US trade with Sint Maarten in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Sint Maarten was $386.8 million, down 6.68% ($27.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Sint Maarten in the first half of 2017 were $331.6 million, down 8.33% ($30.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Sint Maarten in the first half of 2017 totaled $55.3 million, up 4.59% ($2.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in the first half of 2017 was $276.3 million, a 10.54% decrease ($32.5 million) over the first half of 2016.

Sint Maarten was the US 102nd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0201% of US total trade (down from 0.0230% in the first half of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 88th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 86th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0438% of US total exports (down from 0.0509% in the first half of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 121st largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 119th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0047% of US total imports (down from 0.0048% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 54.27% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (55.35% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.05% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (13.46% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.02% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (10.45% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.67% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (5.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.58% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.56% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.34% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.29% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.17% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.63% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.66% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.88% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $5.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $20.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.7 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten 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 7.1 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,727.2 2.03 6,162.09.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,505.8 0.76 2,095.019.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,674.8 2.31 2,123.3261.47
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29.7 0.01 17.470.55
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 195.3 0.06 232.1-15.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,402.1 0.42 1,008.938.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,381.7 1.02 1,577.6114.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 607.0 0.18 537.712.89
10 Cereals 703.8 0.21 477.147.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 424.2 0.13 424.8-0.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.5 0.01 71.3-75.43
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 423.1 0.13 441.9-4.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,121.5 0.34 1,180.3-4.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 296.8 0.09 235.725.94
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 446.3 0.13 419.16.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,204.8 0.97 2,854.812.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,244.1 0.68 2,305.8-2.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,364.4 1.01 7,748.5-56.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,208.5 2.17 6,834.45.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 954.3 0.29 817.816.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 208.7 0.06 217.3-3.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 455.5 0.14 360.926.20
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 1,718.4 0.52 6,394.4-73.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 173.6 0.05 104.366.50
29 Organic chemicals 114.5 0.03 158.2-27.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 447.1 0.13 385.416.02
31 Fertilizers 15.8 0.00 14.49.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,615.3 0.49 1,735.4-6.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,179.6 2.47 10,758.9-23.97
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 2,276.7 0.69 2,128.76.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 85.1 0.03 85.5-0.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 85.0 0.03 100.6-15.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 637.0 0.19 460.238.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 725.0 0.22 574.326.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,362.3 1.01 2,263.648.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,066.6 0.32 1,435.0-25.67
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) 848.5 0.26 451.687.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10.7 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,100.8 0.63 2,230.2-5.80
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.1 0.00 5.8-46.11
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 1,868.4 0.56 1,901.3-1.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 486.6 0.15 507.0-4.02
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 13.3 0.00 7.479.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 52.7 0.02 68.6-23.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 95.8 0.03 90.95.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.8 0.00 13.8-36.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 93.9 0.03 131.3-28.50
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.6 0.00 62.0-95.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 734.1 0.22 865.9-15.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 588.3 0.18 903.6-34.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,942.0 0.59 1,543.025.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,203.7 0.36 1,135.06.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 91.8 0.03 64.143.21
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 34.1 0.01 115.8-70.55
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 363.4 0.11 649.4-44.05
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 462.5 0.14 402.314.98
69 Ceramic products 206.7 0.06 512.9-59.69
70 Glass and glassware 228.3 0.07 348.4-34.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 179,947.7 54.27 200,163.3-10.10
72 Iron and steel 204.4 0.06 596.6-65.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 799.4 0.24 2,520.5-68.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 47.9 0.01 186.6-74.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 14.4-66.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 998.6 0.30 848.617.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 73.1 0.02 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 22.7 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.7 0.00 18.0-84.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 942.2 0.28 1,056.6-10.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 785.9 0.24 652.520.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,674.1 3.22 10,785.6-1.03
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 13,430.2 4.05 14,297.3-6.06
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 0.00 47.7-65.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,465.5 3.76 14,869.1-16.16
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,341.9 0.40 998.434.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,890.7 0.57 3,879.2-51.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,434.5 1.04 3,818.9-10.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,319.6 2.21 6,618.910.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 74.3 0.02 228.9-67.55
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
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 2,212.7 0.67 2,253.7-1.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,012.2 0.61 1,382.445.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 708.0 0.21 824.1-14.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 91.7 0.03 146.4-37.32

US Imports from Sint Maarten

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.59% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.03% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.01% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.00% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Sint Maarten in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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.
US imports from Sint Maarten 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 77.2 0.14 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 530.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.00 0.0
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 2.1 0.00 2.6-19.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.4 0.00 2.4-0.97
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 0.08 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 152.7 0.28 213.6-28.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 23.0 0.04 21.85.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 74.7 0.14 128.6-41.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 207.2 0.37 372.5-44.37
78 Lead and articles thereof 19.6 0.04 21.5-8.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41.1 0.07 17.6133.39
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 24.1 0.04 22.95.58
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 21.4 0.04 11.979.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10.2 0.02 6.362.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.5 0.00 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 0.02 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.5 0.03 31.8-51.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 57.3 0.10 42.534.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce