US trade with Jamaica in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 04, 2017

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

US Trade with Jamaica

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Jamaica totaled $589.4 million, up 19.56% ($96.4 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Jamaica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $511.4 million, up 23.02% ($95.7 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Jamaica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $78.0 million, up 0.98% ($0.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Jamaica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $433.4 million, a 28.04% increase ($94.9 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Jamaica was the US 77th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0597% of US total trade (up from 0.0533% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 58th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 65th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1329% of US total exports (up from 0.1143% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 101st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 100th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0130% of US total imports (down from 0.0137% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Jamaica

The major share of US exports to Jamaica 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) - 28.06% of US total exports to Jamaica (16.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.80% of US total exports to Jamaica (23.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.93% of US total exports to Jamaica (23.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.93% of US total exports to Jamaica (12.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.20% of US total exports to Jamaica (4.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.26% of US total exports to Jamaica (4.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.22% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jamaica 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 $75.1 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 $17.9 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.8 million.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5.4 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) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US exports to Jamaica 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 439.5 0.09 313.540.20
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,477.7 2.05 8,627.821.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,974.5 0.39 2,384.5-17.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,992.3 1.56 8,437.3-5.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 111.6 0.02 137.4-18.72
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 41.1 0.01 100.6-59.11
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,564.4 0.31 1,123.839.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 747.9 0.15 972.9-23.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 633.5 0.12 730.7-13.30
10 Cereals 29,336.7 5.74 21,872.934.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 652.1 0.13 426.552.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 696.7 0.14 643.98.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 124.9 0.02 156.2-20.01
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.2 0.00 11.3-71.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,710.4 1.31 4,257.357.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,301.8 0.25 808.661.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,656.0 0.32 1,530.48.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 634.2 0.12 922.9-31.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,737.7 1.32 7,965.0-15.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,988.7 0.78 4,124.5-3.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,788.3 1.52 8,665.6-10.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,199.8 3.56 12,898.341.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14,519.1 2.84 11,661.024.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 252.0 0.05 550.0-54.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 502.4 0.10 661.4-24.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 17.1 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 142,971.4 27.96 67,900.1110.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 29,409.3 5.75 11,547.9154.67
29 Organic chemicals 1,124.1 0.22 1,978.7-43.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,569.0 0.50 2,541.71.07
31 Fertilizers 1,343.6 0.26 517.4159.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,010.0 0.59 3,428.5-12.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,588.0 1.29 6,610.5-0.34
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 2,446.1 0.48 3,169.2-22.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 855.4 0.17 576.548.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 68.1 0.01 40.767.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 129.4 0.03 206.0-37.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,149.1 1.01 4,550.513.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,862.7 2.32 13,363.0-11.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,589.5 0.31 1,847.3-13.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 136.8 0.03 322.0-57.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 15.8 0.00 8.684.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,354.6 2.61 10,646.225.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 30.3 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 10.2 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 20.2 0.00 11.870.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,414.9 1.25 6,568.9-2.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,642.7 0.32 1,583.13.77
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 83.7-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 12.2 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 54.5 0.01 23.5131.46
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 21.3 0.00 10.6102.08
54 Man-made filaments 168.4 0.03 228.0-26.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 109.9 0.02 160.2-31.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 345.8 0.07 91.2279.06
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 219.5 0.04 179.922.02
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 202.7 0.04 89.4126.63
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 478.7 0.09 435.29.99
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 55.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 628.6 0.12 483.629.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,755.9 0.34 409.7328.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,248.4 0.24 1,426.2-12.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 543.0 0.11 672.5-19.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 287.3 0.06 82.9246.42
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 77.0 0.02 35.5117.22
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 68.5 0.01 570.5-87.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 773.7 0.15 953.5-18.85
69 Ceramic products 857.2 0.17 1,264.9-32.23
70 Glass and glassware 1,401.8 0.27 1,121.924.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,241.7 0.63 2,197.847.49
72 Iron and steel 1,057.8 0.21 1,080.6-2.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,846.6 0.95 10,247.9-52.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 544.4 0.11 477.414.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.9 0.00 13.1-24.38
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,910.7 0.57 3,376.5-13.80
78 Lead and articles thereof 12.9 0.00 30.1-57.14
79 Zinc and articles thereof 87.0 0.02 3.82,173.91
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16.7 0.00 18.8-11.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 947.2 0.19 707.533.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,123.0 0.22 1,845.8-39.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,404.2 10.05 51,730.8-0.63
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 21,189.3 4.14 24,843.2-14.71
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 382.3 0.07 293.730.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,443.6 1.85 9,605.3-1.68
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 469.1 0.09 294.059.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,617.1 0.32 214.7653.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,199.7 1.41 9,537.7-24.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,337.3 0.26 1,682.5-20.51
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 92.4 0.02 120.7-23.43
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,037.4 0.20 726.542.80
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 5,210.5 1.02 5,361.5-2.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 983.7 0.19 2,001.7-50.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,170.5 0.42 2,131.11.85
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 181.3 0.04 76.0138.54

US Imports from Jamaica

The major share of US imports from Jamaica in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 45.92% of US total imports from Jamaica (38.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.40% of US total imports from Jamaica (46.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.85% of US total imports from Jamaica (2.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.75% of US total imports from Jamaica (3.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • 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 $11.6 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $7.0 million.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $11.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $6.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.4 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Jamaica 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 739.4 0.95 739.10.05
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 273.5 0.35 192.642.02
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8.9 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 70.9 0.09 59.818.48
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,883.0 8.83 7,008.0-1.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 993.8 1.27 1,357.9-26.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,752.1 3.53 2,893.8-4.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 125.4 0.16 140.5-10.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 93.7 0.12 175.4-46.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 55.4 0.07 11.3392.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25.3 0.03 25.4-0.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.8 0.00 3.8-25.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5.6 0.01 14.1-60.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,471.6 3.17 2,410.42.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,836.9 3.64 3,169.5-10.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,008.4 6.42 5,345.6-6.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,468.4 17.27 6,476.3107.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 49.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 6,002.0-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 18,245.7 23.40 29,574.5-38.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,580.1 16.13 969.61,197.40
31 Fertilizers 41.4 0.05 36.114.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 239.6 0.31 247.1-3.06
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 48.2 0.06 70.3-31.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 227.7 0.29 232.9-2.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 300.9 0.39 248.621.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22.9 0.03 22.90.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.4 0.00 4.3-43.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16.4 0.02 12.432.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.4 0.00 14.9-84.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.4-24.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3.9 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 2,144.2 2.75 2,502.9-14.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 81.1 0.10 66.721.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 11.4 0.01 5.992.19
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22.9 0.03 30.1-23.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.7 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 237.6 0.30 193.622.75
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 316.2 0.41 235.734.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.5 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18.8 0.02 2.9544.01
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 15.1 0.02 178.2-91.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.2 0.01 12.5-18.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce