US trade with Jamaica in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Jamaica

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Jamaica totaled $1,149.2 million, up 21.73% ($205.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Jamaica in the first half of 2017 totaled $984.0 million, up 24.63% ($194.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Jamaica in the first half of 2017 totaled $165.2 million, up 6.93% ($10.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Jamaica in the first half of 2017 was $818.9 million, a 28.93% increase ($183.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Jamaica was the US 76th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 79th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0597% of US total trade (up from 0.0524% in the first half of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 62nd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1300% of US total exports (up from 0.1110% in the first half of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 97th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0141% of US total imports (down from 0.0142% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Jamaica

The major share of US exports to Jamaica 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) - 28.19% of US total exports to Jamaica (14.83% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.93% of US total exports to Jamaica (26.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.46% of US total exports to Jamaica (22.58% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.24% of US total exports to Jamaica (12.79% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.90% of US total exports to Jamaica (4.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.37% of US total exports to Jamaica (3.62% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.19% of US total exports to Jamaica (0.87% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.17% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.27% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jamaica 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 $161.1 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 $21.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5.0 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 $4.9 million.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.9 million.
US exports to Jamaica 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 878.8 0.09 632.738.89
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,734.4 2.11 19,386.36.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,693.0 0.48 4,129.813.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,662.7 1.69 17,283.5-3.59
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 303.1 0.03 251.620.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 156.9 0.02 239.4-34.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,887.6 0.29 2,350.022.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,548.8 0.16 1,590.8-2.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,411.9 0.14 1,572.3-10.20
10 Cereals 51,539.2 5.24 46,566.710.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,303.1 0.13 932.539.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,096.8 0.11 1,461.7-24.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 239.4 0.02 256.7-6.75
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 9.0 0.00 11.3-20.12
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,794.9 1.61 14,797.36.74
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,175.8 0.22 1,488.646.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,311.7 0.34 2,825.917.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,446.4 0.15 1,589.4-9.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,403.6 1.36 14,786.7-9.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,000.9 0.81 7,475.87.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,683.9 1.70 17,714.1-5.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 26,998.9 2.74 29,011.3-6.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 23,790.4 2.42 22,210.67.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 741.7 0.08 900.4-17.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,309.3 0.13 1,152.613.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 17.1 0.00 934.5-98.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 276,055.9 28.05 115,005.8140.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 48,293.6 4.91 26,851.679.85
29 Organic chemicals 3,015.6 0.31 3,285.2-8.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,734.5 0.48 4,916.7-3.71
31 Fertilizers 2,862.0 0.29 1,714.766.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,487.1 0.66 6,332.52.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,186.2 1.24 12,248.3-0.51
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 5,531.5 0.56 6,828.9-19.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,815.0 0.18 1,038.474.79
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 75.6 0.01 72.64.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 239.8 0.02 568.1-57.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,941.1 0.81 9,013.7-11.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,724.0 2.41 24,460.6-3.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,580.5 0.36 3,637.6-1.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 351.2 0.04 639.0-45.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 43.0 0.00 23.781.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,355.5 2.07 18,197.511.86
45 Cork and articles of cork 32.9 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 21.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 60.1 0.01 11.8408.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,632.7 1.28 13,995.0-9.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,278.2 0.54 2,771.090.48
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 111.8-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 18.7 0.00 14.727.06
52 Cotton 70.3 0.01 107.1-34.32
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 31.1 0.00 13.7126.06
54 Man-made filaments 549.5 0.06 304.780.32
55 Man-made staple fibers 238.4 0.02 299.7-20.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 483.4 0.05 188.0157.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 517.4 0.05 318.362.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 476.6 0.05 409.316.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 765.5 0.08 880.8-13.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48.3 0.00 138.3-65.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,333.6 0.14 897.448.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,350.6 0.24 1,154.6103.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,635.8 0.27 2,739.6-3.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 896.9 0.09 1,100.4-18.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 371.9 0.04 257.744.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 299.8 0.03 159.987.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 416.1 0.04 913.2-54.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,425.4 0.14 1,884.5-24.36
69 Ceramic products 1,581.5 0.16 2,427.6-34.86
70 Glass and glassware 2,288.3 0.23 2,161.95.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,759.1 1.19 6,884.170.82
72 Iron and steel 1,969.6 0.20 2,255.8-12.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,530.6 0.97 14,359.5-33.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 708.6 0.07 709.6-0.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 29.4 0.00 72.1-59.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,341.5 0.64 5,851.18.38
78 Lead and articles thereof 31.9 0.00 85.4-62.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 94.9 0.01 19.0400.45
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 119.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20.7 0.00 97.0-78.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,996.8 0.20 2,011.6-0.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,618.5 0.27 2,982.5-12.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 96,705.9 9.83 94,574.42.25
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 46,935.8 4.77 46,168.81.66
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 759.0 0.08 475.159.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,553.5 2.09 19,227.26.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 584.2 0.06 414.940.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,195.1 0.32 638.3400.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,894.9 1.31 16,796.6-23.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,518.0 0.36 3,537.1-0.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 215.9 0.02 156.138.30
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,561.2 0.16 1,407.510.92
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 10,099.4 1.03 8,284.821.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,342.8 0.24 3,245.4-27.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,972.6 0.40 4,251.1-6.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 204.0 0.02 91.6122.78

US Imports from Jamaica

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.91% of US total imports from Jamaica (36.62% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.81% of US total imports from Jamaica (43.63% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.55% of US total imports from Jamaica (8.74% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.55% of US total imports from Jamaica (3.07% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $14.1 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 $13.7 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;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.4 million.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $21.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.6 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 $0.5 million.
US imports from Jamaica 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,365.5 0.83 1,031.132.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,111.2 1.88 2,896.97.40
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.7 0.01 6.3102.85
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 88.3 0.05 71.922.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,376.6 7.49 13,472.4-8.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,161.6 1.31 2,786.8-22.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,913.3 2.97 4,499.49.20
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 269.8 0.16 246.69.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 172.6 0.10 271.4-36.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 76.2 0.05 39.095.20
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 32.1 0.02 44.0-27.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 15.1 0.01 16.2-6.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,580.9 2.17 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7.8 0.00 14.1-44.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,145.9 3.72 4,745.229.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,350.9 3.24 6,165.4-13.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,279.1 5.62 8,944.73.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,214.6 15.27 11,141.4126.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 149.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,044.9 1.24 7,213.8-71.65
26 Ores, slag and ash 38,932.6 23.57 60,184.0-35.31
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 26,151.4 15.83 12,498.2109.24
31 Fertilizers 82.5 0.05 70.117.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 23.2 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 497.7 0.30 492.41.08
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 95.8 0.06 70.336.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 487.6 0.30 373.530.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
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 571.1 0.35 435.331.18
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 57.0 0.03 47.919.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.4 0.00 7.8-69.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16.4 0.01 17.2-5.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.9 0.00 26.6-77.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
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
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 4,214.2 2.55 4,744.8-11.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 187.4 0.11 125.349.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 11.4 0.01 36.6-68.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22.9 0.01 30.1-23.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.7 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 397.6 0.24 314.326.53
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 640.8 0.39 522.922.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.5 0.00 6.9-35.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 56.1 0.03 44.725.61
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 46.9 0.03 220.7-78.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,573.5 2.16 33.610,533.94
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce