US trade with Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

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

US Trade with Christmas Island

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Christmas Island was $1.2 million, down 50.83% ($1.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 78.04% ($0.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 were $1.0 million, down 29.29% ($0.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 was $0.7 million, a 155.57% increase ($0.4 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Christmas Island was the US 214th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 209th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (down from 0.0001% in the first nine months of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 218th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 208th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0001% in the first nine months of 2016).

Christmas Island was the US 202nd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 197th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Christmas Island

The major share of US exports to Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.93% of US total exports to Christmas Island (55.79% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.47% of US total exports to Christmas Island (1.39% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.45% of US total exports to Christmas Island (8.22% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.41% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.30% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.26% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.44% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.09% of US total exports to Christmas Island (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Christmas Island (10.22% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $50.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11.5 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 $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;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $5.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $278.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $236.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $160.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $97.7 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) - a decrease of $46.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $38.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $27.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $24.1 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $14.8 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $11.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3.2 thousand.
US exports to Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 97.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.5 1.09 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 24.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 36.4 15.54 63.7-42.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11.5 4.91 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10.0 4.26 4.7111.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 10.3 4.41 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 50.4 21.47 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41.7 17.79 278.0-84.99
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 4.85 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.6 4.09 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.9 1.22 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39.8 16.97 317.9-87.48
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 46.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 160.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8.0 3.39 46.5-82.89

US Imports from Christmas Island

The major share of US imports from Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.49% of US total imports from Christmas Island (78.48% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.49% of US total imports from Christmas Island (0.05% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.03% of US total imports from Christmas Island (3.06% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.68% of US total imports from Christmas Island (9.05% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Christmas Island (1.82% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $116.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $71.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $69.1 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $36.3 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $21.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $18.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $10.7 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.

The largest declines in US imports from Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $356.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $97.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $93.1 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 $38.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $32.2 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $30.6 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 $18.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $15.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $10.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $9.4 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $8.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $5.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.7 thousand.
US imports from Christmas Island in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 3.5 0.37 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21.2 2.22 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 117.1 12.27 0.715,764.91
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
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.26 20.5-87.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69.1 7.24 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 93.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.7 0.18 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.1 0.43 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.4 0.36 34.0-90.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 78.7 8.24 7.3971.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 543.3 56.92 640.6-15.19
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 19.0 1.99 375.9-94.94
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 5.5 0.58 10.7-48.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 36.3 3.80 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 0.81 46.3-83.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.7 1.12 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 30.7 3.22 11.8159.53
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce