US trade with Cook Islands in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Cook Islands

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Cook Islands totaled $6.7 million, up 24.31% ($1.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Cook Islands in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $3.7 million, up 1.75% ($0.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Cook Islands in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $2.9 million, up 72.96% ($1.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Cook Islands in the first nine months of 2017 was $0.8 million, a 59.84% decrease ($1.2 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Cook Islands was the US 202nd largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 203rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Cook Islands was the US 196th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 193rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Cook Islands was the US 191st largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 195th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Cook Islands

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.09% of US total exports to Cook Islands (47.05% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.71% of US total exports to Cook Islands (31.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.06% of US total exports to Cook Islands (1.97% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.53% of US total exports to Cook Islands (2.14% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $258.3 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $197.9 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 $52.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $29.7 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $24.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $22.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $18.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $15.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $12.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Cook Islands 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 $243.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $168.7 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $47.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $38.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $33.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $25.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $16.2 thousand.
US exports to Cook Islands 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,482.2 39.80 1,223.921.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 43.3 1.16 76.4-43.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 98.4 2.64 146.1-32.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18.7 0.50 3.1503.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 257.5 6.91 239.07.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2.8 0.08 28.0-89.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.0 0.08 9.9-69.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24.6 0.66 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.9 0.24 14.9-40.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 20.5 0.55 19.07.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 38.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.9 0.08 6.4-54.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.3 0.17 4.444.69
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32.5 0.87 19.863.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35.3 0.95 29.718.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17.2 0.46 19.0-9.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 25.9 0.70 3.8585.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.9 0.08 0.0
69 Ceramic products 4.9 0.13 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 4.9 0.13 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 3.4 0.09 3.012.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.2 0.11 7.9-46.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.9 0.08 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 16.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 178.6 4.80 148.919.94
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 658.3 17.67 605.88.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 331.0 8.89 133.1148.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13.2 0.35 256.7-94.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.5 0.23 6.823.54
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 12.8 0.34 10.719.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19.5 0.52 16.121.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 399.2 10.72 567.8-29.71

US Imports from Cook Islands

The major share of US imports from Cook Islands 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) - 71.14% of US total imports from Cook Islands (37.13% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.81% of US total imports from Cook Islands (13.88% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.88% of US total imports from Cook Islands (0.30% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.13% of US total imports from Cook Islands (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.64% of US total imports from Cook Islands (1.78% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Cook Islands (4.95% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,870.7 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 $410.1 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $104.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $63.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $62.4 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $51.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $18.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $15.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Cook Islands in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $382.3 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 $381.8 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $205.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $145.3 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $84.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $62.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $30.5 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $30.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $18.5 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $13.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $10.8 thousand.
US imports from Cook Islands 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15.6 0.53 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 68.3 2.33 5.01,256.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.5 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18.9 0.64 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.3 0.25 0.41,838.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 205.0-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 104.6 3.56 0.0
69 Ceramic products 51.9 1.77 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 3.7 0.13 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 0.0 0.00 84.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 62.4 2.13 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,925.5 65.58 54.83,415.00
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 10.7 0.36 392.5-97.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 152.6 5.20 183.1-16.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
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 411.4 14.01 1.331,377.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 52.1 1.78 114.4-54.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24.9 0.85 170.2-85.38
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 25.7 0.87 407.9-93.71
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce