US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 31, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with British Indian Ocean Territory

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory was $2.3 million, down 7.83% ($0.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $2.1 million, down 4.50% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 37.13% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $2.0 million, a 0.31% decrease ($0.0 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 196th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 194th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 191st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 187th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total exports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 209th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 197th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.47% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (44.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.12% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (1.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.48% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (12.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.78% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (3.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.63% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.58% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (32.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.22% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $431.1 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 $366.3 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $160.7 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $89.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $82.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $56.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $46.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $33.1 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $26.6 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $14.3 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $13.5 thousand;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $11.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $7.7 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $6.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $340.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $319.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $295.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $87.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $80.5 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 $75.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $67.3 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $58.9 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;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $24.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $20.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $18.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $17.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $9.1 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $8.8 thousand.
US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 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 0.13 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8.0 0.37 10.0-19.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9.0 0.42 328.2-97.27
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 6.9 0.32 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18.4 0.86 36.9-50.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7.7 0.36 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.6 0.12 11.7-77.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 56.5 2.63 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14.7 0.69 90.0-83.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 102.0 4.75 19.9411.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.7 0.13 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 67.3-100.00
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
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17.6 0.82 38.4-54.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14.9 0.69 39.1-61.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8.9 0.41 9.7-9.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.5 0.63 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33.1 1.54 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 26.6 1.24 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 80.5-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11.9 0.55 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14.3 0.67 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 58.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 160.7 7.48 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.9 0.18 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 89.0 4.14 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 71.1 3.31 24.5190.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 733.4 34.15 302.3142.60
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 434.9 20.25 68.6533.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12.6 0.59 13.8-8.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 89.7 4.18 177.6-49.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 135.5 6.31 430.7-68.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.12 0.0

US Imports from British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.82% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (99.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $51.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter 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 $239.0 thousand.
US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.94 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 14.6 9.11 253.7-94.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51.0 31.71 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 84.8 52.73 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce