US trade (export - import) with Belize in 2017

Published or Updated: May 10, 2018

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

US Trade with Belize

In 2017, US trade with Belize totaled $574.4 million, up 76.52% ($249.0 million) from 2016.

US exports to Belize in 2017 totaled $294.9 million, up 10.37% ($27.7 million) from 2016.

US imports from Belize in 2017 totaled $279.5 million, up 380.12% ($221.3 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Belize in 2017 was $15.3 million, a 92.66% decrease ($193.6 million) over 2016.

Belize was the US 112th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 125th in 2016), accounting for 0.0145% of US total trade (up from 0.0088% in 2016).

Belize was the US 115th largest export market in 2017 (down from 114th in 2016), accounting for 0.0191% of US total exports (up from 0.0184% in 2016).

Belize was the US 105th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 132nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0116% of US total imports (up from 0.0026% in 2016).

US Exports to Belize

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.75% of US total exports to Belize (38.18% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.07% of US total exports to Belize (7.82% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.28% of US total exports to Belize (18.91% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.37% of US total exports to Belize (9.70% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.25% of US total exports to Belize (3.56% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.72% of US total exports to Belize (4.17% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.91% of US total exports to Belize (3.29% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Belize 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 $41.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.4 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 $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belize in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $14.2 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) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Belize 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 813.4 0.28 592.737.23
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,726.0 0.59 2,593.9-33.46
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 175.7 0.06 1,143.8-84.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,336.7 1.13 4,103.9-18.69
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 100.1 0.03 64.156.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9.5 0.00 10.6-10.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 557.1 0.19 263.4111.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 111.5 0.04 144.1-22.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 902.0 0.31 2,828.3-68.11
10 Cereals 5,295.1 1.80 6,259.9-15.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 365.5 0.12 77.8369.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 256.5 0.09 212.120.96
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 26.6 0.01 70.5-62.28
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 8.3 0.00 30.1-72.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,814.4 1.29 3,558.77.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,256.7 1.44 4,293.0-0.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,111.2 0.38 1,052.15.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 756.3 0.26 303.0149.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,616.9 0.89 2,584.01.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,306.9 1.12 3,098.66.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,293.6 3.49 9,455.28.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,034.5 1.71 4,684.17.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,659.2 0.90 2,550.44.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 474.6 0.16 555.6-14.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 174.3 0.06 225.7-22.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 3.0 0.00 14.2-79.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61,944.9 21.01 20,658.2199.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,068.3 0.36 673.258.68
29 Organic chemicals 348.5 0.12 340.32.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,144.7 1.41 2,039.1103.26
31 Fertilizers 2,486.9 0.84 2,236.011.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,246.9 1.44 4,311.1-1.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,171.7 1.41 3,378.923.46
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 3,585.5 1.22 3,078.816.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 425.6 0.14 218.794.56
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 68.4-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 112.0 0.04 46.1142.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,446.5 0.83 1,715.142.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,057.1 2.05 6,741.0-10.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,500.0 0.51 1,072.539.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 408.2 0.14 409.4-0.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11.8 0.00 22.4-47.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,139.1 2.42 7,378.2-3.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 41.6 0.01 32.826.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,724.2 0.58 1,703.41.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 689.5 0.23 386.178.57
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 27.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 12.1 0.00 4.1197.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 111.0 0.04 144.7-23.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 47.0 0.02 152.5-69.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 191.8 0.07 268.0-28.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 60.0 0.02 8.9575.98
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46.7 0.02 122.1-61.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.8 0.00 71.7-96.12
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 337.9 0.11 460.9-26.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 283.8 0.10 705.4-59.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,735.4 1.27 2,350.558.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 499.6 0.17 4,151.0-87.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 61.1 0.02 84.0-27.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13.4 0.00 3.0353.29
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 225.4 0.08 241.6-6.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,244.9 0.42 423.8193.73
69 Ceramic products 361.0 0.12 249.544.71
70 Glass and glassware 377.9 0.13 258.646.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,118.1 0.72 2,047.33.46
72 Iron and steel 423.0 0.14 563.3-24.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,934.0 0.99 2,927.30.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 105.7 0.04 231.2-54.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,067.6 1.04 5,184.1-40.83
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.9 0.01 17.016.85
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.5 0.00 2.7103.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 694.8 0.24 630.810.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 759.0 0.26 1,563.3-51.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,579.5 9.35 41,734.9-33.92
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 15,935.2 5.40 21,662.5-26.44
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 84.3 0.03 1,113.5-92.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,051.2 6.80 22,332.6-10.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11,387.0 3.86 1,796.2533.94
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,409.7 0.82 3,160.9-23.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,293.1 3.49 10,226.40.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 297.7 0.10 754.6-60.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 88.5 0.03 16.1450.86
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 468.3 0.16 973.9-51.92
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 5,760.7 1.95 4,688.722.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,323.2 0.45 1,376.5-3.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 995.3 0.34 886.512.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 123.3 0.04 7.21,619.94
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 29,617.1 10.04 26,246.612.84

US Imports from Belize

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.61% of US total imports from Belize (64.60% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.00% of US total imports from Belize (0.00% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.83% of US total imports from Belize (3.29% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.99% of US total imports from Belize (7.44% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.28% of US total imports from Belize (5.39% in 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $212.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.3 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 $0.9 million.

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

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US imports from Belize 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,431.2 4.80 14,050.6-4.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.9 0.00 3.636.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 648.7 0.23 730.2-11.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,072.4 0.38 2,524.7-57.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32.1 0.01 83.4-61.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 25.2 0.01 58.4-56.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,895.3 5.33 5,268.7182.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 415.6 0.15 324.927.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,750.0 2.77 11,801.5-34.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 979.8 0.35 754.929.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 95.8 0.03 75.826.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,489.1 0.53 1,929.9-22.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,590.6 2.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 1,750.3 0.63 445.7292.72
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,127.3 1.12 1,225.2155.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 239.7 0.09 219.99.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 2.0-86.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 295.5 0.11 18.41,503.20
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1.7 0.00 9.9-82.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,757.6 0.99 4,319.2-36.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.1 0.00 2.332.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25.3 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 39.4 0.01 0.94,491.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.8 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 94.4 0.03 87.67.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 122.7 0.04 105.416.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63.0 0.02 111.7-43.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25.8 0.01 66.8-61.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 134.6 0.05 2,726.6-95.06
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 179.8 0.06 321.4-44.06
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 2.2 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 245.2 0.09 3.08,158.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 96.9 0.03 41.6132.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 132.4 0.05 44.4198.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 120.6 0.04 56.5113.45
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.7 0.00 0.0
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 1,222.3 0.44 306.7298.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 163.9 0.06 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 157.0 0.06 13.51,062.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 68.9 0.02 1,062.1-93.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 222,036.7 79.43 9,343.42,276.41
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce