US trade (export - import) with Kiribati in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kiribati in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kiribati

In 2017, US trade with Kiribati totaled $9.2 million, up 82.60% ($4.2 million) from 2016.

US exports to Kiribati in 2017 totaled $4.9 million, up 329.08% ($3.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from Kiribati in 2017 totaled $4.2 million, up 9.58% ($0.4 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Kiribati went from a deficit of $2.7 million in 2016, to a surplus of $0.7 million in 2017.

Kiribati was the US 201st largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 206th in 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (up from 0.0001% in 2016).

Kiribati was the US 197th largest export market in 2017 (up from 211th in 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total exports (up from 0.0001% in 2016).

Kiribati was the US 189th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 188th in 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to Kiribati

The major share of US exports to Kiribati in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.58% of US total exports to Kiribati (22.74% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.04% of US total exports to Kiribati (30.97% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.63% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.24% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.36% of US total exports to Kiribati (4.53% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.44% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.54% of US total exports to Kiribati (1.10% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.38% of US total exports to Kiribati (2.76% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kiribati in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,042.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,300.0 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 $281.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $125.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $69.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $42.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $37.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $29.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $26.8 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 $15.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kiribati in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $135.6 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $39.5 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $19.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $16.9 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 3.6 0.07 15.7-77.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 58.0 1.18 51.113.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 39.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.4 0.07 5.7-41.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.9 0.12 22.8-73.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 78.7 1.60 214.3-63.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 26.5 0.54 12.6110.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.8 0.12 6.8-13.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.9 0.08 2.839.64
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 7.2 0.15 6.119.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.1 0.06 3.02.64
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29.5 0.60 23.127.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 29.7 0.60 2.9925.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 36.9 0.75 7.3403.48
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 5.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 42.7 0.87 5.1742.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.3 0.13 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.7 0.22 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.0 0.08 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.8 0.06 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.1 0.25 31.7-61.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 125.9 2.55 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.7 0.07 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 210.4 4.27 141.448.83
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 360.7 7.32 79.4354.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,045.0 41.49 2.679,315.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11.4 0.23 18.5-38.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 42.6 0.86 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20.0 0.40 19.42.85
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
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 15.1 0.31 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.8 0.06 3.2-12.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.1 0.10 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,715.0 34.80 415.0313.29

US Imports from Kiribati

The major share of US imports from Kiribati in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.79% of US total imports from Kiribati (83.73% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.01% of US total imports from Kiribati (0.08% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.57% of US total imports from Kiribati (8.58% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kiribati in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $571.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $69.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $39.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $27.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $15.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $293.7 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $34.1 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) - a decrease of $23.6 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,814.7 89.79 3,242.817.63
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27.0 0.64 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.01 34.4-99.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40.6 0.96 1.13,667.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71.6 1.69 2.03,494.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15.5 0.36 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.5 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22.2 0.52 13.170.13
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 2.1 0.05 25.7-91.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 293.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.3 0.08 2.246.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 247.5 5.83 246.90.27
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce