US trade (export - import) with Timor-Leste in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Timor-Leste in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Timor-Leste

In 2013, US trade with Timor-Leste totaled $1.5 million, up 19.61% ($0.2 million) from 2012.

US exports to Timor-Leste in 2013 totaled $1.4 million, up 19.39% ($0.2 million) from 2012.

US imports from Timor-Leste in 2013 totaled $0.1 million, up 22.21% ($0.0 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Timor-Leste in 2013 was $1.2 million, a 19.12% increase ($0.2 million) over 2012.

Timor-Leste was the US 217th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 218th in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Timor-Leste was the US 211th largest export market in 2013 (up from 215th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in 2012).

Timor-Leste was the US 217th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 212th in 2012), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Timor-Leste

The major share of US exports to Timor-Leste in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 81.89% of US total exports to Timor-Leste (89.68% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.26% of US total exports to Timor-Leste (2.14% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.25% of US total exports to Timor-Leste (3.22% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Timor-Leste in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $221.3 thousand;
  • 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 $168.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $105.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $90.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $59.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $28.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $10.2 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $9.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Timor-Leste in 2013 over 2012 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 $390.7 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $34.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $17.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $16.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $10.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand.
US exports to Timor-Leste in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 105.0 7.69 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 17.8-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 66.2 4.85 6.6896.96
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9.9 0.72 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.2 0.23 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
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 3.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.5 0.18 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 34.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.5 0.25 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 317.9 23.29 96.7228.89
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 619.3 45.36 451.337.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7.9 0.58 14.5-45.23
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 10.2 0.75 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 90.1 6.60 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 72.4 5.30 463.0-84.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.7 0.20 0.0
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 16.5-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28.7 2.10 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 25.7 1.89 21.022.64

US Imports from Timor-Leste

The major share of US imports from Timor-Leste in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.04% of US total imports from Timor-Leste (3.93% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.32% of US total imports from Timor-Leste (0.00% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.52% of US total imports from Timor-Leste (0.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Timor-Leste in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $52.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $31.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $21.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Timor-Leste in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $94.5 thousand.
US imports from Timor-Leste in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 31.6 26.32 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.8 6.52 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.0 2.52 0.0
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 55.9 46.52 3.91,347.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21.8 18.13 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 0.0 0.00 94.5-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce