US trade (export - import) with Curacao in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Curacao in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Curacao

In 2015, US trade with Curacao was $842.3 million, down 14.62% ($144.3 million) from 2014.

US exports to Curacao in 2015 were $502.6 million, down 17.85% ($109.2 million) from 2014.

US imports from Curacao in 2015 were $339.6 million, down 9.37% ($35.1 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Curacao in 2015 was $163.0 million, a 31.25% decrease ($74.1 million) over 2014.

Curacao was the US 97th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 101st in 2014), accounting for 0.0221% of US total trade (down from 0.0245% in 2014).

Curacao was the US 95th largest export market in 2015 (up from 98th in 2014), accounting for 0.0334% of US total exports (down from 0.0378% in 2014).

Curacao was the US 95th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 97th in 2014), accounting for 0.0147% of US total imports (down from 0.0155% in 2014).

US Exports to Curacao

The major share of US exports to Curacao in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.08% of US total exports to Curacao (22.21% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.88% of US total exports to Curacao (38.87% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.34% of US total exports to Curacao (11.47% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.18% of US total exports to Curacao (12.04% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.83% of US total exports to Curacao (2.42% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.33% of US total exports to Curacao (2.22% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.61% of US total exports to Curacao (1.37% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.56% of US total exports to Curacao (0.84% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $17.9 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $9.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9.2 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $132.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $17.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US exports to Curacao in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 93.9 0.02 95.0-1.16
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,490.8 2.49 13,389.6-6.71
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,848.7 0.37 1,465.826.12
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,263.2 0.45 2,026.811.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 466.6 0.09 756.1-38.29
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 126.9 0.03 63.3100.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,145.7 0.43 1,195.079.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,337.5 0.27 1,038.228.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,242.3 0.25 596.5108.27
10 Cereals 2,769.5 0.55 3,200.0-13.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 899.4 0.18 673.133.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 133.4 0.03 138.6-3.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22.3 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.2 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,110.5 0.42 2,130.2-0.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,969.5 0.59 4,635.5-35.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 699.3 0.14 1,115.9-37.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,033.7 0.21 738.340.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,586.2 0.91 4,668.0-1.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,959.4 0.79 5,076.6-22.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,372.7 2.46 11,928.33.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,118.4 2.41 13,213.5-8.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,401.6 1.07 5,366.40.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 193.1 0.04 173.111.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,228.4 0.24 1,430.9-14.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 103,745.7 20.64 236,370.6-56.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,324.5 0.26 1,137.216.47
29 Organic chemicals 21,470.9 4.27 3,579.9499.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,574.8 0.51 3,779.2-31.87
31 Fertilizers 68.5 0.01 177.6-61.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,770.4 1.55 5,371.844.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,586.6 3.50 15,930.010.40
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 2,485.0 0.49 2,273.79.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 274.8 0.05 820.0-66.49
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 15.7 0.00 54.8-71.42
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 394.7 0.08 263.050.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,180.9 2.03 27,599.8-63.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,175.1 1.23 7,738.9-20.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,764.0 0.35 1,422.424.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 627.3 0.12 409.153.33
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10.6 0.00 14.8-28.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,916.2 1.38 8,637.9-19.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 26.3-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,185.7 0.83 4,450.2-5.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 624.6 0.12 496.925.71
50 Silk 19.9 0.00 12.559.08
52 Cotton 24.1 0.00 47.6-49.44
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 77.0 0.02 37.3106.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 74.1 0.01 46.758.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 58.8 0.01 150.9-61.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 204.3 0.04 136.749.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 36.8 0.01 38.8-5.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 146.0 0.03 49.7194.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 78.3 0.02 4.01,877.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,549.3 0.31 1,010.653.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 880.7 0.18 1,083.7-18.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,134.9 0.62 1,414.5121.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,389.1 0.28 995.139.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 92.1 0.02 10.6765.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 16.4 0.00 17.7-7.38
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 84.5 0.02 83.01.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,667.4 0.33 392.6324.74
69 Ceramic products 449.4 0.09 933.9-51.88
70 Glass and glassware 5,937.4 1.18 1,356.2337.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,080.7 1.61 8,357.3-3.31
72 Iron and steel 591.2 0.12 416.242.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,802.2 1.15 8,393.4-30.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 256.3 0.05 259.1-1.05
75 Nickel and articles thereof 58.4 0.01 343.8-83.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,767.8 1.15 3,704.855.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 11.5 0.00 30.8-62.51
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.0 0.00 23.8-66.30
80 Tin and articles thereof 42.7 0.01 56.9-25.01
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9.4 0.00 47.3-80.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,330.1 0.26 903.747.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 359.9 0.07 615.5-41.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67,788.3 13.49 58,383.816.11
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 37,028.8 7.37 27,275.635.76
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 259.6 0.05 1,142.6-77.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,731.4 4.92 15,489.959.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,785.2 1.55 3,845.7102.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,313.6 2.25 15,670.9-27.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,356.4 2.46 14,065.3-12.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,280.4 0.65 3,954.4-17.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 78.8 0.02 50.555.94
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 298.9 0.06 112.9164.68
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 3,207.6 0.64 3,441.2-6.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,404.2 0.68 2,861.418.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,924.5 0.38 2,092.2-8.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.1 0.00 27.1-59.04
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 30,224.3 6.01 36,766.8-17.79

US Imports from Curacao

The major share of US imports from Curacao in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 51.96% of US total imports from Curacao (12.58% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.63% of US total imports from Curacao (77.20% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.49% of US total imports from Curacao (1.42% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.61% of US total imports from Curacao (3.02% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Curacao in 2015 over 2014 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) - an increase of $129.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $141.8 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $12.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $9.7 million.
US imports from Curacao in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 534.2 0.16 251.9112.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 724.7 0.21 13,596.0-94.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 133,883.4 39.42 275,686.1-51.44
29 Organic chemicals 1,217.0 0.36 10,966.0-88.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 267.7 0.08 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 497.1 0.15 104.5375.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40.1 0.01 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 63.1 0.02 250.1-74.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 133.9 0.04 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.6 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.2 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 306.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4.4 0.00 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 176,475.5 51.96 47,135.9274.40
72 Iron and steel 50.9 0.01 230.9-77.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 17.7 0.01 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 453.6 0.13 869.4-47.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 457.7 0.13 313.046.23
78 Lead and articles thereof 46.0 0.01 81.7-43.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.2 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.7 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,249.2 0.96 3,265.4-0.50
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 1,161.2 0.34 1,614.7-28.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 71.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 660.5 0.19 358.384.33
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 21.4 0.01 7.0205.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.5 0.00 61.2-95.91
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 19,650.3 5.79 19,524.60.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce