US trade (export - import) with Cuba in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

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

US Trade with Cuba

In 2013, US trade with Cuba was $359.6 million, down 22.59% ($104.9 million) from 2012.

US exports to Cuba in 2013 were $359.6 million, down 22.57% ($104.8 million) from 2012.

US imports from Cuba in 2013 were $0.0 million, down 100.00% ($0.1 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Cuba in 2013 was $359.6 million, a 22.56% decrease ($104.8 million) over 2012.

Cuba was the US 131st largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 119th in 2012), accounting for 0.0092% of US total trade (down from 0.0120% in 2012).

Cuba was the US 108th largest export market in 2013 (down from 101st in 2012), accounting for 0.0228% of US total exports (down from 0.0301% in 2012).

There were no US imports from Cuba in 2013, while in 2012, Cuba was the US 213th largest supplier, accounting for 0.000004% of US total imports.

US Exports to Cuba

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.68% of US total exports to Cuba (97.54% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.53% of US total exports to Cuba (0.17% in 2012).

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

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $15.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.3 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $76.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $22.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $13.7 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US exports to Cuba 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 153,733.8 42.75 167,451.7-8.19
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2,280.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 243.2 0.07 2,356.0-89.68
10 Cereals 56,873.9 15.82 133,504.5-57.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39,406.1 10.96 62,269.2-36.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 375.6-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,527.2 0.42 2,537.4-39.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 175.1-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 57.5 0.02 4.01,337.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 246.9-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 753.0 0.21 2,394.4-68.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 37.0-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 95,083.6 26.44 79,386.719.77
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 158.4 0.04 230.5-31.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 24.0 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 172.4 0.05 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 73.2-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 73.8 0.02 47.256.15
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3,116.5-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 53.1 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,202.0 0.89 44.27,138.94
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 25.9 0.01 742.1-96.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.9 0.00 6.2-53.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,279.1 0.63 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 60.5 0.02 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 10.8 0.00 16.1-33.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,868.4 1.63 7,120.3-17.58

US Imports from Cuba

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Cuba 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
(%)
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 - 96.0-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce