US trade with Fiji in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 24, 2018

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

US Trade with Fiji

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Fiji totaled $259.6 million, up 18.03% ($39.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Fiji in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $48.9 million, up 19.27% ($7.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Fiji in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $210.6 million, up 17.74% ($31.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Fiji in the first nine months of 2017 was $161.7 million, a 17.29% increase ($23.8 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Fiji was the US 125th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 128th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0089% of US total trade (up from 0.0084% in the first nine months of 2016).

Fiji was the US 158th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 155th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0043% of US total exports (up from 0.0039% in the first nine months of 2016).

Fiji was the US 103rd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 105th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0119% of US total imports (up from 0.0114% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Fiji

The major share of US exports to Fiji 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) - 50.94% of US total exports to Fiji (46.05% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.79% of US total exports to Fiji (15.55% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.35% of US total exports to Fiji (11.96% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.32% of US total exports to Fiji (2.99% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $6.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.2 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) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Fiji 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) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Fiji 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 65.5 0.13 149.9-56.32
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 119.4 0.24 38.3212.09
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 44.2 0.09 52.7-16.14
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 70.8 0.14 115.7-38.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 651.5 1.33 744.4-12.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19.7 0.04 31.1-36.71
10 Cereals 3.0 0.01 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.2 0.01 9.5-66.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,369.8 8.93 3,310.831.99
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 8.7 0.02 17.2-49.38
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 10.4 0.02 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 81.9 0.17 80.61.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 288.1 0.59 423.6-32.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 154.9 0.32 94.164.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 735.3 1.50 873.5-15.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 118.7 0.24 184.0-35.48
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 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14.3 0.03 8.175.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.0 0.03 17.4-25.00
29 Organic chemicals 61.1 0.12 215.5-71.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,209.4 2.47 1,091.110.84
31 Fertilizers 10.8 0.02 59.0-81.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 70.7 0.14 24.5188.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 786.0 1.61 1,295.6-39.34
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 311.6 0.64 124.0151.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30.4 0.06 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6.6 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 295.7 0.60 239.023.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,618.5 3.31 1,692.0-4.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 162.5 0.33 148.99.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 149.7 0.31 68.8117.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 79.6 0.16 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 93.2 0.19 126.6-26.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 86.6 0.18 69.424.81
52 Cotton 14.1 0.03 28.8-50.99
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 42.0 0.09 79.9-47.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.8 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 35.4 0.07 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.9 0.02 53.9-81.55
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 91.0 0.19 199.9-54.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 184.9 0.38 559.9-66.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 74.8 0.15 121.6-38.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 169.5 0.35 132.727.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18.7 0.04 18.60.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 148.0 0.30 35.6315.67
69 Ceramic products 80.5 0.16 120.1-32.98
70 Glass and glassware 20.2 0.04 51.2-60.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 286.2 0.58 224.727.38
72 Iron and steel 3.6 0.01 17.5-79.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 267.1 0.55 52.4409.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23.6 0.05 17.435.91
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 156.1 0.32 157.6-0.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18.6 0.04 55.7-66.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,414.0 9.02 6,008.8-26.54
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 4,064.4 8.31 3,875.74.87
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 974.0 1.99 370.6162.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14,768.4 30.18 7,847.288.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 77.8 0.16 110.7-29.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 627.2 1.28 682.2-8.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13.8 0.03 11.421.35
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 36.5 0.07 57.7-36.70
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.01 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 612.3 1.25 546.512.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 461.8 0.94 394.916.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 87.4 0.18 36.4140.25
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,360.6 19.13 7,546.524.04

US Imports from Fiji

The major share of US imports from Fiji 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) - 96.53% of US total imports from Fiji (92.46% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.82% of US total imports from Fiji (3.60% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.47% of US total imports from Fiji (1.27% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $32.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.7 million.

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1.4 million.
US imports from Fiji 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 17,181.2 8.16 12,435.938.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.9 0.00 36.8-83.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 319.1 0.15 64.9391.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,501.6 1.19 2,592.5-3.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40.4 0.02 8.4379.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,771.9 0.84 872.5103.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 23.6 0.01 10.1132.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,925.4 2.81 3,138.688.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 24.1 0.01 111.2-78.30
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 99.8 0.05 129.3-22.85
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 46,396.4 22.03 48,014.9-3.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,391.0 2.56 6,745.7-20.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25.7 0.01 5.3379.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,147.8 0.54 1,374.8-16.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,655.4 1.26 1,912.838.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 150.5 0.07 331.2-54.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 119,675.9 56.82 87,622.936.58
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 856.3 0.41 1,454.5-41.13
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 106.0 0.05 706.8-85.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16.2 0.01 106.4-84.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 33.8 0.02 2.21,410.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,704.2 0.81 6,385.4-73.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.0 0.01 14.099.83
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 0.7144.96
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 56.8 0.03 39.145.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 129.8 0.06 49.0164.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 145.2 0.07 251.6-42.28
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.4 0.00 2.2-83.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 170.6 0.08 400.6-57.43
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 16.4 0.01 93.7-82.50
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 29.0-11.34
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 116.5 0.06 86.534.62
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 29.8 0.01 78.1-61.83
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 48.0-81.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 92.0 0.04 51.777.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 80.4 0.04 107.8-25.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 136.0 0.06 63.1115.61
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,469.7 1.65 3,358.93.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce