Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Solomon Islands | 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 Solomon Islands World Exports Value (US$) 158 469 361.00 214 236 820.00 215 431 983.00 400 400 592.00 437 303 074.00 499 714 683.00 569 112 008.00
Imports Value (US$) 284 992 585.00 306 613 510.00 327 876 714.00 465 830 232.00 453 853 633.00 571 770 024.00 601 388 529.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Solomon Islands totalled $ 569 million in 2018. Merchandise exports from Solomon Islands increased by 13.8% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 69 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Solomon Islands amounted to $499 million in 2017)

Solomon Islands's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Solomon Islands in 2018:

  • China with a share of 66% (380 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 7.22% (41 million US$)
  • India with a share of 5.08% (28 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 2.43% (13.8 million US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 2.1% (11.9 million US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 1.95% (11.1 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 1.91% (10.9 million US$)
  • Philippines with a share of 1.88% (10.7 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 1.54% (8.77 million US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 1.41% (8.07 million US$)

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

  • 74% (426 million US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • 7.16% (40 million US$): 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • 5.7% (32 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.96% (22 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 3.74% (21 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 1.51% (8.64 million US$): 18 - Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • 1.21% (6.89 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 0.562% (3.19 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 0.431% (2.45 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 0.192% (1.09 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

What did Solomon Islands export in 2018?

Solomon Islands's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 71% ($407 million): 4403 - Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
  • 7.15% ($40 million): 1604 - Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
  • 4.01% ($22 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 3.74% ($21 million): 2606 - Aluminium ores and concentrates.
  • 2.2% ($12.5 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 1.69% ($9.64 million): 1513 - Coconut (copra), palm kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 1.61% ($9.19 million): 0305 - Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption.
  • 1.51% ($8.64 million): 1801 - Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted.
  • 1.42% ($8.1 million): 4404 - Hoopwood; split poles; piles, pickets and stakes of wood, pointed but not sawn lengthwise; wooden sticks, roughly trimmed but not turned, bent or otherwise worked, suitable for the manufacture of walking-sticks, umbrellas, tool handles or the like; chipwood and the like.
  • 1.41% ($8.05 million): 4407 - Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.

The value of total merchandise imports to Solomon Islands totalled $ 601 million in 2018. Merchandise imports to Solomon Islands increased by 5.18% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 29 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Solomon Islands was equal to $571 million in 2017)

Solomon Islands's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Solomon Islands in 2018:

  • Australia with a share of 18.2% (109 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 16.2% (97 million US$)
  • China with a share of 14.8% (89 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 12.9% (77 million US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 7.16% (43 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 4.49% (27 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.41% (26 million US$)
  • New Zealand with a share of 4.26% (25 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 3.04% (18.3 million US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 2.43% (14.6 million US$)

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

  • 16.8% (101 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 14.5% (87 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.06% (48 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 7.61% (45 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.92% (41 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 5.13% (30 million US$): 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
  • 4.26% (25 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.76% (16.6 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 2.67% (16 million US$): 19 - Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares
  • 2.45% (14.7 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Solomon Islands import in 2018?

Solomon Islands's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 15.6% ($93 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.
  • 7.04% ($42 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 6.19% ($37 million): 8902 - Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.
  • 5.41% ($32 million): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
  • 2.69% ($16.1 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.
  • 2.11% ($12.7 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 1.99% ($12 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.58% ($9.52 million): 8431 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
  • 1.32% ($7.95 million): 4907 - Unused postage, revenue or similar stamps of current or new issue in the country in which they have, or will have, a recognised face value; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; cheque forms; stock, share or bond certificates and similar documents of title.
  • 1.18% ($7.13 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.

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