US trade with Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jamaica

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Jamaica totaled $559.8 million, up 24.10% ($108.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $472.6 million, up 26.42% ($98.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $87.2 million, up 12.89% ($10.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $385.5 million, a 29.94% increase ($88.8 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Jamaica was the US 76th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 79th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0597% of US total trade (up from 0.0516% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 62nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 63rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1269% of US total exports (up from 0.1076% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 94th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 96th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0154% of US total imports (up from 0.0146% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Jamaica

The major share of US exports to Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.33% of US total exports to Jamaica (12.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.99% of US total exports to Jamaica (29.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.03% of US total exports to Jamaica (21.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.50% of US total exports to Jamaica (13.53% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.58% of US total exports to Jamaica (4.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.49% of US total exports to Jamaica (2.88% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.80% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.25% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.12% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st 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 $86.0 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 $4.4 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 $3.8 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 $3.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $2.4 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) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $7.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US exports to Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 439.3 0.09 319.337.60
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,256.7 2.17 10,758.4-4.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,718.5 0.58 1,745.355.77
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,670.4 1.83 8,846.2-1.99
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 191.4 0.04 114.267.58
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 115.8 0.02 138.8-16.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,323.3 0.28 1,226.27.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 800.9 0.17 618.029.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 778.4 0.16 841.6-7.51
10 Cereals 22,202.5 4.70 24,693.8-10.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 651.0 0.14 506.028.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 400.1 0.08 817.9-51.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 114.4 0.02 100.513.86
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.8 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,084.5 1.92 10,539.9-13.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 874.0 0.18 680.028.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,655.7 0.35 1,295.527.80
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 812.2 0.17 666.521.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,665.9 1.41 6,821.7-2.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,012.2 0.85 3,351.319.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,895.6 1.88 9,048.5-1.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,799.1 1.86 16,113.0-45.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,271.3 1.96 10,549.6-12.12
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 489.7 0.10 350.439.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 806.9 0.17 491.264.29
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 934.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 133,084.5 28.16 47,105.7182.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,884.3 4.00 15,303.623.40
29 Organic chemicals 1,891.5 0.40 1,306.544.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,165.5 0.46 2,375.0-8.82
31 Fertilizers 1,518.4 0.32 1,197.326.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,477.1 0.74 2,904.119.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,598.2 1.18 5,637.7-0.70
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 3,085.3 0.65 3,659.8-15.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 959.6 0.20 461.8107.78
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.5 0.00 31.8-76.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 110.4 0.02 362.2-69.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,792.0 0.59 4,463.2-37.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,861.3 2.51 11,097.66.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,991.0 0.42 1,790.211.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 214.4 0.05 317.0-32.38
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 27.2 0.01 15.179.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,000.9 1.48 7,551.3-7.29
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.6 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 11.3 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 40.0 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,217.8 1.32 7,426.1-16.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,635.5 0.77 1,187.9206.04
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 28.1-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6.5 0.00 14.7-55.55
52 Cotton 15.8 0.00 83.5-81.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9.7 0.00 3.2205.66
54 Man-made filaments 381.0 0.08 76.7396.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 128.6 0.03 139.6-7.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 137.6 0.03 96.842.17
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 297.9 0.06 138.4115.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 273.9 0.06 319.8-14.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 286.8 0.06 445.6-35.62
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48.3 0.01 82.9-41.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 704.9 0.15 413.870.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 594.7 0.13 744.9-20.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,387.4 0.29 1,313.55.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 353.9 0.07 427.9-17.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 84.6 0.02 174.8-51.58
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 222.8 0.05 124.479.01
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 347.6 0.07 342.71.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 651.6 0.14 931.0-30.00
69 Ceramic products 724.2 0.15 1,162.8-37.71
70 Glass and glassware 886.5 0.19 1,040.0-14.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,517.4 1.80 4,686.281.75
72 Iron and steel 911.7 0.19 1,175.2-22.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,684.0 0.99 4,111.613.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 164.3 0.03 232.2-29.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19.5 0.00 59.0-66.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,430.8 0.73 2,474.638.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 19.0 0.00 55.3-65.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.9 0.00 15.1-47.72
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 113.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.0 0.00 78.2-94.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,049.6 0.22 1,304.1-19.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,495.5 0.32 1,136.731.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45,301.8 9.58 42,843.65.74
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 25,746.5 5.45 21,325.620.73
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 376.6 0.08 181.4107.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,109.8 2.35 9,621.915.46
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 115.1 0.02 120.8-4.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,578.0 0.33 423.6272.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,695.2 1.20 7,258.9-21.54
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,180.7 0.46 1,854.617.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 123.5 0.03 35.4248.59
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 523.8 0.11 681.0-23.09
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 4,888.8 1.03 2,923.367.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,359.1 0.29 1,243.79.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,802.1 0.38 2,120.0-14.99
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.7 0.00 15.545.71

US Imports from Jamaica

The major share of US imports from Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.00% of US total imports from Jamaica (34.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.07% of US total imports from Jamaica (41.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.29% of US total imports from Jamaica (15.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.37% of US total imports from Jamaica (2.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.5 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 $2.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $9.9 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Jamaica in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 626.1 0.72 292.0114.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,837.7 3.25 2,704.34.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.7 0.00 6.3-40.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 17.4 0.02 12.144.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,493.7 6.30 6,464.5-15.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,167.8 1.34 1,428.9-18.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,161.2 2.48 1,605.634.61
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 144.4 0.17 106.136.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 78.9 0.09 96.0-17.87
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 20.8 0.02 27.8-25.24
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.9 0.01 18.6-63.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12.3 0.01 12.4-0.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,580.9 4.11 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2.3 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,674.2 4.21 2,334.857.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,514.0 2.88 2,995.9-16.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,270.7 4.90 3,599.118.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,746.3 13.47 4,665.1151.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 99.4-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,044.9 2.35 1,211.868.74
26 Ores, slag and ash 20,687.0 23.73 30,609.6-32.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.6 0.00 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,571.3 15.57 11,528.617.72
31 Fertilizers 41.1 0.05 34.120.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 23.2 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 258.1 0.30 245.35.24
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 47.6 0.05 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 260.0 0.30 140.584.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 270.2 0.31 186.844.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.3 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.5 0.01 4.4113.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 34.1 0.04 25.036.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.5 0.00 11.7-70.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3.3 0.00 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 2,070.0 2.37 2,241.9-7.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 106.3 0.12 58.681.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 160.0 0.18 120.732.59
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 324.6 0.37 287.213.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37.3 0.04 41.8-10.63
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 31.7 0.04 42.5-25.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,563.4 4.09 21.116,755.19
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce