US trade (export - import) with Vanuatu in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 18, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vanuatu in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vanuatu

In 2018, US trade with Vanuatu totaled $17.7 million, up 29.21% ($4.0 million) from 2017.

US exports to Vanuatu in 2018 totaled $10.3 million, up 30.66% ($2.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Vanuatu in 2018 totaled $7.4 million, up 27.24% ($1.6 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Vanuatu in 2018 was $3.0 million, a 40.05% increase ($0.8 million) over 2017.

Vanuatu was the US 195th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 192nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (up from 0.0003% in 2017).

Vanuatu was the US 193rd largest export market in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (up from 0.0005% in 2017).

Vanuatu was the US 178th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 180th in 2017), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2017).

US Exports to Vanuatu

The major share of US exports to Vanuatu in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.06% of US total exports to Vanuatu (46.96% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.50% of US total exports to Vanuatu (9.30% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.25% of US total exports to Vanuatu (1.06% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.36% of US total exports to Vanuatu (2.54% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.08% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.60% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vanuatu (1.10% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Vanuatu in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,615.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,099.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $463.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $123.1 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $98.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $95.7 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $61.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vanuatu in 2018 over 2017 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) - a decrease of $855.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $145.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $132.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $87.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $59.0 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) - a decrease of $53.1 thousand.
US exports to Vanuatu in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14.3 0.14 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 81.4 0.79 20.2303.16
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 132.1-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.8 0.04 28.9-86.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7.5 0.07 6.515.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18.5 0.18 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14.8 0.14 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 87.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.0 0.09 30.0-70.00
29 Organic chemicals 98.6 0.96 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 203.1 1.97 348.2-41.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 292.5 2.84 266.19.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 10.0 0.10 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22.0 0.21 5.5300.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.4 0.25 84.4-69.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10.0 0.10 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14.7 0.14 3.2357.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.2 0.03 3.3-2.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17.0 0.16 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.9 0.06 4.532.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.9 0.04 4.5-12.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20.2 0.20 4.1387.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 55.3 0.54 27.5101.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.8 0.09 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.4 0.10 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 19.6 0.19 8.2139.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 136.7 1.32 13.5908.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 82.7 0.80 55.549.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12.9 0.13 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,999.8 29.08 1,383.8116.77
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 352.8 3.42 1,208.1-70.80
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 196.9 1.91 250.0-21.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,133.3 10.99 669.869.20
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 220.7 2.14 125.176.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 54.6 0.53 53.81.50
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 65.9 0.64 51.328.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35.4 0.34 13.6160.99
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,054.4 39.30 2,955.337.19

US Imports from Vanuatu

The major share of US imports from Vanuatu in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.55% of US total imports from Vanuatu (90.09% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.93% of US total imports from Vanuatu (6.16% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.06% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.00% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Vanuatu (1.93% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Vanuatu in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,959.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $75.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $42.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $36.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $35.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vanuatu in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $250.1 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $153.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $106.9 thousand;
  • 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 $30.3 thousand.
US imports from Vanuatu in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,471.0 19.99 1,721.2-14.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 153.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4.6 0.06 11.9-61.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,132.6 69.74 3,172.761.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 129.2 1.76 151.2-14.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 358.0 4.86 356.10.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.1 0.07 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 106.9-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42.2 0.57 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35.5 0.48 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 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.1 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 77.7 1.06 2.72,769.04
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 101.4 1.38 65.155.65
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce