US trade (export - import) with Kiribati in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

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

US Trade with Kiribati

In 2013, US trade with Kiribati totaled $8.2 million, up 53.74% ($2.9 million) from 2012.

US exports to Kiribati in 2013 totaled $7.0 million, up 51.62% ($2.4 million) from 2012.

US imports from Kiribati in 2013 totaled $1.2 million, up 67.61% ($0.5 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Kiribati in 2013 was $5.8 million, a 48.73% increase ($1.9 million) over 2012.

Kiribati was the US 203rd largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 207th in 2012), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (up from 0.0001% in 2012).

Kiribati was the US 196th largest export market in 2013 (up from 203rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (up from 0.0003% in 2012).

Kiribati was the US 199th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 198th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in 2012).

US Exports to Kiribati

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.37% of US total exports to Kiribati (61.72% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.98% of US total exports to Kiribati (5.98% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.98% of US total exports to Kiribati (1.06% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.99% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.60% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.66% of US total exports to Kiribati (1.05% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.36% of US total exports to Kiribati (1.85% in 2012).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2,697.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $138.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $80.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $74.2 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $61.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $40.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $39.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $28.5 thousand.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $316.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $205.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $130.4 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $44.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $37.8 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $34.0 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $31.1 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 28.5 0.41 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 44.1-100.00
10 Cereals 115.2 1.65 41.0180.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28.2 0.40 19.445.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2.6 0.04 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 18.4 0.26 22.6-18.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.2 0.05 10.3-69.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.3 0.05 14.8-77.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20.6 0.30 34.0-39.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 57.9 0.83 89.0-34.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.5 0.29 13.453.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25.5 0.36 35.2-27.54
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 138.7 1.99 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.5 0.14 0.0
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 12.4 0.18 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25.1 0.36 14.178.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22.5 0.32 18.521.33
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 2.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20.6 0.29 8.9132.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.4 0.12 19.1-56.10
54 Man-made filaments 68.7 0.98 7.1873.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60.4 0.86 20.4195.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.8 0.14 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 6.0 0.09 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 34.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.0 0.09 43.8-86.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 14.4 0.21 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.0 0.07 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 378.7 5.42 298.726.77
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 559.1 8.01 876.1-36.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.3 0.19 28.3-53.14
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,084.2 58.48 1,386.3194.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 205.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 88.3 1.26 48.482.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17.7 0.25 3.2454.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,110.8 15.91 1,241.2-10.50

US Imports from Kiribati

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 82.84% of US total imports from Kiribati (71.40% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.48% of US total imports from Kiribati (2.80% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.18% of US total imports from Kiribati (3.74% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.08% of US total imports from Kiribati (3.10% in 2012).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $490.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $32.6 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $21.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $4.5 thousand.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $22.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $21.3 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $14.9 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $12.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.6 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati 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 978.9 82.84 488.5100.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.0 0.08 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 7.8 0.66 19.7-60.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21.5 1.82 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2.1 0.18 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.5 0.38 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 165.9 14.04 133.324.47
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce