Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Palau | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Palau World Exports Value (US$) 8 999 371.00 11 400 373.00 6 384 671.00 6 539 681.00 6 419 759.00 8 620 908.00
Imports Value (US$) 116 018 876.00 130 093 379.00 89 858 672.00 107 189 566.00 129 180 409.00 141 897 239.00 168 551 050.00 164 988 625.00 150 315 857.00 153 508 450.00 157 813 256.00 154 412 826.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Palau totalled $ 8.62 million in 2018. Merchandise exports from Palau increased by 34% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 2.2 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Palau amounted to $6.41 million in 2017)

Palau's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Palau in 2018:

  • Japan with a share of 77% (6.65 million US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 8.94% (771 thousand US$)
  • Panama with a share of 4.65% (401 thousand US$)
  • Federated States of Micronesia with a share of 3.31% (285 thousand US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.62% (226 thousand US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 1.94% (167 thousand US$)
  • Guam - 40 thousand US$
  • Cambodia - 15.9 thousand US$
  • Fiji - 10 thousand US$
  • China - 10 thousand US$

Exports structure from Palau in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 88% (7.6 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 4.71% (406 thousand US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 1.81% (156 thousand US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.748% (64 thousand US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.728% (62 thousand US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 0.693% (59 thousand US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 0.569% (49 thousand US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 0.417% (35 thousand US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 0.367% (31 thousand US$): 32 - Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other coloring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
  • 0.35% (30 thousand US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

What did Palau export in 2018?

Palau's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 85% ($7.4 million): 0302 - Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 4.63% ($400 thousand): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 1.73% ($150 thousand): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
  • 1.57% ($135 thousand): 0301 - Live fish.
  • 0.689% ($59 thousand): 7204 - Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
  • 0.659% ($56 thousand): 7602 - Aluminium waste and scrap.
  • 0.539% ($46 thousand): 2517 - Pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone, of a kind commonly used for concrete aggregates, for road metalling or for railway or other ballast, shingle and flint, whether or not heat-treated; macadam of slag, dross or similar industrial waste, whether or not incorporating the materials cited in the first part of the heading; tarred macadam; granules, chippings and powder, of stones of heading 25.15 or 25.16, whether or not heat-treated.
  • 0.495% ($42 thousand): 0307 - Molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans, fit for human consumption.
  • 0.405% ($35 thousand): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 0.356% ($30 thousand): 7311 - Containers for compressed or liquefied gas, of iron or steel.

The value of total merchandise imports to Palau totalled $ 154 million in 2018. Overall commodity imports to Palau decreased by 2.15% compared to 2017. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 3.4 million (the value of merchandise imports to Palau was equal to $157 million in 2017)

Palau's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Palau in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 34% (53 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 17% (26 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 10.2% (15.8 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 10% (15.5 million US$)
  • China with a share of 5.7% (8.8 million US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 5.67% (8.76 million US$)
  • Guam with a share of 4.75% (7.33 million US$)
  • Philippines with a share of 3.97% (6.13 million US$)
  • Australia with a share of 1.21% (1.88 million US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 1.04% (1.6 million US$)

Imports structure to Palau in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 24% (37 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.8% (13.5 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.97% (9.23 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.15% (7.95 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.41% (6.82 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 3.17% (4.9 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 2.87% (4.43 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.69% (4.16 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.64% (4.08 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.47% (3.82 million US$): 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

What did Palau import in 2018?

Palau's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 23% ($35 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.32% ($5.12 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 1.98% ($3.06 million): 2203 - Beer made from malt.
  • 1.64% ($2.54 million): 2202 - Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.
  • 1.61% ($2.48 million): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
  • 1.27% ($1.96 million): 4407 - Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.
  • 1.24% ($1.92 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.16% ($1.79 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 0.975% ($1.5 million): 1905 - Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
  • 0.964% ($1.48 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.

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Palau | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018