US trade with Aruba in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Aruba

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Aruba totaled $776.1 million, up 36.67% ($208.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Aruba in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $758.4 million, up 36.63% ($203.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Aruba in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $17.7 million, up 38.13% ($4.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Aruba in the first nine months of 2017 was $740.7 million, a 36.60% increase ($198.4 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Aruba was the US 93rd largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 102nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0267% of US total trade (up from 0.0217% in the first nine months of 2016).

Aruba was the US 77th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 84th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0666% of US total exports (up from 0.0525% in the first nine months of 2016).

Aruba was the US 153rd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 158th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total imports (up from 0.0008% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Aruba

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.95% of US total exports to Aruba (49.50% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.30% of US total exports to Aruba (13.40% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.11% of US total exports to Aruba (12.98% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.86% of US total exports to Aruba (3.94% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.62% of US total exports to Aruba (5.40% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.56% of US total exports to Aruba (1.47% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.00% of US total exports to Aruba (1.38% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.90% of US total exports to Aruba (1.32% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Aruba in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $172.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.3 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 $7.6 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 $7.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $6.6 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;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Aruba in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $2.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.5 million.
US exports to Aruba in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 17.5 0.00 28.1-37.66
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,715.6 1.94 12,221.420.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,659.4 1.01 5,184.847.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,018.6 0.66 4,941.61.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 354.7 0.05 361.9-1.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 340.7 0.04 499.3-31.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,965.2 0.26 1,973.9-0.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,461.1 0.32 2,396.22.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 531.4 0.07 538.1-1.25
10 Cereals 1,366.6 0.18 1,783.1-23.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 996.0 0.13 1,188.4-16.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 85.6 0.01 129.9-34.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.4 0.00 35.7-90.57
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.9 0.00 19.9-70.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,236.9 0.29 2,490.3-10.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,018.7 0.40 3,689.5-18.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 831.5 0.11 666.124.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,279.7 0.17 1,231.43.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,552.0 0.60 4,463.71.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,625.2 0.48 3,602.80.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,161.8 1.74 13,166.8-0.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,570.5 1.39 8,590.023.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,740.3 0.23 2,787.0-37.56
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 137.0 0.02 66.8105.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,591.6 0.21 1,304.422.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 48.7 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 445,439.5 58.74 273,430.762.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,674.3 0.22 1,673.30.06
29 Organic chemicals 436.4 0.06 1,071.3-59.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,861.0 0.25 979.190.08
31 Fertilizers 21.4 0.00 58.9-63.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,679.7 0.35 2,417.610.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,353.2 1.37 12,852.9-19.45
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 1,867.6 0.25 2,883.1-35.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 18.0 0.00 64.7-72.10
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 99.4 0.01 43.0130.92
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 353.7 0.05 268.231.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,778.4 0.37 2,036.736.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,169.6 0.55 4,751.5-12.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,115.0 0.15 878.326.95
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) 1,504.6 0.20 1,514.9-0.68
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 45.2 0.01 4.2967.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,232.5 0.69 4,191.024.85
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 33.4-72.39
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 2,766.6 0.36 3,207.6-13.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,831.0 0.51 689.8455.41
50 Silk 6.1 0.00 33.6-81.75
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 18.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 26.9 0.00 15.277.38
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11.5 0.00 10.113.92
54 Man-made filaments 28.2 0.00 23.519.88
55 Man-made staple fibers 15.0 0.00 29.7-49.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 65.8 0.01 60.68.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 188.2 0.02 854.4-77.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 42.9 0.01 16.5160.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 75.9 0.01 125.0-39.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 24.1 0.00 43.0-43.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,698.6 0.22 1,532.710.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,482.0 0.20 947.856.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,002.8 0.26 2,240.3-10.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 873.3 0.12 1,145.7-23.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 106.4 0.01 74.143.62
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 127.2 0.02 169.7-25.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 784.4 0.10 1,009.7-22.32
69 Ceramic products 465.6 0.06 581.0-19.87
70 Glass and glassware 434.2 0.06 676.0-35.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29,236.4 3.86 21,888.433.57
72 Iron and steel 358.4 0.05 643.0-44.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,841.3 0.37 3,066.3-7.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 452.3 0.06 197.8128.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 275.8 0.04 5.74,722.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,576.0 0.21 2,071.8-23.93
78 Lead and articles thereof 18.2 0.00 6.9163.92
80 Tin and articles thereof 16.0 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.2 0.00 71.4-81.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,173.9 0.15 834.540.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 850.0 0.11 743.514.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,971.3 3.82 28,120.93.02
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 27,744.2 3.66 20,159.537.62
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 0.01 1,696.7-94.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,165.5 1.74 13,619.2-3.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 275.1 0.04 2,782.7-90.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,914.5 1.04 1,275.8520.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,536.3 0.99 6,694.812.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,929.8 0.65 6,407.1-23.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.1 0.00 259.0-96.11
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 14.6 0.00 101.9-85.66
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 5,792.9 0.76 8,482.1-31.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,098.4 0.80 3,737.163.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,138.9 0.15 1,759.3-35.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 126.4 0.02 30.9308.68
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 44,661.0 5.89 34,378.629.91

US Imports from Aruba

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.11% of US total imports from Aruba (2.66% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.82% of US total imports from Aruba (17.69% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.41% of US total imports from Aruba (2.17% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.26% of US total imports from Aruba (1.89% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.1 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.

The largest declines in US imports from Aruba in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $1.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Aruba in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10.1 0.06 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,320.3 13.11 340.7580.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 493.8 2.79 263.187.67
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 104.1 0.59 11.4809.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.0 0.03 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 0.437.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.7 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.5 0.10 13.536.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.7 0.07 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 1,206.5 6.82 2,266.1-46.76
72 Iron and steel 4.2 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 19.0 0.11 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24.1 0.14 0.0
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 59.1 0.33 124.7-52.57
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 0.29 30.270.95
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 112.3 0.63 48.5131.51
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 0.02 38.7-88.64
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,242.4 74.84 9,551.938.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce