US trade (export - import) with Solomon Islands in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Solomon Islands in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Solomon Islands

In 2013, US trade with Solomon Islands totaled $19.1 million, up 110.96% ($10.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Solomon Islands in 2013 totaled $8.9 million, up 23.14% ($1.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Solomon Islands in 2013 totaled $10.1 million, up 469.78% ($8.3 million) from 2012.

US trade balance with Solomon Islands went from a surplus of $5.5 million in 2012, to a deficit of $1.2 million in 2013.

Solomon Islands was the US 189th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 202nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in 2012).

Solomon Islands was the US 193rd largest export market in 2013 (up from 198th in 2012), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (up from 0.0005% in 2012).

Solomon Islands was the US 166th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 193rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2012).

US Exports to Solomon Islands

The major share of US exports to Solomon Islands in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.88% of US total exports to Solomon Islands (32.32% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.12% of US total exports to Solomon Islands (17.66% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.17% of US total exports to Solomon Islands (2.59% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.72% of US total exports to Solomon Islands (8.15% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Solomon Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $993.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $716.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $543.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $239.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $103.9 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $91.9 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $75.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $67.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $64.0 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) - an increase of $52.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $51.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $33.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Solomon Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $501.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $468.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $158.6 thousand;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $97.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $47.6 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $35.3 thousand.
US exports to Solomon Islands in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 45.0 0.50 513.4-91.24
10 Cereals 700.2 7.84 608.315.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19.8 0.22 14.635.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 176.0 1.97 112.057.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 136.9 1.53 33.0314.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.1 0.06 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.7 0.05 6.0-22.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22.8 0.26 523.8-95.64
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 4.0 0.04 39.2-89.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37.4 0.42 4.0831.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19.5 0.22 34.9-44.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.7 0.11 8.317.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 51.9 0.58 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.5 0.05 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 96.2 1.08 28.5237.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 47.6-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 97.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.2 0.09 10.0-17.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 433.2 4.85 591.9-26.80
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 1,367.6 15.31 1,315.13.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 749.3 8.39 32.52,208.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 498.1 5.58 258.892.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.1 0.03 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 690.0 7.72 146.3371.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.7 0.03 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 75.4 0.84 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.8 0.10 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,763.4 42.13 2,770.035.86

US Imports from Solomon Islands

The major share of US imports from Solomon Islands in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.94% of US total imports from Solomon Islands (80.23% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.03% of US total imports from Solomon Islands (1.87% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Solomon Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $6,428.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,758.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $96.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $78.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $56.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Solomon Islands in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $79.4 thousand.
US imports from Solomon Islands in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 3.5 0.03 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,855.0 18.34 97.01,813.08
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 410.5 4.06 396.63.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 78.5 0.78 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,358.9 72.74 930.9690.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.8 0.11 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.9 0.13 3.0336.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.0 0.03 1.596.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.03 33.3-90.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 87.4 0.86 31.2180.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 42.4 0.42 121.8-65.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 251.1 2.48 154.462.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce