Palau - Foreign trade
Palau's economy sustains a large trade deficit. Food, beverages, and tobacco account for 19% of imports; manufactured goods, 20%; machinery and transportation equipment, 28%; mineral fuel and lubricants, 13%; and other imports, 20%. The country's low volume and limited range of exports include shellfish, tuna, copra, and garments. The United States, Japan, and Singapore are Palau's predominant trading partners.