US trade (export - import) with Aruba in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Aruba in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Aruba

In 2013, US trade with Aruba was $1,142.5 million, down 26.26% ($406.8 million) from 2012.

US exports to Aruba in 2013 totaled $1,100.0 million, up 54.89% ($389.8 million) from 2012.

US imports from Aruba in 2013 were $42.5 million, down 94.93% ($796.6 million) from 2012.

US trade with Aruba went from a deficit of $128.9 million in 2012, to a surplus of $1,057.5 million in 2013.

Aruba was the US 95th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 94th in 2012), accounting for 0.03% of US total trade (down from 0.04% in 2012).

Aruba was the US 75th largest export market in 2013 (up from 85th in 2012), accounting for 0.07% of US total exports (up from 0.05% in 2012).

Aruba was the US 141st largest supplier in 2013 (down from 84th in 2012), accounting for 0.00% of US total imports (down from 0.04% in 2012).

US Exports to Aruba

The major share of US exports to Aruba in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.87% of US total exports to Aruba (44.27% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.15% of US total exports to Aruba (14.27% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.45% of US total exports to Aruba (11.75% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.91% of US total exports to Aruba (7.18% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.51% of US total exports to Aruba (5.77% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.27% of US total exports to Aruba (2.58% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.17% of US total exports to Aruba (1.43% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.86% of US total exports to Aruba (1.20% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $356.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $15.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $14.2 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 $6.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $6.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.3 million.
US exports to Aruba in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 129.2 0.01 47.6171.59
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,032.2 0.82 8,865.01.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,290.8 0.30 3,734.4-11.88
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,557.6 0.41 5,069.8-10.10
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 269.5 0.02 518.6-48.03
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,547.8 0.14 472.6227.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,274.8 0.12 1,791.4-28.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,830.5 0.17 1,889.6-3.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 696.6 0.06 1,209.7-42.42
10 Cereals 2,113.0 0.19 2,283.5-7.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,873.2 0.17 2,275.9-17.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 175.9 0.02 209.3-15.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 21.9 0.00 20.47.53
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 20.7 0.00 9.3123.02
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,959.3 0.27 3,133.7-5.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,804.7 0.35 3,576.46.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 867.4 0.08 1,576.7-44.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,941.6 0.18 2,701.2-28.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,095.5 0.55 5,055.720.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,768.5 0.52 4,741.921.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,474.6 1.41 16,031.8-3.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,006.0 1.27 14,782.3-5.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,862.2 0.35 3,161.822.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 304.2 0.03 260.816.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 902.2 0.08 2,182.2-58.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 12.9 0.00 19.7-34.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 668,578.3 60.78 312,183.9114.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 307.1 0.03 535.7-42.67
29 Organic chemicals 557.5 0.05 876.6-36.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,286.1 0.48 2,894.782.61
31 Fertilizers 45.1 0.00 45.8-1.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,013.9 0.27 3,687.0-18.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,501.5 1.32 15,553.1-6.76
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 2,279.9 0.21 2,559.2-10.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 126.0 0.01 111.513.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 390.7 0.04 14.22,652.21
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 540.6 0.05 646.4-16.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,285.8 0.48 7,776.4-32.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,380.7 0.49 5,631.4-4.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 943.3 0.09 656.143.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 26.2 0.00 54.5-51.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,498.7 0.23 2,465.51.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 16.5 0.00 10.360.49
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,052.7 0.64 3,877.281.90
45 Cork and articles of cork 51.8 0.00 49.44.90
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,605.6 0.42 4,725.5-2.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,160.1 0.11 1,504.8-22.91
50 Silk 22.8 0.00 3.2615.60
52 Cotton 37.1 0.00 3.9839.73
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.3 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 27.8 0.00 20.932.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 15.2 0.00 52.0-70.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 102.3 0.01 160.7-36.35
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,279.8 0.12 461.4177.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 66.9 0.01 82.5-18.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 39.0 0.00 66.9-41.65
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18.6 0.00 25.4-26.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,264.2 0.21 2,248.90.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,422.9 0.13 1,403.41.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,445.9 0.22 1,978.623.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,334.9 0.12 1,712.1-22.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 208.9 0.02 158.931.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 133.7 0.01 140.3-4.71
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.2 0.00 4.389.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,363.7 0.12 3,217.8-57.62
69 Ceramic products 1,416.8 0.13 1,100.728.71
70 Glass and glassware 1,262.1 0.11 1,198.85.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 53,992.6 4.91 50,962.55.95
72 Iron and steel 874.3 0.08 1,276.9-31.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,247.6 0.66 9,012.7-19.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 342.4 0.03 481.1-28.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 100.1-96.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,484.2 0.23 2,806.4-11.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.3 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.1 0.00 9.5-24.93
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.4 0.00 3.938.89
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 333.8 0.03 6.05,493.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,086.7 0.10 1,255.1-13.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,620.4 0.15 3,395.5-52.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,765.4 2.80 40,030.8-23.15
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 31,484.4 2.86 30,014.64.90
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 1,605.7 0.15 1,146.240.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,998.6 1.55 17,563.6-3.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15,026.0 1.37 836.71,695.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,996.5 0.45 2,624.890.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,752.6 0.98 9,129.017.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,787.8 1.07 13,097.5-10.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 341.7 0.03 175.794.48
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 103.4 0.01 119.2-13.26
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 14,011.1 1.27 7,761.480.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13,772.6 1.25 7,804.176.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,978.0 0.18 1,637.620.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 451.1 0.04 97.0365.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 58,929.1 5.36 43,287.636.13

US Imports from Aruba

The major share of US imports from Aruba in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 22.88% of US total imports from Aruba (0.94% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.73% of US total imports from Aruba (94.57% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.88% of US total imports from Aruba (0.07% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in 2013 over 2012 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 $1.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in 2013 over the 2012 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 $785.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Aruba in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.6 0.05 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 22.4-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 240.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,960.7 18.73 793,522.4-99.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 212.2 0.50 189.511.96
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 950.7 2.24 412.7130.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 61.9 0.15 10.8471.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.00 4.2-92.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 30.4 0.07 9.1234.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.1 0.01 39.8-92.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.6 0.01 2.073.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,725.5 22.88 7,887.623.30
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 50.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 82.2 0.19 320.9-74.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 29.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 139.8 0.33 266.0-47.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 43.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 16.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 147.2 0.35 653.8-77.48
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 49.8 0.12 88.2-43.50
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 3.4 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.4 0.01 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2.1 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9.9 0.02 50.4-80.36
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 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.8 0.01 108.6-97.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 152.2 0.36 215.8-29.46
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 22,944.9 53.98 34,882.8-34.22
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce