US trade (export - import) with Papua New Guinea in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 23, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Papua New Guinea in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In 2017, US trade with Papua New Guinea totaled $231.8 million, up 4.68% ($10.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2017 were $105.8 million, down 16.55% ($21.0 million) from 2016.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2017 totaled $126.0 million, up 33.11% ($31.3 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Papua New Guinea went from a surplus of $32.1 million in 2016, to a deficit of $20.2 million in 2017.

Papua New Guinea was the US 141st largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 143rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0059% of US total trade (down from 0.0060% in 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 140th largest export market in 2017 (down from 138th in 2016), accounting for 0.0068% of US total exports (down from 0.0087% in 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 121st largest supplier in 2017 (up from 122nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0052% of US total imports (up from 0.0042% in 2016).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

The major share of US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 83.04% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (71.35% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.99% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (3.92% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.81% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.79% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.36% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.81% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.22% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (14.40% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.18% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.78% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $18.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $12.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $4.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.1 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 $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Papua New Guinea in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 12,571.9-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 492.7 0.47 4,816.9-89.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 392.7 0.37 23.51,569.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.7 0.00 5.6-34.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9.2 0.01 3.0208.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 313.4 0.30 165.988.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11.5 0.01 13.7-16.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 65.2 0.06 531.8-87.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 122.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 100.1 0.09 14.6587.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37.3 0.04 133.1-71.97
29 Organic chemicals 337.0 0.32 414.4-18.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 17.9 0.02 29.7-39.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.8 0.04 76.6-44.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,921.1 3.71 1,773.8121.06
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 41.0 0.04 11.7249.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 33.8 0.03 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.5 0.01 21.4-64.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 753.8 0.71 1,353.5-44.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 589.6 0.56 728.5-19.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 560.9 0.53 422.832.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 185.6 0.18 37.0401.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,082.9 1.02 524.0106.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 361.0 0.34 497.2-27.39
55 Man-made staple fibers 76.5 0.07 10.9604.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 54.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 10.6 0.01 39.4-72.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 699.1 0.66 271.9157.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 416.5 0.39 541.6-23.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49.3 0.05 68.5-28.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 133.0 0.13 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.8 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 25.9 0.02 10.8139.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.2 0.00 45.2-88.52
72 Iron and steel 7.6 0.01 38.1-80.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 541.3 0.51 1,162.0-53.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 30.8 0.03 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17.4 0.02 6.7161.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 708.1 0.67 65.6980.13
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 178.3 0.17 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 64.9 0.06 180.1-63.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 264.4 0.25 658.6-59.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 104.2 0.10 146.4-28.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 58,272.8 55.07 46,593.525.07
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 4,119.9 3.89 4,910.6-16.10
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 732.9 0.69 33.62,081.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,203.4 2.08 259.0750.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,092.3 16.15 35,488.6-51.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 338.3 0.32 113.2198.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,113.3 4.83 3,080.066.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34.7 0.03 34.01.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 19.2 0.02 9.4104.54
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 187.0 0.18 661.0-71.71
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 91.3 0.09 171.6-46.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38.8 0.04 61.0-36.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 66.9 0.06 23.9180.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 150.7 0.14 10.11,395.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,666.1 4.41 7,755.7-39.84

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

The major share of US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.58% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (90.57% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.35% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (0.00% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $39.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $5.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,057.1 0.84 200.0428.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 53,364.2 42.35 59,210.9-9.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 60.1 0.05 2.91,969.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 2,741.9-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,420.5 17.79 23,002.9-2.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 689.9 0.55 573.920.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39,505.8 31.35 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 21.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2.3 0.00 21.1-88.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 463.9 0.37 482.8-3.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31.5 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14.3 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.9 0.01 0.8779.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 13.3 0.01 10.032.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.5 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 19.5 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.9 0.00 7.7-61.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 210.7 0.17 182.215.65
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 41.5 0.03 147.4-71.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69.3 0.06 42.662.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4.7 0.00 25.3-81.31
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 26.9 0.02 3.5679.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,645.3 2.89 881.3313.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,353.7 3.46 7,066.0-38.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce