US trade (export - import) with Curacao in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

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

US Trade with Curacao

In 2013, US trade with Curacao was $1,095.0 million, down 29.36% ($455.1 million) from 2012.

US exports to Curacao in 2013 were $687.7 million, down 0.61% ($4.2 million) from 2012.

US imports from Curacao in 2013 were $407.3 million, down 52.54% ($450.9 million) from 2012.

US trade with Curacao went from a deficit of $166.2 million in 2012, to a surplus of $280.4 million in 2013.

Curacao was the US 98th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 93rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0280% of US total trade (down from 0.0400% in 2012).

Curacao was the US 92nd largest export market in 2013 (down from 87th in 2012), accounting for 0.0436% of US total exports (down from 0.0448% in 2012).

Curacao was the US 98th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 83rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0175% of US total imports (down from 0.0368% in 2012).

US Exports to Curacao

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 45.68% of US total exports to Curacao (42.21% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.56% of US total exports to Curacao (26.60% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.77% of US total exports to Curacao (8.97% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.06% of US total exports to Curacao (7.83% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of US total exports to Curacao (1.57% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.72% of US total exports to Curacao (1.79% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.60% of US total exports to Curacao (1.67% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao 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 $21.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $6.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in 2013 over 2012 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 $17.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.5 million.
US exports to Curacao 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 143.0 0.02 145.3-1.61
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,184.1 1.92 11,921.710.59
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,462.8 0.21 791.784.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,561.5 0.23 1,554.10.47
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 873.8 0.13 412.1112.05
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 33.3 0.00 77.4-56.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 532.7 0.08 746.8-28.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,139.0 0.17 799.542.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 522.6 0.08 689.4-24.19
10 Cereals 3,197.8 0.47 3,159.11.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 651.2 0.09 579.112.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 144.1 0.02 137.05.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22.5 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.5 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,468.7 0.36 2,437.01.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,926.1 0.43 2,898.10.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,082.4 0.16 1,124.7-3.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 689.3 0.10 741.5-7.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,500.4 0.65 4,110.09.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,188.9 0.75 5,165.10.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,363.8 1.80 11,839.94.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,957.7 1.30 7,864.213.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,310.1 0.77 4,782.911.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 231.9 0.03 106.7117.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,774.0 0.26 1,687.25.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 312,355.9 45.42 290,415.27.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,612.3 0.38 1,895.437.82
29 Organic chemicals 2,684.5 0.39 2,860.5-6.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,386.1 0.64 5,021.9-12.66
31 Fertilizers 135.1 0.02 66.9101.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,515.1 0.66 5,107.3-11.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,887.3 2.16 12,963.014.84
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 4,113.8 0.60 4,152.8-0.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 445.9 0.06 648.5-31.23
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 174.4 0.03 6.52,602.57
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 147.0 0.02 119.323.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,955.3 3.05 14,689.942.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,450.9 0.79 5,521.9-1.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,789.1 0.26 1,127.058.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12.5 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) 616.7 0.09 518.918.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,157.7 1.04 5,544.629.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,290.4 0.62 4,336.8-1.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 596.7 0.09 974.9-38.80
50 Silk 12.4 0.00 15.4-19.32
52 Cotton 7.6 0.00 87.1-91.28
54 Man-made filaments 40.9 0.01 53.9-24.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 104.1 0.02 82.925.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 88.7 0.01 102.3-13.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 350.1 0.05 689.6-49.23
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 45.8 0.01 76.7-40.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 135.4 0.02 227.6-40.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,010.4 0.15 862.517.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 679.5 0.10 934.0-27.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 960.0 0.14 1,952.0-50.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,052.6 0.15 1,184.3-11.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36.5 0.01 42.8-14.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.7 0.00 24.3-88.75
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 84.0 0.01 76.89.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 974.8 0.14 365.8166.46
69 Ceramic products 746.7 0.11 620.120.41
70 Glass and glassware 671.8 0.10 613.89.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,834.1 1.72 12,387.2-4.46
72 Iron and steel 1,135.0 0.17 888.127.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,089.2 0.74 6,489.7-21.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 347.1 0.05 370.8-6.38
75 Nickel and articles thereof 186.1 0.03 91.0104.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,235.3 0.33 2,427.4-7.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 19.1 0.00 21.3-10.20
80 Tin and articles thereof 62.3 0.01 28.5118.66
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 90.8 0.01 25.7253.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,205.0 0.18 769.756.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 646.1 0.09 448.544.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 52,411.0 7.62 52,169.70.46
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 32,239.4 4.69 49,893.8-35.38
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 46.5 0.01 189.0-75.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,503.0 2.40 17,474.7-5.56
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,437.8 0.35 9,647.0-74.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 24,184.4 3.52 33,395.7-27.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,436.4 2.97 21,316.4-4.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,745.6 0.69 4,278.210.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 69.6 0.01 109.2-36.20
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6.1 0.00 93.5-93.50
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 3,291.0 0.48 2,599.826.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,727.7 0.69 3,141.650.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,047.3 0.30 1,905.17.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 50.3 0.01 136.8-63.24
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38,338.5 5.57 43,872.5-12.61

US Imports from Curacao

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.97% of US total imports from Curacao (44.33% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.08% of US total imports from Curacao (51.59% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.22% of US total imports from Curacao (0.85% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.66% of US total imports from Curacao (1.02% in 2012).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $13.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao 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 $409.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $55.0 million.
US imports from Curacao 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
(%)
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 30.5-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 229.5 0.06 233.9-1.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 303.4 0.07 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 325,391.5 79.90 380,438.0-14.47
29 Organic chemicals 8,896.6 2.18 7,005.526.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 115.8 0.03 76.651.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 138.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 43.7 0.01 78.6-44.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 67.2 0.02 12.7429.82
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.00 7.3-93.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
69 Ceramic products 151.3 0.04 138.09.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32,906.9 8.08 442,726.5-92.57
72 Iron and steel 575.7 0.14 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.3 0.00 15.8-72.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 230.0 0.06 248.4-7.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 23.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 550.1 0.14 66.4728.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 158.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,331.1 0.82 4,410.8-24.48
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 2,845.1 0.70 3,128.3-9.05
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 563.9 0.14 1,184.8-52.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 37.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.8 0.00 236.5-95.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 31,009.6 7.61 17,744.474.76
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce