US trade (export - import) with Papua New Guinea in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 14, 2019

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

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In 2018, US trade with Papua New Guinea was $179.5 million, down 22.57% ($52.3 million) from 2017.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2018 were $86.7 million, down 18.05% ($19.1 million) from 2017.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2018 were $92.8 million, down 26.37% ($33.2 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Papua New Guinea in 2018 was $6.1 million, a 69.95% decrease ($14.1 million) over 2017.

Papua New Guinea was the US 148th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 141st in 2017), accounting for 0.0042% of US total trade (down from 0.0059% in 2017).

Papua New Guinea was the US 151st largest export market in 2018 (down from 140th in 2017), accounting for 0.0052% of US total exports (down from 0.0068% in 2017).

Papua New Guinea was the US 129th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 121st in 2017), accounting for 0.0035% of US total imports (down from 0.0052% in 2017).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.94% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (83.04% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.38% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (5.99% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.29% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.81% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.19% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.22% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.93% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.36% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.92% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.18% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea 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) - an increase of $22.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.3 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $29.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $8.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • 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 $0.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Papua New Guinea 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
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,188.4 2.52 492.7344.18
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 224.0 0.26 392.7-42.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7.9 0.01 9.2-13.89
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 240.8 0.28 313.4-23.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 101.5 0.12 65.255.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 84.8 0.10 100.1-15.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 197.3 0.23 37.3428.72
29 Organic chemicals 353.4 0.41 337.04.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.8 0.01 17.9-73.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 122.4 0.14 42.8185.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,199.3 2.54 3,921.1-43.91
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 10.4 0.01 41.0-74.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 22.3 0.03 33.8-33.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 978.5 1.13 753.829.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 565.4 0.65 589.6-4.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 213.7 0.25 560.9-61.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 59.2 0.07 185.6-68.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.4 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 368.0 0.42 1,082.9-66.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 425.0 0.49 361.017.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12.2 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 9.7 0.01 76.5-87.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 37.1 0.04 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18.4 0.02 10.673.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 257.4 0.30 699.1-63.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 398.9 0.46 416.5-4.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 55.2 0.06 49.312.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.4 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 74.9 0.09 133.0-43.66
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 44.0 0.05 25.969.96
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 5.2-100.00
72 Iron and steel 25.1 0.03 7.6229.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,578.9 1.82 541.3191.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.8 0.02 30.8-52.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 66.9 0.08 17.4283.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 542.3 0.63 708.1-23.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 178.3-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 177.8 0.21 64.9173.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 192.3 0.22 264.4-27.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 255.9 0.30 104.2145.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,458.1 32.82 58,272.8-51.16
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 26,443.5 30.49 4,119.9541.84
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 14.6 0.02 732.9-98.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,696.5 1.96 2,203.4-23.01
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,095.6 10.49 17,092.3-46.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 215.9 0.25 338.3-36.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,534.8 2.92 5,113.3-50.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 62.3 0.07 34.779.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 478.0 0.55 187.0155.65
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 122.3 0.14 91.333.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 226.7 0.26 38.8484.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 65.6 0.08 66.9-1.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 621.4 0.72 150.7312.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,537.0 5.23 4,666.1-2.77

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 86.17% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (61.58% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.11% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (0.26% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (31.35% in 2017).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $6.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $39.5 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea 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 986.5 1.06 1,057.1-6.68
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 59,934.5 64.59 53,364.212.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 68.8 0.07 60.114.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 18,331.8 19.76 22,420.5-18.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32.3 0.03 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 596.3 0.64 689.9-13.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 39,505.8-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.1 0.00 2.3-53.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 248.5 0.27 463.9-46.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.1 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.6 0.01 31.5-72.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.4 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.9 0.00 14.3-79.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.5 0.00 6.9-92.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26.0 0.03 4.5483.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.7 0.01 19.5-75.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13.2 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 190.5 0.21 210.7-9.62
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 499.1 0.54 41.51,102.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 260.4 0.28 69.3275.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 83.3 0.09 4.71,662.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20.7 0.02 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 0.0 0.00 26.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,113.9 2.28 3,645.3-42.01
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,359.1 10.09 4,353.7114.97
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce