US trade (export - import) with Christmas Island in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In 2014, US trade with Christmas Island totaled $2.6 million, up 67.32% ($1.0 million) from 2013.

US exports to Christmas Island in 2014 were $0.2 million, down 63.82% ($0.3 million) from 2013.

US imports from Christmas Island in 2014 totaled $2.4 million, up 124.99% ($1.3 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Christmas Island in 2014 was $2.2 million, a 273.16% increase ($1.6 million) over 2013.

Christmas Island was the US 212th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 216th in 2013), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (up from 0.0000% in 2013).

Christmas Island was the US 221st largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (just as in 2013).

Christmas Island was the US 190th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 201st in 2013), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in 2013).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.25% of US total exports to Christmas Island (15.37% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.33% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.92% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (1.41% in 2013).
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (73.16% in 2013).
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (1.33% in 2013).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (1.13% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $49.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $27.1 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $11.0 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $10.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in 2014 over 2013 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) - a decrease of $341.6 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 $46.8 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $6.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $5.3 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10.2 6.04 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.0 1.76 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.0 6.54 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 341.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.3 1.92 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53.2 31.47 3.41,465.95
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 18.9 11.19 65.7-71.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.7 17.60 2.61,024.67
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39.7 23.49 35.511.81

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.68% of US total imports from Christmas Island (91.89% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.54% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.00% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.32% of US total imports from Christmas Island (2.28% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,214.5 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 $161.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $117.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $71.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $56.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $55.4 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $18.0 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - an increase of $12.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $305.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $51.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $24.2 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.6 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 71.7 3.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 12.3 0.52 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 117.4 4.92 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.7 0.11 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18.0 0.75 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 55.4 2.32 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 24.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 533.5 22.33 839.4-36.44
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 240.5 10.07 78.6205.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6.7 0.28 57.7-88.37
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 38.2 1.60 36.25.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 60.2 2.52 4.01,388.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,231.7 51.56 17.27,068.42
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce