US trade with French Polynesia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 23, 2018

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

US Trade with French Polynesia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with French Polynesia totaled $133.8 million, up 25.95% ($27.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to French Polynesia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $90.3 million, up 17.76% ($13.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from French Polynesia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $43.5 million, up 47.21% ($14.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with French Polynesia in the first nine months of 2017 was $46.8 million, a 0.73% decrease ($0.3 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

French Polynesia was the US 146th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 151st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0046% of US total trade (up from 0.0041% in the first nine months of 2016).

French Polynesia was the US 136th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 139th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0079% of US total exports (up from 0.0073% in the first nine months of 2016).

French Polynesia was the US 137th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 144th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total imports (up from 0.0019% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to French Polynesia

The major share of US exports to French Polynesia 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) - 38.90% of US total exports to French Polynesia (44.63% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.42% of US total exports to French Polynesia (26.04% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.98% of US total exports to French Polynesia (9.58% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.71% of US total exports to French Polynesia (2.93% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.36% of US total exports to French Polynesia (4.14% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.38% of US total exports to French Polynesia (0.72% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to French Polynesia 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 $0.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to French Polynesia 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
(%)
01 Live animals 7.9 0.01 11.1-28.55
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,366.5 17.02 14,525.85.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 623.9 0.69 463.234.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 364.0 0.40 520.4-30.05
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.1 0.00 3.2-3.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,333.8 2.58 2,733.9-14.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,079.9 1.20 840.828.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 165.5 0.18 82.2101.29
10 Cereals 693.9 0.77 716.3-3.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 155.2 0.17 65.5137.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 571.8 0.63 212.9168.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 34.3 0.04 129.3-73.43
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 51.4 0.06 42.022.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 788.0 0.87 1,010.3-22.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 152.6 0.17 119.727.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 728.9 0.81 487.749.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,964.9 2.18 2,200.5-10.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,085.4 5.63 4,586.910.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,532.2 3.91 4,076.8-13.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 780.0 0.86 693.812.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 638.8 0.71 690.6-7.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3.5 0.00 12.3-72.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13.3 0.01 71.5-81.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 229.8 0.25 266.0-13.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32.0 0.04 54.4-41.09
29 Organic chemicals 60.4 0.07 55.09.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 99.4 0.11 115.1-13.64
31 Fertilizers 58.3 0.06 182.9-68.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 205.8 0.23 194.75.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 327.8 0.36 352.8-7.09
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 124.1 0.14 109.013.86
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11.5 0.01 31.6-63.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 9.9 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 47.9 0.05 10.4361.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 192.7 0.21 229.3-15.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,679.0 1.86 1,584.25.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 186.6 0.21 254.5-26.70
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.9 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) 209.5 0.23 298.3-29.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,476.4 4.96 5,423.5-17.46
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.6 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,743.8 1.93 1,869.8-6.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 78.1 0.09 53.845.01
52 Cotton 15.1 0.02 32.0-52.75
54 Man-made filaments 24.7 0.03 20.818.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 65.7 0.07 51.926.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.5 0.00 18.9-86.67
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 42.0 0.05 7.3475.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17.8 0.02 6.6172.44
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,442.7 1.60 973.948.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,156.1 1.28 500.3131.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,090.0 1.21 270.3303.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 271.8 0.30 236.315.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 75.4 0.08 45.864.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 45.6 0.05 63.7-28.44
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 76.5 0.08 37.2105.83
69 Ceramic products 50.1 0.06 32.952.23
70 Glass and glassware 168.3 0.19 29.6468.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 267.6 0.30 169.857.54
72 Iron and steel 3.3 0.00 2.628.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 907.2 1.00 168.1439.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.5 0.02 12.615.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 18.3 0.02 10.772.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 96.8 0.11 194.0-50.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 0.0
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 106.8 0.12 90.418.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 97.8 0.11 69.141.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,997.7 7.75 5,410.029.35
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 3,431.3 3.80 3,357.62.20
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 76.8-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,382.5 3.75 3,822.3-11.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,299.3 8.08 4,852.950.41
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,643.1 9.57 827.2944.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,234.8 2.47 1,624.737.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 71.4 0.08 41.372.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 71.6 0.08 54.531.47
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.4 0.01 56.1-79.74
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 402.8 0.45 375.17.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 705.2 0.78 736.6-4.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 238.1 0.26 307.5-22.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.3 0.01 108.5-87.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,816.0 6.44 6,583.0-11.65

US Imports from French Polynesia

The major share of US imports from French Polynesia 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) - 24.09% of US total imports from French Polynesia (40.64% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 20.50% of US total imports from French Polynesia (39.18% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.34% of US total imports from French Polynesia (1.87% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $20.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from French Polynesia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $2.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from French Polynesia 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 7,720.4 17.74 8,704.1-11.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18.6 0.04 27.7-32.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 519.3 1.19 843.3-38.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 21.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,129.8 4.89 2,166.9-1.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 98.4 0.23 249.4-60.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 121.6 0.28 153.0-20.53
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 0.01 5.6-44.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.1 0.00 0.7204.94
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 9.0 0.02 13.5-33.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.9 0.05 2.7663.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.8 0.01 14.5-73.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.8 0.00 1.331.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.6 0.00 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 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 15.4 0.04 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 8,924.0 20.50 11,582.3-22.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 226.5 0.52 20.11,024.25
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 57.8 0.13 7.8645.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.8 0.01 18.1-78.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 267.6 0.61 6.73,893.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26.0 0.06 498.9-94.80
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 0.01 1.2174.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.9 0.01 39.8-85.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21,049.0 48.36 910.92,210.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,290.1 5.26 4,258.5-46.22
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce