US trade (export - import) with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with British Indian Ocean Territory

In 2015, US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory totaled $16.7 million, up 1.92% ($0.3 million) from 2014.

US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 were $0.6 million, down 72.32% ($1.5 million) from 2014.

US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 totaled $16.1 million, up 12.82% ($1.8 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 was $15.6 million, a 27.46% increase ($3.4 million) over 2014.

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 190th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 194th in 2014), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (just as in 2014).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 216th largest export market in 2015 (down from 209th in 2014), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0001% in 2014).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 161st largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (up from 0.0006% in 2014).

US Exports to British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.13% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.19% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.68% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (79.11% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.48% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.43% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.35% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.21% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.78% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (15.71% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $177.4 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $38.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $33.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $19.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $17.5 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $11.3 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $9.7 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5.4 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $5.0 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $4.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 over 2014 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 $1,286.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $300.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $86.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $56.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $37.0 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) - a decrease of $35.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $29.5 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $5.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $5.4 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $3.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3.0 thousand.
US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11.3 1.94 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 38.3 6.60 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 17.5 3.02 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5.4 0.93 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 177.4 30.53 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.8 0.48 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24.0 4.12 4.0494.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37.7 6.49 4.4751.14
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5.0 0.86 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.4 0.76 0.0
72 Iron and steel 7.3 1.26 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.5 3.52 321.1-93.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 46.1 7.93 132.1-65.11
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 149.6 25.75 1,436.4-89.58
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 29.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.8 0.99 62.5-90.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9.7 1.66 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 10.0 1.72 45.8-78.17
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8.4 1.44 45.4-81.59

US Imports from British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 92.99% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (97.97% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,805.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $356.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $235.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $105.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $101.7 thousand;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $72.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 over the 2014 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 $1,915.2 thousand.
US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
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 0.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 105.0 0.65 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13.6 0.08 6.7101.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 72.2 0.45 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27.4 0.17 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,119.7 68.90 8,314.433.74
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 3,764.6 23.33 5,679.9-33.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 122.4 0.76 20.7491.55
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 40.1 0.25 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 356.5 2.21 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 516.2 3.20 280.384.18
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce