US trade (export - import) with Timor-Leste in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Timor-Leste in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Timor-Leste

In 2016, US trade with Timor-Leste totaled $7.1 million, up 17.03% ($1.0 million) from 2015.

US exports to Timor-Leste in 2016 were $1.6 million, down 39.90% ($1.1 million) from 2015.

US imports from Timor-Leste in 2016 totaled $5.5 million, up 62.55% ($2.1 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Timor-Leste in 2016 was $3.9 million, a 471.27% increase ($3.2 million) over 2015.

Timor-Leste was the US 202nd largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 205th in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Timor-Leste was the US 207th largest export market in 2016 (down from 203rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in 2015).

Timor-Leste was the US 181st largest supplier in 2016 (up from 190th in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2015).

US Exports to Timor-Leste

The major share of US exports to Timor-Leste in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 81.34% of US total exports to Timor-Leste (64.06% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.50% of US total exports to Timor-Leste (32.24% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total exports to Timor-Leste (1.80% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Timor-Leste in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $98.2 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 $92.9 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $80.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $63.9 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) - an increase of $25.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $24.9 thousand;
  • 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 $8.5 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $7.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Timor-Leste in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $586.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $447.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $226.4 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $121.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $30.4 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $29.0 thousand;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $19.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $14.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6.1 thousand.
US exports to Timor-Leste in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 586.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 24.9 1.54 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 7.8 0.48 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 226.4-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40.1 2.48 55.0-27.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.5 0.53 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 19.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 29.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.8 0.29 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.9 0.43 5.426.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 296.3 18.33 198.149.58
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 602.1 37.23 509.218.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 141.9 8.78 263.4-46.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 54.6 3.37 85.0-35.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 220.4 13.63 667.9-67.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.2 0.20 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 80.2 4.96 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 25.0 1.55 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 100.4 6.21 36.6174.62

US Imports from Timor-Leste

The major share of US imports from Timor-Leste in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.51% of US total imports from Timor-Leste (95.06% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.46% of US total imports from Timor-Leste (3.73% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Timor-Leste in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,989.1 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $91.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $42.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $27.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Timor-Leste in 2016 over the 2015 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) - a decrease of $33.8 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $20.3 thousand.
US imports from Timor-Leste in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,100.8 93.25 3,111.763.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 178.3 3.26 87.1104.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4.8 0.09 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 20.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 55.1 1.01 12.1354.10
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 79.8 1.46 113.5-29.76
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 4.6 0.08 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.0 0.11 9.2-34.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38.1 0.70 11.0246.95
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce