US trade (export - import) with Tonga in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 29, 2017

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

US Trade with Tonga

In 2016, US trade with Tonga totaled $19.7 million, up 14.49% ($2.5 million) from 2015.

US exports to Tonga in 2016 totaled $15.2 million, up 9.78% ($1.3 million) from 2015.

US imports from Tonga in 2016 totaled $4.6 million, up 33.43% ($1.1 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Tonga in 2016 was $10.6 million, a 1.95% increase ($0.2 million) over 2015.

Tonga was the US 185th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 189th in 2015), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (just as in 2015).

Tonga was the US 182nd largest export market in 2016 (up from 185th in 2015), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (up from 0.0009% in 2015).

Tonga was the US 183rd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 189th in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2015).

US Exports to Tonga

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.77% of US total exports to Tonga (70.80% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.14% of US total exports to Tonga (7.68% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.08% of US total exports to Tonga (2.33% in 2015).

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $506.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $494.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $336.2 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 $248.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $191.1 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $177.9 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $102.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $81.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $77.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $77.7 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $48.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $47.2 thousand.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $484.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $216.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $103.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $81.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $63.8 thousand.
US exports to Tonga 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 7,711.8 50.90 8,196.4-5.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4.1 0.03 25.3-83.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.9 0.24 75.8-51.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.0 0.02 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4.7 0.03 3.532.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.8 0.04 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 58.2 0.38 46.625.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 104.6 0.69 2.73,823.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 42.4 0.28 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 493.1 3.25 499.7-1.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61.0 0.40 59.52.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,182.0 7.80 675.475.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 106.2 0.70 187.6-43.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 38.3 0.25 31.521.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 14.2 0.09 2.7427.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.7 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 351.2 2.32 160.1119.34
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 202.8 1.34 24.9714.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 39.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27.8 0.18 91.6-69.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18.6 0.12 2.5636.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.1 0.02 10.2-69.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16.0 0.11 11.045.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 48.3 0.32 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.2 0.02 24.6-86.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.5 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 37.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.4 0.04 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49.8 0.33 2.61,825.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.7 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.8 0.03 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
73 Articles of iron or steel 77.7 0.51 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10.7 0.07 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23.4 0.15 31.3-25.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.0 0.04 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 200.7 1.32 417.4-51.91
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 453.8 2.99 205.5120.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 110.0 0.73 213.3-48.41
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 106.6 0.70 25.6317.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26.8 0.18 54.4-50.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 639.0 4.22 144.3342.98
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 5.5 0.04 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 27.7 0.18 43.4-36.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 77.7 0.51 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,776.3 18.32 2,440.113.78

US Imports from Tonga

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 87.51% of US total imports from Tonga (81.92% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.11% of US total imports from Tonga (1.74% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.81% of US total imports from Tonga (1.20% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.06% of US total imports from Tonga (6.63% in 2015).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $754.0 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $268.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $150.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $91.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $89.8 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) - an increase of $51.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $47.7 thousand;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $30.7 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - an increase of $26.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Tonga in 2016 over the 2015 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 $170.2 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $72.3 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $56.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $49.2 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $30.4 thousand.
US imports from Tonga 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,014.9 65.79 2,260.833.35
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 370.7 8.09 102.4261.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 279.7 6.10 129.3116.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 58.6 1.28 53.98.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 194.8 4.25 267.1-27.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 91.7 2.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 37.2 0.81 10.9240.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 30.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.3 0.16 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 30.7 0.67 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.7 0.04 1.7-3.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.1 0.24 1.6610.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 56.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 49.2-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.6 0.06 172.8-98.49
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 51.7 1.13 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 117.9 2.57 70.168.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 312.1 6.81 222.340.41
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce