US trade (export - import) with Fiji in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 24, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Fiji in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Fiji

In 2017, US trade with Fiji totaled $339.2 million, up 12.41% ($37.5 million) from 2016.

US exports to Fiji in 2017 totaled $66.1 million, up 20.24% ($11.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from Fiji in 2017 totaled $273.0 million, up 10.67% ($26.3 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Fiji in 2017 was $206.9 million, a 7.93% increase ($15.2 million) over 2016.

Fiji was the US 126th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 129th in 2016), accounting for 0.0086% of US total trade (up from 0.0081% in 2016).

Fiji was the US 157th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0043% of US total exports (up from 0.0038% in 2016).

Fiji was the US 106th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 104th in 2016), accounting for 0.0113% of US total imports (up from 0.0110% in 2016).

US Exports to Fiji

The major share of US exports to Fiji in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.40% of US total exports to Fiji (43.17% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.88% of US total exports to Fiji (16.88% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.16% of US total exports to Fiji (12.74% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total exports to Fiji (2.95% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.20% of US total exports to Fiji (1.58% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Fiji in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $9.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Fiji in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Fiji in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 122.0 0.18 197.3-38.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 141.4 0.21 51.1176.91
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 72.0 0.11 65.59.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 120.5 0.18 185.3-34.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,012.5 1.53 1,380.3-26.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 51.0 0.08 101.4-49.72
10 Cereals 3.0 0.00 2.92.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.2 0.00 9.5-66.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,891.8 7.40 4,467.79.49
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.3 0.01 3.237.78
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20.1 0.03 34.3-41.51
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 231.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33.6 0.05 130.0-74.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 110.7 0.17 80.637.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 434.0 0.66 748.4-42.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 249.6 0.38 149.367.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,098.9 1.66 1,224.7-10.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 152.7 0.23 198.5-23.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.4 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19.1 0.03 13.640.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 23.0 0.03 17.432.62
29 Organic chemicals 130.2 0.20 215.5-39.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,556.5 2.35 1,494.64.14
31 Fertilizers 20.8 0.03 59.0-64.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 73.3 0.11 33.1121.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,593.1 2.41 2,057.8-22.58
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 330.5 0.50 385.4-14.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30.4 0.05 6.7350.70
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 18.0 0.03 84.0-78.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.0 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 591.9 0.90 315.387.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,792.5 4.22 2,097.233.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 203.6 0.31 241.0-15.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 170.7 0.26 99.072.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 104.6 0.16 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 164.1 0.25 191.7-14.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 124.1 0.19 104.319.05
52 Cotton 14.1 0.02 31.8-55.57
54 Man-made filaments 4.5 0.01 8.0-43.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 127.6 0.19 79.959.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.7 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 60.7 0.09 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.9 0.02 66.7-85.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 101.4 0.15 258.4-60.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 296.5 0.45 694.8-57.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 165.1 0.25 195.2-15.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 182.3 0.28 219.7-17.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18.7 0.03 21.2-11.67
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 167.6 0.25 62.8167.15
69 Ceramic products 133.4 0.20 148.7-10.30
70 Glass and glassware 130.9 0.20 96.735.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 296.9 0.45 251.617.99
72 Iron and steel 7.6 0.01 17.5-56.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 424.4 0.64 62.9574.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 36.4 0.05 12.5191.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57.7 0.09 48.020.25
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 227.0 0.34 626.1-63.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 39.2 0.06 92.2-57.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,098.9 9.22 7,308.6-16.55
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 4,599.1 6.95 4,597.30.04
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 4.1 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,088.8 1.65 554.096.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 19,682.8 29.76 10,004.796.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 126.2 0.19 315.2-59.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,072.8 1.62 968.010.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.8 0.02 14.1-2.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 42.6 0.06 65.0-34.41
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.00 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 1,027.0 1.55 791.829.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 579.5 0.88 489.818.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 92.7 0.14 52.476.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12,671.6 19.16 10,094.725.53

US Imports from Fiji

The major share of US imports from Fiji in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.39% of US total imports from Fiji (93.79% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.82% of US total imports from Fiji (2.70% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.51% of US total imports from Fiji (1.05% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Fiji in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $20.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $6.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Fiji in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4.4 million.
US imports from Fiji in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 23,417.7 8.58 17,620.232.90
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24.7 0.01 36.8-32.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 423.7 0.16 118.5257.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,367.3 1.23 3,627.1-7.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 51.0 0.02 39.828.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,417.8 0.89 1,395.573.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28.5 0.01 17.067.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,012.8 2.93 4,801.566.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 47.5 0.02 157.8-69.89
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.2 0.00 3.454.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 102.3 0.04 129.3-20.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 65,833.8 24.11 71,550.6-7.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,052.9 4.78 6,745.793.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 39.0 0.01 5.3628.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,565.0 0.57 1,757.3-10.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,635.7 1.33 2,725.833.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 220.1 0.08 395.8-44.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 140,923.6 51.62 120,244.817.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.4 0.01 91.5-84.30
29 Organic chemicals 6.0 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.1 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,225.8 0.45 1,716.7-28.59
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 150.4 0.06 768.7-80.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16.2 0.01 107.5-84.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42.8 0.02 2.21,813.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,190.6 0.80 6,606.4-66.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 43.2 0.02 14.0208.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.0 0.00 28.5-82.34
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1.7 0.00 1.073.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.8 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 86.9 0.03 51.867.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 150.2 0.06 59.1154.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 178.2 0.07 295.0-39.59
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.4 0.00 2.7-86.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 209.0 0.08 496.2-57.87
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 26.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46.3 0.02 93.7-50.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.4 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.6 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25.7 0.01 47.3-45.56
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 172.9 0.06 238.5-27.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45.2 0.02 78.1-42.15
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 8.7 0.00 68.3-87.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 166.7 0.06 65.7153.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 300.4 0.11 194.654.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 182.7 0.07 69.9161.27
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,538.7 1.66 4,197.78.12
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce