US trade (export - import) with Papua New Guinea in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Papua New Guinea in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In 2015, US trade with Papua New Guinea totaled $301.2 million, up 22.25% ($54.8 million) from 2014.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2015 totaled $207.5 million, up 44.86% ($64.3 million) from 2014.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2015 were $93.7 million, down 9.14% ($9.4 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Papua New Guinea in 2015 was $113.8 million, a 183.80% increase ($73.7 million) over 2014.

Papua New Guinea was the US 127th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 138th in 2014), accounting for 0.0079% of US total trade (up from 0.0061% in 2014).

Papua New Guinea was the US 123rd largest export market in 2015 (up from 139th in 2014), accounting for 0.0138% of US total exports (up from 0.0088% in 2014).

Papua New Guinea was the US 126th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 120th in 2014), accounting for 0.0041% of US total imports (down from 0.0043% in 2014).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

The major share of US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.73% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (71.44% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.27% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (8.71% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.64% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (8.58% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.92% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (3.84% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $35.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $29.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.8 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) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2015 over 2014 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 $6.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 238.5 0.11 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10.3 0.00 3.8174.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
10 Cereals 38,764.3 18.68 3,216.61,105.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,080.2 2.93 5,433.911.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 77.4 0.04 418.3-81.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 287.8-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 88.9 0.04 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18.4 0.01 115.3-84.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.7 0.00 17.8-79.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 294.9 0.14 235.225.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 31.8 0.02 6.9363.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 571.7 0.28 2,497.5-77.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18.2 0.01 213.7-91.48
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4.5 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 50.6 0.02 89.4-43.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6.4 0.00 10.0-36.12
29 Organic chemicals 258.3 0.12 822.9-68.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 1,292.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48.4 0.02 99.4-51.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,337.6 1.13 3,357.3-30.37
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 8.1 0.00 196.9-95.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2.6 0.00 2.60.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 172.2-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 501.2 0.24 2.619,102.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,416.8 0.68 524.5170.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 506.4 0.24 4,809.8-89.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 392.6 0.19 1,000.6-60.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.6 0.00 18.5-75.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.9 0.00 9.46.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,164.0 0.56 651.478.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 451.8 0.22 436.03.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 7.6 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 48.1 0.02 10.0380.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 22.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 67.1 0.03 3.51,813.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 170.4 0.08 275.6-38.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 209.9 0.10 516.8-59.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 72.6 0.03 82.3-11.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 70.8 0.03 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.7 0.00 153.2-98.24
69 Ceramic products 136.3 0.07 68.499.25
70 Glass and glassware 23.4 0.01 13.672.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.6 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 2.5 0.00 13.3-80.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 791.8 0.38 2,284.9-65.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 17.1-82.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 144.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 135.0 0.07 217.5-37.92
79 Zinc and articles thereof 20.2 0.01 298.5-93.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 106.3 0.05 292.5-63.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 798.1 0.38 2,154.8-62.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 52.3 0.03 62.3-15.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 95,135.9 45.85 65,734.844.73
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 12,286.1 5.92 6,705.483.23
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 65.0 0.03 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,209.9 3.47 407.31,670.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 19,950.4 9.61 17,331.215.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 630.9 0.30 139.1353.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,252.7 2.53 12,018.0-56.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16.7 0.01 3.4389.71
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 464.6 0.22 51.8797.07
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 212.3 0.10 674.9-68.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 81.1 0.04 62.729.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39.4 0.02 42.9-8.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 35.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,061.1 4.85 7,395.536.04

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

The major share of US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 87.39% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (85.35% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.95% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (3.29% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (1.27% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $13.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.5 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) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.8 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 $0.3 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 602.6-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 45,682.1 48.74 59,487.7-23.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.7 0.00 24.6-84.90
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 98.7 0.11 113.9-13.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,584.5 1.69 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4.7 0.01 214.0-97.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 33,975.7 36.25 27,215.324.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 557.0 0.59 387.743.66
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.0 0.01 3.3174.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23.8 0.03 29.5-19.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 13.8 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
52 Cotton 0.6 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.3 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 182.1 0.19 19.4839.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.4 0.01 37.6-85.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 107.1-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.8 0.00 12.7-93.84
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 1,306.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12.5 0.01 4.4183.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,384.2 1.48 2,840.0-51.26
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 188.4 0.20 70.7166.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 72.5 0.08 391.3-81.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 178.4 0.19 95.586.82
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 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,720.7 7.17 6,367.45.55
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,028.2 3.23 3,810.9-20.54
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce