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Overview In 2022 French Polynesia was the number 192 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 159 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of French Polynesia are Pearls ($64.6M), Aircraft Parts ($20.4M), Non-fillet Fresh Fish ($19.3M), Coconut Oil ($7.65M), and Electrical Power Accessories ($7.5M), exporting mostly to France ($31.7M), United States ($31.2M), Hong Kong ($30.8M), Japan ($23.2M), and Netherlands ($15.2M).

Imports The top imports of French Polynesia are Refined Petroleum ($201M), Cars ($116M), Packaged Medicaments ($110M), Broadcasting Equipment ($46.8M), and Frozen Bovine Meat ($40.4M), importing mostly from France ($668M), China ($286M), United States ($190M), South Korea ($128M), and New Zealand ($127M).

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of French Polynesia.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

* Trade values are converted to USD using each month's exchange rate. For December 2023 data, the exchange rate from December 30, 2023 is used.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Top Export (2022)Pearls$64.6M
Top Destination (2022)France$31.7M

In 2022, French Polynesia exported a total of $174M, making it the number 192 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of French Polynesia have changed by -$33.1M from $207M in 2017 to $174M in 2022.

The most recent exports are led by Pearls ($64.6M), Aircraft Parts ($20.4M), Non-fillet Fresh Fish ($19.3M), Coconut Oil ($7.65M), and Electrical Power Accessories ($7.5M). The most common destination for the exports of French Polynesia are France ($31.7M), United States ($31.2M), Hong Kong ($30.8M), Japan ($23.2M), and Netherlands ($15.2M).

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Market Growth

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2021 - 2022)
Netherlands$6.23M (+ 69.3%)
Hong Kong$3.64M (+ 13.4%)
Poland$2.09M (+ 37.3%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2021 - 2022)
China$42.8M (+ 17.6%)
United States$24.9M (+ 15.1%)
Malaysia$22.4M (+ 43.3%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2021 - 2022)

Service Trade

Service Trade

French Polynesia Exports Services (2014)$1.08B
French Polynesia Imports Services (2014)$491M

In 2014, French Polynesia exported $1.08B worth of services. The top services exported by French Polynesia in 2014 were Personal travel ($510M), Air transport ($323M), Government services, n.i.e. ($144M), Other business services ($30.2M), and Sea transport ($24.3M).

The top services imported by French Polynesia in 2014 were Personal travel ($169M), Air transport ($132M), Sea transport ($61.5M), Other business services ($45.1M), and Telecommunications services ($36.8M).

Service Exports (2014)

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Economic Complexity

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

French Polynesia has a high level of specialization in Pearls (11.1k), Vanilla (884), Coconut Oil (110), Non-fillet Fresh Fish (101), and Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps (58). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between French Polynesia observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for French Polynesia according to the relatedness index, were Hard Liquor (0.096), Crustaceans (0.095), Scrap Iron (0.094), Cocoa Beans (0.093), and Non-fillet Frozen Fish (0.091). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that French Polynesia is not specialized in.

Product Space

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

This network shows the products most related to the production structure of French Polynesia. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that French Polynesia exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relatedness Space (2022)

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.

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