US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with British Indian Ocean Territory

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with British Indian Ocean Territory was $1.4 million, down 4.42% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $1.4 million, down 1.87% ($0.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0.0 million, down 74.12% ($0.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $1.4 million, a 0.88% increase ($0.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 205th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 204th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (down from 0.0002% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 195th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 194th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (down from 0.0004% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

British Indian Ocean Territory was the US 215th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 213th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.91% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (15.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.70% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (57.02% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.57% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (13.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.01% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (6.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.75% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.53% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (4.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.50% of US total exports to British Indian Ocean Territory (0.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $167.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $166.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $120.9 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $75.0 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 $65.6 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;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $37.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $36.4 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $35.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $25.7 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $22.3 thousand;
  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - an increase of $11.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $10.1 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $9.1 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $8.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $7.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $4.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $325.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $152.1 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $137.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $90.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $67.7 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $56.3 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 $19.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $12.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $12.1 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $8.0 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 $7.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6.6 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $4.6 thousand.
US exports to British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.1 0.73 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 56.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.1 0.22 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2.9 0.21 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 25.7 1.86 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7.1 0.51 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 137.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 45.2 3.27 8.8412.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 183.6 13.30 16.41,019.40
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 75.0 5.43 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 90.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 63.2 4.58 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11.6 0.84 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9.1 0.66 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 37.5 2.72 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 4.75 0.0
72 Iron and steel 94.2 6.82 58.461.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 120.9 8.75 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 84.0 6.08 151.7-44.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 22.3 1.62 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.8 0.64 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 181.6 13.15 507.3-64.20
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 61.3 4.44 81.2-24.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10.7 0.77 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8.5 0.61 3.6132.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51.4 3.72 203.5-74.74
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 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 197.4 14.30 30.6544.64

US Imports from British Indian Ocean Territory

The major share of US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.82% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (5.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (82.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016).
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total imports from British Indian Ocean Territory (2.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $4.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $42.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1.1 thousand.
US imports from British Indian Ocean Territory in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 42.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.4 32.82 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.5 26.58 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5.4 40.60 5.17.09
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce