US trade (export - import) with Belize in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 04, 2019

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

US Trade with Belize

In 2018, US trade with Belize totaled $636.2 million, up 10.75% ($61.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Belize in 2018 totaled $402.5 million, up 36.50% ($107.6 million) from 2017.

US imports from Belize in 2018 were $233.7 million, down 16.41% ($45.9 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Belize in 2018 was $168.9 million, a 1,000.37% increase ($153.5 million) over 2017.

Belize was the US 113th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 112th in 2017), accounting for 0.0149% of US total trade (up from 0.0145% in 2017).

Belize was the US 106th largest export market in 2018 (up from 115th in 2017), accounting for 0.0242% of US total exports (up from 0.0191% in 2017).

Belize was the US 110th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 105th in 2017), accounting for 0.0089% of US total imports (down from 0.0116% in 2017).

US Exports to Belize

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.44% of US total exports to Belize (21.07% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.04% of US total exports to Belize (29.75% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.48% of US total exports to Belize (16.28% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.12% of US total exports to Belize (10.37% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.13% of US total exports to Belize (3.25% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.63% of US total exports to Belize (2.72% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.32% of US total exports to Belize (1.91% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Belize 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 $80.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $12.7 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 $3.4 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belize 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) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US exports to Belize 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 756.2 0.19 813.4-7.03
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,431.6 0.60 1,726.040.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 656.6 0.16 175.7273.78
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,895.7 0.72 3,336.7-13.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21.4 0.01 100.1-78.61
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13.1 0.00 9.537.92
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 377.0 0.09 557.1-32.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 102.9 0.03 111.5-7.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 884.4 0.22 902.0-1.95
10 Cereals 7,051.2 1.75 5,295.133.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 955.4 0.24 365.5161.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 183.8 0.05 256.5-28.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.8 0.00 26.6-85.56
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.4 0.00 8.3-46.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,814.6 0.95 3,814.40.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,363.0 1.08 4,256.72.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,748.6 0.93 1,111.2237.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,434.2 0.60 756.3221.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,628.1 0.65 2,616.90.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,623.5 0.90 3,306.99.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,214.3 3.03 10,293.618.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,652.1 1.40 5,034.512.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,923.2 0.73 2,659.29.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 547.2 0.14 474.615.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 123.3 0.03 174.3-29.25
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 142,534.2 35.41 61,944.9130.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,015.0 0.25 1,068.3-4.99
29 Organic chemicals 488.2 0.12 348.540.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,001.9 1.49 4,144.744.81
31 Fertilizers 3,841.6 0.95 2,486.954.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,660.8 0.66 4,246.9-37.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,326.8 1.07 4,171.73.72
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 3,437.2 0.85 3,585.5-4.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 245.5 0.06 425.6-42.32
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 44.4 0.01 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 502.8 0.12 112.0349.03
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,437.8 0.61 2,446.5-0.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,891.8 1.71 6,057.113.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 810.0 0.20 1,500.0-46.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 31.0 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) 258.5 0.06 408.2-36.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.9 0.00 11.8-58.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,859.1 1.46 7,139.1-17.93
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 538.2 0.13 41.61,195.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,797.9 0.45 1,724.24.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 369.7 0.09 689.5-46.38
52 Cotton 6.1 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.8 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 9.5 0.00 12.1-21.72
55 Man-made staple fibers 138.3 0.03 111.024.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 73.7 0.02 47.056.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 184.8 0.05 191.8-3.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.3 0.00 60.0-67.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 79.7 0.02 46.770.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 26.3 0.01 2.8845.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 358.1 0.09 337.95.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 396.2 0.10 283.839.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,242.3 0.81 3,735.4-13.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 513.5 0.13 499.62.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 56.2 0.01 61.1-7.91
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.9 0.00 13.4-48.10
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 211.0 0.05 225.4-6.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,102.2 0.27 1,244.9-11.46
69 Ceramic products 378.5 0.09 361.04.84
70 Glass and glassware 664.1 0.16 377.975.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,935.2 0.48 2,118.1-8.63
72 Iron and steel 423.8 0.11 423.00.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,587.3 0.64 2,934.0-11.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 213.8 0.05 105.7102.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,740.9 0.43 3,067.6-43.25
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 624.3 0.16 694.8-10.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 963.0 0.24 759.026.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,762.2 7.15 27,579.54.29
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 19,380.7 4.81 15,935.221.62
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 6.6 0.00 84.3-92.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,144.1 5.50 20,051.210.44
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13,955.0 3.47 11,387.022.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,600.8 0.65 2,409.77.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,898.2 2.46 10,293.1-3.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 196.0 0.05 297.7-34.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.7 0.00 88.5-92.43
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 174.5 0.04 468.3-62.73
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 3,104.6 0.77 5,760.7-46.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 627.3 0.16 1,323.2-52.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 873.9 0.22 995.3-12.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.1 0.01 123.3-71.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 42,291.5 10.51 29,617.142.79

US Imports from Belize

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.91% of US total imports from Belize (14.61% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.60% of US total imports from Belize (2.00% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.10% of US total imports from Belize (1.83% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Belize 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 $12.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.4 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $52.3 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US imports from Belize 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,785.7 6.33 13,431.210.08
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 661.1 0.28 648.71.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 714.2 0.31 1,072.4-33.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4.2 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11.3 0.00 32.1-64.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,496.8 4.49 14,895.3-29.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 211.1 0.09 415.6-49.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,940.7 3.40 7,750.02.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,046.4 0.45 979.86.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 161.6 0.07 95.868.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,131.1 0.48 1,489.1-24.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,764.6 7.60 5,590.6217.76
29 Organic chemicals 1,235.6 0.53 1,750.3-29.41
31 Fertilizers 33.2 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 934.2 0.40 3,127.3-70.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 356.7 0.15 239.748.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.4 0.00 0.3820.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 82.3 0.04 295.5-72.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,028.1 0.87 2,757.6-26.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.0 0.00 3.1-3.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 25.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33.4 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 39.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.0 0.00 3.8-20.39
70 Glass and glassware 75.4 0.03 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 69.9 0.03 94.4-25.95
72 Iron and steel 6.9 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 122.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57.5 0.02 63.0-8.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 25.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 306.6 0.13 134.6127.82
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 302.5 0.13 179.868.22
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 2.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 108.4 0.05 245.2-55.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 47.0 0.02 96.9-51.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 100.4 0.04 132.4-24.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 120.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
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 1,442.8 0.62 1,222.318.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,776.0 0.76 163.9983.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 157.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12.2 0.01 68.9-82.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 169,715.3 72.63 222,036.7-23.56
0.00/td11,387.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce