US trade (export - import) with French Polynesia in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 14, 2019

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

US Trade with French Polynesia

In 2018, US trade with French Polynesia totaled $327.5 million, up 90.97% ($156.0 million) from 2017.

US exports to French Polynesia in 2018 totaled $287.3 million, up 140.64% ($167.9 million) from 2017.

US imports from French Polynesia in 2018 were $40.2 million, down 22.86% ($11.9 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with French Polynesia in 2018 was $247.1 million, a 267.23% increase ($179.8 million) over 2017.

French Polynesia was the US 137th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 149th in 2017), accounting for 0.0076% of US total trade (up from 0.0043% in 2017).

French Polynesia was the US 121st largest export market in 2018 (up from 136th in 2017), accounting for 0.0173% of US total exports (up from 0.0077% in 2017).

French Polynesia was the US 147th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 140th in 2017), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (down from 0.0022% in 2017).

US Exports to French Polynesia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.07% of US total exports to French Polynesia (33.27% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.89% of US total exports to French Polynesia (39.67% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.00% of US total exports to French Polynesia (7.38% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.05% of US total exports to French Polynesia (4.95% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.52% of US total exports to French Polynesia (3.36% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.34% of US total exports to French Polynesia (1.82% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $161.1 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 $6.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.6 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 $1.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.2 million.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $8.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to French Polynesia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 41.6 0.01 7.9426.86
02 Meat and edible meat offal 23,148.4 8.06 20,445.413.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,222.1 0.43 820.448.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 876.2 0.30 465.888.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2.6 0.00 6.4-59.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,302.0 1.15 2,882.414.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,742.1 0.61 1,551.812.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 239.7 0.08 186.728.38
10 Cereals 954.1 0.33 882.88.07
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 248.4 0.09 158.656.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 667.5 0.23 757.8-11.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 186.9 0.07 34.3444.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 91.0 0.03 61.847.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,357.3 0.47 1,186.814.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 114.7 0.04 177.2-35.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 922.2 0.32 818.712.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,664.2 0.93 3,033.2-12.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,854.6 2.39 6,662.92.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,930.5 1.37 5,200.3-24.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,722.7 0.60 1,150.049.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,104.9 0.38 858.228.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.8 0.00 20.1-81.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 193.2 0.07 316.0-38.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 39.8 0.01 32.024.39
29 Organic chemicals 31.0 0.01 60.4-48.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 211.0 0.07 133.058.58
31 Fertilizers 142.7 0.05 153.4-6.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 470.1 0.16 324.045.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 444.1 0.15 384.215.60
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 322.5 0.11 208.554.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 38.0 0.01 20.981.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.0 0.00 14.1-57.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 34.2 0.01 62.7-45.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 220.4 0.08 227.3-3.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,878.3 0.65 2,172.4-13.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 522.0 0.18 224.1132.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.2 0.00 3.933.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 287.6 0.10 239.719.98
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 27.0 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,610.5 2.30 6,479.12.03
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,895.4 0.66 2,218.1-14.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 126.5 0.04 103.721.92
50 Silk 2.6 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 11.0 0.00 18.1-39.45
54 Man-made filaments 11.9 0.00 24.7-51.78
55 Man-made staple fibers 33.6 0.01 65.7-48.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.6 0.00 10.4-27.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 43.8 0.02 47.8-8.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17.5 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 36.5 0.01 30.220.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,135.0 1.09 2,438.428.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,974.2 0.69 1,614.922.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 200.4 0.07 1,124.1-82.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 216.7 0.08 319.0-32.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 88.8 0.03 110.3-19.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 90.3 0.03 66.535.86
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 9.3 0.00 43.9-78.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 188.5 0.07 76.5146.22
69 Ceramic products 50.3 0.02 64.1-21.54
70 Glass and glassware 61.2 0.02 177.1-65.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 750.8 0.26 280.1168.05
72 Iron and steel 5.0 0.00 3.349.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 475.1 0.17 1,680.0-71.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.0 0.00 66.6-90.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 20.5 0.01 21.9-6.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 274.4 0.10 169.861.61
78 Lead and articles thereof 15.9 0.01 3.8322.53
80 Tin and articles thereof 25.9 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22.6 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 79.4 0.03 126.8-37.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 55.0 0.02 105.8-47.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,408.3 3.62 9,150.613.75
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 10,942.4 3.81 4,457.1145.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,814.0 2.02 4,577.627.01
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 170,254.5 59.26 9,201.61,750.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,525.3 0.53 9,591.7-84.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,354.4 0.82 2,744.5-14.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 101.5 0.04 87.815.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 112.8 0.04 77.246.23
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 27.7 0.01 11.4144.05
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 2,040.8 0.71 586.5247.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,005.4 0.35 1,139.8-11.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 267.7 0.09 314.3-14.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 74.6 0.03 13.3462.40
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,539.6 3.32 7,980.819.53

US Imports from French Polynesia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.23% of US total imports from French Polynesia (27.55% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 26.33% of US total imports from French Polynesia (22.36% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.56% of US total imports from French Polynesia (1.52% in 2017).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million.

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $15.3 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) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from French Polynesia 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 14,023.4 34.90 10,324.335.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 59.3 0.15 43.636.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 807.3 2.01 1,250.9-35.47
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.0 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.0 0.01 3.860.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,669.5 6.64 2,609.52.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 202.4 0.50 120.368.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 169.3 0.42 163.83.36
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 5.2 0.01 3.168.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.2 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) 2.7 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8.1 0.02 20.8-61.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.2 0.02 20.9-70.16
52 Cotton 15.0 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.9 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.4 0.03 3.8173.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 54.8 0.14 1.83,010.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
69 Ceramic products 4.6 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 12.7 0.03 15.4-17.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,581.9 26.33 11,645.4-9.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7.0 0.02 282.9-97.51
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 83.3 0.21 57.844.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21.6 0.05 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 26.1 0.06 3.8581.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 451.7 1.12 422.17.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38.7 0.10 26.049.22
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 10.5 0.03 14.2-26.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.2 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.3 0.01 5.9-9.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,198.0 15.42 21,480.2-71.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,681.0 11.65 3,560.131.48
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce