US trade (export - import) with Christmas Island in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In 2016, US trade with Christmas Island was $2.8 million, down 24.16% ($0.9 million) from 2015.

US exports to Christmas Island in 2016 were $1.1 million, down 26.29% ($0.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Christmas Island in 2016 were $1.7 million, down 22.61% ($0.5 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Christmas Island in 2016 was $0.5 million, a 12.82% decrease ($0.1 million) over 2015.

Christmas Island was the US 212th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 209th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Christmas Island was the US 212th largest export market in 2016 (down from 209th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in 2015).

Christmas Island was the US 199th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 195th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.93% of US total exports to Christmas Island (80.94% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.54% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.03% of US total exports to Christmas Island (3.95% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.49% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.26% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.30% of US total exports to Christmas Island (3.22% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $146.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $97.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $63.7 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $62.7 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 $46.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $24.1 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $14.8 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $11.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $329.9 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 $205.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $115.4 thousand;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $89.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $61.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $46.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $16.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $9.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $4.1 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 97.7 8.54 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11.5 1.00 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 24.1 2.11 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 61.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 63.7 5.57 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.9 0.35 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 89.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 62.7 5.49 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.2 0.28 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14.8 1.30 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 46.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 278.0 24.31 607.9-54.26
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 9.3 0.81 214.3-95.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 317.9 27.80 433.3-26.62
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 46.0 4.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 160.0 13.99 14.01,042.86
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 50.6 4.42 67.5-25.05

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.42% of US total imports from Christmas Island (62.92% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.68% of US total imports from Christmas Island (6.29% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.42% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.18% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.50% of US total imports from Christmas Island (4.09% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.98% of US total imports from Christmas Island (9.16% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in 2016 over 2015 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) - an increase of $172.2 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $92.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $34.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $33.5 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 $24.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $20.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $15.4 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $15.2 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $8.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $8.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $7.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $217.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $205.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $192.5 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $133.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $87.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $51.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $30.9 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.4 0.51 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 15.4 0.93 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.7 0.04 193.3-99.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24.5 1.48 0.46,424.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37.5 2.27 3.9849.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15.2 0.92 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.8 0.23 0.0
52 Cotton 8.5 0.52 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 133.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20.5 1.24 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.7 0.22 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 93.1 5.64 0.520,045.45
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.1 0.06 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 87.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34.0 2.06 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.3 0.44 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 876.3 53.06 1,093.9-19.89
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 375.9 22.76 203.784.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32.2 1.95 33.9-4.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10.7 0.65 11.1-4.00
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 47.2 2.86 46.51.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.4 0.63 61.7-83.14
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.7 0.22 34.6-89.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21.4 1.29 227.0-90.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce