US trade with Belize in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 10, 2018

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

US Trade with Belize

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Belize totaled $337.5 million, up 44.25% ($103.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Belize in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $208.8 million, up 10.79% ($20.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Belize in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $128.7 million, up 182.82% ($83.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Belize in the first nine months of 2017 was $80.1 million, a 43.97% decrease ($62.9 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Belize was the US 115th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 122nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0116% of US total trade (up from 0.0089% in the first nine months of 2016).

Belize was the US 116th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 114th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0183% of US total exports (up from 0.0178% in the first nine months of 2016).

Belize was the US 110th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 131st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0073% of US total imports (up from 0.0029% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Belize

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.51% of US total exports to Belize (36.04% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.28% of US total exports to Belize (8.12% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.50% of US total exports to Belize (19.20% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.24% of US total exports to Belize (9.79% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.76% of US total exports to Belize (3.72% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.06% of US total exports to Belize (4.64% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.79% of US total exports to Belize (3.72% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Belize 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 $27.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Belize in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $4.2 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1.7 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;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US exports to Belize 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 650.8 0.31 492.232.21
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,065.9 0.51 1,561.2-31.72
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 117.6 0.06 452.8-74.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,423.3 1.16 3,200.3-24.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 66.5 0.03 58.014.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2.9 0.00 10.6-72.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 324.2 0.16 83.0290.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 95.8 0.05 117.4-18.41
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 749.1 0.36 2,443.5-69.34
10 Cereals 3,752.5 1.80 4,028.2-6.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 181.3 0.09 58.6209.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 127.5 0.06 125.31.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19.5 0.01 70.5-72.39
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 30.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,137.6 1.50 2,714.715.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,142.4 1.50 3,205.3-1.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 731.9 0.35 760.8-3.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 464.9 0.22 141.4228.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,734.1 0.83 1,999.1-13.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,466.2 1.18 2,379.73.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,164.4 3.43 6,667.47.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,646.7 1.75 3,372.48.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,048.4 0.98 1,829.911.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 336.2 0.16 387.6-13.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 136.8 0.07 209.1-34.59
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 42,204.7 20.21 15,070.7180.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 743.2 0.36 522.342.30
29 Organic chemicals 285.3 0.14 242.017.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,822.7 0.87 1,472.223.81
31 Fertilizers 2,168.3 1.04 1,016.2113.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,232.8 1.55 3,149.22.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,623.1 1.26 2,567.92.15
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 2,619.7 1.25 2,410.48.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 353.5 0.17 168.0110.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 44.3-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 88.6 0.04 39.0127.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,728.6 0.83 1,102.656.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,461.5 2.14 4,888.8-8.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,250.6 0.60 827.151.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 358.2 0.17 373.0-3.97
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.8 0.00 11.2-56.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,832.7 2.79 5,265.810.77
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 0.02 24.271.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,392.0 0.67 1,373.81.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 593.5 0.28 332.578.50
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 8.3 0.00 4.1104.92
55 Man-made staple fibers 75.0 0.04 87.9-14.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 37.3 0.02 124.1-69.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 163.7 0.08 220.3-25.68
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 60.0 0.03 5.5998.79
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 37.7 0.02 113.9-66.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.8 0.00 30.2-90.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 256.7 0.12 338.9-24.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 221.1 0.11 597.0-62.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,303.8 1.10 1,563.047.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 341.8 0.16 3,701.0-90.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48.3 0.02 38.625.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13.4 0.01 3.0353.29
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 174.1 0.08 161.77.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 952.5 0.46 233.4308.18
69 Ceramic products 246.1 0.12 171.743.34
70 Glass and glassware 192.3 0.09 224.9-14.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 724.6 0.35 1,016.7-28.73
72 Iron and steel 310.5 0.15 439.9-29.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,524.7 1.21 2,192.515.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 35.5 0.02 93.5-62.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,405.0 1.15 4,215.5-42.95
79 Zinc and articles thereof 15.7 0.01 17.0-7.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 2.76.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 529.4 0.25 378.339.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 562.6 0.27 1,381.8-59.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,999.1 9.58 22,082.9-9.44
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 12,397.3 5.94 16,625.3-25.43
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 79.3 0.04 1,108.7-92.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,727.2 7.05 16,725.5-11.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,348.0 3.04 1,070.4493.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,669.8 0.80 2,303.1-27.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,477.8 4.06 8,006.45.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 99.7 0.05 469.3-78.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18.8 0.01 7.2161.47
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 332.8 0.16 959.7-65.32
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 4,622.2 2.21 4,052.914.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,070.8 0.51 1,134.0-5.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 788.1 0.38 634.024.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 113.9 0.05 7.21,487.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19,419.0 9.30 18,542.14.73

US Imports from Belize

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.96% of US total imports from Belize (70.06% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.34% of US total imports from Belize (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.87% of US total imports from Belize (4.05% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.31% of US total imports from Belize (5.56% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.56% of US total imports from Belize (2.07% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Belize 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 $75.0 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $6.7 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 $1.2 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 $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Belize in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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;
  • 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Belize 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,679.5 6.74 8,830.3-1.71
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 332.9 0.26 564.9-41.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 947.7 0.74 2,424.2-60.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32.1 0.02 48.8-34.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 58.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,927.5 9.27 5,268.7126.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 296.6 0.23 324.9-8.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,750.0 6.02 11,801.5-34.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 732.0 0.57 543.534.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 91.6 0.07 72.626.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,328.2 1.03 1,929.9-31.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,590.6 4.34 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 1,622.4 1.26 445.7264.03
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,120.5 2.42 1,204.2159.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 231.4 0.18 166.638.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 1.2-77.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 184.0 0.14 7.62,331.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1.7 0.00 9.9-82.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,684.6 1.31 2,529.5-33.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.1 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25.3 0.02 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 0.00 0.0
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 90.5 0.07 78.016.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 122.7 0.10 90.335.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 50.3 0.04 38.630.45
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 0.02 52.5-50.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 105.8 0.08 591.1-82.10
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 155.4 0.12 279.2-44.34
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 0.19 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 96.9 0.08 41.6132.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 120.9 0.09 30.1302.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 120.6 0.09 56.5113.45
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 812.3 0.63 178.3355.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 163.9 0.13 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 157.0 0.12 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 68.9 0.05 1,062.1-93.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 81,767.4 63.53 6,718.31,117.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce