US trade (export - import) with Greenland in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Greenland in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Greenland

In 2013, US trade with Greenland totaled $28.8 million, up 26.38% ($6.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Greenland in 2013 totaled $19.1 million, up 20.76% ($3.3 million) from 2012.

US imports from Greenland in 2013 totaled $9.7 million, up 39.26% ($2.7 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Greenland in 2013 was $9.5 million, a 6.38% increase ($0.6 million) over 2012.

Greenland was the US 184th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 187th in 2012), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (up from 0.0006% in 2012).

Greenland was the US 185th largest export market in 2013 (up from 189th in 2012), accounting for 0.0012% of US total exports (up from 0.0010% in 2012).

Greenland was the US 168th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 171st in 2012), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in 2012).

US Exports to Greenland

The major share of US exports to Greenland in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 84.80% of US total exports to Greenland (87.19% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.09% of US total exports to Greenland (0.74% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.31% of US total exports to Greenland (1.33% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Greenland in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2,519.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2,093.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,953.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $880.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $248.0 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) - an increase of $61.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Greenland in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,854.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $336.4 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $224.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $123.8 thousand.
US exports to Greenland in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 22.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7.4 0.04 15.6-52.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
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 5.7 0.03 5.111.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.0 0.02 3.319.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.7 0.13 48.6-47.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23.8 0.12 147.5-83.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.9 0.02 2.747.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26.6 0.14 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12.0 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10.3 0.05 15.1-32.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.2 0.06 2.5340.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.9 0.03 6.4-22.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.6 0.01 2.6-1.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 47.3 0.25 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 27.9 0.15 28.9-3.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.2 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.7 0.01 11.6-76.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 941.7 4.92 61.31,435.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,630.1 13.74 677.1288.44
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 3,255.2 17.00 735.2342.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 624.1 3.26 960.5-35.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,354.9 38.41 5,261.439.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 103.3 0.54 67.552.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,269.2 11.85 6,123.1-62.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 59.4 0.31 8.8576.79
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 354.9 1.85 579.8-38.79
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 67.4 0.35 5.61,095.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.7 0.02 9.0-47.85
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,261.2 6.59 1,013.124.48

US Imports from Greenland

The major share of US imports from Greenland in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 94.51% of US total imports from Greenland (91.86% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Greenland in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,756.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $38.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Greenland in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $61.1 thousand.
US imports from Greenland in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,125.1 94.51 6,368.543.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.3 0.03 12.8-74.00
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 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38.5 0.40 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13.4 0.14 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.7 0.05 3.533.60
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 470.1 4.87 531.2-11.51
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce