US trade (export - import) with Aruba in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 06, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Aruba in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Aruba

In 2018, US trade with Aruba was $611.6 million, down 39.78% ($404.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Aruba in 2018 were $580.0 million, down 40.80% ($399.7 million) from 2017.

US imports from Aruba in 2018 were $31.7 million, down 12.02% ($4.3 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Aruba in 2018 was $548.3 million, a 41.90% decrease ($395.4 million) over 2017.

Aruba was the US 114th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 94th in 2017), accounting for 0.0143% of US total trade (down from 0.0257% in 2017).

Aruba was the US 97th largest export market in 2018 (down from 76th in 2017), accounting for 0.0348% of US total exports (down from 0.0634% in 2017).

Aruba was the US 151st largest supplier in 2018 (down from 150th in 2017), accounting for 0.0012% of US total imports (down from 0.0015% in 2017).

US Exports to Aruba

The major share of US exports to Aruba in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.74% of US total exports to Aruba (53.89% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.51% of US total exports to Aruba (13.11% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.38% of US total exports to Aruba (10.79% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.80% of US total exports to Aruba (5.23% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.64% of US total exports to Aruba (4.12% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.30% of US total exports to Aruba (1.07% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.19% of US total exports to Aruba (1.46% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.65% of US total exports to Aruba (1.25% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $8.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $2.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $383.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $22.9 million;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - a decrease of $6.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2.2 million.
US exports to Aruba in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 32.2 0.01 25.028.76
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,614.9 3.55 20,501.50.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,490.6 1.46 9,906.8-14.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,652.0 1.49 7,263.519.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 98.1 0.02 393.9-75.09
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 463.0 0.08 492.7-6.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,164.6 0.37 2,614.5-17.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,024.2 0.69 3,436.117.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 578.5 0.10 649.0-10.86
10 Cereals 1,996.5 0.34 1,951.52.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,105.9 0.19 1,343.7-17.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 181.4 0.03 94.891.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.4 0.00 3.430.67
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 69.6 0.01 17.7294.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,059.5 0.53 3,073.5-0.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,529.2 0.78 4,476.11.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,204.1 0.21 1,129.66.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,615.2 0.28 1,884.5-14.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,017.8 1.21 5,882.419.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,412.5 0.93 4,940.39.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,491.3 2.84 17,927.8-8.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 15,500.6 2.67 14,965.03.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,014.8 0.52 2,504.820.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 272.0 0.05 211.228.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 752.0 0.13 1,957.7-61.59
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 58.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 142,717.9 24.61 525,986.8-72.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,861.5 0.32 2,438.2-23.65
29 Organic chemicals 1,103.0 0.19 751.246.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,555.2 0.27 2,540.3-38.78
31 Fertilizers 32.0 0.01 39.3-18.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,401.2 0.59 3,640.3-6.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,251.7 2.46 14,749.9-3.38
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 3,370.1 0.58 2,699.524.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 103.7 0.02 58.178.67
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 58.8 0.01 112.4-47.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 230.5 0.04 500.1-53.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,956.0 0.51 4,094.8-27.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,907.5 1.36 6,498.021.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,705.5 0.29 2,285.5-25.38
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 28.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,208.1 0.38 1,850.219.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.2 0.00 45.2-88.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,882.7 1.19 6,552.95.03
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 18.8-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.5 0.00 9.2-51.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,951.4 0.85 3,685.034.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 840.3 0.14 4,027.9-79.14
50 Silk 5.7 0.00 13.6-58.19
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4.4 0.00 18.5-76.22
52 Cotton 36.7 0.01 43.9-16.60
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 23.4 0.00 15.749.16
54 Man-made filaments 24.6 0.00 50.4-51.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 31.2 0.01 23.333.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 157.9 0.03 108.146.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 837.0 0.14 326.0156.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14.5 0.00 51.8-71.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 55.6 0.01 106.9-47.99
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 34.7 0.01 32.95.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,903.6 0.67 2,648.547.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,409.8 0.42 2,154.211.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,355.5 0.58 2,868.316.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,621.1 0.28 1,591.81.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 413.2 0.07 216.091.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 394.5 0.07 241.463.39
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 39.3 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,367.3 0.41 1,235.691.59
69 Ceramic products 997.0 0.17 702.941.84
70 Glass and glassware 994.6 0.17 698.042.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 51,018.9 8.80 51,205.9-0.37
72 Iron and steel 380.2 0.07 505.1-24.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,322.9 0.57 5,666.0-41.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 126.5 0.02 542.1-76.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.1 0.00 275.8-97.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,646.4 0.46 2,054.028.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 88.5 0.02 26.8230.81
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.4 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.0 0.00 13.2-69.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,233.2 0.21 1,522.2-18.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,727.0 0.30 1,642.25.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53,920.5 9.30 49,793.58.29
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 32,857.6 5.67 38,919.9-15.58
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 1,245.1 0.21 291.2327.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,458.8 3.01 19,100.9-8.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,258.8 0.22 870.744.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,534.1 1.13 8,684.2-24.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,491.9 1.98 10,776.66.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,455.0 1.80 8,158.628.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 29.9 0.01 10.1196.90
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 47.7 0.01 21.5121.70
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 17,422.8 3.00 8,789.598.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,517.7 1.47 7,977.66.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,872.2 0.32 1,492.325.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 237.4 0.04 204.016.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 34,827.8 6.01 57,685.7-39.62

US Imports from Aruba

The major share of US imports from Aruba in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.50% of US total imports from Aruba (6.44% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.97% of US total imports from Aruba (2.97% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.22% of US total imports from Aruba (4.68% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.49% of US total imports from Aruba (6.31% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Aruba in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 9.0 0.03 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 25.9-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 21.1 0.07 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,592.9 14.50 2,320.397.94
29 Organic chemicals 4.8 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.3 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,164.1 3.67 666.174.76
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,653.7 5.22 399.9313.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7.8 0.02 5.056.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.0 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32.0 0.10 26.620.16
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.00 1.6-67.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 75.0 0.24 11.7542.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.5 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.9-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,337.8 4.22 1,684.0-20.56
72 Iron and steel 2.9 0.01 4.2-30.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 70.4 0.22 30.4131.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 46.1 0.15 89.2-48.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.5 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 217.1 0.69 2,087.2-89.60
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 280.3 0.88 51.7442.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 290.9 0.92 133.3118.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.0 0.03 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0.8 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.5 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.3 0.04 4.4155.68
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21,830.1 68.91 28,447.2-23.26
Miscellaneous edible preparations
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce