US trade (export - import) with Belize in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Belize in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Belize

In 2013, US trade with Belize was $375.1 million, down 13.66% ($59.3 million) from 2012.

US exports to Belize in 2013 were $241.2 million, down 9.20% ($24.4 million) from 2012.

US imports from Belize in 2013 were $133.9 million, down 20.67% ($34.9 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Belize in 2013 was $107.2 million, a 10.82% increase ($10.5 million) over 2012.

Belize was the US 128th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 121st in 2012), accounting for 0.0096% of US total trade (down from 0.0112% in 2012).

Belize was the US 127th largest export market in 2013 (down from 117th in 2012), accounting for 0.0153% of US total exports (down from 0.0172% in 2012).

Belize was the US 117th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 113th in 2012), accounting for 0.0058% of US total imports (down from 0.0072% in 2012).

US Exports to Belize

The major share of US exports to Belize in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.61% of US total exports to Belize (30.39% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.27% of US total exports to Belize (19.65% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.96% of US total exports to Belize (11.12% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.52% of US total exports to Belize (3.69% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.38% of US total exports to Belize (2.65% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.16% of US total exports to Belize (17.80% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.12% of US total exports to Belize (1.99% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.14% of US total exports to Belize (0.76% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Belize in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.5 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 $2.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.1 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) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.8 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) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belize in 2013 over 2012 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 $41.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Belize in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 415.2 0.17 319.829.83
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,973.0 0.82 1,566.325.97
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 52.8-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,219.5 1.33 2,753.216.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 44.3 0.02 60.6-26.95
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 16.8 0.01 53.2-68.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 656.4 0.27 512.728.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 106.2 0.04 154.8-31.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,814.5 1.17 2,989.4-5.85
10 Cereals 10,081.4 4.18 8,948.912.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 208.1 0.09 306.2-32.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 200.5 0.08 291.5-31.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22.0 0.01 48.6-54.78
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11.6 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,993.1 1.66 3,092.529.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,123.2 1.71 3,482.818.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,089.4 0.45 1,331.8-18.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,048.0 0.43 1,074.8-2.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,539.9 1.05 2,426.14.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,892.6 1.20 2,217.930.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,224.7 2.58 6,237.7-0.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,664.1 3.59 6,994.023.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,142.3 1.72 5,651.6-26.71
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,624.4 0.67 1,628.4-0.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 213.6 0.09 741.2-71.19
26 Ores, slag and ash 7.9 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,987.6 2.07 46,538.0-89.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 705.6 0.29 557.626.55
29 Organic chemicals 535.3 0.22 1,705.2-68.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,436.5 0.60 909.058.03
31 Fertilizers 7,787.4 3.23 7,436.94.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,925.3 1.21 3,023.0-3.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,499.7 1.45 4,704.8-25.61
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 2,477.7 1.03 2,815.6-12.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 445.6 0.18 403.410.46
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 290.4 0.12 72.5300.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 447.1 0.19 383.316.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,115.0 0.88 1,992.16.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,436.1 1.84 3,549.824.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,738.8 0.72 1,983.1-12.32
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.7 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 520.2 0.22 185.2180.86
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.9 0.01 8.1170.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,080.3 2.11 3,871.331.23
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7.5 0.00 11.3-33.40
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 60.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,461.8 1.02 2,495.1-1.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 594.3 0.25 606.4-1.99
52 Cotton 23.7 0.01 22.55.12
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8.9 0.00 4.983.17
54 Man-made filaments 25.9 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 74.7 0.03 62.120.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 51.2 0.02 54.9-6.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 120.9 0.05 88.935.92
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 40.5 0.02 134.0-69.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 311.6 0.13 162.491.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17.9 0.01 26.3-31.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 440.7 0.18 222.398.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 264.8 0.11 396.6-33.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,933.0 1.22 3,207.8-8.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 681.3 0.28 633.57.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.9 0.00 42.2-93.11
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.1 0.01 26.4-54.25
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 99.6 0.04 207.8-52.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 253.0 0.10 296.6-14.72
69 Ceramic products 362.2 0.15 206.475.50
70 Glass and glassware 886.8 0.37 787.812.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,744.5 1.14 2,018.135.99
72 Iron and steel 690.4 0.29 411.167.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,527.9 1.46 5,492.5-35.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 100.3 0.04 108.9-7.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 653.7 0.27 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,597.5 0.66 1,733.2-7.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 10.1 0.00 47.1-78.48
79 Zinc and articles thereof 25.5 0.01 3.4654.97
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 23.5 0.01 34.0-31.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,350.4 0.56 1,418.9-4.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 512.3 0.21 542.4-5.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 35,235.7 14.61 31,151.213.11
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 19,839.0 8.23 17,060.716.28
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 7,793.4 3.23 7,355.65.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,872.9 9.07 18,324.119.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,448.8 0.60 624.6131.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,783.7 1.15 2,290.721.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,144.6 1.72 3,901.16.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 762.5 0.32 673.713.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 27.9 0.01 103.9-73.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 101.4 0.04 175.8-42.34
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 4,376.4 1.81 3,362.230.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 647.9 0.27 1,052.5-38.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,378.0 0.57 1,152.219.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 44.3 0.02 2.71,522.12
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 24,017.8 9.96 23,733.21.20

US Imports from Belize

The major share of US imports from Belize in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.85% of US total imports from Belize (62.25% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.90% of US total imports from Belize (29.01% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.61% of US total imports from Belize (1.43% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.30% of US total imports from Belize (2.61% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Belize in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belize in 2013 over the 2012 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 $33.0 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.4 million.
US imports from Belize in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 15.6 0.01 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20,092.5 15.00 15,861.926.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.9 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 901.1 0.67 881.92.18
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,339.3 10.71 12,083.518.67
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 24.4-100.00
10 Cereals 45.3 0.03 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 371.9 0.28 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 69.4 0.05 64.47.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,617.8 9.42 16,415.6-23.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 608.0 0.45 502.221.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 90.0 0.07 76.617.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,935.1 2.19 3,049.9-3.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 72,115.9 53.85 105,096.5-31.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.3 0.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 291.7 0.22 577.1-49.44
31 Fertilizers 6.9 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,270.8 0.95 3,729.2-65.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 164.5 0.12 89.883.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.6 0.00 16.3-71.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.2 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,158.4 1.61 2,281.4-5.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 100.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 31.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8.1 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 1,334.4 1.00 1,323.90.79
72 Iron and steel 2.8 0.00 10.6-73.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 124.1 0.09 35.7247.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 31.8 0.02 78.5-59.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.3 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21.2 0.02 18.912.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 17.0 0.01 13.129.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23.0 0.02 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.1 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 266.4 0.20 144.884.00
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 171.7 0.13 98.075.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.5 0.01 14.8-9.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 12.8 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47.4 0.04 63.9-25.87
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 84.6 0.06 44.789.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 65.6 0.05 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 94.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.1 0.00 20.4-89.72
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,562.2 2.66 5,971.0-40.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce