US trade with Turks and Caicos Islands in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Turks and Caicos Islands

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Turks and Caicos Islands totaled $157.4 million, up 7.48% ($11.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in the first half of 2017 totaled $152.6 million, up 10.49% ($14.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in the first half of 2017 were $4.9 million, down 41.94% ($3.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Turks and Caicos Islands in the first half of 2017 was $147.7 million, a 13.88% increase ($18.0 million) over the first half of 2016.

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 127th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 125th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0082% of US total trade (up from 0.0081% in the first half of 2016).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 114th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 108th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0201% of US total exports (up from 0.0194% in the first half of 2016).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 171st largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 159th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (down from 0.0008% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.89% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (16.83% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.55% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (13.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.48% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (9.14% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.03% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (4.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.48% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.55% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.24% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.24% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.01% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (1.39% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.18% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (1.85% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands 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) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.6 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 $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,045.3 3.96 5,432.111.29
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,346.4 0.88 1,046.928.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,398.2 0.92 1,226.014.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15.9 0.01 23.2-31.69
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 814.3 0.53 428.190.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 661.9 0.43 749.1-11.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,420.2 0.93 984.444.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 82.0 0.05 92.4-11.21
10 Cereals 434.6 0.28 407.66.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 270.9 0.18 126.7113.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.4 0.01 14.83.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 206.6 0.14 115.978.28
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 245.3 0.16 288.3-14.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 225.9 0.15 220.82.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 58.4 0.04 125.6-53.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,163.5 0.76 1,044.911.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,325.4 0.87 1,442.4-8.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 620.2 0.41 626.3-0.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,066.7 2.67 3,941.63.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 126.6 0.08 98.428.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 123.3 0.08 101.022.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 925.2 0.61 849.88.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 3.1 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,537.3 8.87 11,775.914.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 211.4 0.14 184.914.34
29 Organic chemicals 101.9 0.07 99.32.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 423.5 0.28 318.632.91
31 Fertilizers 104.9 0.07 90.016.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 779.6 0.51 704.010.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 748.1 0.49 832.1-10.10
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 634.5 0.42 655.3-3.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 26.6 0.02 35.6-25.11
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 26.1 0.02 14.876.09
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9.5 0.01 8.610.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 450.8 0.30 364.223.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,064.9 1.35 1,885.49.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 566.4 0.37 447.026.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 195.7 0.13 69.6181.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.8 0.01 6.844.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,908.4 2.56 3,468.712.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 763.4 0.50 696.79.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 269.6 0.18 310.4-13.16
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 10.4 0.01 19.7-47.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 43.0 0.03 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 21.9 0.01 44.6-50.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 147.7 0.10 180.3-18.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.7 0.00 25.5-73.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9.1 0.01 28.6-68.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 378.3 0.25 412.4-8.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 250.6 0.16 192.130.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 592.3 0.39 1,253.0-52.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 119.0 0.08 172.3-30.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 51.2 0.03 80.9-36.68
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 159.3 0.10 127.824.63
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 18.0 0.01 2.6593.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,157.0 0.76 796.345.30
69 Ceramic products 389.3 0.26 349.411.40
70 Glass and glassware 589.8 0.39 704.0-16.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,596.6 3.01 1,923.8138.93
72 Iron and steel 906.0 0.59 835.58.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,675.9 1.10 1,416.618.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 288.1 0.19 307.5-6.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 12.4-79.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,299.0 0.85 907.343.17
80 Tin and articles thereof 12.7 0.01 4.8164.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57.9 0.04 87.3-33.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,067.6 0.70 1,332.4-19.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,089.8 4.65 7,899.1-10.25
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 6,946.0 4.55 6,560.35.88
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 68.8 0.05 9.1653.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,945.0 3.90 5,825.22.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 377.9 0.25 115.1228.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 795.3 0.52 914.2-13.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,490.3 0.98 1,911.9-22.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 603.6 0.40 490.623.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.5 0.00 3.2133.36
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7.6 0.00 13.5-43.46
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 3,546.8 2.32 3,040.616.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 348.3 0.23 329.95.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 219.2 0.14 209.44.66
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47.4 0.03 70.8-33.03

US Imports from Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.73% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (16.96% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.46% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.67% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.61% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.89% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.04% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.00% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.41% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.0 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) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 882.1 18.09 1,388.0-36.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.6 0.65 37.1-14.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.3 0.03 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.1 0.02 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 24.9 0.51 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26.0 0.53 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.0 0.04 2.3-13.83
70 Glass and glassware 21.8 0.45 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 127.2 2.61 74.969.79
72 Iron and steel 13.5 0.28 5.3157.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 35.4 0.73 16.4115.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 474.6 9.73 14.83,109.33
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 35.6 0.73 11.6205.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
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 2.5 0.05 26.1-90.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 27.5 0.56 52.9-48.06
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce