US trade with Fiji in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Fiji

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Fiji totaled $158.6 million, up 16.27% ($22.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Fiji in the first half of 2017 were $21.7 million, down 25.45% ($7.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Fiji in the first half of 2017 totaled $136.9 million, up 27.59% ($29.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Fiji in the first half of 2017 was $115.2 million, a 47.33% increase ($37.0 million) over the first half of 2016.

Fiji was the US 126th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 128th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0082% of US total trade (up from 0.0076% in the first half of 2016).

Fiji was the US 165th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 152nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of US total exports (down from 0.0041% in the first half of 2016).

Fiji was the US 102nd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 106th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0117% of US total imports (up from 0.0098% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Fiji

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.17% of US total exports to Fiji (47.05% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.26% of US total exports to Fiji (16.68% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.40% of US total exports to Fiji (10.91% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.03% of US total exports to Fiji (2.50% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.30% of US total exports to Fiji (0.13% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.14% of US total exports to Fiji (0.25% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.4 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 $2.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - 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 $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Fiji in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 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 2.7 0.01 15.9-83.08
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 45.8 0.21 79.4-42.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 263.9 1.22 241.99.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15.9 0.07 20.7-23.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,161.3 14.57 2,964.36.64
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.3 0.02 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 17.2-100.00
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 0.03 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 62.3 0.29 46.035.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 111.7 0.51 256.9-56.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 108.0 0.50 85.825.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 521.6 2.40 673.0-22.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 91.8 0.42 122.7-25.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.4 0.04 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.9 0.02 4.023.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.0 0.06 8.750.00
29 Organic chemicals 61.1 0.28 85.7-28.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 881.3 4.06 782.312.66
31 Fertilizers 5.0 0.02 8.1-38.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 63.9 0.29 7.7729.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 488.2 2.25 842.2-42.03
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 275.1 1.27 52.7421.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.0 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6.6 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 207.6 0.96 100.9105.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 750.7 3.46 1,173.1-36.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 151.3 0.70 114.532.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 145.7 0.67 64.7125.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 76.6 0.35 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 93.2 0.43 56.365.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 77.7 0.36 16.4374.55
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 28.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 42.0 0.19 72.0-41.57
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23.7 0.11 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.9 0.05 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 72.0 0.33 173.7-58.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 129.2 0.60 151.0-14.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 46.0 0.21 112.3-59.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 99.3 0.46 83.319.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18.7 0.09 18.60.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 79.1 0.36 22.9245.46
69 Ceramic products 50.2 0.23 74.5-32.59
70 Glass and glassware 10.4 0.05 35.5-70.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 281.8 1.30 37.9642.78
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 17.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 88.6 0.41 32.8170.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.8 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12.0 0.06 13.6-11.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 90.9 0.42 124.5-26.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18.6 0.09 7.0167.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,054.7 14.08 4,023.1-24.07
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 1,089.4 5.02 3,123.3-65.12
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 4.1 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 315.7 1.46 290.18.84
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,168.4 14.60 5,615.7-43.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 55.5 0.26 101.7-45.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 376.4 1.73 537.6-30.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.8 0.06 3.0354.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22.3 0.10 21.63.09
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.01 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 339.6 1.57 403.3-15.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 299.4 1.38 246.921.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 53.7 0.25 22.4139.89

US Imports from Fiji

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.24% of US total imports from Fiji (90.98% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.83% of US total imports from Fiji (4.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.42% of US total imports from Fiji (1.68% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $25.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.7 million.

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.7 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 $0.6 million.
US imports from Fiji in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,448.0 8.36 7,107.061.08
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 26.5-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 228.5 0.17 43.8421.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,819.1 1.33 1,996.8-8.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15.9 0.01 8.488.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,173.5 0.86 412.4184.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12.8 0.01 5.4138.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,963.9 2.16 1,622.082.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14.7 0.01 22.5-34.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 94.0 0.07 14.3557.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 28,925.9 21.13 25,085.815.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,577.6 3.34 6,745.7-32.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14.3 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 786.0 0.57 980.1-19.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,748.4 1.28 1,092.959.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 76.8 0.06 145.8-47.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 77,867.2 56.87 52,315.148.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.4 0.01 74.1-80.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 492.2 0.36 1,159.5-57.55
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 66.7 0.05 635.2-89.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14.3 0.01 10.338.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29.8 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,124.9 0.82 4,725.7-76.20
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.9 0.01 14.05.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 24.9-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1.7 0.00 0.7144.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40.0 0.03 13.0208.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 109.3 0.08 30.0264.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 84.8 0.06 138.2-38.59
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.4 0.00 1.8-80.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 151.3 0.11 237.7-36.35
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 26.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13.4 0.01 59.0-77.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.4 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13.5 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15.0 0.01 29.0-48.49
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 67.7 0.05 71.2-4.94
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14.4 0.01 75.6-80.90
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 2.5 0.00 41.1-94.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.6 0.01 23.4-63.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 71.1 0.05 62.014.66
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 68.2 0.05 22.4204.15
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce