US trade with Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Christmas Island was $0.3 million, down 72.18% ($0.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $0.1 million, down 87.77% ($0.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 46.44% ($0.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Christmas Island went from a surplus of $0.3 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $0.1 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Christmas Island was the US 214th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 205th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 214th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 197th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 204th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 195th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.68% of US total exports to Christmas Island (84.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.61% of US total exports to Christmas Island (10.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.06% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $11.4 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $10.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $299.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $274.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $24.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $22.9 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $4.7 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 24.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29.0 33.77 51.8-44.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.3 3.84 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 10.3 12.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 274.5-100.00
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 11.4 13.27 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.6 11.20 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18.2 21.21 317.9-94.28

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 60.25% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 34.58% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.74% of US total imports from Christmas Island (92.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $115.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $78.7 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $21.2 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $1.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $310.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $32.2 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 $31.3 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 $26.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.7 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21.2 9.31 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 115.9 50.95 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.7 0.76 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 78.7 34.58 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 310.2-100.00
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 8.5 3.74 39.8-78.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 32.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 26.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce