Vanuatu - Foreign trade



In 2000, exports totaled $23.2 million and imports amounted to $86.7 million. Service receipts have helped offset the traditionally adverse trade balances. A commodities marketing board exports copra and cocoa, and cooperatives play a major role in foreign trade.

Most of Vanuatu's export commodities are foodstuffs, including oil seeds, (34%), vegetables (15%), wood (13%), meat (12%), cocoa (4.7%), and fish (1.3%).

In 2000, Vanuatu's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Vanuatu

Consumer goods 16.4%
Food 20.2%
Fuels 14.1%
Industrial supplies 18.2%
Machinery 15.7%
Transportation 13.1%
Other 2.3%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Vanuatu

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Bangladesh 5.0 n.a. n.a.
Japan 2.8 4.4 -1.6
United Kingdom 2.4 0.1 2.3
China (inc. Hong Kong) 1.6 2.8 -1.2
Australia 1.4 28.5 -27.1
Fiji 1.3 7.9 -6.6
New Zealand 0.7 10.0 -9.3
New Caledonia 0.5 5.0 -4.5
France 0.4 3.0 -2.6
Singapore 0.4 2.3 -1.9

User Contributions:

Madi Callaway
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Aug 17, 2009 @ 1:01 am
I'm doing a study on Vanuatu and this website has helped me out with the imports and exports section of it

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