US trade (export - import) with the Cayman Islands in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

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

US Trade with the Cayman Islands

In 2013, US trade with the Cayman Islands totaled $712.9 million, up 4.44% ($30.3 million) from 2012.

US exports to the Cayman Islands in 2013 totaled $679.7 million, up 1.91% ($12.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from the Cayman Islands in 2013 totaled $33.1 million, up 112.90% ($17.6 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with the Cayman Islands in 2013 was $646.6 million, a 0.74% decrease ($4.8 million) over 2012.

The Cayman Islands was the US 113th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 111th in 2012), accounting for 0.0183% of US total trade (up from 0.0176% in 2012).

The Cayman Islands was the US 93rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 88th in 2012), accounting for 0.0431% of US total exports (down from 0.0432% in 2012).

The Cayman Islands was the US 146th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 162nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0014% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in 2012).

US Exports to the Cayman Islands

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 27.49% of US total exports to the Cayman Islands (26.28% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.56% of US total exports to the Cayman Islands (14.64% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.04% of US total exports to the Cayman Islands (9.28% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.67% of US total exports to the Cayman Islands (4.88% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.50% of US total exports to the Cayman Islands (3.95% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.09% of US total exports to the Cayman Islands (4.03% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.65% of US total exports to the Cayman Islands (2.52% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of US total exports to the Cayman Islands (1.23% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to the Cayman Islands 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) - an increase of $11.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Cayman Islands in 2013 over 2012 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 $5.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.2 million.
US exports to the Cayman Islands 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 42.0 0.01 3.11,268.52
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,475.7 1.98 13,596.1-0.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,583.9 0.38 2,752.4-6.12
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,644.4 0.39 2,921.3-9.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27.5 0.00 51.7-46.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 759.4 0.11 916.2-17.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,827.6 0.42 2,051.437.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,447.1 0.51 3,677.5-6.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 927.4 0.14 515.280.02
10 Cereals 819.5 0.12 829.2-1.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,642.6 0.83 2,075.2171.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 183.6 0.03 159.115.38
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 40.5 0.01 152.5-73.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 801.4 0.12 884.8-9.42
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,547.1 0.23 1,592.1-2.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,021.1 0.15 986.93.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 313.9 0.05 322.4-2.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,643.0 1.12 7,166.46.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,023.4 0.44 2,319.530.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,746.2 0.85 3,603.059.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,804.9 1.74 12,527.5-5.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,859.1 0.42 2,751.03.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 50.4 0.01 57.2-11.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,322.3 0.19 1,329.5-0.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 30.6 0.00 39.0-21.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 185,501.4 27.29 173,933.86.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 794.2 0.12 604.931.31
29 Organic chemicals 6,543.0 0.96 570.81,046.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,934.3 0.43 2,878.11.95
31 Fertilizers 573.2 0.08 638.6-10.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,358.8 0.64 4,184.14.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,995.3 0.73 5,420.7-7.85
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 2,407.1 0.35 2,539.4-5.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 182.4 0.03 84.1116.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 114.3 0.02 360.2-68.26
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26.2 0.00 29.2-10.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,145.8 0.90 5,520.811.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,593.5 1.12 7,266.54.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,841.0 0.27 2,461.9-25.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,360.8 0.35 2,530.2-6.70
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 14.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,554.1 1.55 9,586.210.10
45 Cork and articles of cork 20.7 0.00 7.7168.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 66.2 0.01 55.219.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,306.1 0.63 4,488.3-4.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,042.9 0.45 2,654.414.63
50 Silk 13.8 0.00 16.0-13.25
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
52 Cotton 12.5 0.00 13.5-6.71
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6.4 0.00 3.775.07
54 Man-made filaments 7.6 0.00 7.8-2.73
55 Man-made staple fibers 9.7 0.00 12.5-22.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 151.4 0.02 52.1190.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,569.6 0.23 1,042.250.60
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23.1 0.00 20.811.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 125.9 0.02 147.0-14.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 77.1 0.01 132.2-41.69
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,211.7 0.18 2,129.1-43.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 550.4 0.08 758.2-27.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,645.1 0.39 2,238.218.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 959.8 0.14 1,023.1-6.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 124.4 0.02 326.3-61.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 164.8 0.02 155.65.88
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 67.1 0.01 127.5-47.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,141.5 0.46 5,541.9-43.31
69 Ceramic products 2,119.2 0.31 1,839.515.21
70 Glass and glassware 1,726.4 0.25 2,372.9-27.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,015.2 3.09 26,865.7-21.78
72 Iron and steel 2,312.4 0.34 1,931.219.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,499.0 1.40 11,695.7-18.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,054.0 0.30 1,986.23.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 64.0 0.01 52.521.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,514.5 0.96 6,105.56.70
78 Lead and articles thereof 31.9 0.00 89.3-64.27
79 Zinc and articles thereof 65.5 0.01 39.067.88
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.2 0.00 58.1-89.32
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5.0 0.00 148.4-96.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 870.8 0.13 606.043.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,339.9 0.34 3,625.5-35.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34,003.6 5.00 33,812.20.57
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 31,319.5 4.61 29,814.15.05
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 103.3 0.02 99.04.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,101.0 2.22 18,530.6-18.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 930.1 0.14 829.912.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,206.5 0.91 6,352.8-2.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,285.1 1.66 8,228.337.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,609.5 1.12 9,949.5-23.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 324.5 0.05 121.7166.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 20.0 0.00 120.0-83.33
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 18,323.5 2.70 18,118.01.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,440.2 0.51 3,331.33.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 814.4 0.12 800.81.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 223.3 0.03 2,842.1-92.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 176,597.9 25.98 173,767.41.63

US Imports from the Cayman Islands

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.68% of US total imports from the Cayman Islands (0.47% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.98% of US total imports from the Cayman Islands (18.63% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.98% of US total imports from the Cayman Islands (14.54% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.83% of US total imports from the Cayman Islands (3.91% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.06% of US total imports from the Cayman Islands (2.34% in 2012).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $16.0 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $4.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Cayman Islands in 2013 over the 2012 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 $1.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from the Cayman Islands 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
(%)
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 30.2 0.09 55.6-45.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.3 0.05 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34.6 0.10 9.2277.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 249.2 0.75 292.0-14.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18.4 0.06 8.0129.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.8 0.01 5.2-28.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,152.4 12.53 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 44.6 0.13 46.6-4.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 23.2-97.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.1 0.01 4.10.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.9 0.01 8.0-75.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16.6 0.05 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.8 0.01 4.311.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.4 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.2 0.00 8.3-85.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.5 0.03 2.3309.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 41.3 0.12 2.91,328.03
70 Glass and glassware 22.2 0.07 5.3322.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,649.4 4.98 2,899.8-43.12
72 Iron and steel 499.6 1.51 1,734.0-71.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 82.4-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 328.9 0.99 246.633.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 141.3 0.43 197.2-28.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 13.9 0.04 3.3328.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.1 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 304.3 0.92 335.3-9.25
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 206.5 0.62 199.93.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 81.3 0.25 43.487.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.2 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9.7 0.03 29.3-66.77
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 0.7 0.00 210.8-99.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 93.4 0.28 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.6 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 195.8 0.59 126.654.60
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 24,945.3 75.29 8,960.1178.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce