US trade with Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Aruba

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Aruba totaled $237.4 million, up 50.72% ($79.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $232.6 million, up 51.37% ($78.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $4.8 million, up 24.68% ($0.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $227.8 million, a 52.06% increase ($78.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Aruba was the US 97th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 104th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0241% of US total trade (up from 0.0170% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Aruba was the US 82nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 89th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0605% of US total exports (up from 0.0423% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Aruba was the US 156th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 158th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Aruba

The major share of US exports to Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.22% of US total exports to Aruba (43.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.56% of US total exports to Aruba (15.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.44% of US total exports to Aruba (15.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.53% of US total exports to Aruba (6.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.16% of US total exports to Aruba (4.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.32% of US total exports to Aruba (1.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.02% of US total exports to Aruba (1.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.77% of US total exports to Aruba (1.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $68.6 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 $2.6 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.9 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) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 9.1 0.00 8.83.46
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,634.9 1.99 4,187.310.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,466.3 1.06 1,712.444.03
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,559.8 0.67 1,374.913.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 181.1 0.08 30.7490.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 130.1 0.06 92.041.39
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 585.1 0.25 621.7-5.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 825.5 0.35 646.727.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 169.5 0.07 155.29.27
10 Cereals 447.5 0.19 530.2-15.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 370.8 0.16 337.79.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 29.9 0.01 92.3-67.62
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2.9 0.00 10.7-73.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 813.3 0.35 793.02.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 757.4 0.33 1,314.5-42.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 270.7 0.12 199.036.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 403.6 0.17 298.935.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,433.2 0.62 1,592.1-9.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,357.7 0.58 1,268.27.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,283.9 1.84 4,384.2-2.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,936.2 1.26 2,681.09.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 576.0 0.25 1,040.0-44.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 38.2 0.02 12.2212.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 641.5 0.28 549.216.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 134,785.3 57.94 66,212.2103.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 317.0 0.14 392.1-19.14
29 Organic chemicals 119.3 0.05 247.8-51.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 608.9 0.26 295.8105.86
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 25.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 587.1 0.25 826.3-28.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,407.7 1.46 4,646.4-26.66
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 632.7 0.27 1,521.0-58.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.4 0.00 21.4-75.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 19.3 0.01 20.0-3.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 94.2 0.04 88.76.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,026.7 0.44 579.777.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,063.6 0.46 1,700.8-37.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 320.0 0.14 152.3110.20
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.0 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 376.6 0.16 441.3-14.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,000.0 0.86 1,177.969.80
45 Cork and articles of cork 18.8 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 940.5 0.40 1,017.0-7.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 120.6 0.05 220.8-45.36
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 18.5 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2.8 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.9 0.00 3.7-20.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.7 0.00 28.2-76.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 29.4 0.01 7.6285.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31.6 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.3 0.00 80.4-95.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 16.3 0.01 21.5-23.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 523.9 0.23 644.8-18.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 357.8 0.15 286.524.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 533.1 0.23 554.9-3.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 180.9 0.08 356.5-49.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 54.8 0.02 37.844.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23.6 0.01 62.7-62.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 253.5 0.11 345.0-26.54
69 Ceramic products 156.4 0.07 138.412.99
70 Glass and glassware 180.9 0.08 141.527.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,341.4 3.16 6,790.68.11
72 Iron and steel 106.8 0.05 104.52.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 725.5 0.31 853.0-14.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 40.0 0.02 115.0-65.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 275.8 0.12 2.99,544.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 592.0 0.25 766.0-22.72
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.3 0.00 6.9-52.39
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.4 0.00 36.8-90.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 336.7 0.14 351.1-4.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 295.8 0.13 188.257.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,548.4 4.10 8,348.114.38
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 10,207.6 4.39 7,620.833.94
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 6.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,283.6 1.84 5,185.6-17.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 67.0 0.03 110.8-39.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,617.1 1.13 655.7299.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,499.5 1.07 2,164.015.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,593.3 0.68 1,465.08.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 218.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.4 0.00 7.9-56.54
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 1,670.3 0.72 1,614.93.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,222.5 0.96 893.4148.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 322.0 0.14 469.6-31.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.5 0.00 18.6-49.21

US Imports from Aruba

The major share of US imports from Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.12% of US total imports from Aruba (22.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.00% of US total imports from Aruba (3.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.94% of US total imports from Aruba (1.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - 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 $0.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $0.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Aruba in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 311.5 6.50 134.3131.91
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 20.3 0.42 8.8130.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.0 0.08 0.6559.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.7 0.08 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.6 0.24 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 437.5 9.12 875.7-50.05
72 Iron and steel 4.2 0.09 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.2 0.34 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20.7 0.43 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23.7 0.50 6.9243.20
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 18.5 0.39 5.9214.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 38.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50.7 1.06 17.2194.40
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 5.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce