US trade (export - import) with Vanuatu in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vanuatu in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vanuatu

In 2014, US trade with Vanuatu was $29.1 million, down 25.40% ($9.9 million) from 2013.

US exports to Vanuatu in 2014 were $21.2 million, down 38.48% ($13.3 million) from 2013.

US imports from Vanuatu in 2014 totaled $7.9 million, up 74.72% ($3.4 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Vanuatu in 2014 was $13.3 million, a 55.51% decrease ($16.6 million) over 2013.

Vanuatu was the US 183rd largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 180th in 2013), accounting for 0.0007% of US total trade (down from 0.0010% in 2013).

Vanuatu was the US 184th largest export market in 2014 (down from 172nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0013% of US total exports (down from 0.0022% in 2013).

Vanuatu was the US 172nd largest supplier in 2014 (up from 177th in 2013), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in 2013).

US Exports to Vanuatu

The major share of US exports to Vanuatu in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.28% of US total exports to Vanuatu (15.03% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.25% of US total exports to Vanuatu (22.89% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.58% of US total exports to Vanuatu (1.16% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.17% of US total exports to Vanuatu (1.45% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Vanuatu in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $375.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $261.1 thousand;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - an increase of $232.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $186.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $141.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $104.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $82.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vanuatu in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5,851.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5,830.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,325.1 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 $689.0 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $454.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $143.1 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $111.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $96.2 thousand.
US exports to Vanuatu in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.4 0.02 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 454.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.8 0.02 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15.7 0.07 8.780.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.9 0.02 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.7 0.04 12.5-38.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 27.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 280.7 1.33 220.127.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 256.0 1.21 69.6268.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 61.0 0.29 28.7112.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 160.5 0.76 56.1186.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5.8 0.03 32.2-82.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.5 0.05 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6.5 0.03 8.0-18.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24.2 0.11 53.4-54.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 37.5 0.18 148.9-74.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.9 0.01 2.77.56
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,826.4 8.62 7,657.3-76.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.1 0.03 12.2-41.85
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 41.6 0.20 184.7-77.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 85.0 0.40 2.82,968.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,279.8 10.76 3,604.9-36.76
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 1,100.7 5.20 725.451.73
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 232.4 1.10 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 327.0 1.54 185.276.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 256.4 1.21 352.6-27.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 392.5 1.85 131.4198.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 131.4 0.62 177.3-25.92
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 5,030.4 23.74 5,719.4-12.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.8 0.04 38.1-76.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.9 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,578.4 40.49 14,430.0-40.55

US Imports from Vanuatu

The major share of US imports from Vanuatu in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.18% of US total imports from Vanuatu (52.30% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.03% of US total imports from Vanuatu (1.17% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Vanuatu in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4,608.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $280.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $149.3 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $146.5 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $41.2 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 $28.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vanuatu in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,699.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $121.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $49.9 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $39.7 thousand.
US imports from Vanuatu in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,031.4 63.97 422.81,089.99
10 Cereals 146.5 1.86 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,788.5 22.74 1,747.32.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.5 0.03 9.4-73.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 193.6 2.46 44.3337.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8.9 0.11 130.7-93.16
29 Organic chemicals 4.2 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 24.3 0.31 2.7801.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7.9 0.10 5.254.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.6 0.03 52.5-94.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.4 0.04 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 39.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
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 28.9 0.37 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 320.0 4.07 39.2716.20
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 302.6 3.85 2,002.3-84.89
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce