US trade with Cook Islands in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Cook Islands

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Cook Islands totaled $2.1 million, up 66.34% ($0.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Cook Islands in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1.5 million, up 53.49% ($0.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Cook Islands in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.6 million, up 113.48% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Cook Islands in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $0.9 million, a 31.04% increase ($0.2 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Cook Islands was the US 201st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 205th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (up from 0.0001% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Cook Islands was the US 194th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 200th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (up from 0.0003% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Cook Islands was the US 191st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 198th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Cook Islands

The major share of US exports to Cook Islands 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) - 61.04% of US total exports to Cook Islands (58.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.98% of US total exports to Cook Islands (22.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.33% of US total exports to Cook Islands (6.12% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $345.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $67.5 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 $57.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $53.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $13.8 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $12.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $11.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $10.8 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $10.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $9.8 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $9.6 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $7.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cook Islands in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $40.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $22.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $8.2 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - a decrease of $7.3 thousand.
US exports to Cook Islands 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 743.1 48.90 397.686.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 37.3 2.45 23.558.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7.2 0.48 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 57.8 3.80 47.322.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13.4 0.88 2.6419.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 68.7 4.52 108.9-36.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.4 0.22 5.2-34.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.5 0.23 4.4-21.21
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 62.8 4.13 9.7550.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33.7 2.22 32.92.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14.9 0.98 2.5491.96
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.8 0.18 2.73.07
69 Ceramic products 9.6 0.63 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.0 0.20 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11.8 0.78 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26.3 1.73 27.7-4.91
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 162.8 10.71 104.955.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12.0 0.79 11.54.80
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 56.9 3.75 79.4-28.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.3 0.28 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9.8 0.64 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 174.5 11.48 107.063.12

US Imports from Cook Islands

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.81% of US total imports from Cook Islands (20.61% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.53% of US total imports from Cook Islands (12.56% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Cook Islands (5.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Cook Islands in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $280.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $190.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cook Islands in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $81.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $34.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $29.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $21.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $12.0 thousand;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $2.5 thousand.
US imports from Cook Islands 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
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.4 0.24 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12.0 2.09 33.9-64.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.44 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18.8 3.26 52.8-64.43
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 280.9 48.79 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4.4 0.77 2.857.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 81.4-100.00
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 0.3 0.06 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 197.3 34.27 7.12,683.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.9 0.51 32.7-91.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 55.2 9.58 44.623.56
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce