US trade with Sint Maarten in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Sint Maarten was $245.0 million, down 4.82% ($12.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sint Maarten in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $211.5 million, down 6.29% ($14.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sint Maarten in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $33.5 million, up 5.63% ($1.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $178.0 million, a 8.23% decrease ($16.0 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Sint Maarten was the US 92nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 93rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0261% of US total trade (down from 0.0294% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 82nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 78th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0568% of US total exports (down from 0.0649% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 114th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 112th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0059% of US total imports (down from 0.0060% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 61.56% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (61.84% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.89% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (10.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.36% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (9.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.58% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (4.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.59% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.13% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.82% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.55% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.75% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $9.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten 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 7.1 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,447.8 1.63 3,634.5-5.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,139.4 0.54 1,201.6-5.18
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,733.0 1.76 1,373.9171.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23.5 0.01 3.0677.15
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 135.7 0.06 93.245.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 555.6 0.26 613.8-9.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,609.9 0.76 804.8100.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 287.5 0.14 331.2-13.20
10 Cereals 262.5 0.12 215.521.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 195.3 0.09 179.28.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11.8 0.01 67.4-82.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 230.8 0.11 263.5-12.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 596.6 0.28 750.4-20.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 135.6 0.06 91.648.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 210.0 0.10 213.8-1.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,654.4 0.78 1,454.613.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,099.7 0.52 1,311.1-16.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,249.3 1.06 4,127.7-45.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,789.9 1.79 3,802.3-0.33
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 514.5 0.24 375.137.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 22.5 0.01 107.3-79.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 227.4 0.11 169.534.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 38.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 943.6 0.45 3,751.8-74.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 115.9 0.05 18.4530.17
29 Organic chemicals 75.5 0.04 66.613.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 256.4 0.12 234.29.46
31 Fertilizers 15.8 0.01 14.49.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 961.2 0.45 961.5-0.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,068.0 1.92 4,491.1-9.42
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 1,260.3 0.60 1,317.6-4.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 55.1 0.03 58.5-5.75
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 63.7 0.03 68.7-7.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 36.6 0.02 153.5-76.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 399.8 0.19 296.934.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,781.2 0.84 1,306.836.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 587.5 0.28 789.7-25.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 395.2 0.19 180.0119.57
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10.7 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,077.3 0.51 1,091.1-1.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,062.3 0.50 976.98.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 248.6 0.12 306.5-18.88
55 Man-made staple fibers 8.2 0.00 7.410.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 30.4 0.01 54.4-44.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 65.5 0.03 48.036.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.3 0.00 13.8-54.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 85.0 0.04 36.4133.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.6 0.00 62.0-95.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 429.7 0.20 527.3-18.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 307.3 0.15 238.528.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,416.7 0.67 1,177.520.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 711.5 0.34 479.448.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 54.7 0.03 29.585.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 30.1 0.01 92.0-67.28
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 224.7 0.11 364.3-38.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 212.7 0.10 252.1-15.61
69 Ceramic products 76.4 0.04 235.4-67.56
70 Glass and glassware 127.6 0.06 240.8-47.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 130,214.8 61.56 139,562.6-6.70
72 Iron and steel 86.4 0.04 237.9-63.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 320.9 0.15 1,764.4-81.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 34.9 0.02 125.8-72.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 443.0 0.21 501.4-11.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 73.1 0.03 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 476.7 0.23 423.912.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 302.7 0.14 315.7-4.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,062.6 2.39 4,963.12.00
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 7,384.2 3.49 7,716.3-4.30
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 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,458.7 3.53 5,724.530.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 629.0 0.30 219.7186.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 986.1 0.47 2,380.9-58.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,519.4 0.72 2,199.5-30.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,896.9 1.84 3,678.95.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 74.3 0.04 224.7-66.94
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
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 1,111.9 0.53 1,319.9-15.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,297.4 0.61 776.467.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 381.9 0.18 501.4-23.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.4 0.02 32.58.70

US Imports from Sint Maarten

US imports from Sint Maarten 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
(%)
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.1 0.01 0.9134.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.6 0.00 0.898.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11.0 0.03 54.0-79.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 23.0 0.07 11.0108.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 37.3 0.11 61.3-39.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 104.5 0.31 137.1-23.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 11.2 0.03 10.73.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31.3 0.09 12.5150.03
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 19.1 0.06 8.4125.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10.4 0.03 11.9-12.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.01 2.241.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.5 0.05 31.8-51.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 28.2 0.08 9.7191.97
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce