US trade with Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vanuatu

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Vanuatu was $3.3 million, down 35.68% ($1.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $2.2 million, down 40.84% ($1.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $1.1 million, down 22.78% ($0.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $1.0 million, a 52.89% decrease ($1.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Vanuatu was the US 190th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 186th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (down from 0.0006% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Vanuatu was the US 189th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 182nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (down from 0.0011% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Vanuatu was the US 182nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 175th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Vanuatu

The major share of US exports to Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.34% of US total exports to Vanuatu (22.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.23% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.68% of US total exports to Vanuatu (5.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.02% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.22% of US total exports to Vanuatu (19.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Vanuatu (1.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $337.6 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 $204.5 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $132.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $87.0 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) - an increase of $45.3 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $30.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $24.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $10.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $562.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $337.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $124.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $111.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $106.2 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 $102.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $34.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $13.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $7.5 thousand.
US exports to Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.13 0.0
10 Cereals 132.1 6.10 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 87.0 4.02 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30.0 1.39 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 93.0 4.29 69.034.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 106.2-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 34.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 111.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26.5 1.22 588.6-95.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 165.5 7.64 502.9-67.09
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 11.0 0.51 113.2-90.32
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 250.0 11.54 45.5449.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 390.6 18.04 53.0637.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.7 0.12 126.8-97.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10.7 0.49 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 48.5 2.24 3.21,431.77

US Imports from Vanuatu

The major share of US imports from Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 77.63% of US total imports from Vanuatu (91.17% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.27% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.45% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Vanuatu (4.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $107.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $106.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $11.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - a decrease of $452.8 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 $67.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $16.4 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 $6.9 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4.9 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $4.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $4.1 thousand.
US imports from Vanuatu in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 167.2 14.78 183.6-8.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.9 1.05 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 699.1 61.80 1,151.9-39.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 116.2 10.27 8.91,202.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 106.9 9.45 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 0.0 0.00 67.5-100.00
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 15.3 1.36 22.2-30.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce