US trade with Fiji in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 24, 2018

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

US Trade with Fiji

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Fiji was $79.6 million, down 2.68% ($2.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Fiji in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $17.2 million, up 23.07% ($3.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Fiji in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $62.4 million, down 7.99% ($5.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Fiji in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $45.2 million, a 16.05% decrease ($8.6 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Fiji was the US 132nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0076% of US total trade (down from 0.0085% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Fiji was the US 155th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 158th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0042% of US total exports (up from 0.0037% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Fiji was the US 107th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 103rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0098% of US total imports (down from 0.0116% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Fiji

The major share of US exports to Fiji 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) - 45.02% of US total exports to Fiji (34.73% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.32% of US total exports to Fiji (15.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.30% of US total exports to Fiji (20.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.00% of US total exports to Fiji (2.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.88% of US total exports to Fiji (3.91% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - 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 $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.2 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) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Fiji 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 56.5 0.33 47.419.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22.0 0.13 12.871.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27.8 0.16 12.8117.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 49.7 0.29 69.6-28.59
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 361.0 2.10 635.9-43.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 31.3 0.18 70.3-55.47
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 521.9 3.04 1,156.8-54.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11.4 0.07 17.1-33.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 23.2 0.13 130.0-82.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 28.8 0.17 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 145.9 0.85 324.8-55.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 94.7 0.55 55.271.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 363.5 2.11 351.23.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 34.0 0.20 14.5134.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.8 0.03 5.4-11.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10.0 0.06 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 69.2 0.40 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 347.1 2.02 403.6-13.98
31 Fertilizers 10.0 0.06 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.5 0.01 8.6-70.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 807.1 4.69 762.15.90
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 18.9 0.11 261.4-92.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 18.0 0.10 84.0-78.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12.4 0.07 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 296.3 1.72 76.2288.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,174.1 6.83 405.2189.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41.1 0.24 92.2-55.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21.0 0.12 30.2-30.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25.0 0.15 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 70.9 0.41 65.18.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 37.5 0.22 34.87.57
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 4.5 0.03 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 85.6 0.50 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.9 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25.3 0.15 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10.4 0.06 58.5-82.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 111.7 0.65 134.8-17.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 90.3 0.53 73.622.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.8 0.07 87.0-85.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.7 0.11 27.2-27.59
69 Ceramic products 52.9 0.31 28.784.72
70 Glass and glassware 110.8 0.64 45.4143.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10.7 0.06 26.9-60.31
72 Iron and steel 4.0 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 157.3 0.91 10.51,395.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 36.4 0.21 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 34.1 0.20 30.611.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 70.9 0.41 468.5-84.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20.6 0.12 36.5-43.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,684.9 9.80 1,299.729.63
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 534.6 3.11 721.6-25.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 114.9 0.67 183.4-37.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,914.3 28.58 2,157.5127.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 48.4 0.28 204.5-76.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 445.5 2.59 285.855.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.1 0.04 7.3-16.37
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 414.7 2.41 245.369.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 117.7 0.68 94.924.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.3 0.03 16.1-67.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,310.9 19.25 2,548.229.93

US Imports from Fiji

The major share of US imports from Fiji 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) - 95.90% of US total imports from Fiji (97.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $7.7 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.1 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $11.4 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $4.1 million.
US imports from Fiji 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,236.5 10.00 5,184.320.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18.8 0.03 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 104.6 0.17 53.595.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 865.7 1.39 1,034.6-16.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10.6 0.02 31.4-66.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 645.9 1.04 523.023.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.9 0.01 6.9-28.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,087.4 3.35 1,662.925.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 23.4 0.04 46.6-49.81
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.2 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2.5 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19,437.4 31.15 23,535.7-17.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,661.9 12.28 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 13.3 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 417.2 0.67 382.59.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 980.3 1.57 812.920.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 69.7 0.11 64.67.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,247.7 34.06 32,622.0-34.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 369.5 0.59 262.240.94
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 44.3 0.07 62.0-28.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.0 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 486.4 0.78 221.0120.13
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15.2 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30.1 0.05 12.7137.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.5 0.03 10.0103.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33.0 0.05 43.4-24.01
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 38.5 0.06 95.6-59.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29.9 0.05 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
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 56.4 0.09 151.9-62.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15.4 0.02 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 0.0 0.00 20.4-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 74.7 0.12 14.0433.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 220.0 0.35 86.8153.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 46.8 0.07 6.9580.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,069.0 1.71 838.927.44
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce