US trade with Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Papua New Guinea was $79.9 million, down 4.65% ($3.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $56.5 million, down 5.74% ($3.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $23.5 million, down 1.94% ($0.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $33.0 million, a 8.26% decrease ($3.0 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Papua New Guinea was the US 132nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 126th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0081% of US total trade (down from 0.0102% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 122nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 121st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0148% of US total exports (down from 0.0173% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 123rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 122nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0039% of US total imports (down from 0.0051% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

The major share of US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 91.60% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (84.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.67% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.97% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.30% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (6.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.7 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 $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.3 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) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 2,387.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 1,464.5-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 90.3 0.16 18.2395.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 76.6 0.14 54.341.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 58.7-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 61.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 59.8 0.11 4.11,359.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7.6 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 74.3 0.13 144.3-48.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 29.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 32.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 574.7 1.02 413.638.96
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 3.2 0.01 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 27.8 0.05 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40.3 0.07 19.5106.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 133.3 0.24 96.138.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 84.4 0.15 133.7-36.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.0 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 317.7 0.56 18.31,639.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 118.0 0.21 55.6112.02
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 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 296.5 0.53 125.3136.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.5 0.01 70.0-89.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17.1 0.03 22.0-22.50
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11.9 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 15.6 0.03 4.9221.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 201.8 0.36 188.17.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 26.8 0.05 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 3.9-34.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 95.6 0.17 12.2684.21
79 Zinc and articles thereof 89.1 0.16 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.4 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 77.8 0.14 543.8-85.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28.8 0.05 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,289.6 64.26 34,542.95.06
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 1,150.6 2.04 936.722.84
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 569.6 1.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 545.1 0.97 120.1353.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11,839.2 20.96 14,436.9-17.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 56.6 0.10 69.0-18.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,277.4 2.26 743.871.74
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 19.2 0.03 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 35.2 0.06 46.2-23.74
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 29.9 0.05 54.5-45.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 49.2-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,154.2 3.81 2,859.2-24.66

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

The major share of US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.89% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (93.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.41% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (1.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 292.8 1.25 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,361.1 48.43 14,191.3-19.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20.5 0.09 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,698.7 41.35 8,174.118.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 181.9 0.78 105.871.92
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 21.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 95.4 0.41 342.8-72.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.5 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.3 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22.1 0.09 21.14.94
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 0.0 0.00 63.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
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 3.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,345.4 5.74 298.1351.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 430.7 1.84 680.5-36.71
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce