US trade with Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Aruba

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Aruba totaled $239.6 million, up 6.01% ($13.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $221.3 million, down 0.41% ($0.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $18.3 million, up 379.30% ($14.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $203.0 million, a 7.05% decrease ($15.4 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Aruba was the US 96th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 98th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0230% of US total trade (down from 0.0235% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Aruba was the US 79th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 82nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0543% of US total exports (down from 0.0587% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Aruba was the US 134th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 155th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Aruba

The major share of US exports to Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.56% of US total exports to Aruba (48.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.31% of US total exports to Aruba (11.97% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.11% of US total exports to Aruba (12.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.93% of US total exports to Aruba (7.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.86% of US total exports to Aruba (4.86% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.12% of US total exports to Aruba (0.96% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.68% of US total exports to Aruba (1.42% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.10% of US total exports to Aruba (1.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12.4 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) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.4 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 $1.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $26.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.0 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 $0.8 million.
US exports to Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 7.5 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,785.8 2.61 4,611.325.47
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,247.3 1.02 1,776.526.50
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,244.9 1.01 1,664.434.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 39.2 0.02 49.9-21.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 151.9 0.07 235.7-35.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 649.3 0.29 583.711.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 975.0 0.44 907.97.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 117.6 0.05 147.9-20.48
10 Cereals 584.9 0.26 884.0-33.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 347.7 0.16 387.6-10.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9.2 0.00 28.4-67.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11.8 0.01 12.8-7.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 836.5 0.38 970.7-13.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,457.4 0.66 1,445.30.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 298.0 0.13 276.57.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 604.8 0.27 386.156.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,330.4 0.60 1,676.9-20.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,315.1 0.59 1,363.1-3.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,766.0 2.15 4,875.6-2.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,394.5 1.99 3,649.120.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 764.5 0.35 1,086.2-29.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 74.2 0.03 30.2145.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 366.1 0.17 80.9352.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 9.5 0.00 5.572.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 80,547.3 36.39 107,480.4-25.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 763.8 0.35 617.623.68
29 Organic chemicals 314.8 0.14 397.6-20.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 679.3 0.31 288.2135.67
31 Fertilizers 17.9 0.01 23.9-25.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 960.6 0.43 791.221.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,396.7 1.99 3,384.429.91
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 832.0 0.38 727.114.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 40.0 0.02 73.9-45.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13.0 0.01 17.9-27.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 146.4 0.07 107.036.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,316.3 0.59 716.683.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,328.4 1.05 3,295.8-29.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,170.5 0.53 352.2232.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 345.6 0.16 686.9-49.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,320.4 0.60 1,728.4-23.61
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 918.4 0.41 1,436.4-36.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 196.9 0.09 183.77.21
50 Silk 7.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 17.0 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.2 0.00 18.7-77.45
54 Man-made filaments 22.2 0.01 25.8-13.92
55 Man-made staple fibers 8.4 0.00 5.455.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 42.3 0.02 4.1941.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 137.9 0.06 57.4140.30
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.9 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 31.0 0.01 30.51.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8.8 0.00 6.241.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 950.0 0.43 863.89.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 672.2 0.30 686.5-2.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 865.5 0.39 874.3-1.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 718.5 0.32 415.672.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 109.6 0.05 91.619.63
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 114.2 0.05 73.056.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 451.2 0.20 241.387.02
69 Ceramic products 237.4 0.11 305.2-22.23
70 Glass and glassware 263.8 0.12 278.0-5.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,969.5 9.93 16,519.033.00
72 Iron and steel 146.7 0.07 63.1132.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,824.8 1.28 657.4329.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 89.9 0.04 68.630.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 478.0 0.22 699.7-31.69
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.6 0.00 2.7219.43
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 348.3 0.16 383.0-9.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 792.1 0.36 245.3222.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,822.2 9.41 8,447.8146.48
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 11,175.7 5.05 9,880.913.10
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 204.8 0.09 13.81,384.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,935.4 2.68 4,572.729.80
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 595.6 0.27 610.3-2.41
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 769.7 0.35 146.7424.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,240.3 1.46 2,931.310.54
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,228.8 1.46 2,485.629.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6.9 0.00 16.2-57.33
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 2,996.6 1.35 3,816.3-21.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,879.2 0.85 2,313.3-18.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 353.4 0.16 456.5-22.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 77.6 0.04 3.71,991.81
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,024.7 5.88 14,443.9-9.83

US Imports from Aruba

The major share of US imports from Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.19% of US total imports from Aruba (4.39% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.61% of US total imports from Aruba (12.75% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.56% of US total imports from Aruba (3.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $12.2 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 $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Aruba in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25.9 0.14 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 172.3 0.94 120.343.26
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 295.8 1.62 4.76,258.58
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 0.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.1 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.6 0.01 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 477.5 2.61 487.2-2.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 11.4 0.06 6.866.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 65.2 0.36 7.9728.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,028.0 11.08 108.51,769.10
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 0.0 0.00 59.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21.0 0.11 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 15,204.8 83.03 3,015.0404.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce