US trade with Belize in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 28, 2018

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

US Trade with Belize

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Belize totaled $77.7 million, up 2.14% ($1.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Belize in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $61.7 million, down 2.08% ($1.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Belize in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $16.0 million, up 22.62% ($2.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Belize in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $45.8 million, a 8.51% decrease ($4.3 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Belize was the US 133rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 132nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0079% of US total trade (down from 0.0093% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Belize was the US 116th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 120th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0162% of US total exports (down from 0.0182% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Belize was the US 134th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 131st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total imports (down from 0.0027% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Belize

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.65% of US total exports to Belize (39.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.93% of US total exports to Belize (15.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.06% of US total exports to Belize (7.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.48% of US total exports to Belize (10.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.38% of US total exports to Belize (3.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.76% of US total exports to Belize (5.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.05% of US total exports to Belize (4.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Belize in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.6 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;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belize in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $3.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Belize 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 224.1 0.36 171.031.11
02 Meat and edible meat offal 300.7 0.49 471.0-36.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31.9 0.05 179.7-82.24
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 874.5 1.42 1,004.0-12.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.0 0.02 25.4-56.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.5 0.01 20.8-63.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26.6 0.04 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 60.3 0.10 703.2-91.42
10 Cereals 1,120.8 1.82 109.1927.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 60.0 0.10 46.130.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37.4 0.06 72.2-48.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11.3 0.02 47.1-76.04
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 507.2 0.82 845.3-39.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,017.0 1.65 944.77.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 201.6 0.33 269.0-25.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 232.3 0.38 46.7397.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 484.4 0.78 462.54.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 596.1 0.97 750.5-20.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,088.5 3.38 1,982.45.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,271.2 2.06 977.730.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 574.5 0.93 578.7-0.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 93.3 0.15 169.4-44.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 60.6 0.10 61.2-0.99
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 14.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,382.1 11.96 4,748.955.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 249.4 0.40 200.824.20
29 Organic chemicals 51.2 0.08 62.8-18.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 896.7 1.45 430.9108.09
31 Fertilizers 109.1 0.18 522.9-79.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,211.2 1.96 1,031.317.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 908.1 1.47 710.527.81
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 914.7 1.48 893.02.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 80.6 0.13 58.138.76
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 16.7-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 16.4 0.03 11.938.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 424.4 0.69 404.34.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,432.5 2.32 1,893.8-24.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 173.3 0.28 236.3-26.66
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 98.8 0.16 23.4322.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.8 0.01 11.2-56.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,941.5 3.15 1,651.017.59
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8.7 0.01 8.8-1.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 458.0 0.74 454.30.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 296.3 0.48 167.676.82
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 25.2 0.04 30.2-16.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19.1 0.03 21.7-11.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 41.3 0.07 49.5-16.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.7 0.01 38.8-77.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.8 0.00 22.7-87.76
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 75.7 0.12 72.93.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 92.0 0.15 193.4-52.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 803.8 1.30 643.924.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 70.3 0.11 1,825.3-96.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.0 0.01 30.0-73.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10.4 0.02 3.0251.66
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 109.8 0.18 44.7145.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 402.0 0.65 83.0384.14
69 Ceramic products 49.9 0.08 140.7-64.53
70 Glass and glassware 23.3 0.04 69.5-66.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 54.4 0.09 177.9-69.41
72 Iron and steel 70.0 0.11 183.4-61.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 488.3 0.79 672.6-27.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 8.5 0.01 18.3-53.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 834.7 1.35 1,091.4-23.52
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.0 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 91.5 0.15 112.3-18.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 202.9 0.33 1,118.3-81.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,090.8 9.87 6,566.4-7.24
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 4,384.3 7.10 7,724.7-43.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,953.4 8.02 5,122.5-3.30
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,355.8 8.68 333.91,504.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 223.9 0.36 1,596.3-85.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,852.1 4.62 3,794.4-24.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.1 0.01 129.2-97.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.9 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 72.0 0.12 437.6-83.55
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 2,091.3 3.39 973.6114.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 314.5 0.51 638.8-50.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 195.3 0.32 209.6-6.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 50.0 0.08 0.0

US Imports from Belize

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.75% of US total imports from Belize (62.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.58% of US total imports from Belize (12.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.65% of US total imports from Belize (1.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.34% of US total imports from Belize (1.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.6 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 $0.4 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Belize 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 4,007.8 25.13 4,227.5-5.20
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.9 0.03 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 116.2 0.73 172.2-32.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 301.4 1.89 273.010.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,495.8 34.45 2,297.2139.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 167.8 1.05 122.337.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 151.2 0.95 214.0-29.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 221.9 1.39 240.2-7.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11.7 0.07 49.8-76.51
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 328.6 2.06 483.0-31.97
29 Organic chemicals 116.1 0.73 88.331.54
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 656.6 4.12 93.8599.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 127.6 0.80 5.82,119.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 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) 155.4 0.97 2.85,439.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,524.2 9.56 1,600.7-4.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.1 0.02 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.2 0.08 0.0
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 2.6 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.8 0.02 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 2.5 0.02 18.9-86.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 101.0 0.63 9.8932.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.2 0.07 16.1-30.34
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 11.3 0.07 47.6-76.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21.3 0.13 177.3-87.99
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 57.0 0.36 40.839.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 79.7 0.50 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55.7 0.35 27.1105.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 56.5-100.00
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 466.6 2.93 72.3545.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.4 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 71.4 0.45 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 53.5 0.34 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce