US trade with Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kiribati

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Kiribati totaled $1.4 million, up 26.41% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.2 million, up 96.39% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1.1 million, up 17.99% ($0.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $0.9 million, a 7.28% increase ($0.1 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Kiribati was the US 206th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Kiribati was the US 210th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 214th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Kiribati was the US 185th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 183rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kiribati

The major share of US exports to Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.99% of US total exports to Kiribati (60.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.77% of US total exports to Kiribati (7.56% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.67% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.71% of US total exports to Kiribati (5.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.49% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Kiribati (2.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $65.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $34.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12.7 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $10.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $7.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $19.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $6.7 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $3.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $2.8 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7.2 3.13 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8.3 3.63 5.649.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.4 1.49 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.9 1.71 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.7 4.67 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 48.6 21.19 35.935.35
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 81.1 35.32 15.2435.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.4 1.48 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 19.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 62.8 27.37 28.1123.61

US Imports from Kiribati

The major share of US imports from Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 82.78% of US total imports from Kiribati (88.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.04% of US total imports from Kiribati (0.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.28% of US total imports from Kiribati (0.68% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $89.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $70.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $40.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $15.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $40.7 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $6.9 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 949.2 82.78 859.410.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.7 0.06 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 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40.6 3.54 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 70.5 6.15 0.324,208.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15.5 1.35 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12.6 1.09 6.689.72
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 0.19 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 55.2 4.81 95.9-42.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce