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.8 0.03 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.0 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25.7 0.23 15.170.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,865.7 16.60 2,460.0-24.16
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 414.7 3.69 1,186.2-65.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 192.8 1.71 58.8227.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,231.3 10.95 3,795.8-67.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 48.2 0.43 8.0503.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 207.9 1.85 341.9-39.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12.4 0.11 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 196.6 1.75 238.9-17.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 171.7 1.53 57.7197.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13.5 0.12 3.3310.94

US Imports from Fiji

The major share of US imports from Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.30% of US total imports from Fiji (92.59% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.96% of US total imports from Fiji (3.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.23% of US total imports from Fiji (1.99% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $14.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Fiji in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,774.3 7.16 3,705.328.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 71.6 0.11 22.3220.56
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 892.6 1.34 1,067.4-16.37
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8.5 0.01 4.780.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 817.1 1.23 221.7268.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.7 0.01 3.278.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,064.8 1.60 637.666.99
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10.8 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 94.0 0.14 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 14,911.6 22.37 19,271.9-22.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 2,100.0-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7.6 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 271.0 0.41 476.6-43.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 563.7 0.85 506.511.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.9 0.01 35.4-88.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 40,702.0 61.05 26,455.053.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.4 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 112.7 0.17 706.2-84.05
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 36.7 0.06 464.5-92.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.0 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.4 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 625.5 0.94 2,150.5-70.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.9 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12.8 0.02 2.6402.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48.7 0.07 13.3264.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49.7 0.07 60.3-17.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.4 0.00 0.7-52.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 112.0 0.17 138.8-19.28
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 2.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10.8 0.02 4.3152.00
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 20.8 0.03 40.0-48.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9.7 0.01 6.353.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.6 0.01 11.0-22.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.3 0.01 9.1-8.57
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce