US trade with Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 27, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Aruba

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Aruba totaled $349.3 million, up 48.69% ($114.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $341.6 million, up 47.73% ($110.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $7.7 million, up 108.76% ($4.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $333.9 million, a 46.74% increase ($106.3 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Aruba was the US 84th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 97th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0372% of US total trade (up from 0.0268% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Aruba was the US 69th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 77th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0917% of US total exports (up from 0.0665% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Aruba was the US 146th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 159th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Aruba

The major share of US exports to Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.47% of US total exports to Aruba (57.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.73% of US total exports to Aruba (10.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.68% of US total exports to Aruba (10.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.23% of US total exports to Aruba (4.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.63% of US total exports to Aruba (4.54% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.88% of US total exports to Aruba (1.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $97.3 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) - an increase of $4.8 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 $2.7 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 8.4 0.00 10.9-22.94
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,523.3 1.32 3,915.315.53
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,904.5 0.85 1,575.184.40
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,630.1 0.48 2,045.0-20.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 82.4 0.02 218.9-62.34
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 66.5 0.02 179.7-62.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 386.1 0.11 659.4-41.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 808.4 0.24 752.67.41
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 226.9 0.07 212.07.07
10 Cereals 463.4 0.14 491.4-5.70
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 316.2 0.09 270.316.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 38.0 0.01 26.543.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.4 0.00 20.0-83.16
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 644.8 0.19 723.7-10.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,202.2 0.35 1,354.3-11.23
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 311.1 0.09 198.157.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 443.9 0.13 567.0-21.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,490.6 0.44 1,357.39.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,135.0 0.33 1,303.1-12.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,630.9 1.36 4,241.69.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,370.8 1.28 2,534.772.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 532.1 0.16 917.2-41.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 22.6 0.01 37.2-39.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 595.7 0.17 211.4181.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 43.4 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 229,830.8 67.28 132,485.073.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 347.5 0.10 859.1-59.55
29 Organic chemicals 157.1 0.05 454.7-65.46
30 Pharmaceutical products 545.0 0.16 377.244.49
31 Fertilizers 8.4 0.00 28.1-70.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,144.4 0.33 657.474.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,432.4 1.00 4,682.2-26.69
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 716.5 0.21 673.96.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.9 0.00 18.7-68.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 27.3 0.01 14.391.03
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 99.0 0.03 75.031.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 389.9 0.11 1,118.6-65.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,675.4 0.49 1,234.935.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 435.5 0.13 312.039.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 25.6 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 499.5 0.15 728.6-31.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,720.1 0.50 1,415.821.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.7 0.00 6.6-30.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 966.6 0.28 1,027.9-5.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 310.6 0.09 140.4121.21
52 Cotton 15.8 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8.7 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 14.5 0.00 13.38.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.9 0.00 26.1-88.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 24.2 0.01 13.085.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 75.6 0.02 70.86.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 40.6 0.01 5.0708.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.2 0.00 9.8-67.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 598.2 0.18 529.213.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 402.0 0.12 236.270.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 575.8 0.17 690.2-16.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 410.8 0.12 498.5-17.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16.1 0.00 17.5-7.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.2 0.00 47.1-74.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 205.8 0.06 466.0-55.83
69 Ceramic products 130.2 0.04 161.4-19.33
70 Glass and glassware 166.2 0.05 229.5-27.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,443.5 4.23 9,595.650.52
72 Iron and steel 106.9 0.03 356.9-70.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,022.4 0.30 962.66.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 349.8 0.10 29.71,077.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 449.4 0.13 566.1-20.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 14.9 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 483.1 0.14 276.874.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 247.0 0.07 102.9140.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,471.4 2.77 9,967.4-4.98
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 9,623.7 2.82 6,900.039.47
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 0.0 0.00 1,465.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,676.9 1.37 3,673.227.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 72.8 0.02 167.8-56.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 75.0 0.02 151.5-50.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,475.0 0.72 2,062.320.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,969.7 0.58 2,988.5-34.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.3 0.00 34.9-90.54
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 16.8-100.00
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 1,811.0 0.53 1,792.51.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,027.4 0.59 1,518.433.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 401.3 0.12 781.1-48.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 117.0 0.03 0.0

US Imports from Aruba

The major share of US imports from Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.03% of US total imports from Aruba (9.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.61% of US total imports from Aruba (24.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.86% of US total imports from Aruba (1.29% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.59% of US total imports from Aruba (4.04% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $2.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $0.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Aruba in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,320.3 30.03 336.2590.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 66.6 0.86 45.446.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.6 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.2 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.7 0.14 5.1108.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.9 0.02 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.8 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 433.5 5.61 904.2-52.06
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30.5 0.40 104.4-70.77
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 15.0 0.19 22.3-32.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.9-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 18.6-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.4 0.06 35.6-87.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce