US trade with Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Curacao

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Curacao was $207.8 million, down 50.20% ($209.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $159.2 million, down 55.89% ($201.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $48.5 million, down 13.65% ($7.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $110.7 million, a 63.68% decrease ($194.1 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Curacao was the US 101st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 82nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0211% of US total trade (down from 0.0451% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Curacao was the US 86th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 68th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0414% of US total exports (down from 0.0993% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Curacao was the US 111th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 105th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0081% of US total imports (down from 0.0100% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Curacao

The major share of US exports to Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 49.64% of US total exports to Curacao (73.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.47% of US total exports to Curacao (7.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.11% of US total exports to Curacao (4.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.17% of US total exports to Curacao (4.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.63% of US total exports to Curacao (0.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.48% of US total exports to Curacao (0.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.32% of US total exports to Curacao (0.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • 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 $1.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $185.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $1.2 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 $1.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,617.5 1.64 2,878.6-9.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 352.5 0.22 329.07.13
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 569.4 0.36 656.8-13.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 50.2 0.03 67.1-25.21
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 30.8 0.02 24.724.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 598.7 0.38 613.6-2.42
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 411.3 0.26 407.50.95
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 273.6 0.17 344.9-20.67
10 Cereals 741.1 0.47 587.226.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 375.4 0.24 348.97.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6.9 0.00 22.6-69.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 601.2 0.38 607.7-1.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 774.2 0.49 567.536.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 224.6 0.14 138.562.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 223.8 0.14 139.959.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 889.7 0.56 1,008.7-11.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 833.3 0.52 1,103.1-24.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,109.5 1.95 3,474.6-10.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,291.0 1.44 2,001.314.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,053.0 0.66 1,349.0-21.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 64.8 0.04 38.867.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 362.9 0.23 58.8517.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 7.5 0.00 17.0-55.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 78,678.3 49.41 264,305.4-70.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 639.8 0.40 118.0442.32
29 Organic chemicals 819.1 0.51 5,303.9-84.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 680.2 0.43 863.9-21.26
31 Fertilizers 84.2 0.05 5.01,597.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,117.4 0.70 1,114.90.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,755.4 2.99 5,427.0-12.37
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 497.7 0.31 552.2-9.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 55.8 0.04 45.622.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.6 0.00 10.6-65.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 27.9 0.02 1,187.2-97.65
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,092.4 2.57 2,050.899.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 972.8 0.61 1,157.0-15.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 858.6 0.54 184.1366.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 113.2 0.07 53.1113.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,401.5 0.88 1,702.3-17.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 856.2 0.54 951.9-10.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 95.0 0.06 73.329.67
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
52 Cotton 17.1 0.01 46.9-63.61
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 32.9-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 33.4 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38.7 0.02 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 33.8 0.02 33.31.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.4 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 28.0 0.02 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 29.0 0.02 6.8326.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 216.1 0.14 422.9-48.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 153.9 0.10 256.9-40.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 124.5 0.08 256.8-51.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 216.0 0.14 212.91.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 32.0 0.02 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 62.0 0.04 8.0675.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 156.6 0.10 234.6-33.25
69 Ceramic products 89.9 0.06 126.9-29.16
70 Glass and glassware 75.7 0.05 111.9-32.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,593.4 1.63 1,545.967.76
72 Iron and steel 81.7 0.05 235.8-65.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 919.3 0.58 1,420.6-35.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 27.9 0.02 51.1-45.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.9 0.00 2.935.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 610.8 0.38 358.470.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 7.6-62.47
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 312.4 0.20 693.8-54.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 142.5 0.09 97.246.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,626.4 7.30 11,038.75.32
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 8,124.4 5.10 5,563.846.02
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 101.5 0.06 6.51,459.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,976.2 3.75 5,877.71.68
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 508.1 0.32 1,312.0-61.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 579.2 0.36 409.441.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,493.6 1.57 2,945.7-15.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 297.1 0.19 377.1-21.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.0 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.0 0.01 6.472.33
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 686.9 0.43 1,642.0-58.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 735.7 0.46 486.451.26
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 383.2 0.24 666.6-42.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19.5 0.01 9.2113.36

US Imports from Curacao

The major share of US imports from Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 58.49% of US total imports from Curacao (73.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.04% of US total imports from Curacao (13.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.28% of US total imports from Curacao (7.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $12.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Curacao in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 121.2 0.25 116.73.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 608.7 1.25 11.15,373.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,118.4 18.78 7,580.120.29
29 Organic chemicals 6,346.1 13.07 4,120.054.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 89.0 0.18 76.915.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 121.7-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12.3 0.03 0.42,816.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 18.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.00 25.9-97.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3.6 0.01 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 28,394.8 58.49 41,216.7-31.11
72 Iron and steel 103.1 0.21 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.8 0.03 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 76.0 0.16 48.158.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 88.2 0.18 85.23.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 353.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 199.5 0.41 4.74,122.10
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 194.1 0.40 91.6111.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.2 0.00 17.8-87.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 58.7-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce