US trade (export - import) with Tonga in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tonga in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tonga

In 2014, US trade with Tonga totaled $23.5 million, up 9.00% ($1.9 million) from 2013.

US exports to Tonga in 2014 totaled $20.0 million, up 4.12% ($0.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Tonga in 2014 totaled $3.4 million, up 50.15% ($1.1 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Tonga in 2014 was $16.6 million, a 2.07% decrease ($0.4 million) over 2013.

Tonga was the US 188th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 187th in 2013), accounting for 0.0006% of US total trade (just as in 2013).

Tonga was the US 186th largest export market in 2014 (down from 184th in 2013), accounting for 0.0012% of US total exports (just as in 2013).

Tonga was the US 185th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 192nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to Tonga

The major share of US exports to Tonga in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 68.13% of US total exports to Tonga (59.24% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.68% of US total exports to Tonga (6.05% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.29% of US total exports to Tonga (12.51% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.71% of US total exports to Tonga (0.40% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.61% of US total exports to Tonga (2.67% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Tonga in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,722.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,016.9 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 $262.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $208.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $139.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $136.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $84.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $80.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Tonga in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,010.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $249.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $222.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $138.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $91.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $90.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $78.0 thousand.
US exports to Tonga in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,125.5 55.54 9,402.918.32
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 41.7-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 86.4 0.43 100.3-13.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 326.6 1.63 465.3-29.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,389.4 6.94 372.5272.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27.5 0.14 34.0-19.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 513.5 2.56 762.9-32.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 178.0 0.89 208.5-14.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40.0 0.20 37.37.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.6 0.04 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 244.9 1.22 335.2-26.94
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 15.2 0.08 59.2-74.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.7 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29.7 0.15 22.432.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19.7 0.10 97.7-79.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
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 4.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 350.2 1.75 2,360.2-85.16
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21.9 0.11 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 86.0 0.43 38.7122.15
54 Man-made filaments 21.1 0.11 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.0 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29.2 0.15 55.6-47.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22.1 0.11 12.084.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25.0 0.12 4.6444.66
69 Ceramic products 5.1 0.03 0.0
72 Iron and steel 6.2 0.03 40.0-84.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 103.5 0.52 22.9352.38
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15.4 0.08 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 139.2 0.69 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 48.8 0.24 13.4263.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28.9 0.14 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 402.0 2.01 265.151.65
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 661.2 3.30 398.565.94
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 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 94.0 0.47 82.014.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15.8 0.08 107.6-85.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 121.3 0.61 37.3225.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43.8 0.22 266.4-83.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15.0 0.07 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.9 0.01 2.74.37
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 33.9 0.17 72.8-53.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.1 0.06 3.1258.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.5 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 30.5 0.15 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,683.7 18.39 3,475.16.00

US Imports from Tonga

The major share of US imports from Tonga in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.55% of US total imports from Tonga (81.41% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.40% of US total imports from Tonga (3.53% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.16% of US total imports from Tonga (3.09% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Tonga in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1,041.3 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $168.8 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $84.3 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $33.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $16.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Tonga in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $91.2 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) - a decrease of $50.4 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $31.2 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $21.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $16.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $12.5 thousand.
US imports from Tonga in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,225.4 35.78 1,056.615.98
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 145.6 4.25 176.8-17.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 142.8 4.17 133.56.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 51.4 1.50 142.6-63.93
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 431.7 12.61 347.424.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 33.9 0.99 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.7 0.25 0.0
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 0.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.7 0.14 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16.5 0.48 37.7-56.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26.8 0.78 42.7-37.34
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1.1 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.1 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.8 0.02 0.719.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
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 0.16 55.7-90.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,083.6 31.64 42.32,461.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 245.2 7.16 229.07.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce