US trade with Vanuatu in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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

US Trade with Vanuatu

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Vanuatu was $5.5 million, down 36.72% ($3.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Vanuatu in the first half of 2017 were $3.3 million, down 42.01% ($2.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Vanuatu in the first half of 2017 were $2.2 million, down 26.97% ($0.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Vanuatu in the first half of 2017 was $1.0 million, a 59.81% decrease ($1.5 million) over the first half of 2016.

Vanuatu was the US 201st largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 188th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (down from 0.0005% in the first half of 2016).

Vanuatu was the US 193rd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 185th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (down from 0.0008% in the first half of 2016).

Vanuatu was the US 189th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 176th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Vanuatu

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.41% of US total exports to Vanuatu (22.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.25% of US total exports to Vanuatu (6.09% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.32% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.25% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.67% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.85% of US total exports to Vanuatu (22.74% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Vanuatu in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $395.9 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 $190.1 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 $48.2 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;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $17.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $13.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $10.2 thousand.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $668.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $545.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $244.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $196.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $92.2 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 $79.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $38.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $34.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $20.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $13.4 thousand.
US exports to Vanuatu in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.09 0.0
10 Cereals 132.1 4.06 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2.5 0.08 3.2-20.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.4 0.10 10.7-68.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 87.0 2.67 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30.0 0.92 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 190.7 5.85 176.87.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25.0 0.77 117.2-78.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.5 0.17 6.3-12.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17.4 0.54 37.5-53.50
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 3.3 0.10 4.5-25.53
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 34.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.5 0.14 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.3 0.19 675.2-99.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.5 0.20 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47.6 1.46 592.6-91.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 443.2 13.61 640.2-30.76
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 74.1 2.28 154.0-51.86
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 7.68 59.9317.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 466.9 14.33 71.0557.64
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13.7 0.42 258.3-94.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17.0 0.52 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18.6 0.57 57.0-67.42
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 51.3 1.58 3.21,522.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.2 0.31 0.0

US Imports from Vanuatu

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 83.95% of US total imports from Vanuatu (61.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.96% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.87% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.81% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Vanuatu (31.85% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $177.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $106.9 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $39.0 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 first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $762.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $195.6 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $44.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $12.3 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.
US imports from Vanuatu in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 441.1 19.84 402.19.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.9 0.53 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,413.7 63.58 1,457.7-3.02
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 199.3 8.96 21.9811.49
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 4.81 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 195.6-100.00
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 0.00 762.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
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 0.69 22.2-30.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.7 0.12 8.3-67.22
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce