US trade (export - import) with Papua New Guinea in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

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

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In 2013, US trade with Papua New Guinea was $298.8 million, down 41.70% ($213.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2013 were $166.7 million, down 57.40% ($224.6 million) from 2012.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2013 totaled $132.1 million, up 9.04% ($10.9 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Papua New Guinea in 2013 was $34.6 million, a 87.18% decrease ($235.6 million) over 2012.

Papua New Guinea was the US 135th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 118th in 2012), accounting for 0.0077% of US total trade (down from 0.0132% in 2012).

Papua New Guinea was the US 135th largest export market in 2013 (down from 103rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0106% of US total exports (down from 0.0253% in 2012).

Papua New Guinea was the US 118th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0057% of US total imports (up from 0.0052% in 2012).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.93% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (86.16% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.44% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (4.11% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.62% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.11% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.54% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.77% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.41% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.30% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.13% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.23% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $6.2 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $193.4 million;
  • 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 $33.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $9.7 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Papua New Guinea 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
(%)
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.5 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 43.4-100.00
10 Cereals 20.6 0.01 18.411.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,302.8 3.78 875.1620.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 303.5 0.18 440.8-31.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.8 0.00 35.0-83.34
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17.8 0.01 42.9-58.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 70.8 0.04 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 155.6 0.09 301.2-48.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 66.1 0.04 143.1-53.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,371.3 1.42 2,406.8-1.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 55.2 0.03 34.162.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3.9 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 259.9 0.16 52.8392.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 122.2 0.07 156.2-21.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 374.5 0.22 8.04,557.94
29 Organic chemicals 399.2 0.24 847.1-52.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,271.8 0.76 204.7521.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 219.9 0.13 1,552.7-85.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,814.9 1.69 2,364.819.03
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 130.4 0.08 207.4-37.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 40.2 0.02 8.5372.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 46.3 0.03 67.1-31.02
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.3 0.00 92.0-96.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,871.1 4.12 682.1907.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,189.3 2.51 6,513.5-35.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,046.9 3.63 3,546.370.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 70.2 0.04 49.741.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19.8 0.01 80.2-75.35
45 Cork and articles of cork 43.1 0.03 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 335.0 0.20 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 732.7 0.44 632.215.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 746.8 0.45 195.7281.53
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4.6 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 7.8 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 445.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,124.4 1.87 20.615,069.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.2 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23.0 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 38.6 0.02 7.3425.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 191.1 0.11 122.156.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 287.6 0.17 189.451.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 309.0 0.19 217.342.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7.2 0.00 178.4-95.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.9 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4.7 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 37.4 0.02 195.5-80.89
69 Ceramic products 579.1 0.35 40.71,324.03
70 Glass and glassware 739.4 0.44 3,068.5-75.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16.5 0.01 7.7113.13
72 Iron and steel 660.3 0.40 19.43,301.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,464.8 3.28 4,111.432.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 30.7 0.02 12.1153.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 23.2 0.01 187.8-87.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 69.7 0.04 146.6-52.43
80 Tin and articles thereof 7.7 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 131.2 0.08 16.1713.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,560.1 1.54 1,586.061.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 294.1 0.18 858.7-65.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 66,156.3 39.68 259,563.2-74.51
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 12,389.9 7.43 46,284.6-73.23
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 0.0 0.00 441.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,868.5 2.32 4,299.8-10.03
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18,181.9 10.90 17,709.42.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 748.1 0.45 343.1118.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,917.1 4.15 8,589.2-19.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 54.6 0.03 42.827.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22.1 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 74.5 0.04 964.4-92.28
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 631.2 0.38 1,725.0-63.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 268.0 0.16 140.191.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 187.8 0.11 22.3742.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 37.8 0.02 10.6256.42
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,456.3 5.07 18,191.9-53.52

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.84% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (92.42% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.41% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (1.82% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.39% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (3.22% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $46.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $30.7 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea 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 1,246.6 0.94 1,733.6-28.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 52,808.0 39.98 83,517.2-36.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 38.6 0.03 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,503.1 4.17 5,576.8-1.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 16,510.5 12.50 21,052.8-21.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 305.6 0.23 88.7244.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.9 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
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 2.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,794.8 1.36 3,870.3-53.63
45 Cork and articles of cork 40.1 0.03 24.563.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.5 0.00 0.9274.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.1 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
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 10.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.3 0.00 15.5-78.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 100.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 11.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 471.6 0.36 836.1-43.60
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 474.7 0.36 169.4180.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 875.5 0.66 1,083.7-19.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36.5 0.03 112.1-67.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.4 0.00 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,374.3 2.55 790.0327.12
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 48,590.9 36.78 2,137.12,173.69
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce