US trade with Vanuatu in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Vanuatu

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Vanuatu was $10.5 million, down 9.01% ($1.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Vanuatu in the first nine months of 2017 were $5.9 million, down 12.97% ($0.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Vanuatu in the first nine months of 2017 were $4.6 million, down 3.32% ($0.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Vanuatu in the first nine months of 2017 was $1.3 million, a 34.90% decrease ($0.7 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Vanuatu was the US 190th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Vanuatu was the US 192nd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 187th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total exports (down from 0.0006% in the first nine months of 2016).

Vanuatu was the US 180th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 175th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Vanuatu

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.55% of US total exports to Vanuatu (23.23% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.18% of US total exports to Vanuatu (9.51% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.89% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.43% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.47% of US total exports to Vanuatu (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.22% of US total exports to Vanuatu (19.00% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Vanuatu in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $702.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $477.0 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;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $174.9 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 $87.0 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;
  • 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 $22.5 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $874.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $661.6 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $552.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $311.8 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $170.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $34.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $32.4 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $31.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $22.7 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $22.1 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $18.3 thousand.
US exports to Vanuatu in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.05 0.0
10 Cereals 132.1 2.24 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25.6 0.43 3.2713.94
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6.5 0.11 5.911.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3.4 0.06 20.4-83.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 87.0 1.47 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30.0 0.51 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 255.4 4.33 258.0-1.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 115.4 1.96 133.7-13.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 170.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5.5 0.09 11.3-51.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17.4 0.30 40.1-56.53
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 0.05 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 0.06 4.5-25.53
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 34.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.5 0.08 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.1 0.07 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 22.1-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.5 0.11 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 13.5 0.23 675.2-97.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.5 0.11 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 51.6 0.88 603.9-91.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 914.6 15.50 739.723.64
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 930.4 15.77 228.1307.95
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 4.24 59.9317.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 609.8 10.33 132.8359.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 42.2 0.72 354.0-88.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17.0 0.29 3.3415.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41.7 0.71 57.0-26.75
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 0.87 3.21,522.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.2 0.17 42.6-75.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,258.6 38.28 3,132.8-27.90

US Imports from Vanuatu

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.62% of US total imports from Vanuatu (61.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.02% of US total imports from Vanuatu (2.15% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.35% of US total imports from Vanuatu (0.01% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Vanuatu (31.01% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $960.6 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $153.9 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $131.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $106.9 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $74.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $48.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Vanuatu in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $1,252.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $195.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $164.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $14.0 thousand.
US imports from Vanuatu in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,500.5 32.96 539.9177.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 153.9 3.38 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.9 0.26 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,381.5 52.31 2,333.02.08
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 77.7 1.71 3.71,986.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7.4 0.16 5.436.51
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 228.6 5.02 96.8136.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
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 2.35 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 195.6-100.00
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 1,252.6-100.00
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 0.67 22.236.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.7 0.06 12.3-77.92
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 51.3 1.13 216.2-76.28
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce