US trade (export - import) with Kiribati in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kiribati in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kiribati

In 2014, US trade with Kiribati was $6.4 million, down 21.77% ($1.8 million) from 2013.

US exports to Kiribati in 2014 were $3.3 million, down 52.84% ($3.7 million) from 2013.

US imports from Kiribati in 2014 totaled $3.1 million, up 161.80% ($1.9 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Kiribati in 2014 was $0.2 million, a 96.55% decrease ($5.6 million) over 2013.

Kiribati was the US 204th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 203rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2013).

Kiribati was the US 203rd largest export market in 2014 (down from 196th in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (down from 0.0004% in 2013).

Kiribati was the US 187th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 199th in 2013), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Kiribati

The major share of US exports to Kiribati in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.49% of US total exports to Kiribati (73.37% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.37% of US total exports to Kiribati (3.98% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.68% of US total exports to Kiribati (2.98% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.55% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.36% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.71% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.41% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.09% of US total exports to Kiribati (1.99% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Kiribati in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $465.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $142.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $47.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $44.6 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $29.7 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $27.7 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $27.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $25.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $23.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $20.1 thousand;
  • 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 $18.5 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $16.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $16.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $14.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kiribati in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $4,065.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $106.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $80.4 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $68.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $64.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $57.4 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $53.2 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $20.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $17.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $14.6 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $14.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10.3 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 494.2 15.00 28.51,631.83
10 Cereals 62.0 1.88 115.2-46.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13.5 0.41 28.2-51.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 66.3 2.01 18.4259.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30.9 0.94 3.2879.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16.0 0.49 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18.2 0.55 3.3449.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14.1 0.43 20.6-31.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 87.6 2.66 57.951.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17.0 0.52 25.5-33.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 58.4 1.77 138.7-57.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16.4 0.50 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13.5 0.41 9.542.11
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 11.4 0.34 12.4-8.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20.3 0.61 25.1-19.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20.1 0.61 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14.3 0.43 22.5-36.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45.8 1.39 20.6122.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.5 0.32 8.424.74
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 68.7-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.0 0.09 60.4-95.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
72 Iron and steel 6.9 0.21 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 29.6 0.90 6.0393.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 44.6 1.35 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.7 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 272.5 8.27 378.7-28.04
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 577.7 17.54 559.13.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.09 13.3-77.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18.9 0.57 4,084.2-99.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 231.0 7.01 88.3161.68
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 27.0 0.82 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,046.7 31.78 1,110.8-5.78

US Imports from Kiribati

The major share of US imports from Kiribati in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.03% of US total imports from Kiribati (82.84% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.24% of US total imports from Kiribati (2.48% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Kiribati in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,937.9 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $23.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $27.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $18.8 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,916.8 94.28 978.9197.97
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23.3 0.75 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 1.0-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.6 0.15 7.8-41.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.7 0.09 21.5-87.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.4 0.11 2.163.33
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 4.8 0.15 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 138.2 4.47 165.9-16.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce