US trade with Aruba in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Aruba

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Aruba totaled $586.8 million, up 49.51% ($194.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Aruba in the first half of 2017 totaled $574.2 million, up 49.18% ($189.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Aruba in the first half of 2017 totaled $12.5 million, up 65.92% ($5.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Aruba in the first half of 2017 was $561.7 million, a 48.85% increase ($184.3 million) over the first half of 2016.

Aruba was the US 87th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 103rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0305% of US total trade (up from 0.0218% in the first half of 2016).

Aruba was the US 74th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 81st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0758% of US total exports (up from 0.0541% in the first half of 2016).

Aruba was the US 149th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 161st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0011% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Aruba

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 63.72% of US total exports to Aruba (51.82% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.69% of US total exports to Aruba (12.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.80% of US total exports to Aruba (12.21% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.79% of US total exports to Aruba (4.26% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.99% of US total exports to Aruba (5.46% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.06% of US total exports to Aruba (1.30% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.88% of US total exports to Aruba (1.23% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.69% of US total exports to Aruba (1.11% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $165.9 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) - an increase of $5.4 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 $5.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.8 million.

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.5 million.
US exports to Aruba in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 17.5 0.00 19.7-11.14
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,158.3 1.59 8,102.613.03
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,370.8 0.94 3,287.663.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,189.9 0.56 3,419.9-6.73
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 263.5 0.05 249.55.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 196.6 0.03 271.7-27.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 971.3 0.17 1,281.1-24.18
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,633.9 0.28 1,399.316.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 396.5 0.07 367.18.00
10 Cereals 910.9 0.16 1,021.6-10.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 687.0 0.12 608.012.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 67.9 0.01 118.8-42.86
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 2.9 0.00 16.9-83.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,458.1 0.25 1,516.6-3.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,959.6 0.34 2,668.8-26.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 581.8 0.10 397.146.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 847.4 0.15 865.9-2.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,923.9 0.51 2,949.5-0.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,492.7 0.43 2,571.2-3.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,914.8 1.55 8,625.93.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,307.1 1.27 5,215.740.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,108.1 0.19 1,957.2-43.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 60.7 0.01 49.422.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,237.2 0.22 760.662.67
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 364,616.1 63.50 198,697.383.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 664.5 0.12 1,251.2-46.89
29 Organic chemicals 276.3 0.05 702.5-60.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,153.9 0.20 673.071.46
31 Fertilizers 8.4 0.00 53.9-84.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,731.5 0.30 1,483.716.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,840.1 1.19 9,328.6-26.68
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 1,349.2 0.23 2,195.0-38.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11.3 0.00 40.1-71.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 46.6 0.01 34.335.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 193.2 0.03 163.817.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,416.6 0.25 1,698.3-16.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,739.0 0.48 2,935.7-6.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 755.5 0.13 464.362.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 28.6 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) 876.1 0.15 1,169.9-25.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,720.1 0.65 2,593.743.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 18.8 0.00 0.0
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 1,907.2 0.33 2,044.9-6.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 431.2 0.08 361.219.38
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 18.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 15.8 0.00 15.24.28
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11.5 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 14.5 0.00 13.38.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.8 0.00 29.7-80.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 30.9 0.01 41.3-25.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 105.0 0.02 78.433.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31.6 0.01 11.4177.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 43.9 0.01 85.4-48.62
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19.5 0.00 31.3-37.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,122.0 0.20 1,174.0-4.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 759.8 0.13 522.745.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,108.9 0.19 1,245.1-10.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 591.7 0.10 855.0-30.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 70.9 0.01 55.328.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 35.9 0.01 109.8-67.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 459.3 0.08 811.0-43.37
69 Ceramic products 286.6 0.05 299.8-4.41
70 Glass and glassware 347.1 0.06 371.0-6.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,784.9 3.79 16,386.232.95
72 Iron and steel 213.7 0.04 461.3-53.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,748.0 0.30 1,815.6-3.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 389.9 0.07 144.8169.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 275.8 0.05 5.74,722.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,041.4 0.18 1,332.1-21.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 18.2 0.00 6.9163.92
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3.4 0.00 44.3-92.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 819.8 0.14 627.930.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 542.8 0.09 291.186.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,019.8 3.31 18,315.43.85
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 19,831.3 3.45 14,520.836.57
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 1,471.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,960.5 1.56 8,858.81.15
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 139.9 0.02 278.6-49.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,692.1 0.47 807.3233.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,974.4 0.87 4,226.317.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,563.1 0.62 4,453.5-19.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.3 0.00 253.3-98.70
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3.4 0.00 24.8-86.09
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 3,481.2 0.61 3,407.42.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,250.0 0.74 2,411.876.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 723.2 0.13 1,250.7-42.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 126.4 0.02 18.6579.42

US Imports from Aruba

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.53% of US total imports from Aruba (4.45% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.96% of US total imports from Aruba (23.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.21% of US total imports from Aruba (2.54% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.11% of US total imports from Aruba (2.88% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $0.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 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 first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,320.3 18.53 336.2590.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 378.1 3.02 179.7110.39
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 0.16 8.8130.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.0 0.03 2.937.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.6 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.7 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14.8 0.12 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 0.09 5.1108.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.9 0.01 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 870.9 6.96 1,780.0-51.07
72 Iron and steel 4.2 0.03 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.2 0.13 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20.7 0.16 0.0
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 54.3 0.43 111.4-51.26
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 33.5 0.27 28.119.20
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 0.41 40.126.40
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 24.4-100.00
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 0.04 38.7-88.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce