US trade (export - import) with Marshall Islands in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Marshall Islands in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Marshall Islands

In 2013, US trade with Marshall Islands was $85.6 million, down 48.08% ($79.3 million) from 2012.

US exports to Marshall Islands in 2013 were $65.5 million, down 53.93% ($76.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Marshall Islands in 2013 were $20.1 million, down 11.51% ($2.6 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Marshall Islands in 2013 was $45.3 million, a 62.02% decrease ($74.0 million) over 2012.

Marshall Islands was the US 166th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 150th in 2012), accounting for 0.0022% of US total trade (down from 0.0042% in 2012).

Marshall Islands was the US 159th largest export market in 2013 (down from 141st in 2012), accounting for 0.0042% of US total exports (down from 0.0092% in 2012).

Marshall Islands was the US 155th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 154th in 2012), accounting for 0.0009% of US total imports (down from 0.0010% in 2012).

US Exports to Marshall Islands

The major share of US exports to Marshall Islands in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.19% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (50.31% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.96% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (9.28% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.35% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (18.57% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.35% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (7.81% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.31% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (1.39% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.86% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (1.63% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.79% of US total exports to Marshall Islands (0.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Marshall Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,731.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1,903.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,572.3 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $1,166.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $570.8 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 $414.6 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 $325.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $219.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Marshall Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $43,845.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13,931.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $9,949.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7,726.5 thousand;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $2,825.5 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,650.7 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 $1,099.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,068.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $930.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $443.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $301.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $205.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $204.8 thousand.
US exports to Marshall Islands in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,023.4 4.62 3,100.0-2.47
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 128.1 0.20 18.9578.52
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 329.9 0.50 451.4-26.92
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.1 0.00 34.8-91.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23.0 0.04 45.0-48.91
10 Cereals 834.1 1.27 1,135.3-26.53
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 306.3 0.47 219.939.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 205.8 0.31 300.7-31.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 975.5 1.49 1,131.3-13.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 120.3 0.18 60.299.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 55.5 0.08 24.4127.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,299.8 3.51 2,141.87.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 41.1 0.06 246.8-83.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,002.0 4.58 1,429.7109.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,263.5 1.93 1,706.5-25.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4.0 0.01 3.417.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,106.6 1.69 1,137.3-2.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 46.6 0.07 2,697.2-98.27
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,960.1 38.12 68,805.0-63.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 46.6 0.07 10.4347.69
29 Organic chemicals 11.6 0.02 55.9-79.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 167.6 0.26 91.383.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 260.3 0.40 253.72.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10.7 0.02 5.594.08
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 154.9 0.24 179.1-13.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.4 0.01 39.5-91.43
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 34.1 0.05 5.3545.24
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23.4 0.04 143.1-83.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 410.1 0.63 510.6-19.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 94.5 0.14 1,024.8-90.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 338.0 0.52 12.62,574.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 894.0 1.37 674.432.57
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 488.5 0.75 693.3-29.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 785.9 1.20 604.929.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16.8 0.03 4.5274.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 64.2 0.10 61.05.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.6 0.01 73.8-91.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17.9 0.03 43.5-58.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38.0 0.06 73.7-48.45
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.9 0.03 7.5125.82
69 Ceramic products 3.8 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 56.3 0.09 14.1299.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,171.4 1.79 4.625,365.15
72 Iron and steel 31.1 0.05 153.3-79.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 612.5 0.94 10,561.5-94.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.0 0.01 58.5-93.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 181.2 0.28 165.69.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 32.3-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.3 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.9 0.01 26.0-73.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,011.5 3.07 108.41,755.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,930.6 4.48 16,862.0-82.62
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 1,494.0 2.28 2,593.3-42.39
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 705.0 1.08 3,530.5-80.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 937.5 1.43 366.6155.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,046.9 1.60 1,116.3-6.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,933.8 4.48 202.01,352.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 654.9 1.00 1,722.9-61.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14.3 0.02 7.688.16
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
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 749.7 1.14 335.1123.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 206.0 0.31 112.683.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.9 0.02 26.4-62.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,098.1 10.84 14,824.6-52.12

US Imports from Marshall Islands

The major share of US imports from Marshall Islands in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 87.91% of US total imports from Marshall Islands (82.97% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.93% of US total imports from Marshall Islands (1.82% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Marshall Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,094.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Marshall Islands in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2,166.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1,164.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $892.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $344.5 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 $135.7 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $112.9 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 $65.7 thousand.
US imports from Marshall Islands in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,729.4 58.27 13,895.4-15.59
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 218.9 1.09 160.936.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,094.1 10.40 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,654.1 18.15 4,818.6-24.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18.7 0.09 5.3255.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 383.3 1.90 519.1-26.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16.3 0.08 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 112.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 42.7 0.21 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.4 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36.8 0.18 15.9132.40
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 331.6 1.65 397.3-16.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.4 0.02 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16.5 0.08 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 2.3 0.01 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 344.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,579.5 7.85 2,471.8-36.10
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce