US trade with Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Aruba

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Aruba totaled $189.3 million, up 7.94% ($13.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $184.1 million, up 8.24% ($14.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $5.2 million, down 1.72% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $179.0 million, a 8.55% increase ($14.1 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Aruba was the US 99th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 103rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0192% of US total trade (down from 0.0214% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Aruba was the US 82nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 84th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0483% of US total exports (down from 0.0491% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Aruba was the US 152nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0009% of US total imports (down from 0.0011% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Aruba

The major share of US exports to Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 44.09% of US total exports to Aruba (44.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.33% of US total exports to Aruba (15.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.20% of US total exports to Aruba (14.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.56% of US total exports to Aruba (5.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.05% of US total exports to Aruba (3.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.14% of US total exports to Aruba (1.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.52% of US total exports to Aruba (1.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.37% of US total exports to Aruba (1.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $6.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $3.1 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 $2.3 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 $1.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $2.8 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,557.3 3.02 4,118.834.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,288.7 1.24 1,897.320.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,828.7 0.99 1,521.720.18
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 91.3 0.05 112.3-18.76
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 144.1 0.08 227.6-36.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 994.0 0.54 692.943.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 827.2 0.45 996.9-17.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 134.9 0.07 171.0-21.12
10 Cereals 455.7 0.25 761.5-40.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 309.0 0.17 580.4-46.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.7 0.01 11.160.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 15.7-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.0 0.00 3.00.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 778.8 0.42 973.7-20.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,059.0 0.58 1,020.83.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 249.7 0.14 269.0-7.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 432.3 0.23 365.518.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,628.1 0.88 1,514.37.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,132.5 0.62 1,031.69.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,247.0 2.31 4,540.9-6.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,263.4 1.77 3,374.4-3.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 632.3 0.34 829.8-23.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 76.3 0.04 17.4339.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 354.4 0.19 543.8-34.83
26 Ores, slag and ash 5.2 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 80,823.3 43.89 74,733.48.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,009.8 0.55 422.1139.22
29 Organic chemicals 160.1 0.09 368.8-56.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 707.1 0.38 306.1131.01
31 Fertilizers 13.0 0.01 5.0160.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 948.2 0.51 933.91.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,513.1 1.91 3,524.3-0.32
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 518.4 0.28 688.1-24.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6.8 0.00 24.5-72.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 52.8 0.03 8.7506.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 160.5 0.09 104.453.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,361.8 0.74 338.4302.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,430.6 0.78 1,815.8-21.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 359.5 0.20 414.0-13.18
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 628.5 0.34 345.082.19
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 45.2 0.02 4.2967.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,512.4 0.82 1,597.2-5.31
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.6 0.00 26.7-82.93
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 859.5 0.47 1,162.7-26.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,399.8 1.85 328.5934.84
50 Silk 6.1 0.00 29.4-79.18
52 Cotton 11.1 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 13.6 0.01 10.234.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 9.1 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35.0 0.02 19.380.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 83.1 0.05 776.0-89.29
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.3 0.01 5.1121.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 32.1 0.02 39.5-18.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.6 0.00 11.7-61.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 576.5 0.31 358.760.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 722.2 0.39 425.069.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 894.0 0.49 995.3-10.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 281.6 0.15 290.7-3.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35.6 0.02 18.988.55
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 91.3 0.05 59.952.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 325.1 0.18 198.763.60
69 Ceramic products 179.0 0.10 281.2-36.36
70 Glass and glassware 87.1 0.05 305.0-71.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,451.5 4.05 5,502.235.43
72 Iron and steel 144.7 0.08 181.7-20.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,093.3 0.59 1,250.7-12.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 62.4 0.03 53.017.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 534.7 0.29 739.6-27.71
80 Tin and articles thereof 13.4 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9.8 0.01 27.1-63.97
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 354.1 0.19 206.671.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 307.2 0.17 452.4-32.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,951.5 5.40 9,805.41.49
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 7,912.9 4.30 5,638.740.33
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 86.5 0.05 225.4-61.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,205.0 2.28 4,760.5-11.67
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 135.2 0.07 2,504.1-94.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,222.4 2.84 468.61,014.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,561.9 1.39 2,468.53.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,366.7 0.74 1,953.6-30.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.8 0.00 5.718.87
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.2 0.01 77.1-85.52
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 2,311.7 1.26 5,074.7-54.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,848.4 1.00 1,325.339.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 415.7 0.23 508.7-18.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,713.4 5.82 10,291.44.10

US Imports from Aruba

The major share of US imports from Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.49% of US total imports from Aruba (9.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.88% of US total imports from Aruba (1.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.64% of US total imports from Aruba (0.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - 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.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter 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) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Aruba in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10.1 0.20 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 115.7 2.24 83.438.72
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 83.8 1.62 2.73,057.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.0 0.02 0.0
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 0.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.7 0.07 13.5-72.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.0 0.02 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 12.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 335.6 6.49 486.1-30.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.9 0.06 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.4 0.07 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.9 0.09 13.4-63.50
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 18.1 0.35 2.1765.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61.6 1.19 8.4635.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,531.0 87.59 4,633.4-2.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce