Top US Product Advantages Over Hong Kong
The greatest trade wins for American suppliers over Hong Kong were for the products in the accompanying list.
The US racked up a US$34.9 billion surplus in its trade with Hong Kong in 2014, up 9.5% from 2012.
Gems, precious metals, coins

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Gold (unwrought): $6.3 billion
2. Diamonds (unmounted/unset): $3.1 billion
3. Jewelry: $2.7 billion
4. Precious stones (unstrung): $600.5 million
5. Platinum (unwrought): $114.1 million
6. Natural pearl/precious stone items: $49.6 million
7. Silver (unwrought): $39.8 million
8. Synthetic precious stones: $10.6 million
9. Coins: $9.8 million
10. Pearls: $7.4 million
Electronic  equipment

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Phone system devices:  $4.3 billion
2. Integrated circuits/microassemblies: $1.8 billion
3. Solar power diodes/transistors: $1.2 billion
4. Switches, protectors, connectors: $367.4 million
5. TV receive/transmit/digital cameras: $187.5 million
6. Unrecorded sound media: $135.7 million
7. Converters/power supplies: $115.1 million
8. Insulated wire/cable: $107 million
9. Electrical capacitators: $105.5 million
10. Electric ignition/start equipment: $95.8 million
Aircraft, spacecraft

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Spacecraft, satellites, launchers: $234.8 million
2. Launching, deck-arrestor gear: $117,000
3. Other spacecraft/balloon parts: $106,000
4. Aircraft undercarriages: $71,000
5. Aircraft propellers, rotors: $52,000
Machinery

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Computers, optical readers: $710.6 million
2. Computer parts, accessories: $280.2 million
3. Printing machinery: $136.7 million
4. Miscellaneous machinery: $113.4 million
5. Turbo-jets: $107.1 million
6. Engines (diesel): $95 million
7. Rubber/plastic item makerss: $54.9 million
8. Centrifuges, filters and purifiers: $52 million
9. Piston engine parts: $45.9 million
10. Taps, valves, similar appliances: $41 million
Meat

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Frozen bovine meat: $1 billion
2. Poultry meat: $509.7 million
3. Red meat offal: $194.7 million
4. Swine meat: $110.3 million
5. Fresh or chilled bovine meat: $37.9 million
6. Salted/dried/smoked meat: $1.7 million
7. Miscellaneous meat: $1.1 million
8. Sheep or goat meat: $299,000
Medical, technical equipment

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Physical/chemical analysis tools: $283 million
2. Cardiograph/xray equipment: $214.3 million
3. Oscilloscope/spectrum analyzers: $199.7 million
4. Optical fiber cables, sheets: $132.3 million
5. Other measure/test machines: $79.8 million
6. X-ray equipment: $61.1 million
7. Survey/hydro/weather instruments: $61.1 million
8. Orthopedic appliances: $43.9 million
9. Liq. crystal/laser/optical instruments: $37.4 million
10. Liquid/gas checking instruments: $36.4 million
Fruits, nuts

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Miscellaneous nuts: $896 million
2. Fresh or dried citrus fruit: $123.5 million
3. Grapes (fresh or dried): $101.9 million
4. Apricot/cherry peach/nectarine/plum: $63.3 million
5. Apples, pears (fresh): $46.8 million
6. Miscellaneous fruits (fresh): $13.4 million
7. Dried fruit: $11.7 million
8. Melon/watermelon/papaya: $3.8 million
9. Date/fig/pineapple/mango/avocado/guavas:
   $2.8 million
10. Frozen fruits, nuts: $2 million
Collector items, art, antiques

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Hand-drawn paintings, drawings: $911 million
2. Antiques (over 100 years): $194.4 million
3. Sculptures, statues: $112 million
4. Zoology/botany/history collectibles: $21.9 million
5. Engravings, prints, lithographs: $8.5 million
6. Used postage/revenue stamps: $3.1 million
Plastics

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Plastics waste, scrap: $219 million
2. Polyacetal/ether/carbonates: $172.5 million
3. Plates, sheets, film, tape, strips: $102 million
4. Polyamides: $96.6 million
5. Other plates, sheets, film, tape, strips: $90 million
6. Ethylene polymers: $83.2 million
7. Petroleum resins: $46 million
8. Self-adhesive plastic in rolls: $42.1 million
9. Miscellaneous plastic items: $40.1 million
10. Silicones: $37.6 million
Vehicles

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Cars: $336.4 million
2. Automobile parts/accessories: $97 million
3. Motorcycles: $53.8 million
4. Motorcycle parts/accessories: $6.8 million
5. Work trucks: $2.7 million
6. Trailers: $1.5 million
7. Bicycles, other non-motorized cycles: $1.2 million
8. Special purpose vehicles: $963,000
9. Wheelchairs: $694,000
10. Automobile bodies: $650,000
Perfumes, cosmetics

The products below earned the greatest subcategory surpluses for the US versus
Hong Kong.

1. Makeup/skin care preparations: $220.9 million
2. Perfumes, toilet waters: $49.4 million
3. Hair preparations: $26.6 million
4. Scents for beverage/industrial manufacturing:
   $22.5 million
5. Shaving preparations, deodorants: $17 million
6. Essential oils: $8.9 million
7. Oral/dental hygiene preparations: $4.3 million
Fastest-Growing American Product Surpluses Versus Hong Kong 2014
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis