US trade (export - import) with Papua New Guinea in 2016

Published or Updated: May 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Papua New Guinea in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In 2016, US trade with Papua New Guinea was $221.5 million, down 26.48% ($79.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2016 were $126.8 million, down 38.89% ($80.7 million) from 2015.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2016 totaled $94.7 million, up 1.00% ($0.9 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Papua New Guinea in 2016 was $32.1 million, a 71.74% decrease ($81.6 million) over 2015.

Papua New Guinea was the US 143rd largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 127th in 2015), accounting for 0.0060% of US total trade (down from 0.0079% in 2015).

Papua New Guinea was the US 138th largest export market in 2016 (down from 123rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0087% of US total exports (down from 0.0138% in 2015).

Papua New Guinea was the US 122nd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 126th in 2015), accounting for 0.0042% of US total imports (up from 0.0041% in 2015).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

The major share of US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.35% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (67.73% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.40% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (22.27% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.92% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (2.64% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.79% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.92% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $15,538.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $48,542.4 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $26,192.4 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 $7,375.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,950.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,305.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,172.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,263.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $640.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $563.8 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $517.7 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $479.7 thousand.
US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 238.5-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
10 Cereals 12,571.9 9.91 38,764.3-67.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.6 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,816.9 3.80 6,080.2-20.78
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 23.5 0.02 77.4-69.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 88.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.6 0.00 18.4-69.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.0 0.00 3.7-18.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 165.9 0.13 294.9-43.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13.7 0.01 31.8-56.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 531.8 0.42 571.7-6.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 122.4 0.10 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14.6 0.01 50.6-71.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 133.1 0.10 6.41,976.35
29 Organic chemicals 414.4 0.33 258.360.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 29.7 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 76.6 0.06 48.458.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,773.8 1.40 2,337.6-24.12
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 11.7 0.01 8.145.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 21.4 0.02 501.2-95.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,353.5 1.07 1,416.8-4.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 728.5 0.57 506.443.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 422.8 0.33 392.67.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37.0 0.03 4.6712.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 524.0 0.41 1,164.0-54.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 497.2 0.39 451.810.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 10.9 0.01 7.643.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 54.9 0.04 48.114.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 39.4 0.03 67.1-41.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 271.9 0.21 170.459.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 541.6 0.43 209.9158.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 68.5 0.05 72.6-5.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 70.8-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 136.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 10.8 0.01 23.4-53.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 45.2 0.04 3.61,173.19
72 Iron and steel 38.1 0.03 2.51,401.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,162.0 0.92 791.846.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6.7 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 65.6 0.05 135.0-51.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 10.8 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 180.1 0.14 106.369.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 658.6 0.52 798.1-17.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 146.4 0.12 52.3179.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 46,593.5 36.74 95,135.9-51.02
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 4,910.6 3.87 12,286.1-60.03
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 33.6 0.03 65.0-48.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 259.0 0.20 7,209.9-96.41
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 35,488.6 27.99 19,950.477.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 113.2 0.09 630.9-82.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,080.0 2.43 5,252.7-41.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34.0 0.03 16.7104.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.4 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 661.0 0.52 464.642.27
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 171.6 0.14 212.3-19.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 61.0 0.05 81.1-24.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23.9 0.02 39.4-39.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.1 0.01 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,755.7 6.12 10,061.1-22.91

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

The major share of US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.57% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (87.39% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.42% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (1.95% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $13,528.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4,037.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,157.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $459.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $10,972.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $5,839.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,202.0 thousand.
US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 200.0 0.21 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 59,210.9 62.55 45,682.129.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.9 0.00 3.7-21.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 98.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,741.9 2.90 1,584.573.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 23,002.9 24.30 33,975.7-32.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 573.9 0.61 557.03.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.0 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 21.7 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.1 0.02 9.0134.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 482.8 0.51 23.81,930.25
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.8 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 182.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.8 0.00 0.8-0.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.0 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.8 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.7 0.01 12.5-38.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 182.2 0.19 1,384.2-86.83
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 147.4 0.16 188.4-21.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42.6 0.04 72.5-41.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25.3 0.03 178.4-85.83
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 3.5 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.6 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.4 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 881.3 0.93 6,720.7-86.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,066.0 7.46 3,028.2133.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce