US trade (export - import) with Vanuatu in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Vanuatu in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Vanuatu

In 2017, US trade with Vanuatu was $13.7 million, down 0.95% ($0.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to Vanuatu in 2017 totaled $7.9 million, up 0.57% ($0.0 million) from 2016.

US imports from Vanuatu in 2017 were $5.8 million, down 2.95% ($0.2 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Vanuatu in 2017 was $2.1 million, a 11.66% increase ($0.2 million) over 2016.

Vanuatu was the US 192nd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 191st in 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (down from 0.0004% in 2016).

Vanuatu was the US 193rd largest export market in 2017 (down from 191st in 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (just as in 2016).

Vanuatu was the US 180th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 179th in 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in 2016).

US Exports to Vanuatu

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.96% of US total exports to Vanuatu (23.18% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.30% of US total exports to Vanuatu (11.46% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.54% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.47% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.10% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.41% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.06% of US total exports to Vanuatu (17.34% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Vanuatu in 2017 over 2016 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 $826.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $597.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $534.1 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 $190.1 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $132.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $54.5 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 $48.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $44.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $30.4 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $30.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $25.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Vanuatu in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $686.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $599.7 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $584.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $260.9 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $170.3 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $41.8 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $31.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $29.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $29.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $24.6 thousand.
US exports to Vanuatu in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.04 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20.2 0.26 0.0
10 Cereals 132.1 1.67 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 28.9 0.37 3.2818.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6.5 0.08 13.2-50.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10.3 0.13 20.4-49.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 87.0 1.10 32.5167.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30.0 0.38 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 348.2 4.41 390.0-10.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 266.1 3.37 235.812.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 170.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.5 0.07 30.1-81.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 84.4 1.07 40.1110.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 31.1-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.2 0.04 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.3 0.04 9.4-64.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.5 0.06 34.3-87.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.5 0.06 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.1 0.05 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27.5 0.35 43.7-37.04
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.5 0.08 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8.2 0.10 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.5 0.17 700.0-98.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14.4 0.18 3.7294.36
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 55.5 0.70 640.3-91.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,383.8 17.53 786.176.04
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 1,208.1 15.30 381.7216.56
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 250.0 3.17 59.9317.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 669.8 8.48 135.6393.77
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 125.1 1.58 386.0-67.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17.0 0.22 3.3415.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 53.8 0.68 67.4-20.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
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 51.3 0.65 3.21,522.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13.6 0.17 42.6-68.16
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,955.3 37.43 3,555.1-16.87

US Imports from Vanuatu

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.09% of US total imports from Vanuatu (65.83% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.16% of US total imports from Vanuatu (1.97% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.93% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.01% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Vanuatu (26.40% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Vanuatu in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $923.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $243.3 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $153.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $147.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $106.9 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $50.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vanuatu in 2017 over the 2016 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) - a decrease of $1,341.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $220.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $161.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $44.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $27.3 thousand.
US imports from Vanuatu in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,721.2 29.76 797.8115.74
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 153.9 2.66 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.9 0.20 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,172.7 54.85 3,122.01.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 151.2 2.61 3.73,962.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7.4 0.13 5.436.51
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 356.1 6.16 112.9215.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 27.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 106.9 1.85 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.6 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 220.1-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 1,341.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
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 30.3 0.52 38.6-21.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.7 0.05 46.9-94.23
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 65.1 1.13 226.9-71.29
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce