US trade (export - import) with French Polynesia in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 23, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with French Polynesia in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with French Polynesia

In 2015, US trade with French Polynesia was $166.7 million, down 3.89% ($6.7 million) from 2014.

US exports to French Polynesia in 2015 were $120.1 million, down 7.27% ($9.4 million) from 2014.

US imports from French Polynesia in 2015 totaled $46.6 million, up 6.09% ($2.7 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with French Polynesia in 2015 was $73.5 million, a 14.13% decrease ($12.1 million) over 2014.

French Polynesia was the US 146th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 152nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0044% of US total trade (up from 0.0043% in 2014).

French Polynesia was the US 140th largest export market in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0080% of US total exports (just as in 2014).

French Polynesia was the US 148th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 144th in 2014), accounting for 0.0020% of US total imports (up from 0.0018% in 2014).

US Exports to French Polynesia

The major share of US exports to French Polynesia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.28% of US total exports to French Polynesia (44.66% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.20% of US total exports to French Polynesia (28.37% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.85% of US total exports to French Polynesia (6.69% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.37% of US total exports to French Polynesia (3.93% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.92% of US total exports to French Polynesia (3.11% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.60% of US total exports to French Polynesia (0.59% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to French Polynesia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.5 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) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to French Polynesia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to French Polynesia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 21.1 0.02 131.7-83.95
02 Meat and edible meat offal 23,031.5 19.18 27,384.4-15.90
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,015.2 0.85 1,258.4-19.33
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 838.1 0.70 1,140.6-26.52
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 33.7-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.4 0.00 11.4-52.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,685.9 2.24 3,435.2-21.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 723.1 0.60 1,367.6-47.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 216.9 0.18 240.9-9.96
10 Cereals 935.9 0.78 1,068.5-12.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 431.5 0.36 425.51.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 755.5 0.63 823.6-8.27
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 59.8 0.05 81.4-26.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 44.9 0.04 29.153.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,055.0 0.88 1,190.2-11.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 271.5 0.23 173.556.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 836.3 0.70 657.227.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,133.5 2.61 2,658.417.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,182.4 5.15 6,035.22.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,485.3 6.23 7,166.84.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,246.0 1.04 1,380.1-9.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 992.4 0.83 1,115.9-11.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 18.2 0.02 36.6-50.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29.9 0.02 57.1-47.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 319.3 0.27 376.7-15.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 21.3 0.02 141.7-84.95
29 Organic chemicals 34.6 0.03 62.9-44.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 200.6 0.17 236.5-15.16
31 Fertilizers 208.0 0.17 366.8-43.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 459.3 0.38 496.6-7.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 437.5 0.36 259.968.33
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 349.3 0.29 297.917.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 118.0 0.10 14.3724.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.6 0.01 3.589.77
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.6 0.02 29.5-33.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 492.7 0.41 274.879.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,608.7 2.17 2,575.21.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 289.9 0.24 328.2-11.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 359.1 0.30 363.4-1.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,957.3 3.29 5,678.6-30.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9.3 0.01 3.7148.54
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 153.2 0.13 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,801.6 2.33 2,705.93.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 107.3 0.09 281.2-61.85
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
52 Cotton 30.4 0.03 21.739.75
54 Man-made filaments 7.9 0.01 16.4-51.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 28.2 0.02 3.4736.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20.0 0.02 12.560.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 30.5 0.03 32.2-5.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 38.5 0.03 12.6205.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,220.9 1.02 1,329.2-8.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,435.1 1.19 1,726.9-16.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 282.2 0.23 167.568.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 296.0 0.25 545.9-45.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 33.1 0.03 29.412.41
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23.0 0.02 56.9-59.54
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 59.9 0.05 63.6-5.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 24.8 0.02 23.93.99
69 Ceramic products 142.0 0.12 70.9100.28
70 Glass and glassware 37.0 0.03 47.9-22.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,924.5 1.60 760.1153.20
72 Iron and steel 27.5 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 285.9 0.24 346.6-17.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 13.4 0.01 38.9-65.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 186.2 0.16 215.3-13.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.5 0.00 7.8-29.55
79 Zinc and articles thereof 11.9 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 139.1 0.12 139.6-0.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 74.7 0.06 168.4-55.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,405.4 7.83 9,410.3-0.05
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 4,844.2 4.03 5,096.2-4.95
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 411.7 0.34 2.814,624.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,847.3 4.04 7,612.1-36.32
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,731.2 8.10 11,884.3-18.12
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,492.3 1.24 528.9182.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,941.9 1.62 2,214.9-12.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 143.1 0.12 79.979.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 133.6 0.11 154.8-13.70
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 44.7 0.04 49.7-9.96
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 714.6 0.59 762.4-6.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,196.9 1.00 1,452.7-17.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 288.6 0.24 485.5-40.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,537.0 2.11 57.14,341.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11,032.6 9.19 11,481.3-3.91

US Imports from French Polynesia

The major share of US imports from French Polynesia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 39.04% of US total imports from French Polynesia (54.16% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.43% of US total imports from French Polynesia (34.55% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from French Polynesia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from French Polynesia in 2015 over the 2014 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 $5.6 million.
US imports from French Polynesia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,462.7 26.75 11,377.29.54
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 37.8 0.08 25.349.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 848.3 1.82 607.739.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.2 0.02 5.1100.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 40.8 0.09 44.1-7.45
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.4 0.01 3.234.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,910.3 8.39 2,894.435.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 127.9 0.27 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 460.3 0.99 206.7122.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 279.4 0.60 303.9-8.07
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 5.1 0.01 2.696.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.9 0.00 1.79.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16.4 0.04 16.7-1.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.0 0.01 3.856.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.1 0.04 2.3757.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.2 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.4 0.02 0.61,588.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14.2 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,186.0 39.04 23,783.2-23.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.2 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 135.5 0.29 53.5153.10
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 105.2 0.23 75.239.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.2 0.01 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 36.4 0.08 24.349.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 33.1 0.07 7.4345.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 75.6 0.16 116.9-35.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.8 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 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 50.1 0.11 3.91,194.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,644.0 12.12 353.81,495.42
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,050.2 8.69 3,967.52.09
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce