US trade (export - import) with Vanuatu in 2015

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vanuatu in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vanuatu

In 2015, US trade with Vanuatu was $9.9 million, down 65.88% ($19.1 million) from 2014.

US exports to Vanuatu in 2015 were $5.9 million, down 72.30% ($15.3 million) from 2014.

US imports from Vanuatu in 2015 were $4.0 million, down 48.59% ($3.8 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Vanuatu in 2015 was $1.8 million, a 86.30% decrease ($11.5 million) over 2014.

Vanuatu was the US 197th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 183rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (down from 0.0007% in 2014).

Vanuatu was the US 192nd largest export market in 2015 (down from 184th in 2014), accounting for 0.0004% of US total exports (down from 0.0013% in 2014).

Vanuatu was the US 183rd largest supplier in 2015 (down from 172nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in 2014).

US Exports to Vanuatu

The major share of US exports to Vanuatu in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.26% of US total exports to Vanuatu (22.28% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.48% of US total exports to Vanuatu (3.58% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.34% of US total exports to Vanuatu (9.25% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.27% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.20% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Vanuatu in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $144.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $65.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $51.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $31.5 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $30.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vanuatu in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6,480.9 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 $4,181.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,826.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,598.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $350.6 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 $302.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $260.3 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) - a decrease of $232.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $113.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $108.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $86.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $78.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $23.7 thousand.
US exports to Vanuatu in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.2 0.05 3.8-17.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15.1 0.26 15.7-3.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16.0 0.27 7.7108.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17.6 0.30 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.6 0.09 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 425.2 7.25 280.751.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.8 0.15 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 147.5 2.51 256.0-42.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37.3 0.63 61.0-38.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 225.4 3.84 160.540.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 57.7 0.98 5.8895.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.0 0.14 11.5-30.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.8 0.18 6.564.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 55.7 0.95 24.2130.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20.3 0.35 37.5-45.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.4 0.06 2.915.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 1,826.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 71.5 1.22 41.672.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.0 0.12 85.0-91.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 681.5 11.61 2,279.8-70.11
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 798.4 13.61 1,100.7-27.46
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 0.0 0.00 232.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 66.7 1.14 327.0-79.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 142.6 2.43 256.4-44.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 41.9 0.71 392.5-89.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44.4 0.76 131.4-66.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.5 0.06 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 848.9 14.47 5,030.4-83.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.7 0.11 8.8-23.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,097.4 35.74 8,578.4-75.55

US Imports from Vanuatu

The major share of US imports from Vanuatu in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 94.50% of US total imports from Vanuatu (91.18% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.00% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Vanuatu in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $591.5 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $55.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $50.5 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 $21.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vanuatu in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,656.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $276.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $227.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $189.5 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $146.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $24.3 thousand.
US imports from Vanuatu in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,375.4 34.02 5,031.4-72.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 55.0 1.36 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 146.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,380.1 58.86 1,788.533.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4.1 0.10 193.6-97.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6.6 0.16 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 24.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2.7 0.07 7.9-65.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.4 0.06 3.4-27.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 50.5 1.25 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5.8 0.14 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 21.9 0.54 28.9-24.28
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 21.3 0.53 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 43.1 1.07 320.0-86.54
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 74.7 1.85 302.6-75.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce