US trade with Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Fiji

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Fiji totaled $101.0 million, up 20.89% ($17.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $27.2 million, up 128.38% ($15.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $73.7 million, up 2.98% ($2.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $46.5 million, a 22.09% decrease ($13.2 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Fiji was the US 118th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 127th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0102% of US total trade (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Fiji was the US 137th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 156th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0071% of US total exports (up from 0.0034% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Fiji was the US 105th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 102nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0122% of US total imports (down from 0.0151% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Fiji

The major share of US exports to Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.91% of US total exports to Fiji (43.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.64% of US total exports to Fiji (12.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.13% of US total exports to Fiji (14.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.75% of US total exports to Fiji (4.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.04% of US total exports to Fiji (1.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.02% of US total exports to Fiji (1.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $9.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • 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 $2.2 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $0.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • 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 $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 65.5 0.24 75.9-13.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 119.4 0.44 29.0311.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 41.5 0.15 36.812.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25.0 0.09 36.3-31.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 387.6 1.42 502.5-22.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.8 0.01 10.4-63.41
10 Cereals 3.0 0.01 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.2 0.01 2.524.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,208.6 4.44 346.5248.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8.7 0.03 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.5 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 19.6 0.07 34.7-43.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 176.4 0.65 166.75.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 46.9 0.17 8.3463.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 213.7 0.78 200.56.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 26.9 0.10 61.3-56.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9.4 0.03 4.1126.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 129.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 328.0 1.20 308.86.24
31 Fertilizers 5.8 0.02 50.9-88.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6.8 0.02 16.8-59.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 297.8 1.09 453.4-34.33
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 36.5 0.13 71.3-48.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 27.4 0.10 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 88.1 0.32 138.2-36.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 867.8 3.19 518.967.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.2 0.04 34.3-67.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.0 0.01 4.1-1.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.0 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 70.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.9 0.03 53.0-83.22
52 Cotton 14.1 0.05 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.8 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.7 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19.0 0.07 26.2-27.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 55.7 0.20 409.0-86.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 28.8 0.11 9.3210.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 70.2 0.26 49.442.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 68.9 0.25 12.7442.09
69 Ceramic products 30.3 0.11 45.6-33.61
70 Glass and glassware 9.8 0.04 15.7-38.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.5 0.02 186.8-97.62
72 Iron and steel 3.6 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 178.5 0.66 19.6811.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.6 0.04 3.8204.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 65.1 0.24 33.196.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 48.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,359.4 4.99 1,985.7-31.54
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 2,975.1 10.92 752.4295.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 658.2 2.42 80.5717.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11,600.1 42.58 2,231.5419.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22.4 0.08 8.9150.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 250.9 0.92 144.673.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14.3 0.05 36.1-60.50
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 272.7 1.00 143.290.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 162.4 0.60 148.09.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 33.7 0.12 14.0140.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.09 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,246.4 19.26 2,114.6148.10

US Imports from Fiji

The major share of US imports from Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.08% of US total imports from Fiji (94.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.81% of US total imports from Fiji (2.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $5.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Fiji in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,733.2 7.78 5,328.97.59
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.9 0.01 10.3-42.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 90.7 0.12 21.1329.71
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 682.5 0.93 595.714.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 24.5 0.03 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 598.4 0.81 460.130.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.8 0.01 4.8126.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,961.5 4.02 1,516.695.27
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9.4 0.01 88.7-89.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.8 0.01 115.0-95.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 17,470.5 23.70 22,929.1-23.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 813.4 1.10 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11.3 0.02 5.3111.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 361.8 0.49 394.8-8.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 907.0 1.23 820.010.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 73.6 0.10 185.5-60.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 41,808.7 56.71 35,307.818.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 6.0 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.1 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 364.0 0.49 295.023.42
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 39.3 0.05 71.6-45.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.0 0.00 96.2-97.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.1 0.01 2.281.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 579.3 0.79 1,659.7-65.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.2 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.0 0.01 3.542.73
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 16.8 0.02 26.2-36.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.4 0.03 19.07.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60.4 0.08 113.5-46.77
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.2 0.03 162.9-88.19
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 0.00 34.7-91.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.1 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10.8 0.01 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 48.8 0.07 15.3218.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15.4 0.02 2.5521.46
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 6.2 0.01 6.8-8.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 83.5 0.11 28.4194.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.3 0.01 45.8-79.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 67.8 0.09 40.766.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 765.2 1.04 1,154.8-33.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce