US trade with Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kiribati

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Kiribati totaled $4.6 million, up 342.98% ($3.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $3.8 million, up 1,091.67% ($3.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.8 million, up 9.04% ($0.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Kiribati went from a deficit of $0.4 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $3.0 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Kiribati was the US 189th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 206th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (up from 0.0001% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Kiribati was the US 183rd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 206th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Kiribati was the US 189th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 190th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kiribati

The major share of US exports to Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.95% of US total exports to Kiribati (18.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.11% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.25% of US total exports to Kiribati (7.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.80% of US total exports to Kiribati (35.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.08% of US total exports to Kiribati (1.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Kiribati (3.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,026.3 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 $201.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $76.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $20.8 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $12.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $57.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $18.5 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $15.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $12.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $12.2 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 3.6 0.09 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4.1 0.11 5.0-18.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22.8 0.60 80.7-71.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
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 7.2 0.19 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9.5 0.25 5.476.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.3 0.14 2.983.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25.5 0.67 4.7440.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.0 0.08 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 76.5 2.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.7 0.10 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34.6 0.91 38.0-8.89
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 203.9 5.35 2.96,892.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,026.3 53.21 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12.0 0.32 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6.2 0.16 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 11.2 0.29 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.8 0.07 0.0

US Imports from Kiribati

The major share of US imports from Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 86.79% of US total imports from Kiribati (47.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.38% of US total imports from Kiribati (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.41% of US total imports from Kiribati (40.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $337.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $26.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $284.4 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $34.4 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 678.0 86.79 340.399.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26.4 3.38 0.0
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 34.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.5 0.45 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.2 0.41 3.20.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 284.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce