US trade (export - import) with Kiribati in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 29, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kiribati in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kiribati

In 2016, US trade with Kiribati was $5.0 million, down 51.63% ($5.4 million) from 2015.

US exports to Kiribati in 2016 were $1.1 million, down 84.31% ($6.2 million) from 2015.

US imports from Kiribati in 2016 totaled $3.9 million, up 26.30% ($0.8 million) from 2015.

US trade balance with Kiribati went from a surplus of $4.3 million in 2015, to a deficit of $2.7 million in 2016.

Kiribati was the US 206th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 195th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in 2015).

Kiribati was the US 211th largest export market in 2016 (down from 189th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0005% in 2015).

Kiribati was the US 188th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 192nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2015).

US Exports to Kiribati

The major share of US exports to Kiribati in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.97% of US total exports to Kiribati (3.36% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.74% of US total exports to Kiribati (60.08% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.53% of US total exports to Kiribati (2.85% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.76% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.41% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.10% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.32% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Kiribati in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $31.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $24.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $23.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $20.1 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $5.6 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $4.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kiribati in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2,576.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,896.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $868.9 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 $359.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $215.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $117.2 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $51.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $42.2 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $42.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $37.1 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $26.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $21.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $19.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $12.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10.6 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $4.1 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
10 Cereals 15.7 1.37 6.3150.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.1 0.27 5.2-40.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3.4 0.30 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 51.1 4.45 27.883.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39.5 3.44 7.8405.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5.7 0.50 6.2-7.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22.8 1.99 2.8728.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 214.3 18.66 190.112.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12.6 1.10 23.1-45.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 42.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 37.1-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 26.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6.8 0.59 2.7148.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2.8 0.24 3.0-7.00
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 6.1 0.53 6.9-11.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.0 0.26 4.8-36.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23.1 2.02 65.4-64.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.9 0.25 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.3 0.64 20.2-63.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.9 0.52 4.239.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.1 0.44 26.1-80.58
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 31.7 2.76 26.121.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 19.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.8 0.24 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 141.4 12.31 1,010.3-86.00
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 79.4 6.91 438.7-81.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.22 217.8-98.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18.5 1.61 2,594.8-99.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19.4 1.69 136.6-85.79
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.3 0.29 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 51.2-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.28 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 415.0 36.13 2,311.2-82.05

US Imports from Kiribati

The major share of US imports from Kiribati in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 83.73% of US total imports from Kiribati (93.47% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.58% of US total imports from Kiribati (0.44% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Kiribati in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $392.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $293.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $71.1 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $34.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.1 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 $12.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $16.1 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,242.8 83.64 2,849.913.79
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.4 0.09 19.5-82.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.7 0.07 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 34.4 0.89 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.2 0.24 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.1 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.0 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.1 0.34 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 25.7 0.66 13.492.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 293.7 7.58 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.2 0.06 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 246.9 6.37 175.840.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce