US trade (export - import) with Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016

Published or Updated: May 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Turks and Caicos Islands

In 2016, US trade with Turks and Caicos Islands totaled $309.3 million, up 4.99% ($14.7 million) from 2015.

US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016 totaled $296.6 million, up 6.08% ($17.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016 were $12.7 million, down 15.41% ($2.3 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016 was $283.9 million, a 7.30% increase ($19.3 million) over 2015.

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 128th largest trading partner in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0084% of US total trade (up from 0.0077% in 2015).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 108th largest export market in 2016 (up from 113th in 2015), accounting for 0.0204% of US total exports (up from 0.0186% in 2015).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 165th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 164th in 2015), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.81% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (15.04% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.57% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (11.53% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.68% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (11.27% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.05% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (4.15% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.85% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.80% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.26% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.39% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.13% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (1.86% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.76% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (1.47% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7,212.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,089.3 thousand;
  • 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 $1,972.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,521.8 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,294.3 thousand;
  • 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 $1,133.3 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $963.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6,571.4 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,131.0 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $901.3 thousand.
US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,042.2 3.72 9,747.913.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,968.0 0.66 1,978.7-0.54
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,299.5 0.78 2,171.55.89
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.1 0.01 62.5-42.24
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,079.7 0.36 1,281.2-15.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,166.3 0.39 857.735.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,866.2 0.63 902.9106.68
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 160.0 0.05 91.375.29
10 Cereals 856.5 0.29 839.32.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 235.2 0.08 250.1-5.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 18.3 0.01 15.121.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6.6 0.00 19.8-66.88
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 7.2 0.00 2.7161.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 310.2 0.10 292.26.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 603.0 0.20 498.420.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 420.6 0.14 392.87.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 197.5 0.07 192.62.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,150.6 0.73 1,854.715.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,844.5 1.30 2,322.765.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,245.4 0.42 878.241.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,356.9 2.48 7,088.33.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 246.1 0.08 267.3-7.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 167.4 0.06 223.7-25.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,373.2 0.80 1,551.452.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,375.2 7.88 29,946.6-21.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 363.9 0.12 353.42.97
29 Organic chemicals 148.8 0.05 116.228.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 616.4 0.21 470.930.90
31 Fertilizers 220.9 0.07 210.74.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,695.3 0.57 1,363.424.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,983.8 0.67 2,070.1-4.17
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 1,263.5 0.43 1,081.116.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 164.7 0.06 15.8940.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 61.7 0.02 96.4-35.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 13.1 0.00 22.0-40.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 773.6 0.26 848.8-8.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,672.6 1.24 4,008.5-8.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,023.9 0.35 938.49.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 212.0 0.07 339.0-37.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13.5 0.00 11.617.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,580.2 2.56 7,636.9-0.74
45 Cork and articles of cork 131.4 0.04 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 36.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,359.8 0.46 1,223.711.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 597.0 0.20 574.93.84
50 Silk 2.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 48.0 0.02 23.6103.13
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 41.6 0.01 10.4300.36
55 Man-made staple fibers 49.5 0.02 10.9354.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 50.6 0.02 77.6-34.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 312.1 0.11 388.1-19.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 30.3 0.01 2.61,069.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17.5 0.01 31.5-44.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 42.8 0.01 137.2-68.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 791.3 0.27 504.956.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 302.4 0.10 300.20.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,632.5 0.89 1,858.741.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 399.7 0.13 288.838.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 174.3 0.06 130.533.56
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 289.6 0.10 243.618.87
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 43.0 0.01 77.4-44.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,274.9 0.77 1,959.016.13
69 Ceramic products 821.8 0.28 481.270.77
70 Glass and glassware 1,363.1 0.46 1,267.47.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,324.8 2.13 5,191.521.83
72 Iron and steel 1,482.8 0.50 1,676.9-11.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,491.8 1.18 2,911.819.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 824.9 0.28 1,726.2-52.21
75 Nickel and articles thereof 22.8 0.01 6.7238.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,814.5 0.95 2,251.325.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 21.2 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.3 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 150.8 0.05 96.256.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,602.3 0.88 1,968.932.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,275.4 6.16 13,186.138.60
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 13,012.5 4.39 11,040.317.86
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 45.6 0.02 34.631.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,214.5 3.78 10,575.96.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 412.4 0.14 515.8-20.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,194.6 1.41 4,102.12.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,692.3 0.91 2,593.83.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,326.5 0.45 1,797.2-26.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 51.8 0.02 26.099.45
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 79.2 0.03 30.6158.34
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 7,598.4 2.56 8,729.5-12.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,142.6 0.39 1,303.5-12.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 434.3 0.15 346.325.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 106.2 0.04 94.212.79
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 123,630.1 41.69 116,418.16.19

US Imports from Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.39% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (26.42% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.91% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (1.98% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.75% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (2.46% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.07% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (1.58% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $72.0 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $70.7 thousand;
  • 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 $49.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,188.4 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $637.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $271.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $236.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $136.6 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $54.8 thousand.
US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,306.7 26.09 3,944.1-16.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 37.1 0.29 13.6172.42
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 4.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 236.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9.4 0.07 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.3 0.02 0.5365.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 70.7 0.56 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 108.0 0.85 58.684.43
72 Iron and steel 8.6 0.07 40.1-78.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 42.2 0.33 8.7387.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.2 0.03 59.0-92.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 52.4 0.41 189.0-72.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.2 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32.8 0.26 304.6-89.23
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 14.7 0.12 50.7-70.94
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 18.5 0.15 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.6 0.23 13.6117.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.8 0.02 9.1-69.13
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 72.5 0.57 0.514,400.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 58.2 0.46 29.398.81
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,793.8 69.39 9,982.2-11.90
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce