US trade with Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 01, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tonga

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Tonga was $5.9 million, down 1.06% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $4.8 million, up 4.06% ($0.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $1.1 million, down 18.64% ($0.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $3.7 million, a 13.37% increase ($0.4 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Tonga was the US 182nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 184th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total trade (down from 0.0007% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Tonga was the US 177th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 180th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total exports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Tonga was the US 183rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 178th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Tonga

The major share of US exports to Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 69.09% of US total exports to Tonga (64.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.58% of US total exports to Tonga (5.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.85% of US total exports to Tonga (7.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $83.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $82.1 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $81.6 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $37.1 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $31.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $30.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $29.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $26.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $20.6 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $15.4 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 $15.1 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $15.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $76.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $75.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $53.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $50.6 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 $42.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $24.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $17.0 thousand.
US exports to Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,402.5 49.61 2,455.7-2.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 19.1 0.39 4.1371.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 96.5 1.99 14.9549.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5.3 0.11 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.2 0.15 3.0140.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8.9 0.18 3.3170.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32.9 0.68 25.031.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36.6 0.76 22.165.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 43.5 0.90 11.7270.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 216.7 4.47 134.661.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 49.1 1.01 19.0159.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 369.7 7.63 285.929.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 53.4 1.10 26.799.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4.4 0.09 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 24.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14.3 0.30 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 143.8 2.97 113.826.29
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 60.4 1.25 136.7-55.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.2 0.07 10.0-68.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.4 0.26 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11.0 0.23 5.5100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 27.4 0.57 16.071.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.9 0.06 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20.6 0.43 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.2 0.25 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.6 0.12 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.9 0.14 6.015.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 62.4 1.29 61.31.80
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 52.9 1.09 94.9-44.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 50.6-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 20.6 0.43 37.6-45.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21.4 0.44 6.0254.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.0 0.60 104.4-72.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.7 0.16 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 15.1 0.31 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37.1 0.77 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 62.5 1.29 61.31.98

US Imports from Tonga

The major share of US imports from Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 81.74% of US total imports from Tonga (92.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.27% of US total imports from Tonga (0.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $100.3 thousand;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $90.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $7.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $276.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $91.7 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $70.5 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $25.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $10.8 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $8.0 thousand.
US imports from Tonga in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 548.9 49.85 825.2-33.49
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 80.9 7.35 106.0-23.71
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31.2 2.83 101.7-69.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 156.5 14.21 56.2178.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 82.6 7.50 74.910.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 91.7-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 90.7 8.24 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.03 11.1-96.95
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce