US trade (export - import) with Curacao in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 06, 2019

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

US Trade with Curacao

In 2018, US trade with Curacao was $886.2 million, down 3.26% ($29.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Curacao in 2018 totaled $784.7 million, up 2.91% ($22.2 million) from 2017.

US imports from Curacao in 2018 were $101.5 million, down 33.90% ($52.1 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Curacao in 2018 was $683.2 million, a 12.20% increase ($74.3 million) over 2017.

Curacao was the US 101st largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 97th in 2017), accounting for 0.0207% of US total trade (down from 0.0232% in 2017).

Curacao was the US 83rd largest export market in 2018 (up from 85th in 2017), accounting for 0.0471% of US total exports (down from 0.0493% in 2017).

Curacao was the US 126th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 111th in 2017), accounting for 0.0039% of US total imports (down from 0.0064% in 2017).

US Exports to Curacao

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 62.56% of US total exports to Curacao (56.90% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.69% of US total exports to Curacao (15.13% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.01% of US total exports to Curacao (9.25% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.26% of US total exports to Curacao (7.63% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.10% of US total exports to Curacao (1.24% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.72% of US total exports to Curacao (1.26% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao 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 $57.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $9.9 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $3.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $11.4 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) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.7 million.
US exports to Curacao 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 53.4 0.01 39.136.79
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,083.8 1.54 12,245.0-1.32
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,500.6 0.19 1,783.0-15.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,616.1 0.33 2,629.0-0.49
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 140.4 0.02 159.3-11.89
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 151.6 0.02 51.4195.16
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,473.8 0.32 2,287.48.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,058.3 0.26 2,012.82.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,862.4 0.24 1,610.515.64
10 Cereals 2,542.0 0.32 2,312.89.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,015.6 0.13 1,761.0-42.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 156.6 0.02 95.763.62
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8.6 0.00 99.7-91.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.5 0.00 20.9-78.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,059.7 0.26 2,261.0-8.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,721.4 0.35 2,901.9-6.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,011.1 0.13 946.86.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 712.5 0.09 707.70.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,235.8 0.54 4,127.02.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,719.3 0.47 3,598.63.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,481.8 1.59 12,576.7-0.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,664.5 1.49 11,175.24.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,213.7 0.66 4,911.76.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 178.3 0.02 186.9-4.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 423.7 0.05 1,075.3-60.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 490,517.6 62.51 432,802.313.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 483.8 0.06 1,059.6-54.34
29 Organic chemicals 1,122.3 0.14 4,401.4-74.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,077.8 0.39 2,629.517.05
31 Fertilizers 113.8 0.01 189.4-39.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,983.2 0.51 5,439.3-26.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,189.3 2.06 15,916.11.72
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 3,395.1 0.43 2,559.032.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 472.2 0.06 627.1-24.69
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 143.4 0.02 20.7593.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 499.9 0.06 208.4139.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,105.5 0.78 17,555.5-65.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,456.5 0.57 5,865.0-24.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,206.7 0.15 1,701.6-29.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 240.1 0.03 507.0-52.64
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,803.8 0.48 5,205.8-26.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,818.0 0.49 3,706.03.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 985.7 0.13 529.686.11
52 Cotton 71.4 0.01 74.7-4.47
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 13.8 0.00 4.4210.70
54 Man-made filaments 14.7 0.00 19.4-24.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 98.9 0.01 109.9-10.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 284.9 0.04 84.5237.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36.5 0.00 108.2-66.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20.8 0.00 70.0-70.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 69.6 0.01 298.5-76.69
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 42.1 0.01 42.8-1.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,436.5 0.18 1,238.715.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 549.6 0.07 1,097.7-49.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 761.4 0.10 966.3-21.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,145.8 0.15 1,109.03.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60.0 0.01 45.232.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 24.2 0.00 102.0-76.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 89.1 0.01 186.7-52.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 311.2 0.04 609.2-48.92
69 Ceramic products 791.9 0.10 445.777.69
70 Glass and glassware 279.3 0.04 224.424.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,507.8 0.96 6,982.27.53
72 Iron and steel 511.4 0.07 172.5196.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,565.5 0.33 4,270.6-39.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 96.7 0.01 107.3-9.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 110.2 0.01 35.7208.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,275.6 0.16 2,969.7-57.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 9.6 0.00 5.382.10
79 Zinc and articles thereof 20.2 0.00 45.3-55.38
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 26.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.6 0.00 144.5-98.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 383.3 0.05 1,216.5-68.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 645.2 0.08 588.09.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,614.9 4.03 43,530.3-27.37
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 23,721.3 3.02 30,895.0-23.22
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 29.3 0.00 123.5-76.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,967.6 2.54 24,458.3-18.36
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,460.7 0.19 4,132.1-64.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,847.6 0.75 1,983.7194.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,125.2 1.16 10,283.1-11.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,712.6 0.22 1,291.532.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 32.6 0.00 27.618.30
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 16.8 0.00 25.1-33.19
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 2,309.2 0.29 2,721.6-15.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,018.0 0.51 2,694.049.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,479.7 0.19 1,825.3-18.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 44.1 0.01 91.0-51.53
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 52,412.3 6.68 42,490.223.35

US Imports from Curacao

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.08% of US total imports from Curacao (21.36% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 25.60% of US total imports from Curacao (58.32% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.78% of US total imports from Curacao (11.71% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.15% of US total imports from Curacao (0.97% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Curacao 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 $24.3 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 $0.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in 2018 over the 2017 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 $63.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $7.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Curacao 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
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 251.6 0.25 356.6-29.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 54.7 0.05 1,265.7-95.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55,852.9 55.03 31,533.277.12
29 Organic chemicals 9,745.9 9.60 17,437.2-44.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 97.5 0.10 512.2-80.97
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 43.2 0.04 7.8453.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42.9 0.04 18.2135.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.2 0.00 1.639.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37.5 0.04 3.6944.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 259.6 0.26 8.33,046.91
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.1 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.8 0.00 68.4-95.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 30.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.8 0.01 7.960.72
69 Ceramic products 24.9 0.02 3.6595.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25,986.5 25.60 89,566.0-70.99
72 Iron and steel 29.0 0.03 212.4-86.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 49.5 0.05 34.443.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 354.7 0.35 174.9102.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 134.6 0.13 227.3-40.75
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4.6 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.3 0.00 36.9-93.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.5 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,230.6 1.21 626.496.45
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 1,702.0 1.68 803.6111.79
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 37.5 0.04 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11.8 0.01 24.7-52.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 210.8 0.21 30.2597.41
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 4.0 0.00 38.7-89.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.0 0.00 3.515.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 56.9 0.06 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 95.2 0.09 5.61,602.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,153.6 5.08 10,518.6-51.00
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce