US trade with French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 10, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with French Polynesia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with French Polynesia totaled $43.4 million, up 24.96% ($8.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $25.7 million, up 2.97% ($0.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $17.8 million, up 80.61% ($7.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $7.9 million, a 47.74% decrease ($7.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

French Polynesia was the US 143rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 149th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0046% of US total trade (up from 0.0040% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

French Polynesia was the US 137th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 135th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0069% of US total exports (down from 0.0072% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

French Polynesia was the US 129th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 140th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total imports (up from 0.0019% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to French Polynesia

The major share of US exports to French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.68% of US total exports to French Polynesia (47.19% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.77% of US total exports to French Polynesia (24.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.72% of US total exports to French Polynesia (7.37% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.95% of US total exports to French Polynesia (2.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.63% of US total exports to French Polynesia (5.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.1 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 $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,517.3 17.60 4,947.2-8.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 153.5 0.60 184.5-16.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 105.6 0.41 238.5-55.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 780.4 3.04 998.9-21.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 337.1 1.31 263.428.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 53.4 0.21 30.177.37
10 Cereals 289.0 1.13 248.316.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 40.5 0.16 19.2111.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 222.0 0.87 73.2203.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.5 0.02 29.6-84.95
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12.9 0.05 9.239.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 197.1 0.77 323.2-39.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 68.5 0.27 37.682.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 194.7 0.76 158.822.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 580.3 2.26 690.7-15.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,688.1 6.58 1,354.624.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,303.0 5.08 1,665.4-21.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 185.2 0.72 222.7-16.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 219.0 0.85 265.2-17.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 78.8 0.31 31.8147.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.9 0.01 3.5-18.43
29 Organic chemicals 20.1 0.08 37.9-46.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 64.5 0.25 103.2-37.48
31 Fertilizers 8.9 0.03 109.9-91.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 78.7 0.31 101.1-22.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 130.2 0.51 112.315.91
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 34.8 0.14 44.6-21.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.1 0.02 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17.8 0.07 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 97.4 0.38 93.44.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 710.5 2.77 542.730.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19.5 0.08 91.8-78.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 98.3 0.38 120.5-18.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,463.0 5.70 1,296.812.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 729.5 2.84 532.437.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 45.8 0.18 6.7588.50
52 Cotton 2.6 0.01 25.7-89.99
54 Man-made filaments 4.1 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 27.0 0.11 10.9146.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 585.5 2.28 240.6143.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 413.0 1.61 67.1515.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 329.2 1.28 53.9510.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 127.5 0.50 104.921.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 32.8 0.13 13.3147.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.3 0.02 51.6-87.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26.0 0.10 9.5173.49
69 Ceramic products 14.9 0.06 20.8-28.33
70 Glass and glassware 42.7 0.17 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 39.6 0.15 0.0
72 Iron and steel 3.3 0.01 2.628.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.6 0.08 43.7-52.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.5 0.01 3.6-29.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19.8 0.08 40.1-50.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 44.0 0.17 10.5318.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 52.2 0.20 57.1-8.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,782.2 10.84 2,076.633.97
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 1,203.3 4.69 1,063.913.09
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 0.0 0.00 62.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,039.8 4.05 680.952.71
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,001.4 3.90 1,255.7-20.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 49.8 0.19 208.5-76.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 794.6 3.10 845.2-5.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 58.8 0.23 12.3377.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.6 0.03 9.2-28.83
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
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 137.5 0.54 152.0-9.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 201.6 0.79 166.421.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 99.0 0.39 81.521.36
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 46.8-100.00

US Imports from French Polynesia

The major share of US imports from French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 19.46% of US total imports from French Polynesia (40.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.25% of US total imports from French Polynesia (36.52% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.67% of US total imports from French Polynesia (5.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $10.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.8 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;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from French Polynesia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,755.5 9.87 2,531.5-30.65
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 217.4 1.22 344.6-36.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 739.5 4.16 654.413.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 50.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 43.9 0.25 41.26.57
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 3.1 0.02 2.332.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.5 0.01 2.7-10.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.6 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 5.3 0.03 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 3,460.6 19.46 3,998.8-13.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29.7 0.17 11.0170.05
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 14.1 0.08 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 58.4 0.33 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16.2 0.09 465.5-96.52
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 0.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,762.7 60.52 18.857,301.12
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce