US trade (export - import) with French Polynesia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with French Polynesia in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with French Polynesia

In 2013, US trade with French Polynesia was $166.0 million, down 13.99% ($27.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to French Polynesia in 2013 were $126.3 million, down 2.75% ($3.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from French Polynesia in 2013 were $39.8 million, down 37.08% ($23.4 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with French Polynesia in 2013 was $86.5 million, a 29.81% increase ($19.9 million) over 2012.

French Polynesia was the US 153rd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 144th in 2012), accounting for 0.0043% of US total trade (down from 0.0050% in 2012).

French Polynesia was the US 143rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 142nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0080% of US total exports (down from 0.0084% in 2012).

French Polynesia was the US 143rd largest supplier in 2013 (down from 135th in 2012), accounting for 0.0017% of US total imports (down from 0.0027% in 2012).

US Exports to French Polynesia

The major share of US exports to French Polynesia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.77% of US total exports to French Polynesia (47.36% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.35% of US total exports to French Polynesia (27.48% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.79% of US total exports to French Polynesia (5.56% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.26% of US total exports to French Polynesia (4.74% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.50% of US total exports to French Polynesia (2.52% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to French Polynesia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5.7 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 $3.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to French Polynesia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.5 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to French Polynesia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 412.1 0.33 109.5276.37
02 Meat and edible meat offal 27,747.7 21.97 30,266.8-8.32
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,185.6 0.94 1,452.7-18.39
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,212.1 0.96 1,067.013.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 33.9 0.03 40.8-16.93
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 133.4 0.11 6.81,851.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,650.0 2.89 2,948.523.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,149.8 0.91 1,625.3-29.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 236.5 0.19 195.820.79
10 Cereals 866.4 0.69 1,353.1-35.97
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 111.6 0.09 153.0-27.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 730.6 0.58 799.5-8.61
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 79.1 0.06 54.744.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 189.0 0.15 192.9-2.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,284.2 1.02 1,291.9-0.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 260.2 0.21 137.289.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 587.2 0.46 774.7-24.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,316.6 1.83 2,218.64.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,676.6 4.49 6,565.1-13.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,691.6 10.05 6,975.281.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,748.6 1.38 1,633.97.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 533.2 0.42 1,627.5-67.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14.3 0.01 5.3170.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28.2 0.02 21.133.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 503.4 0.40 566.6-11.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 429.7 0.34 116.6268.51
29 Organic chemicals 231.9 0.18 19.11,115.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 40.4 0.03 103.9-61.11
31 Fertilizers 218.1 0.17 120.481.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 404.7 0.32 694.9-41.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 417.7 0.33 373.611.79
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 164.7 0.13 268.8-38.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8.2 0.01 23.6-65.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 37.3 0.03 25.745.22
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 21.6 0.02 25.6-15.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 277.0 0.22 309.8-10.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,812.7 2.23 3,580.7-21.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 312.5 0.25 493.9-36.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 323.8 0.26 98.2229.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,448.7 4.31 4,166.430.78
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.7 0.00 7.2-47.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,963.0 2.35 2,805.75.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 153.2 0.12 229.3-33.19
52 Cotton 9.3 0.01 9.12.38
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 20.8 0.02 5.0314.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.1 0.01 7.8-8.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 19.6 0.02 3.4475.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26.9 0.02 33.8-20.60
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.6 0.00 16.0-83.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,387.1 1.10 1,240.811.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,091.0 1.66 1,234.669.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 179.5 0.14 182.1-1.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 541.2 0.43 379.342.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 56.1 0.04 85.2-34.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 46.3 0.04 50.6-8.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 26.6 0.02 20.926.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 35.3 0.03 51.9-31.97
69 Ceramic products 60.7 0.05 47.328.41
70 Glass and glassware 74.7 0.06 94.4-20.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 148.9 0.12 624.3-76.16
72 Iron and steel 42.7 0.03 69.2-38.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 77.0 0.06 211.7-63.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 27.7 0.02 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 141.0 0.11 165.9-15.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.3 0.00 7.3-27.57
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 171.5 0.14 391.0-56.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 211.3 0.17 46.2357.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,138.0 7.24 9,297.3-1.71
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 6,952.5 5.51 3,960.675.54
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 3.3 0.00 8.6-61.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,528.5 4.38 7,753.2-28.69
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,644.8 3.68 4,662.0-0.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,612.7 2.07 6,067.6-56.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,873.7 1.48 3,932.2-52.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 94.1 0.07 102.5-8.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 36.3 0.03 47.7-23.84
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 24.9 0.02 42.6-41.65
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 528.0 0.42 935.6-43.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,400.0 1.11 1,313.46.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 344.6 0.27 591.6-41.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 114.6 0.09 101.812.57
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,923.8 7.86 10,488.2-5.38

US Imports from French Polynesia

The major share of US imports from French Polynesia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 49.98% of US total imports from French Polynesia (65.02% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.47% of US total imports from French Polynesia (28.71% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.01% of US total imports from French Polynesia (0.32% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from French Polynesia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from French Polynesia in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $21.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from French Polynesia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,127.9 25.47 11,514.7-12.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 110.4 0.28 101.29.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 464.8 1.17 514.5-9.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 33.2 0.08 46.5-28.63
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2.5 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9.9 0.02 9.63.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14.1 0.04 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,100.0 12.83 5,649.1-9.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 228.3 0.57 305.3-25.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 243.4 0.61 224.68.38
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 6.3 0.02 8.7-27.12
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.1 0.01 9.1-76.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 48.9 0.12 2.71,731.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 63.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17.8 0.04 7.5136.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.1 0.01 28.1-85.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 1.9-82.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.01 4.6-45.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.8 0.00 12.1-85.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.4 0.01 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 19,872.1 49.98 41,089.8-51.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 290.0 0.73 31.9808.49
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 84.4 0.21 145.8-42.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 28.9 0.07 13.9108.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14.2 0.04 4.3230.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.8 0.04 5.2183.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 481.2 1.21 827.4-41.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,555.1 6.43 2,542.90.48
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce