US trade with Belize in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Belize

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Belize totaled $259.8 million, up 64.53% ($101.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Belize in the first half of 2017 totaled $147.1 million, up 17.26% ($21.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Belize in the first half of 2017 totaled $112.7 million, up 246.95% ($80.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Belize in the first half of 2017 was $34.3 million, a 63.06% decrease ($58.6 million) over the first half of 2016.

Belize was the US 113th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 123rd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0135% of US total trade (up from 0.0088% in the first half of 2016).

Belize was the US 116th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 113th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0194% of US total exports (up from 0.0176% in the first half of 2016).

Belize was the US 108th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 131st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0097% of US total imports (up from 0.0030% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Belize

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.09% of US total exports to Belize (34.11% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.73% of US total exports to Belize (8.35% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.74% of US total exports to Belize (20.97% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.14% of US total exports to Belize (9.55% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.51% of US total exports to Belize (3.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.19% of US total exports to Belize (4.40% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.68% of US total exports to Belize (3.20% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Belize 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 $24.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • 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 $1.0 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) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million.
US exports to Belize 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 426.6 0.29 321.332.80
02 Meat and edible meat offal 765.3 0.52 1,090.1-29.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 85.7 0.06 273.1-68.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,548.8 1.05 2,196.2-29.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55.5 0.04 32.570.61
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2.9 0.00 5.7-48.38
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 316.7 0.22 62.3408.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 69.1 0.05 117.4-41.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 688.8 0.47 1,740.3-60.42
10 Cereals 2,631.7 1.79 3,919.1-32.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 121.3 0.08 12.5867.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 90.2 0.06 53.169.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8.2 0.01 23.4-65.05
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,630.4 1.79 1,869.440.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,125.4 1.45 2,260.6-5.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 530.3 0.36 491.87.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 232.6 0.16 94.7145.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,249.7 0.85 1,536.6-18.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,870.1 1.27 1,629.214.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,075.9 3.45 4,685.08.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,375.5 1.62 2,394.7-0.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,473.9 1.00 1,251.217.80
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 243.0 0.17 218.211.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 76.2 0.05 147.9-48.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,822.6 23.68 10,321.9237.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 493.8 0.34 321.553.60
29 Organic chemicals 234.1 0.16 179.230.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 926.1 0.63 1,041.3-11.07
31 Fertilizers 2,059.2 1.40 493.3317.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,021.5 1.37 2,117.9-4.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,715.0 1.17 1,857.4-7.67
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 1,705.0 1.16 1,517.412.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 272.8 0.19 109.9148.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 27.6-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 72.2 0.05 27.1166.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,304.2 0.89 698.386.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,029.0 2.06 2,995.01.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,077.3 0.73 590.882.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 259.4 0.18 349.6-25.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,891.2 2.65 3,614.77.65
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 32.9 0.02 15.4114.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 934.1 0.64 919.51.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 297.2 0.20 164.980.20
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 8.3 0.01 4.1104.92
55 Man-made staple fibers 49.8 0.03 57.7-13.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 18.1 0.01 102.4-82.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 122.4 0.08 170.8-28.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 60.0 0.04 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29.0 0.02 75.2-61.36
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 181.0 0.12 266.0-31.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 129.1 0.09 403.6-68.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,500.1 1.02 919.163.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 271.5 0.18 1,875.7-85.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40.3 0.03 8.5371.62
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 64.4 0.04 117.0-44.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 550.6 0.37 150.3266.24
69 Ceramic products 196.2 0.13 31.0533.92
70 Glass and glassware 169.0 0.11 155.48.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 670.2 0.46 838.8-20.10
72 Iron and steel 240.4 0.16 256.5-6.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,036.3 1.38 1,519.833.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 27.0 0.02 75.2-64.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,570.3 1.07 3,124.1-49.74
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10.7 0.01 17.0-37.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 437.9 0.30 266.164.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 359.7 0.24 263.436.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,908.3 9.46 15,516.5-10.36
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 8,012.9 5.45 8,900.6-9.97
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 79.3 0.05 1,108.7-92.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,773.8 6.65 11,603.0-15.77
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 992.2 0.67 736.534.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,445.9 0.98 706.8104.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,625.7 3.83 4,212.033.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 96.6 0.07 340.1-71.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12.8 0.01 7.278.79
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 260.8 0.18 522.0-50.04
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 2,530.9 1.72 3,079.3-17.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 756.3 0.51 495.252.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 592.8 0.40 424.539.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 63.9 0.04 7.2790.63

US Imports from Belize

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.91% of US total imports from Belize (73.21% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.96% of US total imports from Belize (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.61% of US total imports from Belize (5.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.45% of US total imports from Belize (2.14% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.14% of US total imports from Belize (2.86% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Belize 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 $5.6 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belize in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Belize 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,671.7 4.14 4,602.71.50
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 216.7 0.19 392.7-44.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 646.3 0.57 2,151.2-69.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32.1 0.03 41.5-22.60
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 58.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,431.7 5.70 2,971.5116.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 128.8 0.11 202.6-36.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,598.8 6.74 11,587.5-34.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 510.1 0.45 303.368.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 79.9 0.07 22.8251.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 999.6 0.89 1,446.8-30.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,590.6 4.96 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 1,506.3 1.34 357.4321.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,463.8 2.19 1,110.4121.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 103.7 0.09 160.9-35.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 28.5 0.03 4.8499.56
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1.7 0.00 9.9-82.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 160.4 0.14 928.9-82.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12.1 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 88.0 0.08 59.148.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 21.7 0.02 80.5-72.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39.1 0.03 22.574.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14.5 0.01 5.0192.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 84.5 0.07 413.8-79.59
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 98.4 0.09 238.4-58.72
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 2.2 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 165.5 0.15 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 96.9 0.09 41.6132.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 65.3 0.06 3.02,076.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 120.6 0.11 0.0
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 345.7 0.31 106.0226.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 161.5 0.14 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 85.6 0.08 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15.4 0.01 1,062.1-98.55
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce