US trade (export - import) with Ecuador in 2018

Published or Updated: May 22, 2019

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

US Trade with Ecuador

In 2018, US trade with Ecuador totaled $12.9 billion, up 11.76% ($1.4 billion) from 2017.

US exports to Ecuador in 2018 totaled $5.8 billion, up 21.96% ($1.0 billion) from 2017.

US imports from Ecuador in 2018 totaled $7.1 billion, up 4.55% ($0.3 billion) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Ecuador in 2018 was $1.2 billion, a 37.44% decrease ($0.7 billion) over 2017.

Ecuador was the US 42nd largest trading partner in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.3012% of US total trade (up from 0.2917% in 2017).

Ecuador was the US 39th largest export market in 2018 (up from 43rd in 2017), accounting for 0.3501% of US total exports (up from 0.3090% in 2017).

Ecuador was the US 40th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 41st in 2017), accounting for 0.2701% of US total imports (down from 0.2806% in 2017).

US Exports to Ecuador

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 48.37% of US total exports to Ecuador (46.35% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.14% of US total exports to Ecuador (24.88% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.35% of US total exports to Ecuador (11.65% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.37% of US total exports to Ecuador (5.97% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.04% of US total exports to Ecuador (3.67% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.27% of US total exports to Ecuador (2.65% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.09% of US total exports to Ecuador (1.25% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Ecuador 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 $604.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $134.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $74.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $54.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $44.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $33.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $24.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $19.0 million.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US exports to Ecuador 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 3,144.1 0.05 1,961.660.28
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,589.9 0.08 3,507.430.86
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,056.2 0.09 5,529.4-8.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,651.2 0.03 1,206.136.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27,968.3 0.48 23,608.518.47
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 906.8 0.02 996.2-8.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,550.7 0.03 4,434.8-65.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,520.9 0.21 13,972.5-10.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,254.1 0.02 545.8129.77
10 Cereals 60,623.0 1.04 58,988.82.77
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 328.6 0.01 216.052.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,147.5 0.14 14,744.0-44.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,435.2 0.02 1,141.425.74
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14.5 0.00 5.9145.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,992.3 0.03 1,296.953.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,500.8 0.13 4,930.352.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,744.8 0.06 3,011.424.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,286.9 0.14 5,373.854.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,476.5 0.09 5,998.8-8.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,037.0 0.03 2,602.3-21.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 34,396.6 0.59 25,499.334.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,413.1 0.11 7,398.3-13.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 172,155.2 2.95 98,053.775.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 16.6 0.00 37.7-56.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,966.4 0.09 5,300.3-6.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 240.5 0.00 15.81,421.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,813,406.7 48.28 2,209,266.527.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,823.2 0.25 12,776.816.02
29 Organic chemicals 48,504.3 0.83 43,189.012.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 36,066.3 0.62 31,844.213.26
31 Fertilizers 23,201.7 0.40 19,914.716.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 31,198.1 0.54 31,726.9-1.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 23,225.1 0.40 22,778.51.96
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 26,075.3 0.45 25,968.80.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11,467.4 0.20 10,726.86.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,256.6 0.06 2,385.536.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,346.2 0.14 8,507.0-1.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 85,148.1 1.46 86,773.1-1.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 273,322.0 4.69 239,595.014.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,695.7 0.32 20,671.5-9.56
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 27.2 0.00 23.416.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,617.5 0.06 2,842.027.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 99.7 0.00 71.339.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,060.0 0.04 1,883.19.39
45 Cork and articles of cork 116.3 0.00 7.41,480.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 169.7 0.00 31.6436.45
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 27,454.9 0.47 22,565.021.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 199,418.3 3.42 145,267.537.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,042.2 0.10 5,764.04.83
50 Silk 27.0 0.00 5.3407.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 38.9 0.00 11.2248.32
52 Cotton 29,149.6 0.50 27,527.35.89
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 51.8 0.00 46.810.58
54 Man-made filaments 1,579.0 0.03 1,066.848.02
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,482.7 0.03 515.3187.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,959.9 0.05 4,677.9-36.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 793.1 0.01 978.7-18.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 252.4 0.00 427.5-40.96
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,292.9 0.11 6,600.7-4.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,279.6 0.02 504.2153.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,437.5 0.09 5,528.3-1.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,320.4 0.13 6,866.96.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,457.2 0.06 2,441.841.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,372.0 0.02 1,418.9-3.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 558.2 0.01 342.962.81
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 24.1 0.00 76.4-68.43
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,632.9 0.03 608.3168.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,605.6 0.06 3,564.51.15
69 Ceramic products 2,147.0 0.04 2,387.6-10.08
70 Glass and glassware 5,248.6 0.09 6,996.9-24.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,991.3 0.07 2,978.634.00
72 Iron and steel 52,718.0 0.90 49,189.67.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,847.5 0.39 19,361.718.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,024.2 0.05 2,803.37.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 565.5 0.01 195.3189.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,292.9 0.09 6,617.0-20.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 20,545.8 0.35 24,552.3-16.32
79 Zinc and articles thereof 287.7 0.00 739.1-61.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,134.3 0.02 680.366.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 139.4 0.00 168.1-17.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,090.1 0.34 17,642.113.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,348.7 0.09 4,794.611.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 656,493.5 11.27 522,099.825.74
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 387,690.0 6.65 372,553.04.06
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 1,857.8 0.03 2,317.5-19.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 161,844.9 2.78 117,198.838.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 64,482.3 1.11 45,522.841.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,859.1 0.05 1,946.846.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 131,658.2 2.26 127,212.83.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,739.6 0.08 4,339.59.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,443.3 0.02 1,911.7-24.50
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,092.0 0.02 296.7268.10
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 13,015.0 0.22 9,805.332.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,100.6 0.12 8,836.1-19.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,024.8 0.10 7,594.9-20.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,004.7 0.02 568.276.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 143,083.1 2.46 118,532.520.71

US Imports from Ecuador

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.57% of US total imports from Ecuador (60.54% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.59% of US total imports from Ecuador (29.52% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.06% of US total imports from Ecuador (2.29% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.49% of US total imports from Ecuador (1.48% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Ecuador 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 $189.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $62.8 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $35.9 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $23.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ecuador in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $21.9 million.
US imports from Ecuador 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
(%)
01 Live animals 395.6 0.01 328.420.47
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 668,394.1 9.46 690,276.5-3.17
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 78.5 0.00 14.3449.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,401.9 0.05 2,788.821.99
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 331,755.4 4.69 314,890.45.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 79,359.3 1.12 70,385.712.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 523,451.8 7.41 460,615.913.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,889.6 0.15 20,188.8-46.06
10 Cereals 1,817.3 0.03 2,214.2-17.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,214.7 0.02 1,178.03.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,369.2 0.02 1,390.4-1.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 77.7 0.00 419.3-81.46
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 263.6 0.00 200.831.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,168.4 0.16 19,206.4-41.85
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 173,089.8 2.45 137,216.126.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,381.3 0.03 11,581.2-79.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 140,990.9 2.00 147,661.6-4.52
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,108.2 0.07 4,269.419.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 120,290.2 1.70 96,428.824.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,449.5 0.02 3,034.4-52.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,926.0 0.03 2,123.1-9.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,748.8 0.14 7,500.729.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,091.2 0.03 1,037.8101.50
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 114.8 0.00 72.558.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 119.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,280,234.6 60.57 4,091,239.34.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 267.8 0.00 173.854.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 7.9 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 22.8 0.00 37.0-38.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 897.2 0.01 900.3-0.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,108.5 0.07 1,918.0166.35
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 73.8 0.00 58.825.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 666.5 0.01 69.0866.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 101.4 0.00 116.4-12.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,813.9 0.28 18,822.75.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,500.3 0.18 13,105.1-4.62
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 201.2 0.00 168.219.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 193.7 0.00 236.3-18.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 88.2 0.00 113.1-21.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 103,495.1 1.46 99,039.74.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 156.3 0.00 119.231.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,205.2 0.02 695.173.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 388.4 0.01 446.7-13.06
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2.2 0.00 8.4-73.68
52 Cotton 88.7 0.00 124.3-28.66
54 Man-made filaments 16.9 0.00 95.2-82.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 129.9 0.00 42.4206.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 49.6 0.00 14.8235.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.8 0.00 10.34.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 26.2 0.00 7.8236.20
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.5 0.00 0.8-29.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,029.3 0.10 3,604.095.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,564.0 0.02 1,392.012.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 905.0 0.01 982.3-7.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 400.7 0.01 70.6467.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,155.5 0.04 2,766.414.07
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5.1 0.00 3.930.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,010.7 0.01 884.214.30
69 Ceramic products 8,164.7 0.12 8,141.30.29
70 Glass and glassware 1,858.1 0.03 4,677.9-60.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 145,218.5 2.06 154,642.2-6.09
72 Iron and steel 1,779.2 0.03 1,185.750.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,442.9 0.02 1,155.124.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,068.0 0.02 1,230.7-13.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 31,954.8 0.45 20,414.556.53
78 Lead and articles thereof 27,497.6 0.39 41,447.4-33.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45.9 0.00 208.1-77.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,313.2 0.02 1,040.326.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,054.7 0.09 5,816.04.11
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 30,755.0 0.44 22,187.638.61
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 132.0 0.00 8.71,422.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 165.6 0.00 444.8-62.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,766.4 0.02 1,285.037.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.0 0.00 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 3,642.8 0.05 2,538.143.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 378.4 0.01 360.64.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,705.8 0.02 200.6750.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 347.1 0.00 606.9-42.81
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 270,260.0 3.82 258,421.04.58
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce