US trade (export - import) with Guyana in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 06, 2019

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

US Trade with Guyana

In 2018, US trade with Guyana totaled $806.3 million, up 16.35% ($113.3 million) from 2017.

US exports to Guyana in 2018 totaled $539.1 million, up 45.13% ($167.6 million) from 2017.

US imports from Guyana in 2018 were $267.2 million, down 16.90% ($54.4 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Guyana in 2018 was $271.8 million, a 445.63% increase ($222.0 million) over 2017.

Guyana was the US 104th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 105th in 2017), accounting for 0.0188% of US total trade (up from 0.0175% in 2017).

Guyana was the US 99th largest export market in 2018 (up from 107th in 2017), accounting for 0.0324% of US total exports (up from 0.0240% in 2017).

Guyana was the US 109th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 99th in 2017), accounting for 0.0102% of US total imports (down from 0.0134% in 2017).

US Exports to Guyana

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.80% of US total exports to Guyana (39.17% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.18% of US total exports to Guyana (18.40% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.60% of US total exports to Guyana (12.48% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.59% of US total exports to Guyana (6.77% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.87% of US total exports to Guyana (5.52% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.41% of US total exports to Guyana (2.35% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.19% of US total exports to Guyana (1.65% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $50.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $44.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $24.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $6.0 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 $5.9 million;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $5.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.6 million.

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

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.9 million.
US exports to Guyana 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 54.7 0.01 56.3-2.71
02 Meat and edible meat offal 864.6 0.16 1,283.8-32.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 946.8 0.18 731.929.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,882.7 2.02 9,806.610.97
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34.8 0.01 67.6-48.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 74.8 0.01 91.5-18.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 554.6 0.10 537.23.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,683.2 0.50 2,455.19.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 470.0 0.09 710.0-33.80
10 Cereals 17,524.6 3.25 12,798.836.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 217.6 0.04 294.6-26.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,498.4 1.95 4,501.8133.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 50.3 0.01 199.7-74.83
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.2 0.00 27.0-88.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,675.8 0.50 2,841.7-5.84
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 584.6 0.11 408.143.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,350.6 0.25 1,061.927.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 226.9 0.04 151.749.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,815.8 1.64 8,744.60.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,676.2 0.87 4,566.02.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,785.1 1.07 7,700.9-24.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,489.1 0.65 2,604.633.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,952.3 0.73 6,716.6-41.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 43.2 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 875.7 0.16 714.522.56
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25,390.3 4.71 19,792.928.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,170.3 1.52 7,076.815.45
29 Organic chemicals 2,074.2 0.38 1,229.368.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,932.1 0.36 1,628.518.65
31 Fertilizers 1,149.6 0.21 72.91,476.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,499.2 0.65 2,438.043.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,803.6 0.89 7,138.0-32.70
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 4,431.5 0.82 3,813.216.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 956.7 0.18 1,344.8-28.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.0 0.00 3.7-19.73
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,785.1 0.70 2,337.161.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,000.5 1.11 2,270.3164.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,421.3 2.68 12,714.613.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,933.5 1.10 4,301.937.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12.0 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) 403.5 0.07 293.737.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 44.5 0.01 5.6697.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,909.1 0.35 3,229.0-40.88
45 Cork and articles of cork 47.3 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,210.7 0.78 4,459.2-5.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,437.7 0.27 1,043.037.84
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
52 Cotton 105.6 0.02 82.927.34
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.1 0.00 5.9-48.05
54 Man-made filaments 101.9 0.02 44.5128.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 166.4 0.03 99.467.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 156.0 0.03 431.4-63.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 303.0 0.06 375.0-19.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 28.3 0.01 36.5-22.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 207.3 0.04 705.1-70.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 16.1 0.00 39.0-58.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 838.7 0.16 239.6249.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 725.2 0.13 520.339.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 889.9 0.17 1,243.5-28.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,157.8 0.40 1,605.034.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 81.6 0.02 25.5219.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 41.6 0.01 12.4234.71
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 606.0 0.11 638.4-5.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,107.0 0.21 838.232.07
69 Ceramic products 900.6 0.17 438.9105.17
70 Glass and glassware 1,820.3 0.34 1,937.0-6.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 288.8 0.05 264.69.14
72 Iron and steel 922.3 0.17 897.62.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 43,996.8 8.16 19,738.7122.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 674.7 0.13 465.844.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 20.7 0.00 4.7345.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,492.4 0.28 1,166.727.92
78 Lead and articles thereof 27.3 0.01 3.0807.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 41.7 0.01 156.0-73.23
80 Tin and articles thereof 39.6 0.01 108.5-63.46
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 239.9 0.04 24.0901.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,106.6 0.39 1,118.988.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,129.0 0.39 1,466.745.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 116,388.7 21.59 71,691.262.35
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 42,224.9 7.83 36,306.416.30
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 1,663.5 0.31 350.6374.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,940.1 3.88 19,532.17.21
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 10,097.7 1.87 6,823.647.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,931.4 0.36 475.2306.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,511.2 1.95 10,297.02.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 125.2 0.02 57.2119.01
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,919.2 1.10 100.15,811.86
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 112.1 0.02 191.5-41.47
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 4,383.0 0.81 2,936.749.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,176.6 0.22 897.231.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,731.8 0.69 3,381.210.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.5 0.00 13.0-34.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 89,659.3 16.63 39,349.7127.85

US Imports from Guyana

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 44.38% of US total imports from Guyana (55.79% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.69% of US total imports from Guyana (28.01% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.87% of US total imports from Guyana (10.62% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.12% of US total imports from Guyana (2.18% in 2017).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $10.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $7.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guyana in 2018 over the 2017 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 $60.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $17.3 million.
US imports from Guyana 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 302.0 0.11 161.587.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 54,534.9 20.41 71,849.6-24.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 145.0 0.05 27.7423.42
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 459.0 0.17 755.2-39.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 235.5 0.09 189.024.62
10 Cereals 33.9 0.01 294.5-88.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 86.9 0.03 92.2-5.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19.9 0.01 281.7-92.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,220.7 3.82 3,184.4220.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,463.4 0.55 1,075.636.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 842.4 0.32 470.079.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 292.9 0.11 466.0-37.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,376.6 5.01 11,213.319.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 263.6 0.10 20.61,179.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 44,813.7 16.77 34,124.931.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16.2 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 222.3 0.08 184.720.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15.5 0.01 83.4-81.37
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 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23.7 0.01 7.8203.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 30.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.6 0.00 20.5-97.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,742.8 2.90 7,006.910.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 605.9 0.23 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 341.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.8 0.00 2.092.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 118,589.2 44.38 179,437.6-33.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 10.1 0.00 75.9-86.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 487.1 0.18 540.9-9.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 77.6 0.03 62.923.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 50.8 0.02 66.7-23.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13.3 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.4 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,005.0 0.38 772.930.02
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 239.9 0.09 111.7114.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 272.5 0.10 198.037.67
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4.7 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 151.6 0.06 13.21,052.11
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 13.3 0.00 0.62,260.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 81.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,599.5 3.97 8,323.627.34
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce