US trade (export - import) with Papua New Guinea in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Papua New Guinea in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In 2014, US trade with Papua New Guinea was $246.4 million, down 17.55% ($52.4 million) from 2013.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2014 were $143.2 million, down 14.09% ($23.5 million) from 2013.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2014 were $103.2 million, down 21.91% ($28.9 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Papua New Guinea in 2014 was $40.1 million, a 15.75% increase ($5.5 million) over 2013.

Papua New Guinea was the US 138th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 135th in 2013), accounting for 0.0061% of US total trade (down from 0.0077% in 2013).

Papua New Guinea was the US 139th largest export market in 2014 (down from 135th in 2013), accounting for 0.0088% of US total exports (down from 0.0106% in 2013).

Papua New Guinea was the US 120th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 118th in 2013), accounting for 0.0043% of US total imports (down from 0.0057% in 2013).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

The major share of US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.44% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (64.93% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.71% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (5.62% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.58% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (13.44% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.84% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (5.54% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.77% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.13% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.64% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (2.41% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $5.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $6.3 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 $5.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20.0 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.8 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2.7 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 3,216.6 2.25 20.615,531.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,433.9 3.79 6,302.8-13.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 418.3 0.29 303.537.84
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 287.8 0.20 5.84,830.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 115.3 0.08 17.8548.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17.8 0.01 70.8-74.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 235.2 0.16 155.651.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6.9 0.00 66.1-89.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,497.5 1.74 2,371.35.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 213.7 0.15 55.2286.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 22.3 0.02 259.9-91.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 89.4 0.06 122.2-26.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10.0 0.01 374.5-97.32
29 Organic chemicals 822.9 0.57 399.2106.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,292.5 0.90 1,271.81.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 99.4 0.07 219.9-54.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,357.3 2.34 2,814.919.27
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 196.9 0.14 130.450.96
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2.6 0.00 40.2-93.52
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 172.2 0.12 46.3272.03
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.6 0.00 3.3-22.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 524.5 0.37 6,871.1-92.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,809.8 3.36 4,189.314.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,000.6 0.70 6,046.9-83.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.5 0.01 70.2-73.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.4 0.01 19.8-52.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 43.1-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 335.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 651.4 0.45 732.7-11.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 436.0 0.30 746.8-41.62
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10.0 0.01 3,124.4-99.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22.9 0.02 23.0-0.68
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.5 0.00 38.6-90.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 275.6 0.19 191.144.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 516.8 0.36 287.679.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 82.3 0.06 309.0-73.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 153.2 0.11 37.4310.02
69 Ceramic products 68.4 0.05 579.1-88.18
70 Glass and glassware 13.6 0.01 739.4-98.17
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 16.5-100.00
72 Iron and steel 13.3 0.01 660.3-97.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,284.9 1.60 5,464.8-58.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 17.1 0.01 30.7-44.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 144.9 0.10 23.2524.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 217.5 0.15 69.7211.94
79 Zinc and articles thereof 298.5 0.21 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 19.4 0.01 7.7153.45
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 292.5 0.20 131.2122.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,154.8 1.50 2,560.1-15.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 62.3 0.04 294.1-78.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 65,734.8 45.89 66,156.3-0.64
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 6,705.4 4.68 12,389.9-45.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 407.3 0.28 3,868.5-89.47
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,331.2 12.10 18,181.9-4.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 139.1 0.10 748.1-81.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,018.0 8.39 6,917.173.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.4 0.00 54.6-93.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 22.1-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 51.8 0.04 74.5-30.47
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 674.9 0.47 631.26.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62.7 0.04 268.0-76.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 42.9 0.03 187.8-77.14
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.0 0.02 37.8-7.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,395.5 5.16 8,456.3-12.55

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

The major share of US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 85.35% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (57.84% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.29% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (1.41% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.27% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (0.00% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.04% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (1.39% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $10.7 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • 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 $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $44.8 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $5.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.4 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 602.6 0.58 1,246.6-51.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 59,487.7 57.67 52,808.012.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24.6 0.02 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 113.9 0.11 38.6194.79
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 214.0 0.21 5,503.1-96.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 27,215.3 26.38 16,510.564.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 387.7 0.38 305.626.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.3 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29.5 0.03 1,794.8-98.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 40.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.3 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19.4 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37.6 0.04 3.5965.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 107.1 0.10 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.7 0.01 9.139.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,306.1 1.27 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.4 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,840.0 2.75 471.6502.27
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 70.7 0.07 474.7-85.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 391.3 0.38 875.5-55.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 95.5 0.09 36.5161.75
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 0.7 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,367.4 6.17 3,374.388.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,810.9 3.69 48,590.9-92.16
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce