US trade with Ecuador in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 24, 2017

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

US Trade with Ecuador

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Ecuador totaled $5.7 billion, up 9.99% ($0.5 billion) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Ecuador in the first half of 2017 totaled $2.3 billion, up 12.83% ($0.3 billion) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Ecuador in the first half of 2017 totaled $3.4 billion, up 8.20% ($0.3 billion) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Ecuador in the first half of 2017 was $1.2 billion, a 0.23% increase ($0.0 billion) over the first half of 2016.

Ecuador was the US 42nd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.2956% of US total trade (up from 0.2873% in the first half of 2016).

Ecuador was the US 44th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.2985% of US total exports (up from 0.2817% in the first half of 2016).

Ecuador was the US 39th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 37th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.2937% of US total imports (up from 0.2909% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Ecuador

The major share of US exports to Ecuador in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.94% of US total exports to Ecuador (46.11% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.77% of US total exports to Ecuador (23.27% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.21% of US total exports to Ecuador (12.04% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.94% of US total exports to Ecuador (8.16% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.91% of US total exports to Ecuador (4.06% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.27% of US total exports to Ecuador (1.50% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.32% of US total exports to Ecuador (1.10% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Ecuador in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $69.2 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 $49.9 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $34.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $32.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $23.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $7.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ecuador in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $34.3 million.
US exports to Ecuador in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,119.0 0.05 224.2399.20
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,299.8 0.06 1,169.611.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,541.9 0.07 1,343.214.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 516.3 0.02 359.943.46
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,506.6 0.51 6,085.089.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 592.2 0.03 339.274.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,856.7 0.13 682.3318.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,032.3 0.18 2,974.435.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 146.9 0.01 123.119.32
10 Cereals 39,901.5 1.77 32,127.024.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 44.2 0.00 66.3-33.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,889.1 0.48 6,836.059.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 529.1 0.02 380.838.96
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.0 0.00 5.8-49.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 646.1 0.03 532.121.42
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,792.6 0.12 2,073.234.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,480.6 0.07 909.562.80
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,857.4 0.08 1,830.01.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,359.6 0.10 1,446.063.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 938.4 0.04 685.836.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,902.5 0.53 10,240.716.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,299.6 0.15 2,250.746.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 56,573.5 2.50 90,857.4-37.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24.5 0.00 16.350.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,373.3 0.10 2,063.515.01
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 36.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 990,919.4 43.84 921,721.77.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,631.8 0.25 5,801.0-2.92
29 Organic chemicals 19,386.4 0.86 18,280.76.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,803.2 0.70 15,025.05.18
31 Fertilizers 8,379.1 0.37 5,472.653.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,341.5 0.68 12,782.420.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,284.7 0.50 7,859.343.58
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 14,502.9 0.64 11,434.626.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,972.5 0.22 4,776.04.11
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,499.2 0.07 817.283.45
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,798.9 0.21 6,475.9-25.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 42,487.4 1.88 44,487.5-4.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 121,732.1 5.39 98,228.823.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,240.2 0.45 9,725.05.30
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.6 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,218.1 0.05 1,047.516.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26.7 0.00 46.1-41.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 907.8 0.04 1,049.1-13.46
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 3.4 0.00 7.3-52.55
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,691.7 0.38 9,178.4-5.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 75,972.5 3.36 68,721.310.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,898.5 0.13 2,477.317.00
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11.2 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 15,012.7 0.66 11,649.028.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 26.1 0.00 13.988.08
54 Man-made filaments 504.8 0.02 192.4162.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 376.1 0.02 238.257.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,078.4 0.09 920.8125.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 259.8 0.01 292.0-11.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 301.5 0.01 288.94.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,145.1 0.14 2,600.320.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 206.5 0.01 232.4-11.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,174.5 0.10 1,906.714.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,341.5 0.15 1,879.677.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,064.5 0.05 890.019.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 651.5 0.03 629.23.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 220.1 0.01 113.194.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 18.9 0.00 5.7232.03
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 361.9 0.02 190.590.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,610.2 0.07 2,298.0-29.93
69 Ceramic products 1,233.6 0.05 643.991.59
70 Glass and glassware 3,390.4 0.15 3,274.23.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,263.7 0.06 726.473.97
72 Iron and steel 37,258.1 1.65 3,151.21,082.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,851.8 0.39 6,432.337.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,490.5 0.07 963.354.73
75 Nickel and articles thereof 117.5 0.01 127.4-7.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,975.5 0.13 2,421.722.87
78 Lead and articles thereof 10,896.1 0.48 7,459.746.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 426.5 0.02 1,014.5-57.97
80 Tin and articles thereof 102.2 0.00 130.9-21.93
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 66.2 0.00 139.9-52.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,243.8 0.41 5,984.554.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,449.3 0.11 2,260.58.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 251,826.9 11.14 219,873.714.53
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 174,327.9 7.71 124,457.240.07
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 535.8 0.02 655.7-18.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 52,460.6 2.32 48,846.07.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 19,432.2 0.86 19,267.00.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 791.4 0.04 337.0134.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 60,443.6 2.67 52,650.714.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,942.3 0.09 1,132.871.47
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,141.2 0.05 364.3213.27
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 135.1 0.01 65.8105.22
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 5,360.5 0.24 4,596.916.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,079.5 0.14 2,717.413.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,001.5 0.13 2,282.431.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 175.9 0.01 61.5186.14

US Imports from Ecuador

The major share of US imports from Ecuador in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 59.25% of US total imports from Ecuador (53.12% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.41% of US total imports from Ecuador (35.83% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.33% of US total imports from Ecuador (4.66% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.56% of US total imports from Ecuador (1.27% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Ecuador in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $348.3 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $16.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $12.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ecuador in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $93.8 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 $67.6 million.
US imports from Ecuador in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 153.7 0.00 210.0-26.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 357,829.5 10.44 354,858.50.84
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 1,252.2 0.04 1,037.020.75
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 198,033.5 5.78 189,330.14.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31,523.3 0.92 36,896.4-14.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 218,527.0 6.37 312,333.4-30.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,339.8 0.33 10,446.68.55
10 Cereals 1,405.4 0.04 1,612.0-12.81
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 448.2 0.01 604.1-25.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 613.9 0.02 1,049.0-41.48
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 273.1 0.01 108.1152.51
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 54.9 0.00 227.3-75.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,926.7 0.29 3,349.5196.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 64,133.2 1.87 55,664.515.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 811.2 0.02 7,856.0-89.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 91,654.9 2.67 96,190.8-4.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,210.6 0.06 1,980.611.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 43,961.9 1.28 46,675.5-5.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,046.5 0.06 1,217.668.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,040.5 0.03 1,061.3-1.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,018.7 0.15 4,209.919.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 442.6 0.01 8,512.3-94.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.3 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 45.0 0.00 51.4-12.41
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,031,738.4 59.25 1,683,478.520.69
29 Organic chemicals 102.8 0.00 37.6173.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
31 Fertilizers 37.0 0.00 14.5154.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 491.1 0.01 677.6-27.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 508.1 0.01 1,014.5-49.92
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 46.6 0.00 25.681.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 67.0 0.00 11.8470.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,992.2 0.26 6,862.231.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,636.5 0.16 142.63,852.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 82.0 0.00 139.2-41.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 116.9 0.00 80.445.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 47.4 0.00 65.2-27.26
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52,810.1 1.54 40,031.231.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 72.3 0.00 108.3-33.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 359.5 0.01 69.5417.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 251.4 0.01 149.967.72
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7.3 0.00 3.4117.28
52 Cotton 81.1 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 253.2-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 95.2 0.00 15.5512.59
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 25.4 0.00 33.3-23.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.9 0.00 1.5513.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,446.5 0.04 1,794.5-19.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 529.3 0.02 462.214.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 324.8 0.01 242.034.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18.6 0.00 11.463.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,627.4 0.05 2,576.9-36.85
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 543.8 0.02 469.215.90
69 Ceramic products 3,960.3 0.12 3,153.625.58
70 Glass and glassware 4,223.0 0.12 59.07,055.86
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 80,049.7 2.33 147,617.6-45.77
72 Iron and steel 580.0 0.02 73.5689.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 374.5 0.01 857.8-56.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 439.2 0.01 156.8180.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,726.7 0.23 2,551.1202.88
78 Lead and articles thereof 22,880.8 0.67 6,278.0264.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 61.0 0.00 127.7-52.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 485.9 0.01 314.154.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,382.4 0.10 5,118.3-33.92
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 10,488.4 0.31 5,247.599.87
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 303.7 0.01 29.3935.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 617.6 0.02 321.792.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 435.6-100.00
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 1,482.9 0.04 1,577.3-5.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 141.9 0.00 80.376.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 112.5 0.00 214.5-47.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 169.0 0.00 433.5-61.02
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce