US trade (export - import) with Marshall Islands in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 18, 2019

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

US Trade with Marshall Islands

In 2018, US trade with Marshall Islands was $314.7 million, down 48.62% ($297.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Marshall Islands in 2018 were $291.2 million, down 49.30% ($283.1 million) from 2017.

US imports from Marshall Islands in 2018 were $23.5 million, down 38.51% ($14.7 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Marshall Islands in 2018 was $267.7 million, a 50.07% decrease ($268.4 million) over 2017.

Marshall Islands was the US 139th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 107th in 2017), accounting for 0.0074% of US total trade (down from 0.0155% in 2017).

Marshall Islands was the US 119th largest export market in 2018 (down from 89th in 2017), accounting for 0.0175% of US total exports (down from 0.0371% in 2017).

Marshall Islands was the US 155th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 148th in 2017), accounting for 0.0009% of US total imports (down from 0.0016% in 2017).

US Exports to Marshall Islands

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.64% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (68.74% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.47% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (7.02% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.59% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (5.95% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.66% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (2.81% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.13% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (3.82% in 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,818.6 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 $1,215.6 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $901.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Marshall Islands in 2018 over 2017 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) - a decrease of $210,930.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $32,150.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $13,255.4 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $7,692.1 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $6,100.8 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $4,615.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4,402.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,877.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,681.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,196.6 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1,875.0 thousand.
US exports to Marshall Islands 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 3,637.3 1.25 3,504.53.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 70.5 0.02 164.7-57.19
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 339.1 0.12 297.913.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 30.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11.3 0.00 2.7314.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39.8 0.01 79.0-49.60
10 Cereals 142.6 0.05 325.6-56.19
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 87.4 0.03 84.33.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9.2 0.00 6.445.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 190.1 0.07 192.2-1.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 920.5 0.32 863.36.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 64.1 0.02 61.73.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 97.3 0.03 125.5-22.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,987.4 1.71 4,377.713.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 53.1 0.02 75.7-29.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,626.6 1.25 3,517.63.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,069.3 0.37 1,112.7-3.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,140.0 0.39 1,341.3-15.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,477.9 1.54 12,170.0-63.21
26 Ores, slag and ash 26.5 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,605.4 6.05 22,007.7-20.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,187.1 0.75 6,802.3-67.85
29 Organic chemicals 55.8 0.02 104.9-46.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 115.5 0.04 112.22.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 525.5 0.18 2,400.5-78.11
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 81.3 0.03 159.8-49.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12.1 0.00 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 8.7 0.00 240.3-96.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,258.8 1.12 5,939.8-45.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,637.7 0.91 5,515.0-52.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 239.1 0.08 648.3-63.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.8 0.00 57.9-93.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,534.0 0.53 1,186.829.26
45 Cork and articles of cork 6.2 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 45.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 628.9 0.22 601.94.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 501.8 0.17 301.966.21
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 268.8 0.09 17.51,438.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 100.2 0.03 64.854.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.5 0.00 6.6-31.76
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 26.2 0.01 6.5302.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 47.9 0.02 185.9-74.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 108.5 0.04 21.9395.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 55.4 0.02 74.6-25.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 57.0 0.02 98.1-41.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.2 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.0 0.00 2.95.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 368.1 0.13 97.9275.97
69 Ceramic products 16.5 0.01 93.1-82.31
70 Glass and glassware 35.9 0.01 244.2-85.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 76.1-100.00
72 Iron and steel 772.2 0.27 985.3-21.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,289.4 7.65 35,544.7-37.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 233.9 0.08 144.162.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 277.6 0.10 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 235.3 0.08 2,431.8-90.33
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 36.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 669.7 0.23 856.9-21.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 193.2 0.07 291.6-33.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 102,022.9 35.04 98,204.33.89
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 16,312.9 5.60 227,243.1-92.82
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 53,449.9 18.36 59,550.7-10.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,070.3 0.37 685.156.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,086.4 2.09 5,988.41.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,101.9 0.38 200.9448.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,366.9 0.81 2,904.4-18.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 21.2 0.01 24.6-13.94
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
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 2,866.1 0.98 1,650.473.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 78.7 0.03 229.1-65.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32.9 0.01 29.710.66
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21.1 0.01 57.6-63.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 29,595.8 10.16 61,746.5-52.07

US Imports from Marshall Islands

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.05% of US total imports from Marshall Islands (20.27% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.68% of US total imports from Marshall Islands (1.62% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.99% of US total imports from Marshall Islands (0.10% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.40% of US total imports from Marshall Islands (3.00% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.09% of US total imports from Marshall Islands (0.72% in 2017).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,406.7 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $562.8 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $305.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $250.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $248.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $187.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $150.2 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $16,773.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $520.0 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) - a decrease of $281.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $222.9 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $98.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $85.5 thousand.
US imports from Marshall Islands 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 7,576.5 32.21 7,574.30.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 183.5 0.78 150.721.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.0 0.03 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8.0 0.03 29.4-72.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 113.0 0.48 75.250.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 98.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 1,406.7 5.98 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.9 0.03 0.0
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 7.7 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 150.2 0.64 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 520.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55.7 0.24 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 187.2 0.80 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.1 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29.3 0.12 5.1474.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.2 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 221.1 0.94 254.4-13.09
69 Ceramic products 27.0 0.11 7.4262.71
72 Iron and steel 305.3 1.30 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 33.0 0.14 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 601.3 2.56 38.51,462.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2.8 0.01 225.7-98.77
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 528.5 2.25 809.5-34.71
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 5.5 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28.3 0.12 113.7-75.16
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 70.3 0.30 117.6-40.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 248.8 1.06 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12.4 0.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 250.3 1.06 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11,448.1 48.67 28,221.5-59.43
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce