US trade (export - import) with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with British Indian Ocean Territory

In 2017, US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory was $17.1 million, down 5.28% ($1.0 million) from 2016.

US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 totaled $8.6 million, up 47.99% ($2.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 were $8.5 million, down 30.67% ($3.7 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with British Indian Ocean Territory went from a deficit of $6.4 million in 2016, to a surplus of $0.1 million in 2017.

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 188th largest trading partner in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (down from 0.0005% in 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 191st largest export market in 2017 (up from 192nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (up from 0.0004% in 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 173rd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 166th in 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (down from 0.0005% in 2016).

US Exports to British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 33.08% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (8.13% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.02% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (53.51% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.90% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (5.70% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.61% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (12.41% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.56% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (13.90% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.19% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.00% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.76% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (2.40% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2,407.9 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $491.9 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $325.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $248.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $220.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $216.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $159.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $102.3 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) - an increase of $80.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $74.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $63.2 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) - an increase of $56.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $37.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $33.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $31.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $31.0 thousand;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $28.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $27.9 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $26.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $491.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $340.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $241.3 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $153.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $136.7 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $125.3 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $85.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $65.3 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $62.4 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $58.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $31.7 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $28.2 thousand;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - a decrease of $26.1 thousand.
US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 340.0-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.03 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 30.0 0.35 10.0200.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 230.9 2.68 384.5-39.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10.0 0.12 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2.9 0.03 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 86.5 1.00 54.658.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27.9 0.32 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.6 0.03 11.7-77.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 102.3 1.19 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 27.6 0.32 90.0-69.37
29 Organic chemicals 49.4 0.57 35.439.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 102.0 1.18 238.7-57.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27.5 0.32 12.6118.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 54.2 0.63 119.5-54.64
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0.0 0.00 26.1-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 22.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55.3 0.64 87.0-36.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 319.0 3.70 70.8350.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21.1 0.24 20.43.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.5 0.16 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33.1 0.38 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,710.9 31.44 303.0794.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 45.2 0.52 170.5-73.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 63.2 0.73 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 28.6 0.33 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.8 0.04 32.0-88.11
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 85.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.1 0.11 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18.2 0.21 2.8558.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.9 0.03 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.0 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 58.9-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 37.5 0.43 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 65.6 0.76 8.7650.74
72 Iron and steel 555.2 6.44 63.3777.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 159.9 1.85 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 325.2 3.77 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 179.0 2.08 176.21.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 22.3 0.26 39.0-42.82
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 43.3 0.50 17.1153.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,293.2 15.00 1,076.320.15
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 838.0 9.72 757.910.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23.2 0.27 13.868.48
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 142.4 1.65 383.7-62.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 16.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 378.1 4.38 869.4-56.51
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
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 18.6 0.22 27.3-32.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31.0 0.36 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 74.5 0.86 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 349.4 4.05 128.8171.18

US Imports from British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 98.02% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (96.20% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 over 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) - an increase of $5,606.4 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) - an increase of $84.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $45.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,099.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $393.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $44.6 thousand.
US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 13.4 0.16 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.02 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.0 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.9 0.02 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 44.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23.1 0.27 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16.0 0.19 9,115.0-99.82
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 8,238.9 97.23 2,632.4212.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51.0 0.60 5.7799.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
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 84.8 1.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24.4 0.29 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 18.2 0.21 411.9-95.58
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce