US trade (export - import) with Belize in 2016

Published or Updated: May 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Belize in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Belize

In 2016, US trade with Belize was $325.4 million, down 11.07% ($40.5 million) from 2015.

US exports to Belize in 2016 were $267.2 million, down 6.08% ($17.3 million) from 2015.

US imports from Belize in 2016 were $58.2 million, down 28.48% ($23.2 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Belize in 2016 was $209.0 million, a 2.90% increase ($5.9 million) over 2015.

Belize was the US 125th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 121st in 2015), accounting for 0.0088% of US total trade (down from 0.0096% in 2015).

Belize was the US 114th largest export market in 2016 (down from 111th in 2015), accounting for 0.0184% of US total exports (down from 0.0189% in 2015).

Belize was the US 132nd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 129th in 2015), accounting for 0.0026% of US total imports (down from 0.0035% in 2015).

US Exports to Belize

The major share of US exports to Belize in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.18% of US total exports to Belize (39.08% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.91% of US total exports to Belize (20.78% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.70% of US total exports to Belize (10.02% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.82% of US total exports to Belize (7.32% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.17% of US total exports to Belize (4.00% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.56% of US total exports to Belize (3.27% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.29% of US total exports to Belize (1.97% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Belize in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,821.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,575.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,265.7 thousand;
  • 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 $1,869.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,608.1 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,392.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $996.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $959.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $855.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Belize in 2016 over 2015 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 $7,278.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $4,294.0 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,817.9 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,562.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,108.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,988.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,880.4 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,777.0 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,757.5 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,640.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,118.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $934.9 thousand.
US exports to Belize in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 592.7 0.22 401.447.68
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,593.9 0.97 2,966.2-12.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,143.8 0.43 147.3676.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,103.9 1.54 4,257.1-3.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 64.1 0.02 38.665.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10.6 0.00 35.8-70.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 263.4 0.10 264.3-0.35
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 144.1 0.05 69.5107.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,828.3 1.06 3,254.1-13.09
10 Cereals 6,259.9 2.34 8,036.9-22.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 77.8 0.03 16.7367.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 212.1 0.08 295.8-28.30
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 70.5 0.03 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 30.1 0.01 12.5140.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,558.7 1.33 3,646.9-2.42
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,293.0 1.61 3,811.412.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,052.1 0.39 1,300.8-19.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 303.0 0.11 773.1-60.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,584.0 0.97 4,464.4-42.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,098.6 1.16 1,490.5107.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,455.2 3.54 9,387.80.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,684.1 1.75 8,978.2-47.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,550.4 0.95 4,190.4-39.14
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 555.6 0.21 1,283.9-56.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 225.7 0.08 164.237.45
26 Ores, slag and ash 14.2 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,658.2 7.73 20,673.4-0.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 673.2 0.25 1,254.8-46.35
29 Organic chemicals 340.3 0.13 330.33.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,039.1 0.76 2,150.1-5.17
31 Fertilizers 2,236.0 0.84 4,798.0-53.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,311.1 1.61 4,026.07.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,378.9 1.26 4,313.8-21.67
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 3,078.8 1.15 2,557.820.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 218.7 0.08 264.4-17.27
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 68.4 0.03 41.863.49
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 46.1 0.02 90.3-48.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,715.1 0.64 2,013.1-14.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,741.0 2.52 4,475.350.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,072.5 0.40 2,191.3-51.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 409.4 0.15 454.9-10.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 22.4 0.01 34.4-34.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,378.2 2.76 6,677.710.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16.5 0.01 35.2-53.21
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 32.8 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,703.4 0.64 2,027.3-15.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 386.1 0.14 557.5-30.74
52 Cotton 27.6 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 4.1 0.00 11.6-64.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 144.7 0.05 109.032.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 152.5 0.06 138.210.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 268.0 0.10 281.7-4.86
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.9 0.00 62.8-85.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 122.1 0.05 153.1-20.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 71.7 0.03 8.9701.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 460.9 0.17 476.2-3.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 705.4 0.26 516.136.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,350.5 0.88 2,216.56.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,151.0 1.55 1,329.7212.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 84.0 0.03 72.116.55
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.0 0.00 9.6-69.39
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 241.6 0.09 212.313.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 423.8 0.16 494.3-14.26
69 Ceramic products 249.5 0.09 420.3-40.64
70 Glass and glassware 258.6 0.10 980.2-73.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,047.3 0.77 1,697.020.64
72 Iron and steel 563.3 0.21 702.8-19.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,927.3 1.10 4,684.8-37.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 231.2 0.09 541.4-57.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 27.3 0.01 27.10.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,184.1 1.94 3,792.136.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 67.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 17.0 0.01 3.3423.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 7.7-65.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 630.8 0.24 846.6-25.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,563.3 0.59 708.4120.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,734.9 15.62 39,159.36.58
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 21,662.5 8.11 21,541.20.56
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 1,113.5 0.42 8,392.2-86.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,332.6 8.36 24,441.5-8.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,796.2 0.67 2,393.8-24.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,160.9 1.18 5,978.9-47.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,226.4 3.83 9,267.210.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 754.6 0.28 557.835.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16.1 0.01 3.7333.32
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 973.9 0.36 347.0180.64
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 4,688.7 1.75 2,819.366.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,376.5 0.52 1,161.518.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 886.5 0.33 1,116.0-20.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.2 0.00 250.5-97.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 26,246.6 9.82 28,235.4-7.04

US Imports from Belize

The major share of US imports from Belize in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.60% of US total imports from Belize (77.87% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.44% of US total imports from Belize (5.48% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.39% of US total imports from Belize (1.67% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.29% of US total imports from Belize (3.20% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Belize in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,811.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,698.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1,062.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Belize in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $13,056.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $5,886.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,685.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,958.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,892.5 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $827.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $776.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $304.6 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $206.9 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $174.8 thousand.
US imports from Belize in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 7.6 0.01 68.4-88.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,050.6 24.13 16,008.9-12.23
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.6 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 730.2 1.25 2,622.7-72.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,524.7 4.34 8,411.5-69.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 83.4 0.14 49.269.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 58.4 0.10 363.1-83.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,268.7 9.05 18,325.1-71.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 324.9 0.56 210.254.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,801.5 20.27 14,487.2-18.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 754.9 1.30 615.022.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 75.8 0.13 101.9-25.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,929.9 3.31 2,136.8-9.68
29 Organic chemicals 445.7 0.77 286.755.44
31 Fertilizers 23.3 0.04 11.5101.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,225.2 2.10 2,001.6-38.79
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 0.0 0.00 83.7-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 219.9 0.38 221.6-0.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.0 0.00 3.9-48.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.4 0.03 2.8547.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.9 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,319.2 7.42 4,464.1-3.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13.0 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 17.0 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.3 0.00 58.6-99.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.9 0.00 12.0-92.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 8.7 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 39.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 87.6 0.15 220.8-60.32
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 22.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 105.4 0.18 9.21,040.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.1 0.01 49.3-93.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 111.7 0.19 61.681.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.9 0.02 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 66.8 0.11 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,726.6 4.68 1,028.6165.07
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 321.4 0.55 311.63.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.0 0.01 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 41.6 0.07 8.5386.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44.4 0.08 7.9462.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 56.5 0.10 192.7-70.67
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 174.8-100.00
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 306.7 0.53 1,133.8-72.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13.5 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,062.1 1.82 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,343.4 16.05 7,531.824.05
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce