US trade (export - import) with Aruba in 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Aruba in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Aruba

In 2017, US trade with Aruba totaled $1,015.7 million, up 27.94% ($221.8 million) from 2016.

US exports to Aruba in 2017 totaled $979.7 million, up 26.04% ($202.4 million) from 2016.

US imports from Aruba in 2017 totaled $36.0 million, up 116.51% ($19.4 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Aruba in 2017 was $943.7 million, a 24.06% increase ($183.0 million) over 2016.

Aruba was the US 94th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 103rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0257% of US total trade (up from 0.0214% in 2016).

Aruba was the US 76th largest export market in 2017 (up from 83rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0634% of US total exports (up from 0.0535% in 2016).

Aruba was the US 150th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 159th in 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in 2016).

US Exports to Aruba

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.89% of US total exports to Aruba (49.18% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.11% of US total exports to Aruba (12.99% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.79% of US total exports to Aruba (12.75% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.23% of US total exports to Aruba (4.94% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.12% of US total exports to Aruba (5.25% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.46% of US total exports to Aruba (1.48% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of US total exports to Aruba (1.26% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.07% of US total exports to Aruba (1.35% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in 2017 over 2016 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 $145.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.2 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 $12.8 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 $8.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $7.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in 2017 over 2016 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) - a decrease of $3.5 million.
US exports to Aruba in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 25.0 0.00 28.1-10.85
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,501.5 2.09 16,832.821.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,906.8 1.01 6,961.342.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,263.5 0.74 6,606.09.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 393.9 0.04 411.8-4.34
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 492.7 0.05 735.0-32.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,614.5 0.27 2,557.72.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,436.1 0.35 3,304.14.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 649.0 0.07 686.0-5.40
10 Cereals 1,951.5 0.20 2,667.1-26.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,343.7 0.14 1,576.0-14.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 94.8 0.01 158.3-40.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.4 0.00 59.6-94.35
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 17.7 0.00 32.6-45.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,073.5 0.31 3,461.0-11.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,476.1 0.46 5,134.8-12.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,129.6 0.12 942.619.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,884.5 0.19 1,617.516.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,882.4 0.60 6,140.7-4.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,940.3 0.50 4,966.0-0.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,927.8 1.83 18,042.4-0.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,965.0 1.53 12,239.222.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,504.8 0.26 3,873.2-35.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 211.2 0.02 97.0117.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,957.7 0.20 1,385.241.33
26 Ores, slag and ash 58.1 0.01 5.5963.41
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 525,986.8 53.69 380,911.038.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,438.2 0.25 2,290.96.43
29 Organic chemicals 751.2 0.08 1,468.9-48.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,540.3 0.26 1,267.3100.45
31 Fertilizers 39.3 0.00 82.8-52.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,640.3 0.37 3,208.813.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,749.9 1.51 16,237.3-9.16
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 2,699.5 0.28 3,610.2-25.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 58.1 0.01 138.5-58.09
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 112.4 0.01 61.084.31
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 500.1 0.05 375.233.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,094.8 0.42 2,753.348.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,498.0 0.66 8,047.3-19.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,285.5 0.23 1,230.585.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 28.6 0.00 2.7963.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,850.2 0.19 2,201.8-15.97
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 45.2 0.00 4.2967.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,552.9 0.67 5,919.410.70
45 Cork and articles of cork 18.8 0.00 6.9170.38
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9.2 0.00 45.1-79.58
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,685.0 0.38 4,644.0-20.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,027.9 0.41 873.4361.17
50 Silk 13.6 0.00 33.6-59.45
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 18.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 43.9 0.00 15.2189.58
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 15.7 0.00 28.7-45.38
54 Man-made filaments 50.4 0.01 49.32.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 23.3 0.00 35.1-33.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 108.1 0.01 64.767.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 326.0 0.03 911.8-64.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 51.8 0.01 16.5214.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 106.9 0.01 155.5-31.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 32.9 0.00 49.2-33.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,648.5 0.27 2,396.510.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,154.2 0.22 1,634.331.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,868.3 0.29 3,114.7-7.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,591.8 0.16 1,561.31.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 216.0 0.02 165.730.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 241.4 0.02 242.7-0.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,235.6 0.13 1,251.0-1.23
69 Ceramic products 702.9 0.07 886.2-20.68
70 Glass and glassware 698.0 0.07 954.0-26.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 51,205.9 5.23 38,407.433.32
72 Iron and steel 505.1 0.05 706.0-28.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,666.0 0.58 3,723.752.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 542.1 0.06 266.4103.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 275.8 0.03 5.74,722.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,054.0 0.21 2,771.4-25.89
78 Lead and articles thereof 26.8 0.00 9.6179.50
80 Tin and articles thereof 16.0 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.2 0.00 74.8-82.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,522.2 0.16 1,217.625.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,642.2 0.17 988.866.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 49,793.5 5.08 36,568.736.16
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 38,919.9 3.97 30,040.429.56
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 291.2 0.03 1,710.5-82.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,100.9 1.95 18,191.95.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 870.7 0.09 3,393.1-74.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,684.2 0.89 1,422.6510.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,776.6 1.10 9,626.011.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,158.6 0.83 8,892.7-8.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.1 0.00 262.5-96.16
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 21.5 0.00 118.0-81.78
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 8,789.5 0.90 12,298.4-28.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,977.6 0.81 6,050.331.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,492.3 0.15 2,215.8-32.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 204.0 0.02 34.6488.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 57,685.7 5.89 48,822.418.15

US Imports from Aruba

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.44% of US total imports from Aruba (2.05% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.31% of US total imports from Aruba (2.46% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.68% of US total imports from Aruba (16.56% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.97% of US total imports from Aruba (2.42% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $15.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in 2017 over the 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 $1.1 million.
US imports from Aruba in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10.1 0.03 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25.9 0.07 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,320.3 6.44 340.7580.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 666.1 1.85 383.473.73
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 399.9 1.11 16.12,384.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.0 0.01 2.972.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.6 0.00 0.7-20.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.7 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26.6 0.07 13.596.69
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.6 0.00 0.7141.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.7 0.03 5.1128.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.9 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.8 0.00 12.8-93.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,684.0 4.68 2,753.3-38.84
72 Iron and steel 4.2 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 30.4 0.08 6.8345.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 89.2 0.25 7.91,034.25
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,087.2 5.80 233.2794.93
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 51.7 0.14 89.6-42.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 38.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 133.3 0.37 48.5174.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 24.4-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.4 0.01 42.5-89.64
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 28,447.2 79.01 12,567.0126.36
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce