US trade (export - import) with Kiribati in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 18, 2019

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

US Trade with Kiribati

In 2018, US trade with Kiribati was $7.9 million, down 13.95% ($1.3 million) from 2017.

US exports to Kiribati in 2018 were $4.4 million, down 9.86% ($0.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Kiribati in 2018 were $3.5 million, down 18.69% ($0.8 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Kiribati in 2018 was $1.0 million, a 45.31% increase ($0.3 million) over 2017.

Kiribati was the US 208th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 201st in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2017).

Kiribati was the US 199th largest export market in 2018 (down from 197th in 2017), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (just as in 2017).

Kiribati was the US 192nd largest supplier in 2018 (down from 189th in 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (down from 0.0002% in 2017).

US Exports to Kiribati

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.11% of US total exports to Kiribati (54.58% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.79% of US total exports to Kiribati (3.04% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.28% of US total exports to Kiribati (2.36% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.14% of US total exports to Kiribati (2.63% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.17% of US total exports to Kiribati (1.21% in 2017).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,042.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $268.8 thousand;
  • 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 $139.1 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $133.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $92.0 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $56.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $44.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $36.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $25.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $22.7 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $19.4 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17.5 thousand.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,027.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $205.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $95.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $29.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $22.2 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) - a decrease of $15.1 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati 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 44.2 1.00 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.0 0.09 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.3 0.07 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 35.8 0.81 58.0-38.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7.9 0.18 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10.3 0.23 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7.8 0.18 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.4 0.08 3.40.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.9 0.13 5.9-0.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 134.7 3.03 78.771.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.0 0.09 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17.7 0.40 26.5-33.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.2 0.12 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 36.1 0.81 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.5 0.12 5.8-4.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.9 0.13 3.950.82
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 10.2 0.23 7.240.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 36.3 0.82 29.522.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16.7 0.38 29.7-43.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29.8 0.67 36.9-19.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13.3 0.30 42.7-68.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 19.4 0.44 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19.1 0.43 6.3205.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.2 0.07 2.812.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34.8 0.78 12.1186.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 30.0 0.68 125.9-76.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.5 0.39 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 92.0 2.07 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 479.3 10.79 210.4127.75
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 499.7 11.25 360.738.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17.1 0.38 2,045.0-99.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,053.4 23.71 11.49,174.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 176.0 3.96 42.6313.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45.3 1.02 20.0127.09
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 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.5 0.08 2.825.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.1 0.12 5.10.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,509.0 33.97 1,715.0-12.01

US Imports from Kiribati

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.07% of US total imports from Kiribati (89.79% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Kiribati (3.01% in 2017).

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $48.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati 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 $723.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $71.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $40.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $15.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12.4 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati 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 3,091.3 89.49 3,814.7-18.96
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.6 0.16 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 48.9 1.42 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27.0 0.78 27.0-0.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 40.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 71.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.6 0.13 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9.9 0.29 22.2-55.66
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 11.1 0.32 2.1423.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 255.9 7.41 247.53.37
Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce