US trade with Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Christmas Island

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Christmas Island totaled $0.6 million, up 66.74% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.2 million, up 221.81% ($0.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.4 million, up 28.05% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $0.1 million, a 36.39% decrease ($0.1 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Christmas Island was the US 211th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 215th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 207th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 217th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 196th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 197th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.76% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.31% of US total exports to Christmas Island (5.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.48% of US total exports to Christmas Island (77.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.96% of US total exports to Christmas Island (12.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.61% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $159.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $36.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $8.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4.7 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $4.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $58.0 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 $9.3 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 159.2 65.76 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 36.9 15.22 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.5 1.45 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11.2 4.64 3.9184.72
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 58.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.0 2.48 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.2 1.72 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.9 1.61 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4.7 1.96 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12.5 5.17 4.0210.89

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.07% of US total imports from Christmas Island (1.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.11% of US total imports from Christmas Island (78.17% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (1.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016).
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (10.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016).
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (5.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $154.7 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 $154.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $22.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $12.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $12.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $215.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $28.1 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $15.4 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $3.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3.3 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 154.7 40.07 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 28.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19.9 5.15 235.7-91.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12.5 3.23 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22.1 5.73 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 155.3 40.22 0.917,074.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21.6 5.61 9.5127.06
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce