US trade (export - import) with Aruba in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Aruba in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Aruba

In 2015, US trade with Aruba was $1,210.1 million, down 14.75% ($209.3 million) from 2014.

US exports to Aruba in 2015 were $1,154.6 million, down 14.96% ($203.1 million) from 2014.

US imports from Aruba in 2015 were $55.4 million, down 10.04% ($6.2 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Aruba in 2015 was $1,099.2 million, a 15.19% decrease ($196.9 million) over 2014.

Aruba was the US 91st largest trading partner in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0318% of US total trade (down from 0.0352% in 2014).

Aruba was the US 75th largest export market in 2015 (down from 73rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0768% of US total exports (down from 0.0838% in 2014).

Aruba was the US 139th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 138th in 2014), accounting for 0.0024% of US total imports (down from 0.0026% in 2014).

US Exports to Aruba

The major share of US exports to Aruba in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.69% of US total exports to Aruba (64.09% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.03% of US total exports to Aruba (11.27% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.26% of US total exports to Aruba (6.24% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.54% of US total exports to Aruba (3.18% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.47% of US total exports to Aruba (3.53% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.03% of US total exports to Aruba (0.86% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.82% of US total exports to Aruba (1.09% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in 2015 over 2014 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 $122.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $28.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.8 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) - a decrease of $7.9 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $7.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4.0 million.
US exports to Aruba in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 130.4 0.01 56.7130.10
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,805.2 0.85 10,003.0-1.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,721.3 0.32 4,644.5-19.88
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,582.3 0.48 5,482.21.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 423.9 0.04 177.9138.35
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 412.9 0.04 459.3-10.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,859.7 0.16 2,323.6-19.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,273.1 0.20 2,044.411.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 581.6 0.05 422.037.82
10 Cereals 2,037.9 0.18 2,265.2-10.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,331.7 0.12 1,938.5-31.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 185.7 0.02 280.3-33.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.8 0.00 49.9-90.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,017.1 0.26 2,989.70.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,992.1 0.35 3,631.19.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,612.1 0.14 1,994.9-19.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,224.4 0.19 2,353.4-5.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,329.5 0.37 4,998.8-13.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,165.2 0.45 5,856.2-11.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,739.8 1.54 15,949.611.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,664.9 1.18 13,262.93.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,611.2 0.31 3,397.86.28
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 150.9 0.01 157.3-4.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,077.9 0.09 1,589.9-32.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 107.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 745,868.9 64.60 868,474.0-14.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,697.2 0.15 438.3287.24
29 Organic chemicals 763.4 0.07 231.1230.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,475.9 0.13 2,160.9-31.70
31 Fertilizers 29.7 0.00 138.3-78.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,352.1 0.29 5,252.9-36.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,555.1 1.61 19,204.4-3.38
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 2,703.8 0.23 2,128.827.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 123.4 0.01 201.8-38.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.4 0.00 65.5-88.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 505.1 0.04 485.64.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,326.0 0.37 6,110.8-29.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,375.5 0.47 5,736.3-6.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,935.3 0.17 1,061.182.39
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.4 0.00 9.5-32.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,078.3 0.18 2,503.7-16.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,782.2 0.50 5,362.17.83
45 Cork and articles of cork 7.9 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,949.6 0.43 5,251.6-5.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,174.3 0.10 1,036.213.33
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 19.5-100.00
52 Cotton 7.5 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12.6 0.00 16.3-23.07
54 Man-made filaments 64.7 0.01 5.51,067.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 23.5 0.00 71.7-67.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 97.0 0.01 72.434.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 560.2 0.05 817.1-31.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20.6 0.00 23.3-11.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 129.9 0.01 301.8-56.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 77.2 0.01 68.113.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,608.1 0.23 2,878.5-9.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,913.2 0.17 2,033.3-5.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,166.4 0.27 3,565.3-11.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,606.5 0.14 1,135.441.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 117.0 0.01 88.831.68
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 153.0 0.01 224.9-31.99
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.0 0.00 14.2-43.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,471.9 0.13 1,724.7-14.66
69 Ceramic products 1,386.1 0.12 1,212.014.36
70 Glass and glassware 1,140.0 0.10 992.114.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 40,077.6 3.47 47,975.4-16.46
72 Iron and steel 975.7 0.08 791.023.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,310.5 0.29 7,270.7-54.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 283.6 0.02 931.8-69.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14.8 0.00 10.146.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,967.4 0.26 2,309.328.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 107.8 0.01 108.7-0.85
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10.8 0.00 4.7130.63
80 Tin and articles thereof 11.5 0.00 20.3-43.19
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.5 0.00 16.8-19.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 869.5 0.08 921.3-5.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 862.3 0.07 2,405.0-64.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,659.4 3.26 47,072.0-20.00
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 36,956.8 3.20 37,524.4-1.51
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 1,315.1 0.11 46.32,740.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,037.7 1.22 16,952.1-17.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,209.8 0.10 29,924.6-95.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,161.6 0.19 9,963.8-78.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,903.9 0.94 11,503.6-5.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,423.7 0.82 11,939.0-21.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 177.7 0.02 424.5-58.13
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 220.0 0.02 288.9-23.85
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 11,925.6 1.03 12,408.6-3.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,531.8 0.48 7,062.4-21.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,793.5 0.16 2,050.5-12.53
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 170.9 0.01 22.1673.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 71,407.9 6.18 80,235.7-11.00

US Imports from Aruba

The major share of US imports from Aruba in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.79% of US total imports from Aruba (0.03% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.62% of US total imports from Aruba (7.53% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.88% of US total imports from Aruba (0.62% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.14% of US total imports from Aruba (0.87% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.55% of US total imports from Aruba (5.19% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in 2015 over 2014 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 $27.6 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $32.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.4 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Aruba in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 22.4-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 82.3 0.15 30.1174.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 178.8-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,105.4 1.99 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27,606.6 49.80 5.5506,443.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 596.1 1.08 525.813.36
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 19.0 0.03 5.3259.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17.7 0.03 4.1337.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.4 0.00 4.3-90.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.2 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23.2 0.04 4.7393.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.5 0.01 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.3 0.01 27.7-84.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9.0 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,223.9 7.62 4,637.2-8.91
72 Iron and steel 205.9 0.37 161.027.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 533.8 0.96 16.93,055.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 210.4 0.38 19.3990.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 91.4 0.16 91.8-0.46
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 87.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 58.8 0.11 1,415.7-95.85
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 225.8 0.41 161.739.65
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 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 1,570.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21.8 0.04 19.511.88
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 11.8 0.02 0.33,859.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.6 0.03 32.1-54.60
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20,364.2 36.73 52,523.6-61.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce