US trade (export - import) with Vanuatu in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vanuatu in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vanuatu

In 2016, US trade with Vanuatu totaled $13.8 million, up 39.34% ($3.9 million) from 2015.

US exports to Vanuatu in 2016 totaled $7.9 million, up 33.79% ($2.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Vanuatu in 2016 totaled $6.0 million, up 47.40% ($1.9 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Vanuatu in 2016 was $1.9 million, a 3.63% increase ($0.1 million) over 2015.

Vanuatu was the US 191st largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 197th in 2015), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (up from 0.0003% in 2015).

Vanuatu was the US 191st largest export market in 2016 (up from 192nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (up from 0.0004% in 2015).

Vanuatu was the US 179th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 183rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2015).

US Exports to Vanuatu

The major share of US exports to Vanuatu in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.18% of US total exports to Vanuatu (30.26% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.34% of US total exports to Vanuatu (1.34% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.46% of US total exports to Vanuatu (14.48% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.99% of US total exports to Vanuatu (1.27% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Vanuatu in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,457.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $700.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $568.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $243.4 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $170.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $104.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $88.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $69.0 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $59.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $35.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $34.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $31.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vanuatu in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $845.7 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) - a decrease of $416.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $185.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $48.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $38.6 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $35.2 thousand.
US exports to Vanuatu in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.2 0.04 3.20.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 13.2 0.17 15.1-12.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20.4 0.26 16.027.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32.5 0.41 17.684.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 390.0 4.97 425.2-8.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.8 0.04 8.8-68.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 235.8 3.00 147.559.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 170.3 2.17 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30.1 0.38 37.3-19.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40.1 0.51 225.4-82.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31.1 0.40 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.1 0.04 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.4 0.12 57.7-83.72
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34.3 0.44 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 43.7 0.56 55.7-21.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5.6 0.07 20.3-72.20
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 3.4-100.00
72 Iron and steel 3.4 0.04 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 700.0 8.92 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.7 0.05 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7.8 0.10 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 640.3 8.16 71.5794.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.9 0.08 7.0-15.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 786.1 10.01 681.515.35
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 381.7 4.86 798.4-52.20
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 59.9 0.76 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 135.6 1.73 66.7103.39
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 386.0 4.92 142.6170.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.3 0.04 41.9-92.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 67.4 0.86 44.451.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.3 0.04 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
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 3.2 0.04 848.9-99.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 42.6 0.54 6.7535.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,555.1 45.28 2,097.469.49

US Imports from Vanuatu

The major share of US imports from Vanuatu in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.83% of US total imports from Vanuatu (94.50% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.40% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.68% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.97% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.07% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Vanuatu (1.25% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Vanuatu in 2016 over 2015 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 $1,319.2 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $741.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $214.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $152.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $110.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $27.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vanuatu in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $577.6 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $55.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $50.5 thousand.
US imports from Vanuatu in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 797.8 13.39 1,375.4-42.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 55.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,122.0 52.38 2,380.131.17
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.7 0.06 4.1-8.86
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5.4 0.09 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 4.6 0.08 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 112.9 1.89 2.74,066.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27.3 0.46 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 50.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 220.1 3.69 5.83,726.60
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 1,341.0 22.50 21.96,036.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12.3 0.21 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 38.6 0.65 21.381.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 46.9 0.79 43.18.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 226.9 3.81 74.7203.81
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce