US trade (export - import) with Kiribati in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 13, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kiribati in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kiribati

In 2015, US trade with Kiribati totaled $10.4 million, up 62.67% ($4.0 million) from 2014.

US exports to Kiribati in 2015 totaled $7.3 million, up 122.26% ($4.0 million) from 2014.

US imports from Kiribati in 2015 were $3.1 million, down 0.78% ($0.0 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Kiribati in 2015 was $4.3 million, a 2,024.49% increase ($4.1 million) over 2014.

Kiribati was the US 195th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 204th in 2014), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in 2014).

Kiribati was the US 189th largest export market in 2015 (up from 203rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (up from 0.0002% in 2014).

Kiribati was the US 192nd largest supplier in 2015 (down from 187th in 2014), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2014).

US Exports to Kiribati

The major share of US exports to Kiribati in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.08% of US total exports to Kiribati (33.49% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.36% of US total exports to Kiribati (24.37% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.85% of US total exports to Kiribati (4.68% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.36% of US total exports to Kiribati (1.71% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.26% of US total exports to Kiribati (2.55% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Kiribati in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2,576.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,264.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $737.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $214.8 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $102.6 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $51.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $45.1 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $42.2 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $26.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $23.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kiribati in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $494.2 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) - a decrease of $139.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $94.4 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $55.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $44.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $38.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $29.6 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) - a decrease of $24.4 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $23.1 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 494.2-100.00
10 Cereals 6.3 0.09 62.0-89.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.2 0.07 13.5-61.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 27.8 0.38 66.3-58.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7.8 0.11 30.9-74.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6.2 0.09 18.2-65.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.8 0.04 14.1-80.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 190.1 2.60 87.6117.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23.1 0.32 17.036.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 42.2 0.58 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 37.1 0.51 58.4-36.48
31 Fertilizers 26.5 0.36 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.7 0.04 16.4-83.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.0 0.04 13.5-77.67
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 6.9 0.09 11.4-39.46
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.8 0.07 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 65.4 0.89 20.3222.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20.2 0.28 14.341.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.2 0.06 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.1 0.36 45.8-42.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 4.1 0.06 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26.1 0.36 3.0770.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 44.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19.0 0.26 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,010.3 13.80 272.5270.75
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 438.7 5.99 577.7-24.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 217.8 2.97 3.07,210.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,594.8 35.44 18.913,657.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 136.6 1.87 231.0-40.87
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 51.2 0.70 0.0
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 2.6 0.04 27.0-90.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,311.2 31.57 1,046.7120.81

US Imports from Kiribati

The major share of US imports from Kiribati in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 93.47% of US total imports from Kiribati (95.03% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Kiribati in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $37.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $67.0 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,849.9 92.84 2,916.8-2.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.5 0.64 23.3-16.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.7 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.9 0.09 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.5 0.25 2.7175.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
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 13.4 0.44 4.8181.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 175.8 5.73 138.227.25
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce