US trade (export - import) with Cuba in 2016

Published or Updated: May 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Cuba

In 2016, US trade with Cuba totaled $247.2 million, up 37.10% ($66.9 million) from 2015.

US exports to Cuba in 2016 totaled $247.2 million, up 37.10% ($66.9 million) from 2015.

US imports from Cuba in 2016 were $0.0 million, unchanged from 2015.

US trade surplus with Cuba in 2016 was $247.2 million, a 37.10% increase ($66.9 million) over 2015.

Cuba was the US 138th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 145th in 2015), accounting for 0.0067% of US total trade (up from 0.0047% in 2015).

Cuba was the US 118th largest export market in 2016 (up from 126th in 2015), accounting for 0.0170% of US total exports (up from 0.0120% in 2015).

There were no US imports from Cuba both in 2016 and in 2015.

US Exports to Cuba

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.26% of US total exports to Cuba (82.34% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.78% of US total exports to Cuba (12.42% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.80% of US total exports to Cuba (2.68% in 2015).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $33,821.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $29,156.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $12,389.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4,039.9 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,190.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,844.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,355.8 thousand;
  • 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 $1,306.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $952.1 thousand.

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

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $8,397.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7,015.1 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3,404.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,581.8 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,538.0 thousand.
US exports to Cuba 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 106,914.9 43.24 77,758.337.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.0 0.00 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 228.0-100.00
10 Cereals 38,704.3 15.66 4,882.5692.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 18,924.4 7.65 21,506.2-12.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,389.4 5.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,190.9 1.29 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,057.9 1.64 18.022,444.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 294.9 0.12 36.2713.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 614.9 0.25 77.4694.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 35,577.0 14.39 43,974.3-19.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.5 0.01 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,833.0 2.36 9,237.8-36.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,355.2 0.95 510.4361.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.6 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 335.5 0.14 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2.7 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,628.0 2.28 12,643.2-55.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 89.3 0.04 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32.5 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.6 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 209.1 0.08 380.8-45.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.7 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 52.6 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 6.9 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 14.1 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36.6 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.3 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,204.1 0.49 252.0377.76
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 1,311.5 0.53 5.026,025.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31.2 0.01 20.750.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,366.0 0.55 10.213,284.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,005.2 1.22 4,543.2-33.85
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 274.9 0.11 5.44,954.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,731.5 1.91 4,238.811.62

US Imports from Cuba

There were no US imports from Cuba in 2016 as well as in 2015.

Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce