US trade with Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 30, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Christmas Island was $0.3 million, down 38.18% ($0.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0.1 million, down 49.29% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $0.3 million, down 35.17% ($0.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $0.2 million, a 29.90% decrease ($0.1 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Christmas Island was the US 211th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 217th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 212th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 202nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 192nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (down from 0.0001% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 96.55% of US total exports to Christmas Island (2.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (9.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (81.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $21.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $97.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $11.9 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 97.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34.0 56.13 3.5862.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.9 4.74 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21.6 35.68 0.0

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.24% of US total imports from Christmas Island (82.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.63% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.23% of US total imports from Christmas Island (1.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (6.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $36.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $10.7 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 $7.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4.1 thousand;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $3.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $122.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $24.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $20.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $10.4 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $8.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $5.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1.3 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 3.5 1.23 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
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 24.5-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.1 1.43 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.4 1.19 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 201.2 70.55 234.7-14.27
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 7.9 2.75 130.1-93.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5.5 1.94 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 36.3 12.72 0.0
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 7.7 2.70 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.7 3.75 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce