US trade with Papua New Guinea in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 23, 2018

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

US Trade with Papua New Guinea

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Papua New Guinea totaled $191.6 million, up 9.37% ($16.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Papua New Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 were $85.8 million, down 23.76% ($26.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Papua New Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $105.8 million, up 68.84% ($43.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Papua New Guinea went from a surplus of $49.8 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a deficit of $20.1 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Papua New Guinea was the US 138th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0066% of US total trade (down from 0.0067% in the first nine months of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 138th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 133rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0075% of US total exports (down from 0.0106% in the first nine months of 2016).

Papua New Guinea was the US 113th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 126th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0060% of US total imports (up from 0.0040% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Papua New Guinea

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 84.32% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (71.79% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.40% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (3.51% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.70% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (1.89% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.25% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.56% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.11% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (14.88% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.06% of US total exports to Papua New Guinea (0.67% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.5 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 $0.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.4 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $16.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $12.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.7 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 $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.4 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 the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 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 0.57 3,409.0-85.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 180.8 0.21 18.2892.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.7 0.00 5.6-34.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.8 0.00 3.027.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 195.8 0.23 142.337.58
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 0.08 510.5-87.23
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 72.7 0.08 14.6399.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33.5 0.04 133.1-74.84
29 Organic chemicals 301.4 0.35 337.9-10.81
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 0.05 76.6-44.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,957.4 3.45 1,206.2145.19
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 0.05 11.7249.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 27.8 0.03 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.5 0.01 21.4-64.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 560.2 0.65 1,258.5-55.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 306.8 0.36 504.6-39.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 337.4 0.39 371.8-9.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.6 0.01 22.3-65.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 789.2 0.92 362.2117.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 282.1 0.33 273.03.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 76.5 0.09 0.0
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 24.3-56.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 538.3 0.63 164.8226.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 237.7 0.28 478.4-50.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42.7 0.05 35.321.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 120.1 0.14 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.8 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 25.9 0.03 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 0.01 41.4-87.46
72 Iron and steel 7.6 0.01 26.5-71.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 383.8 0.45 1,124.7-65.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 26.8 0.03 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17.4 0.02 6.7161.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 584.2 0.68 56.3936.96
79 Zinc and articles thereof 89.1 0.10 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 64.9 0.08 172.0-62.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 217.3 0.25 604.0-64.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 67.5 0.08 141.1-52.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,875.4 55.81 43,466.410.14
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 2,839.3 3.31 3,490.2-18.65
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 0.66 33.61,595.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,749.0 2.04 215.0713.50
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15,226.2 17.75 31,328.9-51.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 83.6 0.10 113.2-26.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,987.8 4.65 2,121.987.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.9 0.01 31.2-65.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 19.2 0.02 9.4104.54
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 82.9 0.10 46.279.52
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 56.4 0.07 141.5-60.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.4 0.01 54.8-84.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 66.9 0.08 17.7277.25
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 150.7 0.18 10.11,395.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,799.9 4.43 7,130.4-46.71

US Imports from Papua New Guinea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.22% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (87.56% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 37.33% of US total imports from Papua New Guinea (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Papua New Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.8 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.1 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.
US imports from Papua New Guinea in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 793.3 0.75 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 38,026.0 35.93 31,556.720.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 36.2 0.03 0.0
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 20,144.9 19.03 20,101.70.21
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 498.1 0.47 487.82.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39,505.8 37.33 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 0.44 430.97.68
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 12.7 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 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 134.2 0.13 171.3-21.64
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 36.2 0.03 138.7-73.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43.2 0.04 38.711.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 25.3-100.00
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 26.9 0.03 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 3,035.1 2.87 791.4283.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,001.8 2.84 6,105.3-50.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce