US trade with Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tonga

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Tonga totaled $5.2 million, up 27.75% ($1.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $4.0 million, up 25.79% ($0.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $1.2 million, up 34.81% ($0.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $2.8 million, a 22.31% increase ($0.5 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Tonga was the US 185th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 188th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (up from 0.0004% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Tonga was the US 180th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 183rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (up from 0.0009% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Tonga was the US 183rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 184th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Tonga

The major share of US exports to Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.77% of US total exports to Tonga (58.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.39% of US total exports to Tonga (19.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.96% of US total exports to Tonga (0.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.10% of US total exports to Tonga (3.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.08% of US total exports to Tonga (0.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $289.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $271.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $133.7 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $59.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $58.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $55.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $28.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $22.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $17.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $13.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $155.8 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 $69.8 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $28.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $22.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $15.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $14.2 thousand.
US exports to Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,433.6 35.81 1,144.125.31
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8.2 0.20 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 59.7 1.49 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 17.7 0.44 33.2-46.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7.5 0.19 36.0-79.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11.6 0.29 13.6-15.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 151.7 3.79 160.8-5.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.8 0.27 10.44.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 259.0 6.47 414.8-37.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29.6 0.74 32.8-9.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3.1 0.08 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20.0 0.50 6.1226.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 108.8 2.72 53.3104.29
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 15.3 0.38 14.92.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.5 0.14 3.180.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.5 0.14 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31.9 0.80 3.3862.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.9 0.15 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11.5 0.29 4.5156.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17.1 0.43 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.3 0.28 6.477.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 136.2 3.40 2.65,230.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22.4 0.56 0.0
69 Ceramic products 3.6 0.09 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.6 0.06 4.7-44.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67.8 1.69 90.3-24.92
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 63.9 1.59 133.7-52.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.5 0.34 15.4-12.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 105.9 2.65 47.0125.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.0 0.15 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 599.3 14.97 328.182.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.8 0.19 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 5.8-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23.7 0.59 16.443.95

US Imports from Tonga

The major share of US imports from Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.54% of US total imports from Tonga (85.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.87% of US total imports from Tonga (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.97% of US total imports from Tonga (0.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.42% of US total imports from Tonga (1.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $94.0 thousand;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $71.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $52.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $51.1 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $48.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $15.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $41.0 thousand.
US imports from Tonga in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 589.8 49.37 537.69.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 73.1 6.12 114.1-35.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 100.2 8.39 49.1103.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 103.5 8.66 54.689.39
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 17.0 1.42 15.212.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 71.4 5.97 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 94.0 7.87 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 48.5 4.06 33.345.62
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce