US trade (export - import) with Solomon Islands in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Solomon Islands in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Solomon Islands

In 2017, US trade with Solomon Islands totaled $12.9 million, up 5.90% ($0.7 million) from 2016.

US exports to Solomon Islands in 2017 were $9.3 million, down 6.01% ($0.6 million) from 2016.

US imports from Solomon Islands in 2017 totaled $3.6 million, up 56.95% ($1.3 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Solomon Islands in 2017 was $5.7 million, a 25.15% decrease ($1.9 million) over 2016.

Solomon Islands was the US 195th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 193rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Solomon Islands was the US 188th largest export market in 2017 (down from 185th in 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (down from 0.0007% in 2016).

Solomon Islands was the US 191st largest supplier in 2017 (up from 195th in 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2016).

US Exports to Solomon Islands

The major share of US exports to Solomon Islands in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.30% of US total exports to Solomon Islands (41.55% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.09% of US total exports to Solomon Islands (9.15% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.81% of US total exports to Solomon Islands (2.77% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.47% of US total exports to Solomon Islands (1.88% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Solomon Islands in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $701.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $611.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $427.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $311.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $278.6 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $88.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $51.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $38.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Solomon Islands in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,112.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $672.3 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 $498.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $185.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $139.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $124.4 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $111.0 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $70.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $51.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $50.0 thousand.
US exports to Solomon Islands in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 1,223.5 13.15 522.3134.27
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 111.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 87.1 0.94 272.5-68.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 70.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 38.4 0.41 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 88.2 0.95 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 315.7 3.39 37.0752.40
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 11.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 38.0 0.41 177.5-78.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.8 0.06 26.4-78.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 22.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 51.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.2 0.05 21.6-80.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15.0 0.16 16.5-9.04
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 40.8 0.44 165.2-75.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.9 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 711.3 7.65 283.8150.64
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 898.9 9.66 1,397.3-35.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.8 0.06 16.5-64.86
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,573.5 16.91 961.763.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 311.9 3.35 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 340.8 3.66 1,453.3-76.55
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 20.9 0.22 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 14.4 0.15 17.4-17.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 56.5 0.61 5.01,040.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 50.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,510.4 37.73 4,182.7-16.07

US Imports from Solomon Islands

The major share of US imports from Solomon Islands in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 84.15% of US total imports from Solomon Islands (81.84% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.38% of US total imports from Solomon Islands (0.73% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.48% of US total imports from Solomon Islands (0.29% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Solomon Islands in 2017 over 2016 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 $1,128.7 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $255.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $125.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $38.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $31.7 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $16.7 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 $14.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $13.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Solomon Islands in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $106.6 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $87.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $84.8 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $30.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $11.7 thousand.
US imports from Solomon Islands in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 85.0 2.35 172.6-50.76
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 437.6 12.08 181.9140.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6.4 0.18 12.9-50.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 57.3 1.58 87.8-34.71
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,456.2 67.79 1,327.485.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 106.6-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6.2 0.17 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 16.7 0.46 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13.8 0.38 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4.5 0.12 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14.6 0.40 6.7118.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.0 0.11 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.7 0.02 0.3141.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.6 0.15 2.994.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 125.9 3.47 0.0
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 31.1 0.86 16.884.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38.0 1.05 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 68.4 1.89 36.786.39
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 48.3 1.33 40.718.46
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 202.6 5.59 287.4-29.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce