US trade with Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Curacao

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Curacao totaled $310.9 million, up 10.99% ($30.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $246.2 million, up 10.74% ($23.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $64.7 million, up 11.95% ($6.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $181.5 million, a 10.32% increase ($17.0 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Curacao was the US 86th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 91st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0331% of US total trade (up from 0.0320% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Curacao was the US 77th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 79th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0661% of US total exports (up from 0.0640% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Curacao was the US 101st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 103rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0114% of US total imports (up from 0.0110% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Curacao

The major share of US exports to Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.45% of US total exports to Curacao (59.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.39% of US total exports to Curacao (11.71% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.56% of US total exports to Curacao (7.48% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.91% of US total exports to Curacao (10.11% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.97% of US total exports to Curacao (1.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.79% of US total exports to Curacao (1.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter 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 $33.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $6.8 million;
  • 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 $3.9 million.
US exports to Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 21.2 0.01 2.6708.43
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,868.4 1.16 3,068.0-6.51
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 536.8 0.22 385.939.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 604.5 0.25 567.56.52
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8.2 0.00 92.8-91.13
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8.6 0.00 10.4-17.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 520.2 0.21 569.8-8.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 343.9 0.14 688.2-50.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 535.7 0.22 320.067.42
10 Cereals 439.5 0.18 745.8-41.06
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 394.1 0.16 308.727.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23.3 0.01 16.441.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 99.7 0.04 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 442.3 0.18 529.1-16.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 611.4 0.25 690.1-11.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 158.8 0.06 156.21.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 147.9 0.06 134.69.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,125.1 0.46 800.640.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 850.2 0.35 1,097.1-22.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,892.4 1.17 2,779.24.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,429.9 0.99 2,167.712.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,101.8 0.45 1,479.5-25.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 177.9 0.07 415.3-57.16
26 Ores, slag and ash 9.7 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 165,885.6 67.37 132,843.924.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 134.0 0.05 4,035.6-96.68
29 Organic chemicals 1,058.1 0.43 7,828.3-86.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 623.8 0.25 763.0-18.25
31 Fertilizers 22.0 0.01 43.7-49.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,163.2 0.47 1,233.5-5.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,099.4 1.26 3,826.4-19.00
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 564.2 0.23 701.3-19.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 499.9 0.20 48.6928.47
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 31.3 0.01 114.8-72.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,347.7 2.17 2,433.2119.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,716.3 0.70 1,031.566.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 282.2 0.11 419.9-32.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 158.9 0.06 68.8130.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,591.1 0.65 1,733.4-8.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 6.9 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 706.0 0.29 1,076.3-34.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 74.5 0.03 135.8-45.17
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
52 Cotton 35.8 0.01 3.4951.38
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 6.7 0.00 4.452.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 20.6 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33.8 0.01 55.2-38.64
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 57.8 0.02 33.572.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 43.3 0.02 33.728.34
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.2 0.00 7.5-3.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 282.3 0.11 392.5-28.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 250.7 0.10 137.682.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 176.9 0.07 233.6-24.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 247.0 0.10 267.8-7.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.1 0.00 16.6-69.47
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 15.2 0.01 30.2-49.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.9 0.00 20.9-71.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 94.2 0.04 162.7-42.12
69 Ceramic products 99.0 0.04 91.58.16
70 Glass and glassware 68.1 0.03 148.5-54.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,536.3 0.62 1,689.4-9.06
72 Iron and steel 15.4 0.01 3.9293.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,047.1 0.43 1,499.1-30.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 54.9 0.02 60.1-8.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 429.1 0.17 385.511.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 42.0-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9.7 0.00 8.217.94
80 Tin and articles thereof 18.6 0.01 8.2127.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 261.7 0.11 378.2-30.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 105.0 0.04 103.71.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,186.8 4.54 10,144.910.27
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 6,236.9 2.53 6,166.21.15
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 10.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,299.5 2.56 6,489.2-2.92
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 603.6 0.25 232.0160.12
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 412.4 0.17 866.8-52.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,299.0 1.34 2,122.355.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 267.2 0.11 817.0-67.29
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.7 0.00 16.4-34.82
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7.8 0.00 3.4125.58
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 765.1 0.31 787.0-2.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 785.6 0.32 584.234.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 505.5 0.21 393.228.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.2 0.00 0.0

US Imports from Curacao

The major share of US imports from Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 70.62% of US total imports from Curacao (68.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.88% of US total imports from Curacao (23.11% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.54% of US total imports from Curacao (3.83% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter 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) - a decrease of $3.1 million.
US imports from Curacao in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 82.0 0.13 60.635.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 628.5 0.97 11.65,303.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,294.2 15.91 13,348.3-22.88
29 Organic chemicals 5,490.0 8.48 1,947.2181.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33.9 0.05 162.3-79.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 105.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.4 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 31.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13.5 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 45,696.7 70.62 39,811.814.78
72 Iron and steel 94.2 0.15 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 21.6 0.03 4.4396.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 35.5 0.05 68.0-47.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 55.5 0.09 68.1-18.49
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 42.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 36.9 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 136.0 0.21 292.2-53.45
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 114.8 0.18 220.9-48.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24.7 0.04 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2.5 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9.0 0.01 14.0-35.65
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 0.7 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.5 0.01 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce