US trade with Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kiribati

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Kiribati totaled $1.8 million, up 19.11% ($0.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $0.6 million, up 17.41% ($0.1 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.2 million, up 20.04% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $0.6 million, a 23.19% increase ($0.1 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Kiribati was the US 202nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 203rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Kiribati was the US 200th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Kiribati was the US 180th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 184th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kiribati

The major share of US exports to Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.32% of US total exports to Kiribati (21.24% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.89% of US total exports to Kiribati (31.26% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.79% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.20% of US total exports to Kiribati (3.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.92% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.17% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.52% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total exports to Kiribati (2.23% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $49.3 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $34.2 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $30.6 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $24.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $17.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $10.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $7.3 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $5.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $5.1 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 $4.0 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $45.7 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $15.7 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $11.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $7.5 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $6.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $4.4 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $3.2 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $3.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2.4 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 15.7-100.00
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 32.1 5.07 36.5-12.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.4 0.53 5.7-41.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.0 0.47 10.5-71.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36.8 5.82 82.6-55.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20.1 3.17 2.8612.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.8 0.92 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 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.1 0.49 3.02.64
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.9 0.93 7.5-21.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24.4 3.86 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34.2 5.40 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.3 0.52 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.4 1.49 12.0-21.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 49.3 7.79 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 72.7 11.47 59.721.75
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 55.0 8.69 54.90.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.8 0.45 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7.3 1.15 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 30.6 4.83 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10.9 1.73 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 4.0 0.63 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.1 0.81 0.0

US Imports from Kiribati

The major share of US imports from Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 93.39% of US total imports from Kiribati (91.62% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.27% of US total imports from Kiribati (3.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $205.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $25.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.9 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,108.4 93.39 902.522.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.2 0.27 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 25.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.3 0.27 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce