US trade with Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 10, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Papua New Guinea was $38.5 million, down 27.15% ($14.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $13.3 million, down 60.89% ($20.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $25.2 million, up 34.19% ($6.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Papua New Guinea went from a surplus of $15.4 million in the 1st quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $11.8 million in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Papua New Guinea was the US 145th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 133rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0041% of US total trade (down from 0.0060% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 160th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 128th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0036% of US total exports (down from 0.0098% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 118th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 123rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0044% of US total imports (up from 0.0036% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

The major share of US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.23% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (57.13% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.17% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (5.58% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.11% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (29.97% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.85% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.23% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.54% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.62% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $11.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 8,723.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 453.4 3.40 1,193.8-62.02
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 85.1 0.64 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.7 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 66.3 0.50 33.796.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11.5 0.09 7.454.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 61.5 0.46 261.4-76.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.6 0.02 5.6-54.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 25.9 0.19 133.1-80.54
29 Organic chemicals 154.1 1.16 181.8-15.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 13.2 0.10 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.5 0.03 3.36.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,540.7 11.55 245.7526.99
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 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 212.9 1.60 945.2-77.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52.6 0.39 278.5-81.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 154.0 1.15 103.648.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.6 0.03 22.3-79.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 316.3 2.37 163.493.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 64.3 0.48 142.5-54.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 18.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 88.2 0.66 8.1983.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 186.0 1.39 278.5-33.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 23.1 0.17 13.373.78
69 Ceramic products 3.8 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.7 0.04 5.9-20.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.2 0.04 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 26.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 53.6 0.40 274.1-80.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 44.1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10.1 0.08 172.0-94.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 115.4 0.87 22.3417.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26.8 0.20 13.794.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,922.4 29.40 4,562.5-14.03
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 897.3 6.73 924.9-2.98
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 0.0 0.00 33.6-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 76.6 0.57 31.2145.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,005.8 15.04 13,057.4-84.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 27.0 0.20 44.2-38.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,773.0 13.29 832.3113.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.9 0.08 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 10.2 0.08 71.5-85.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 66.9 0.50 11.7473.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19.8 0.15 0.0

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

The major share of US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.90% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (94.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $6.4 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2.7 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 319.3 1.27 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18,038.5 71.68 11,638.754.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.5 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 2,741.9-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,369.7 17.36 3,247.534.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 144.3 0.57 161.8-10.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.3 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.1 0.10 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31.3 0.12 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.9 0.03 0.8779.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9.0 0.04 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 19.5 0.08 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.9 0.01 7.7-61.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51.0 0.20 89.4-43.00
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 4.1 0.02 21.3-80.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.02 34.9-85.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
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 26.9 0.11 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 667.9 2.65 237.2181.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce