US trade with French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with French Polynesia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with French Polynesia totaled $45.2 million, up 17.47% ($6.7 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $28.2 million, down 2.81% ($0.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $16.9 million, up 80.03% ($7.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $11.3 million, a 42.53% decrease ($8.3 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

French Polynesia was the US 147th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 148th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0046% of US total trade (down from 0.0047% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

French Polynesia was the US 135th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 137th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0074% of US total exports (down from 0.0084% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

French Polynesia was the US 133rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 144th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total imports (up from 0.0020% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to French Polynesia

The major share of US exports to French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.63% of US total exports to French Polynesia (42.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.90% of US total exports to French Polynesia (27.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.67% of US total exports to French Polynesia (11.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.37% of US total exports to French Polynesia (3.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.29% of US total exports to French Polynesia (2.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.26% of US total exports to French Polynesia (0.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 7.9 0.03 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,315.9 22.39 5,228.020.81
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 243.1 0.86 159.352.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 165.2 0.59 141.816.54
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.1 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 857.8 3.04 929.9-7.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 442.3 1.57 362.522.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 52.3 0.19 22.0137.46
10 Cereals 288.5 1.02 270.36.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 56.1 0.20 10.7423.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 184.2 0.65 73.6150.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 29.9 0.11 99.6-70.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38.5 0.14 29.430.65
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 211.5 0.75 413.5-48.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 48.6 0.17 63.1-22.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 418.8 1.48 224.986.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 973.6 3.45 834.916.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,977.7 7.01 1,890.64.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,395.0 4.94 1,020.036.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 380.1 1.35 322.217.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 192.4 0.68 277.3-30.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3.5 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13.3 0.05 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 53.9 0.19 66.7-19.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15.8 0.06 24.3-35.10
29 Organic chemicals 40.3 0.14 17.1135.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 9.9 0.04 12.0-16.81
31 Fertilizers 31.8 0.11 59.1-46.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 90.6 0.32 45.499.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 91.4 0.32 116.7-21.69
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 61.7 0.22 23.7160.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.1 0.02 18.3-66.94
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8.2 0.03 4.581.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31.8 0.11 34.2-6.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 510.0 1.81 677.4-24.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 52.1 0.18 53.5-2.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24.3 0.09 116.3-79.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 992.6 3.52 2,616.5-62.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 592.3 2.10 828.2-28.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14.3 0.05 35.5-59.71
52 Cotton 12.5 0.04 6.399.06
54 Man-made filaments 17.2 0.06 20.8-17.28
55 Man-made staple fibers 24.2 0.09 12.496.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.5 0.01 2.6-2.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14.7 0.05 2.8427.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 286.3 1.01 253.512.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 392.9 1.39 161.0144.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 68.5 0.24 151.4-54.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 54.7 0.19 71.9-23.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25.3 0.09 25.4-0.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 28.1 0.10 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 37.2 0.13 12.7191.70
69 Ceramic products 19.6 0.07 12.162.07
70 Glass and glassware 99.1 0.35 20.5384.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 213.5 0.76 2.77,879.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 776.5 2.75 70.21,006.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.5 0.05 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 56.5 0.20 79.4-28.89
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 37.6 0.13 13.6176.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.2 0.12 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,355.6 8.35 2,037.115.64
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 1,263.9 4.48 1,205.84.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,268.6 4.50 1,843.0-31.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 942.7 3.34 2,055.7-54.14
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 248.7 0.88 444.6-44.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 380.9 1.35 471.0-19.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12.6 0.04 9.729.49
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14.6 0.05 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.01 16.7-80.90
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 160.4 0.57 98.962.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 276.6 0.98 380.3-27.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61.1 0.22 134.1-54.41
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.3 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,073.6 7.35 2,264.7-8.44

US Imports from French Polynesia

The major share of US imports from French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.04% of US total imports from French Polynesia (39.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 17.03% of US total imports from French Polynesia (43.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.75% of US total imports from French Polynesia (0.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $8.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $1.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from French Polynesia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,180.0 18.78 2,643.820.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10.7 0.06 18.6-42.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 256.0 1.51 129.897.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 718.2 4.24 874.3-17.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 75.6 0.45 66.413.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 29.0 0.17 4.5546.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.1 0.01 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
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 5.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.3 0.03 2.855.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.8 0.02 14.5-73.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.8 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.1 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 10.2 0.06 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 2,884.1 17.03 4,092.9-29.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91.0 0.54 3.22,710.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.8 0.02 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 199.2 1.18 6.72,873.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.5 0.01 9.5-73.49
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 3.3 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.9 0.03 39.8-85.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,737.7 51.59 169.45,058.40
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 714.8 4.22 1,320.7-45.88
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce