US trade (export - import) with Sint Maarten in 2016

Published or Updated: May 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sint Maarten in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In 2016, US trade with Sint Maarten totaled $804.5 million, up 2.60% ($20.4 million) from 2015.

US exports to Sint Maarten in 2016 were $711.4 million, down 2.78% ($20.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Sint Maarten in 2016 totaled $93.1 million, up 78.05% ($40.8 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in 2016 was $618.4 million, a 9.00% decrease ($61.2 million) over 2015.

Sint Maarten was the US 102nd largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 99th in 2015), accounting for 0.0217% of US total trade (up from 0.0206% in 2015).

Sint Maarten was the US 87th largest export market in 2016 (down from 84th in 2015), accounting for 0.0490% of US total exports (up from 0.0487% in 2015).

Sint Maarten was the US 124th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 140th in 2015), accounting for 0.0041% of US total imports (up from 0.0023% in 2015).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

The major share of US exports to Sint Maarten in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 53.41% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (54.51% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.28% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (13.78% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.56% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (10.52% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.61% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (5.02% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.54% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.48% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.27% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.38% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.88% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.52% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10,231.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $5,590.6 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $3,058.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,313.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in 2016 over 2015 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 $18,959.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,799.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,208.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,756.0 thousand.
US exports to Sint Maarten in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,570.7 1.63 14,326.7-19.24
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,131.4 0.58 4,236.3-2.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,837.7 0.54 4,491.6-14.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 56.3 0.01 171.5-67.14
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 560.4 0.08 607.6-7.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,821.6 0.26 1,670.79.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,371.9 0.47 2,191.053.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 874.3 0.12 788.610.87
10 Cereals 1,085.1 0.15 1,605.7-32.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 838.4 0.12 982.2-14.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 81.4 0.01 414.4-80.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 7.0 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.3 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 773.7 0.11 760.91.68
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,220.1 0.31 2,695.3-17.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 532.3 0.07 532.6-0.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 837.2 0.12 971.7-13.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,684.9 0.80 6,045.3-5.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,108.5 0.72 4,270.519.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,203.1 2.28 13,889.216.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,105.2 1.84 13,677.0-4.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,848.1 0.26 2,349.8-21.35
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 591.7 0.08 333.677.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 631.3 0.09 1,294.3-51.23
26 Ores, slag and ash 44.1 0.01 94.8-53.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,145.5 1.29 12,353.8-25.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 258.9 0.04 351.6-26.36
29 Organic chemicals 252.8 0.04 143.276.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 779.1 0.11 802.4-2.91
31 Fertilizers 18.2 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,679.7 0.52 5,577.5-34.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 20,106.6 2.83 14,516.038.51
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 4,225.2 0.59 4,513.9-6.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 144.0 0.02 111.828.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 221.3 0.03 235.6-6.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 624.1 0.09 225.4176.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,497.7 0.21 1,068.840.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,245.1 0.74 4,914.86.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,847.5 0.40 4,240.9-32.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.0 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) 892.2 0.13 1,058.9-15.75
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.6 0.00 12.1-61.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,653.7 0.65 5,794.4-19.69
45 Cork and articles of cork 5.8 0.00 27.4-78.80
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,385.5 0.48 3,957.9-14.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,079.7 0.15 1,351.1-20.08
50 Silk 8.5 0.00 59.6-85.72
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
52 Cotton 3.0 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.9 0.00 3.637.68
54 Man-made filaments 9.0 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 48.3 0.01 43.211.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 179.3 0.03 129.937.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 275.9 0.04 181.152.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 34.4 0.00 31.68.77
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 164.1 0.02 142.914.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 96.9 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,669.6 0.23 1,543.78.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,683.5 0.24 1,109.451.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,852.8 0.40 3,477.4-17.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,487.1 0.35 2,205.812.76
65 Headgear and parts thereof 138.2 0.02 133.13.84
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 252.4 0.04 320.2-21.15
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,295.7 0.18 1,871.7-30.78
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 834.3 0.12 1,345.2-37.98
69 Ceramic products 997.6 0.14 693.543.86
70 Glass and glassware 802.2 0.11 1,380.0-41.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 379,940.1 53.41 398,899.8-4.75
72 Iron and steel 955.0 0.13 1,463.0-34.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,914.9 0.55 3,410.814.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 289.4 0.04 370.6-21.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14.4 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,501.3 0.35 1,599.256.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.9 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.2 0.00 10.6-31.92
80 Tin and articles thereof 8.6 0.00 10.8-19.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27.8 0.00 44.9-38.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,528.1 0.21 1,267.420.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,259.0 0.18 1,115.112.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,462.7 3.58 25,202.61.03
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 29,961.7 4.21 31,729.0-5.57
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 67.9 0.01 59.314.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,765.5 4.75 23,534.043.48
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,832.1 0.26 1,908.4-4.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,675.5 1.50 7,617.540.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,957.0 0.98 10,756.0-35.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,835.7 2.23 17,613.0-10.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 505.6 0.07 409.423.51
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 30.9 0.00 34.9-11.66
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 6,154.4 0.87 5,526.611.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,954.9 0.42 4,228.8-30.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,498.9 0.21 2,026.5-26.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 381.2 0.05 2,337.0-83.69
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 36,148.3 5.08 36,267.8-0.33

US Imports from Sint Maarten

The major share of US imports from Sint Maarten in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.90% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.57% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Sint Maarten in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $40,617.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $483.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Sint Maarten in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $279.4 thousand.
US imports from Sint Maarten in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 4.2 0.00 3.328.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27.3 0.03 306.6-91.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 530.2 0.57 46.31,044.58
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 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7.9 0.01 0.32,530.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.5 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.6 0.00 0.3696.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.3 0.00 2.572.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.1 0.00 4.2-74.26
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 239.3 0.26 347.0-31.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 26.9 0.03 23.713.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 207.3 0.22 316.0-34.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 561.1 0.60 417.234.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 43.9 0.05 62.2-29.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23.2 0.02 22.05.48
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 22.9 0.02 39.4-42.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.4 0.00 3.816.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11.9 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11.7 0.01 34.8-66.28
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 41.2 0.04 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31.8 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 73.3 0.08 56.030.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 91,170.3 97.97 50,552.980.35
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce