US trade with Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 23, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Papua New Guinea was $40.2 million, down 13.10% ($6.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $20.0 million, up 40.16% ($5.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $20.2 million, down 36.92% ($11.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $0.1 million, a 99.24% decrease ($17.5 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Papua New Guinea was the US 148th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 147th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0039% of US total trade (down from 0.0048% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 151st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 155th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0049% of US total exports (up from 0.0038% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 131st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 117th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0032% of US total imports (down from 0.0055% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

The major share of US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.55% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (67.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.53% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (7.09% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.29% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.96% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.86% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (2.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.73% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.67% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (10.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $7.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 1,407.8-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 211.9 1.06 5.33,900.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.4 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 117.5 0.59 23.5399.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
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 27.3 0.14 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.8 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 35.6 0.18 76.4-53.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 963.7 4.81 567.669.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.0 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 193.6 0.97 95.1103.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 282.8 1.41 223.926.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 223.5 1.12 51.0337.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 178.0 0.89 14.71,110.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 293.7 1.47 161.881.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 78.9 0.39 224.2-64.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 160.8 0.80 107.150.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 178.8 0.89 63.2182.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6.5 0.03 33.2-80.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12.9 0.06 0.0
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 3.8-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 157.5 0.79 37.3322.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.0 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 123.9 0.62 9.21,243.86
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 89.1 0.44 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47.1 0.23 54.6-13.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 36.8 0.18 5.2602.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,397.4 51.88 3,127.2232.49
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 1,280.7 6.39 1,420.4-9.84
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 163.4 0.82 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 454.4 2.27 44.0931.74
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,866.1 9.31 4,159.7-55.14
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 254.7 1.27 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,125.5 5.62 958.117.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 23.8 0.12 2.8736.62
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 104.1 0.52 614.8-83.07
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 34.9 0.17 30.115.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30.4 0.15 6.2388.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 866.2 4.32 625.338.52

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

The major share of US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.69% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (96.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $12.3 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Papua New Guinea in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 263.8 1.31 200.031.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15,338.3 76.03 27,654.3-44.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23.9 0.12 2.9723.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,275.7 11.28 2,901.2-21.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 191.7 0.95 86.1122.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 52.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.6 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4.5 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 76.5 0.38 10.9599.40
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 5.3 0.03 8.7-38.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26.1 0.13 3.9578.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4.7 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 610.3 3.02 89.8579.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,351.8 6.70 960.640.72
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce