US trade with Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tonga

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Tonga totaled $4.8 million, up 8.88% ($0.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $3.6 million, up 5.37% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.2 million, up 20.53% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $2.3 million, a 1.20% decrease ($0.0 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Tonga was the US 187th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 188th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Tonga was the US 182nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 183rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Tonga was the US 178th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 183rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Tonga

The major share of US exports to Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.93% of US total exports to Tonga (68.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.78% of US total exports to Tonga (7.57% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.96% of US total exports to Tonga (1.84% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.13% of US total exports to Tonga (1.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $113.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $88.2 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $50.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $44.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $28.9 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $26.1 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $22.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $20.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $17.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $17.8 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 $16.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $16.1 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $14.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $13.8 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $11.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $129.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $60.5 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $58.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $41.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $33.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $14.8 thousand.
US exports to Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,869.3 52.22 1,999.2-6.50
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.1 0.62 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14.0 0.39 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2.6 0.07 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20.4 0.57 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19.0 0.53 7.3161.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10.0 0.28 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 54.8 1.53 95.9-42.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6.0 0.17 7.9-23.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 237.5 6.64 208.613.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32.7 0.91 14.8121.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 92.2 2.58 48.191.61
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 16.8 0.47 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8.9 0.25 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59.6 1.66 8.8579.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.2 0.12 19.0-77.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 33.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.9 0.14 63.5-92.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.1 0.11 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13.8 0.39 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.8 0.50 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 104.0 2.90 15.8558.10
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 145.0 4.05 148.1-2.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 38.1 1.06 12.0217.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 119.1 3.33 5.52,066.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15.3 0.43 75.7-79.85
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
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 4.1 0.11 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.1 0.45 0.0

US Imports from Tonga

The major share of US imports from Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 81.14% of US total imports from Tonga (85.67% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.72% of US total imports from Tonga (0.04% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.94% of US total imports from Tonga (0.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $106.4 thousand;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $70.8 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $52.4 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $21.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $51.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $25.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $16.3 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $9.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand.
US imports from Tonga in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 875.7 70.79 769.313.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 102.4 8.28 50.0104.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 20.5 1.66 27.0-24.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.1 0.41 30.5-83.18
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.0 0.24 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.0 1.70 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 70.8 5.72 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
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 0.7 0.05 51.7-98.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce