US trade (export - import) with Christmas Island in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 15, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In 2015, US trade with Christmas Island totaled $3.7 million, up 44.07% ($1.1 million) from 2014.

US exports to Christmas Island in 2015 totaled $1.6 million, up 818.23% ($1.4 million) from 2014.

US imports from Christmas Island in 2015 were $2.1 million, down 10.68% ($0.3 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Christmas Island in 2015 was $0.6 million, a 73.75% decrease ($1.6 million) over 2014.

Christmas Island was the US 209th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 212th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2014).

Christmas Island was the US 209th largest export market in 2015 (up from 221st in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (up from 0.0000% in 2014).

Christmas Island was the US 195th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 190th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2014).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.94% of US total exports to Christmas Island (60.25% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.95% of US total exports to Christmas Island (14.33% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.22% of US total exports to Christmas Island (1.92% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $554.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $403.5 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 $195.4 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $89.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $61.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $46.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $27.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $14.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $9.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $11.0 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $10.2 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61.3 3.95 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 89.7 5.78 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.1 0.26 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.3 0.60 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.3 0.22 3.32.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 46.6 3.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 607.9 39.19 53.21,043.37
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 214.3 13.82 18.91,034.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 433.3 27.93 29.71,357.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.0 0.90 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 67.5 4.35 39.769.97

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.92% of US total imports from Christmas Island (32.68% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.16% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.00% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.29% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.75% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.09% of US total imports from Christmas Island (2.32% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.18% of US total imports from Christmas Island (8.54% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $560.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $193.3 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $115.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $61.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $34.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $33.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $32.0 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) - an increase of $8.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,004.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $117.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $67.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $60.2 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 $36.8 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $12.3 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 193.3 9.06 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.3 0.11 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.4 0.02 0.6-34.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.9 0.18 71.7-94.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 117.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 133.7 6.27 18.0642.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.5 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 87.4 4.09 55.457.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,093.9 51.27 533.5105.06
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 203.7 9.55 240.5-15.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33.9 1.59 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.1 0.52 6.765.38
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 46.5 2.18 38.221.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 60.2-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61.7 2.89 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34.6 1.62 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 227.0 10.64 1,231.7-81.57
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce