US trade (export - import) with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with British Indian Ocean Territory

In 2013, US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory was $18.9 million, down 16.42% ($3.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 were $0.8 million, down 72.04% ($2.0 million) from 2012.

US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 were $18.1 million, down 8.78% ($1.7 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 was $17.3 million, a 1.29% increase ($0.2 million) over 2012.

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 190th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 188th in 2012), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (down from 0.0006% in 2012).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 215th largest export market in 2013 (down from 206th in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in 2012).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 157th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 158th in 2012), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.29% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (52.17% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.49% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (1.77% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.70% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (26.85% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.75% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.21% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.81% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.44% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.34% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (4.05% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $83.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $28.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $14.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $10.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $9.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $8.1 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $7.6 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $7.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $4.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $481.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $453.3 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 $319.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $243.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $160.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $93.5 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 $92.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $75.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $44.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $41.1 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $32.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $21.5 thousand;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $18.0 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $17.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $9.3 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $9.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $6.0 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5.8 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.7 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $5.1 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $4.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $3.1 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $2.6 thousand.
US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.1 0.41 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.7 0.35 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7.6 1.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4.3 0.56 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14.9 1.95 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.6 0.47 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31.6 4.14 21.347.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40.7 5.35 12.1236.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 75.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.6 0.34 34.9-92.56
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.1 1.07 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13.3 1.75 4.2216.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 101.6 13.33 107.6-5.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.8 0.36 12.0-77.05
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 51.0 6.70 211.7-75.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 481.0-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 276.6 36.29 729.9-62.11
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 4.08 350.7-91.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 44.6-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 99.0 12.99 15.9520.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37.5 4.92 280.7-86.64
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.0 0.91 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 5.9 0.77 98.3-94.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 93.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17.2 2.25 58.3-70.52

US Imports from British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 99.46% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (99.70% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 over 2012 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 $4,193.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,572.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $436.7 thousand.
US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.4 0.06 3.4204.76
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.8 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12.5 0.07 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,717.3 42.64 13,289.7-41.93
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 10,225.6 56.50 6,032.469.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34.5 0.19 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22.0 0.12 458.7-95.20
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 24.7 0.14 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 40.0 0.22 41.1-2.69
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce