US trade (export - import) with Christmas Island in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In 2013, US trade with Christmas Island was $1.5 million, down 66.48% ($3.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Christmas Island in 2013 were $0.5 million, down 88.48% ($3.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from Christmas Island in 2013 totaled $1.1 million, up 109.45% ($0.6 million) from 2012.

US trade balance with Christmas Island went from a surplus of $3.5 million in 2012, to a deficit of $0.6 million in 2013.

Christmas Island was the US 216th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 209th in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in 2012).

Christmas Island was the US 221st largest export market in 2013 (down from 205th in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0003% in 2012).

Christmas Island was the US 201st largest supplier in 2013 (up from 202nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 73.16% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.62% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.37% of US total exports to Christmas Island (48.80% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.41% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.17% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.33% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.10% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.13% of US total exports to Christmas Island (2.31% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (29.41% in 2012).
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (12.53% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in 2013 over 2012 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 $341.6 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $6.6 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in 2013 over 2012 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 $1,051.1 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) - a decrease of $756.4 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 $670.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $474.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $431.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $210.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $91.3 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $75.9 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $73.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $47.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $25.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $20.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $7.7 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $6.9 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5.3 1.13 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 73.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 20.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6.2 1.33 4.057.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 670.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 474.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 47.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 341.6 73.16 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 6.6 1.41 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 75.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 431.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.4 0.73 94.7-96.42
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 65.7 14.08 822.1-92.01
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.57 1,053.7-99.75
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 35.5 7.60 246.0-85.57

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 91.89% of US total imports from Christmas Island (67.12% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.28% of US total imports from Christmas Island (19.65% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $743.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $47.6 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 $34.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $24.2 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $4.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $92.6 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 $62.5 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $55.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $44.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $32.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4.1 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island 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
(%)
01 Live animals 4.5 0.42 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
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 1.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 44.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24.2 2.28 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 55.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 839.4 79.05 96.3771.20
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 78.6 7.40 141.1-44.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 92.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 57.7 5.44 10.1470.45
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 36.2 3.41 2.01,716.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.0 0.38 36.9-89.03
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17.2 1.62 21.8-21.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce