US trade with Papua New Guinea in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 26, 2017

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

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Papua New Guinea totaled $73.2 million, up 90.07% ($34.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $16.0 million, down 13.66% ($2.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $57.2 million, up 185.97% ($37.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Papua New Guinea in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $41.2 million, a 2,628.67% increase ($39.7 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Papua New Guinea was the US 130th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 146th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0074% of US total trade (up from 0.0042% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 152nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 147th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0042% of US total exports (down from 0.0051% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 108th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 129th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0095% of US total imports (up from 0.0036% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

The major share of US exports to Papua New Guinea 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) - 74.52% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (56.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.59% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (6.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.41% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (4.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.80% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.60% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.66% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (13.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.5 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) - a decrease of $0.8 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;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - 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.
US exports to Papua New Guinea 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 0.0 0.00 1,461.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39.3 0.25 750.8-94.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5.4 0.03 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.8 0.02 3.027.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 52.9 0.33 54.4-2.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.7 0.02 190.4-98.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10.4 0.07 4.9113.61
29 Organic chemicals 73.0 0.46 11.8518.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.6 0.03 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 39.4 0.25 41.0-3.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 842.0 5.27 546.953.97
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 37.8 0.24 8.5343.40
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.5 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 307.0 1.92 293.74.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 120.9 0.76 130.0-7.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 99.0 0.62 134.6-26.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 155.2 0.97 180.5-14.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 99.8 0.63 74.933.24
55 Man-made staple fibers 76.5 0.48 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 10.6 0.07 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 153.6 0.96 31.4388.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 44.3 0.28 129.9-65.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.6 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 108.2 0.68 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 5.5 0.03 0.0
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 41.4-100.00
72 Iron and steel 7.6 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 128.4 0.80 662.6-80.62
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14.8 0.09 2.7446.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 488.6 3.06 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 29.4 0.18 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24.0 0.15 38.0-36.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.9 0.07 127.4-90.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,663.4 47.99 4,361.075.72
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 791.3 4.96 1,628.6-51.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,127.4 7.06 63.71,669.94
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,381.1 8.65 3,834.5-63.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 937.4 5.87 545.871.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 31.2-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 47.7 0.30 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 16.4 0.10 15.45.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.4 0.05 5.649.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 130.9 0.82 10.11,199.14

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 69.05% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.33% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (73.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $39.5 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea 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 181.2 0.32 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,626.4 15.08 5,726.750.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.2 0.02 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,076.4 10.62 8,680.1-30.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 171.9 0.30 220.2-21.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39,505.8 69.05 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 21.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 342.4 0.60 88.1288.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.2 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 61.1 0.11 60.80.57
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 32.1 0.06 54.3-40.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 38.2 0.07 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; 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 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,021.8 1.79 256.2298.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce