US trade with Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Tonga

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Tonga totaled $5.4 million, up 2.63% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $4.2 million, up 6.81% ($0.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $1.2 million, down 9.83% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $3.0 million, a 15.24% increase ($0.4 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Tonga was the US 188th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 186th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Tonga was the US 181st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 180th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total exports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Tonga was the US 183rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 180th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Tonga

The major share of US exports to Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 69.54% of US total exports to Tonga (66.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.85% of US total exports to Tonga (7.93% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.57% of US total exports to Tonga (4.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.02% of US total exports to Tonga (0.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $273.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $142.1 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 $83.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $42.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $37.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $32.9 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $30.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $27.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $20.1 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $16.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $123.2 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $95.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $65.4 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $30.1 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) - a decrease of $29.2 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) - a decrease of $22.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $21.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $20.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $13.3 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $12.8 thousand.
US exports to Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,047.4 48.91 2,112.8-3.09
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 32.9 0.79 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 52.5 1.26 22.0138.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20.1 0.48 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9.2 0.22 39.3-76.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10.6 0.25 17.0-37.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 95.8 2.29 101.9-6.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 28.2 0.67 23.818.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 546.4 13.05 272.7100.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 58.9 1.41 31.885.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8.9 0.21 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9.3 0.22 8.016.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.2 0.08 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 40.7 0.97 136.0-70.10
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 22.0 0.53 51.2-57.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2.8 0.07 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11.5 0.27 5.0130.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.9 0.09 10.0-60.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16.1 0.38 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 42.5 1.02 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12.3 0.29 33.3-63.01
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 160.9 3.84 77.1108.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31.1 0.74 32.0-2.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 158.6 3.79 16.5858.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 20.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.6 0.18 130.8-94.19
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 22.0-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.3 0.10 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 748.3 17.88 711.15.23

US Imports from Tonga

The major share of US imports from Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 78.35% of US total imports from Tonga (85.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.22% of US total imports from Tonga (0.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.89% of US total imports from Tonga (2.91% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.03% of US total imports from Tonga (0.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $89.1 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $75.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $36.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $29.0 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 $9.3 thousand;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - an increase of $7.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $254.8 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $68.3 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $30.1 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $15.9 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $7.3 thousand.
US imports from Tonga in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 628.0 52.88 882.8-28.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70.4 5.93 100.5-29.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 86.0 7.24 101.8-15.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 36.3 3.06 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 109.8 9.24 34.8215.61
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 12.3 1.03 4.7160.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 34.0 2.87 30.710.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.03 0.35.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29.0 2.44 0.0
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 9.3 0.78 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 68.3-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 172.3 14.51 83.2107.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce