US trade (export - import) with Sint Maarten in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 04, 2019

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

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In 2018, US trade with Sint Maarten totaled $768.5 million, up 25.16% ($154.5 million) from 2017.

US exports to Sint Maarten in 2018 totaled $672.3 million, up 23.74% ($129.0 million) from 2017.

US imports from Sint Maarten in 2018 totaled $96.2 million, up 36.12% ($25.5 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in 2018 was $576.1 million, a 21.89% increase ($103.4 million) over 2017.

Sint Maarten was the US 106th largest trading partner in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0180% of US total trade (up from 0.0155% in 2017).

Sint Maarten was the US 87th largest export market in 2018 (up from 93rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0404% of US total exports (up from 0.0351% in 2017).

Sint Maarten was the US 128th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 131st in 2017), accounting for 0.0037% of US total imports (up from 0.0029% in 2017).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 45.63% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (46.95% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.96% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (16.47% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.54% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (13.95% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.59% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (5.69% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.85% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (2.43% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.11% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (2.01% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.63% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (0.89% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.36% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.57% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in 2018 over 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) - an increase of $51.7 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 $11.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5.8 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $4.6 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 $4.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $2.0 million.

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

  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $2.1 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten 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 121.5 0.02 7.11,614.51
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,470.9 1.41 10,713.5-11.60
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,950.8 0.59 3,770.84.77
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,896.6 2.22 16,968.9-12.21
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 487.4 0.07 29.71,538.68
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,736.0 0.41 707.5286.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,597.1 0.83 2,483.2125.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,034.4 0.45 4,277.1-29.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 531.3 0.08 710.0-25.18
10 Cereals 1,336.8 0.20 1,325.40.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 469.7 0.07 616.8-23.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 43.9 0.01 17.5150.64
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 26.0 0.00 13.591.65
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 26.5 0.00 4.5486.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,020.6 0.15 732.939.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,963.9 0.29 2,103.6-6.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 400.1 0.06 491.8-18.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 568.6 0.08 763.8-25.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,895.2 0.73 5,313.3-7.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,691.1 0.55 3,882.9-4.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,555.1 0.83 4,918.512.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,598.3 2.02 13,728.6-0.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,095.4 0.31 1,796.116.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,030.4 0.15 421.6144.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 928.6 0.14 725.627.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 12.1 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,029.1 1.49 4,122.2143.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 402.1 0.06 415.7-3.29
29 Organic chemicals 237.5 0.04 172.237.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 526.1 0.08 604.4-12.96
31 Fertilizers 39.0 0.01 21.284.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,879.1 1.32 3,463.9156.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,381.0 2.14 13,556.46.08
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 3,520.0 0.52 3,248.48.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 404.5 0.06 250.161.75
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 120.9 0.02 153.4-21.16
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 74.0 0.01 698.7-89.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,569.2 0.23 1,382.513.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,028.2 0.90 5,143.017.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,417.4 0.21 1,797.6-21.15
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,025.2 0.30 1,967.92.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10.2 0.00 41.7-75.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,586.6 1.57 6,981.051.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 9.1 0.00 3.1191.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,993.6 0.45 3,116.1-3.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 625.6 0.09 808.5-22.62
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2.6 0.00 34.7-92.61
52 Cotton 133.2 0.02 34.5286.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12.1 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 15.5 0.00 2.6503.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 14.1 0.00 13.36.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 205.5 0.03 110.885.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 631.2 0.09 197.7219.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 15.1 0.00 11.926.96
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 93.5 0.01 137.4-31.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 51.1 0.01 2.61,902.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,460.3 0.22 1,047.039.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 761.9 0.11 984.2-22.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,454.2 0.37 2,856.2-14.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,949.0 0.29 2,226.8-12.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 72.9 0.01 133.4-45.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 432.1 0.06 90.6376.73
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 821.4 0.12 670.722.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,372.8 0.35 1,148.0106.69
69 Ceramic products 1,465.4 0.22 851.272.14
70 Glass and glassware 3,799.5 0.57 759.0400.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 306,726.5 45.63 255,051.620.26
72 Iron and steel 778.3 0.12 476.863.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,337.8 0.94 2,051.6208.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 292.7 0.04 105.1178.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5.0 0.00 8.4-40.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,249.2 1.23 3,973.7107.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 77.1-93.72
79 Zinc and articles thereof 208.1 0.03 40.2418.02
80 Tin and articles thereof 35.1 0.01 17.2103.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,290.5 0.19 1,773.5-27.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,963.2 0.29 4,668.8-57.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,576.7 4.70 24,238.230.28
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 33,392.4 4.97 28,856.815.72
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 139.1 0.02 166.0-16.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32,333.3 4.81 25,182.528.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,815.6 0.27 1,736.74.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,646.4 1.43 3,802.2153.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,121.7 0.76 5,509.7-7.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,806.4 2.35 11,221.840.85
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23.0 0.00 92.4-75.07
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 99.1 0.01 30.5224.79
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 16,727.1 2.49 5,315.5214.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,505.6 0.67 5,010.3-10.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,146.4 0.17 1,416.3-19.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 177.6 0.03 103.072.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 34,725.3 5.17 26,570.230.69

US Imports from Sint Maarten

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.56% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.16% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $24.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Sint Maarten in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Sint Maarten 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 27.5 0.03 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 106.8 0.11 110.6-3.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 111.8 0.12 2.83,836.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.7 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.9 0.01 3.255.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 38.4 0.04 0.84,537.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 46.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46.5 0.05 182.6-74.52
72 Iron and steel 82.8 0.09 65.526.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 37.4 0.04 43.2-13.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 345.1 0.36 167.2106.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 892.8 0.93 484.484.32
78 Lead and articles thereof 114.4 0.12 53.3114.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17.2 0.02 2.8523.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.7 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 39.7 0.04 45.6-13.02
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 297.1 0.31 41.4616.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10.3 0.01 21.4-51.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21.6 0.02 29.8-27.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
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 8.2 0.01 39.7-79.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.00 15.5-79.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 53.1 0.06 90.9-41.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 93,928.0 97.64 69,217.135.70
28.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce