US trade with Ecuador in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 27, 2017

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

US Trade with Ecuador

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Ecuador totaled $2.8 billion, up 10.64% ($0.3 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Ecuador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $1.1 billion, up 13.49% ($0.1 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Ecuador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $1.7 billion, up 8.82% ($0.1 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Ecuador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $0.6 billion, a 0.71% increase ($0.0 billion) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Ecuador was the US 44th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2829% of US total trade (up from 0.2725% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ecuador was the US 45th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 44th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2889% of US total exports (up from 0.2693% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ecuador was the US 39th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 38th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2790% of US total imports (up from 0.2746% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Ecuador

The major share of US exports to Ecuador 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) - 42.27% of US total exports to Ecuador (43.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.53% of US total exports to Ecuador (24.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.16% of US total exports to Ecuador (13.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.95% of US total exports to Ecuador (8.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.78% of US total exports to Ecuador (4.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.33% of US total exports to Ecuador (1.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total exports to Ecuador (1.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Ecuador 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) - an increase of $48.8 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 $39.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $17.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.8 million.

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

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $22.0 million.
US exports to Ecuador 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 265.7 0.02 76.0249.69
02 Meat and edible meat offal 751.9 0.07 497.451.18
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 449.8 0.04 924.4-51.34
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 314.0 0.03 194.461.54
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,218.7 0.56 3,383.983.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 186.0 0.02 130.242.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,195.9 0.11 146.0719.04
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,154.6 0.19 842.2155.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 106.1 0.01 113.8-6.73
10 Cereals 15,232.4 1.37 13,391.413.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.7 0.00 5.980.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,505.3 0.23 5,450.3-54.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 343.0 0.03 159.2115.50
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 402.0 0.04 324.124.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,131.3 0.10 1,070.45.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 933.1 0.08 454.8105.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,289.4 0.12 699.284.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,100.9 0.10 805.936.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 513.2 0.05 397.529.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,467.9 0.49 5,270.43.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,224.0 0.11 1,034.618.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 24,343.1 2.19 46,376.2-47.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24.5 0.00 16.350.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,023.8 0.09 1,175.4-12.90
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 468,698.8 42.18 419,905.811.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,978.6 0.27 3,633.6-18.03
29 Organic chemicals 8,730.6 0.79 9,438.9-7.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,651.2 0.69 7,659.6-0.11
31 Fertilizers 2,767.7 0.25 4,236.4-34.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,188.8 0.74 6,306.529.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,753.7 0.52 4,241.235.66
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 8,232.4 0.74 6,558.625.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,291.0 0.21 2,541.5-9.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 569.3 0.05 426.433.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,283.3 0.21 2,486.3-8.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,269.0 2.00 25,135.3-11.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57,791.6 5.20 52,976.39.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,652.8 0.51 5,178.39.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 833.0 0.07 621.334.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26.7 0.00 8.5213.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 333.3 0.03 626.9-46.84
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.4 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,539.6 0.41 4,570.3-0.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 35,818.0 3.22 35,576.00.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,315.0 0.12 1,094.220.18
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
52 Cotton 9,007.4 0.81 5,930.751.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9.3 0.00 3.1203.38
54 Man-made filaments 359.1 0.03 61.1487.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 120.7 0.01 88.736.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 817.0 0.07 418.295.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 149.1 0.01 154.0-3.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 187.2 0.02 179.54.26
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,593.8 0.14 1,203.532.43
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 75.0 0.01 122.9-38.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,328.0 0.12 1,048.626.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,790.2 0.16 883.6102.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 594.2 0.05 599.2-0.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 226.7 0.02 227.6-0.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 147.8 0.01 44.0235.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 11.9 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 162.8 0.01 42.2286.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 749.7 0.07 1,437.8-47.86
69 Ceramic products 556.1 0.05 357.555.56
70 Glass and glassware 1,496.0 0.13 1,974.8-24.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 722.7 0.07 355.8103.14
72 Iron and steel 19,658.3 1.77 1,770.41,010.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,925.7 0.35 3,263.420.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 988.3 0.09 519.690.21
75 Nickel and articles thereof 81.0 0.01 63.826.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,453.9 0.13 1,248.016.49
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,048.4 0.45 3,803.732.72
79 Zinc and articles thereof 71.7 0.01 365.2-80.38
80 Tin and articles thereof 48.9 0.00 87.1-43.82
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 40.6 0.00 56.9-28.53
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,580.1 0.41 3,188.843.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,148.2 0.10 1,156.6-0.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 132,236.8 11.90 110,188.220.01
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 102,913.2 9.26 63,766.861.39
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 210.8 0.02 272.1-22.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30,063.8 2.71 28,469.35.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,856.9 0.89 7,743.927.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 445.4 0.04 267.166.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30,163.3 2.71 27,906.38.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,145.0 0.10 645.877.31
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 423.9 0.04 284.549.01
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 135.1 0.01 14.5830.62
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 2,580.3 0.23 2,687.5-3.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,120.7 0.19 1,824.316.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,477.7 0.13 1,152.128.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 55.0 0.00 6.0809.80

US Imports from Ecuador

The major share of US imports from Ecuador 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) - 57.98% of US total imports from Ecuador (54.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.78% of US total imports from Ecuador (33.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.51% of US total imports from Ecuador (4.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.52% of US total imports from Ecuador (1.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.15% of US total imports from Ecuador (0.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Ecuador 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) - an increase of $128.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $19.7 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $10.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $6.4 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $5.4 million.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $32.9 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) - a decrease of $20.0 million.
US imports from Ecuador 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 80.8 0.00 92.8-12.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 193,576.0 11.53 173,828.211.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 562.8 0.03 607.3-7.32
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 93,335.0 5.56 87,892.66.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,741.3 0.88 18,539.9-20.49
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 103,911.1 6.19 136,843.9-24.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,278.7 0.25 4,403.1-2.82
10 Cereals 698.2 0.04 1,000.0-30.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 250.4 0.01 381.5-34.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 351.1 0.02 496.9-29.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 23.0 0.00 59.0-61.02
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 35.9 0.00 134.7-73.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,017.0 0.48 1,623.9393.68
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32,955.6 1.96 28,123.917.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 432.8 0.03 965.4-55.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 35,916.5 2.14 35,886.90.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,160.7 0.07 842.737.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23,880.8 1.42 23,242.72.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 376.8 0.02 259.345.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 437.7 0.03 594.2-26.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,868.7 0.11 2,013.3-7.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 3,903.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.3 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 51.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 973,679.1 57.98 844,808.215.25
29 Organic chemicals 58.2 0.00 29.597.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 328.4 0.02 213.753.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 340.4 0.02 738.2-53.88
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 26.6 0.00 22.418.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 28.3 0.00 11.8140.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,455.1 0.27 4,305.33.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,659.5 0.22 67.75,306.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 50.3 0.00 46.09.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 52.6 0.00 56.9-7.42
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 47.4 0.00 50.5-6.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25,131.0 1.50 22,504.511.67
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 23.0 0.00 76.8-70.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 182.5 0.01 66.1175.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 151.5 0.01 65.6131.10
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 161.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5.2 0.00 32.5-84.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.00 0.4-1.34
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 724.2 0.04 1,065.3-32.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 252.1 0.02 320.4-21.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 196.6 0.01 178.110.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6.1 0.00 9.7-37.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 902.0 0.05 1,275.0-29.26
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.7 0.00 2.9-74.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 155.3 0.01 264.2-41.22
69 Ceramic products 2,119.1 0.13 1,682.425.96
70 Glass and glassware 2,524.0 0.15 22.111,312.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 42,216.4 2.51 62,213.4-32.14
72 Iron and steel 310.2 0.02 38.4708.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 154.8 0.01 547.5-71.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 290.4 0.02 103.7180.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,433.8 0.26 1,368.3224.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 13,782.5 0.82 3,110.3343.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 61.0 0.00 68.8-11.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 272.0 0.02 162.267.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,913.6 0.11 2,391.6-19.99
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 6,115.3 0.36 2,870.1113.07
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 5.3 0.00 289.2-98.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 290.4 0.02 14.91,855.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 347.6 0.02 252.537.68
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 742.8 0.04 746.2-0.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 68.0 0.00 46.546.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 106.8 0.01 50.2112.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 88.3 0.01 87.01.55
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce