US trade with Sint Maarten in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 04, 2017

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

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Sint Maarten was $141.8 million, down 9.73% ($15.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sint Maarten in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $120.0 million, down 11.71% ($15.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sint Maarten in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $21.8 million, up 3.04% ($0.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $98.3 million, a 14.43% decrease ($16.6 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Sint Maarten was the US 110th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 105th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0144% of US total trade (down from 0.0170% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 98th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 90th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0312% of US total exports (down from 0.0374% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 128th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 127th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0036% of US total imports (down from 0.0038% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

The major share of US exports to Sint Maarten in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 41.43% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (44.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.69% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (12.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.84% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (18.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.59% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (7.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.78% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.73% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.54% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.84% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (2.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $3.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $10.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.6 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) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,279.5 2.73 2,527.629.75
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,366.5 1.14 893.452.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,941.8 3.28 749.4426.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.3 0.01 14.4-56.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 59.6 0.05 139.0-57.14
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 846.5 0.71 395.1114.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,771.8 1.48 772.7129.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 319.6 0.27 206.554.74
10 Cereals 441.3 0.37 261.668.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 228.9 0.19 245.6-6.79
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.7 0.00 3.849.05
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.5 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 192.3 0.16 178.47.79
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 525.0 0.44 429.922.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 161.2 0.13 144.011.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 236.3 0.20 205.315.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,550.4 1.29 1,400.110.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,144.4 0.95 994.715.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,115.0 0.93 3,620.8-69.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,418.6 2.85 3,032.212.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 439.8 0.37 442.7-0.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 186.1 0.16 110.069.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 228.1 0.19 191.419.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 774.9 0.65 2,642.5-70.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 57.7 0.05 85.9-32.78
29 Organic chemicals 39.0 0.03 91.6-57.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 190.7 0.16 151.126.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 654.2 0.54 773.9-15.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,111.5 3.43 6,267.9-34.40
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 1,016.4 0.85 811.025.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30.0 0.02 27.011.07
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 21.4 0.02 31.8-32.92
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 600.4 0.50 306.895.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 325.2 0.27 277.317.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,581.2 1.32 956.865.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 479.1 0.40 645.3-25.76
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 453.3 0.38 271.666.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,023.6 0.85 1,139.1-10.14
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.1 0.00 5.8-46.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 806.2 0.67 924.4-12.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 238.0 0.20 200.518.70
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.1 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22.4 0.02 14.257.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 30.4 0.03 42.9-29.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.5 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.9 0.01 94.9-90.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 304.4 0.25 338.6-10.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 281.0 0.23 665.1-57.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 525.3 0.44 365.643.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 492.2 0.41 655.6-24.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 37.1 0.03 34.67.15
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4.0 0.00 23.7-83.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 138.6 0.12 285.1-51.37
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 249.8 0.21 150.266.30
69 Ceramic products 130.4 0.11 277.5-53.02
70 Glass and glassware 100.6 0.08 107.6-6.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 49,732.9 41.43 60,600.8-17.93
72 Iron and steel 117.9 0.10 358.7-67.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 478.5 0.40 756.1-36.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 13.0 0.01 60.8-78.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 555.6 0.46 347.260.03
79 Zinc and articles thereof 22.7 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.7 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 465.5 0.39 632.7-26.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 483.2 0.40 336.743.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,611.6 4.67 5,822.5-3.62
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 6,046.0 5.04 6,581.0-8.13
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 16.6 0.01 44.6-62.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,006.8 4.17 9,144.5-45.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 712.9 0.59 778.7-8.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 904.6 0.75 1,498.4-39.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,915.1 1.60 1,619.518.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,422.7 2.85 2,940.016.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
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 1,100.9 0.92 933.817.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 714.8 0.60 606.017.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 326.1 0.27 322.71.03
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 56.4 0.05 113.8-50.48

US Imports from Sint Maarten

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.68% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.01% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (2.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Sint Maarten 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 77.2 0.35 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 530.2-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.8 0.01 0.0
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 3.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.8 0.00 1.6-50.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.8 0.00 1.1-23.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 46.4 0.21 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 141.7 0.65 159.6-11.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 37.3 0.17 67.2-44.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 102.7 0.47 235.3-56.36
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.4 0.04 10.7-21.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9.8 0.04 5.192.32
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 5.1 0.02 14.4-64.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11.0 0.05 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.1 0.03 4.174.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.5 0.01 0.0
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 13.4 0.06 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 29.2 0.13 32.8-11.19
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce