US trade (export - import) with Curacao in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 26, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Curacao in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Curacao

In 2016, US trade with Curacao totaled $1,135.9 million, up 34.86% ($293.6 million) from 2015.

US exports to Curacao in 2016 totaled $876.0 million, up 74.27% ($373.3 million) from 2015.

US imports from Curacao in 2016 were $259.9 million, down 23.48% ($79.7 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Curacao in 2016 was $616.1 million, a 277.91% increase ($453.1 million) over 2015.

Curacao was the US 90th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 97th in 2015), accounting for 0.0307% of US total trade (up from 0.0221% in 2015).

Curacao was the US 80th largest export market in 2016 (up from 95th in 2015), accounting for 0.0603% of US total exports (up from 0.0334% in 2015).

Curacao was the US 101st largest supplier in 2016 (down from 95th in 2015), accounting for 0.0116% of US total imports (down from 0.0147% in 2015).

US Exports to Curacao

The major share of US exports to Curacao in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.79% of US total exports to Curacao (20.88% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.76% of US total exports to Curacao (32.08% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.65% of US total exports to Curacao (14.34% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.39% of US total exports to Curacao (14.18% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.30% of US total exports to Curacao (2.33% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.21% of US total exports to Curacao (2.83% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.98% of US total exports to Curacao (1.61% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.63% of US total exports to Curacao (1.56% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao in 2016 over 2015 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 $410,259.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $20,005.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7,773.3 thousand;
  • 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 $3,039.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $26,132.5 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9,635.3 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5,571.7 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $5,422.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $5,222.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $4,305.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,681.0 thousand;
  • 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 $3,288.8 thousand.
US exports to Curacao in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 106.7 0.01 93.913.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,900.7 1.47 12,490.83.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,660.8 0.19 1,848.7-10.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,548.2 0.29 2,263.212.59
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 283.9 0.03 466.6-39.15
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 199.7 0.02 126.957.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,227.2 0.25 2,145.73.80
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,360.1 0.27 1,337.576.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,640.5 0.19 1,242.332.05
10 Cereals 2,818.5 0.32 2,769.51.77
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,372.4 0.27 899.4163.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 127.1 0.01 133.4-4.75
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.6 0.00 22.3-88.16
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,265.6 0.26 2,110.57.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,826.0 0.32 2,969.5-4.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 685.6 0.08 699.3-1.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 858.8 0.10 1,033.7-16.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,024.7 0.46 4,586.2-12.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,357.4 0.50 3,959.410.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,529.1 1.54 12,372.79.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,972.2 1.14 12,118.4-17.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,599.6 0.64 5,401.63.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 153.9 0.02 193.1-20.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 926.0 0.11 1,228.4-24.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 21.7 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 514,005.2 58.68 103,745.7395.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,364.3 0.50 1,324.5229.51
29 Organic chemicals 15,899.2 1.82 21,470.9-25.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,689.1 0.31 2,574.84.44
31 Fertilizers 131.2 0.01 68.591.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,643.6 0.64 7,770.4-27.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,750.4 2.03 17,586.60.93
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 2,444.8 0.28 2,485.0-1.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 382.0 0.04 274.839.03
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 23.9 0.00 15.752.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,644.2 0.19 394.7316.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,954.1 2.05 10,180.976.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,408.5 0.62 6,175.1-12.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,470.0 0.17 1,764.0-16.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 267.8 0.03 627.3-57.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 14.2 0.00 10.634.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,682.5 0.76 6,916.2-3.38
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,152.0 0.47 4,185.7-0.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 514.5 0.06 624.6-17.62
50 Silk 21.0 0.00 19.95.66
52 Cotton 63.8 0.01 24.1164.99
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6.6 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 56.6 0.01 77.0-26.48
55 Man-made staple fibers 67.4 0.01 74.1-8.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 108.5 0.01 58.884.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 162.7 0.02 204.3-20.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26.9 0.00 36.8-26.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 74.5 0.01 146.0-49.01
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 37.4 0.00 78.3-52.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,422.4 0.16 1,549.3-8.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 942.8 0.11 880.77.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,337.5 0.15 3,134.9-57.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 995.8 0.11 1,389.1-28.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25.8 0.00 92.1-72.03
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 33.2 0.00 16.4102.70
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 101.6 0.01 84.520.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 699.3 0.08 1,667.4-58.06
69 Ceramic products 548.3 0.06 449.421.99
70 Glass and glassware 515.4 0.06 5,937.4-91.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,600.8 0.98 8,080.76.44
72 Iron and steel 596.1 0.07 591.20.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,987.3 0.68 5,802.23.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 137.2 0.02 256.3-46.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7.3 0.00 58.4-87.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,462.4 0.17 5,767.8-74.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 111.3 0.01 11.5865.33
79 Zinc and articles thereof 15.8 0.00 8.096.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 40.9 0.00 42.7-4.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,639.8 0.19 1,330.123.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 622.4 0.07 359.972.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,655.7 4.76 67,788.3-38.55
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 33,740.0 3.85 37,028.8-8.88
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 152.0 0.02 259.6-41.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,316.4 2.66 24,731.4-5.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,562.4 0.29 7,785.2-67.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,678.3 0.19 11,313.6-85.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,675.3 0.99 12,356.4-29.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,004.4 0.23 3,280.4-38.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 55.8 0.01 78.8-29.18
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 14.6 0.00 298.9-95.11
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 4,318.8 0.49 3,207.634.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,049.5 0.35 3,404.2-10.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,071.5 0.24 1,924.57.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 60.7 0.01 11.1445.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 50,230.2 5.73 30,224.366.19

US Imports from Curacao

The major share of US imports from Curacao in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 66.68% of US total imports from Curacao (51.96% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.38% of US total imports from Curacao (39.63% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.62% of US total imports from Curacao (0.61% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.63% of US total imports from Curacao (1.49% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Curacao in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $15,297.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in 2016 over the 2015 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 $76,716.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11,786.5 thousand;
  • 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 $3,179.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,249.1 thousand.
US imports from Curacao in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 7.4 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 378.3 0.15 534.2-29.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,005.2 0.39 724.738.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 57,167.1 22.00 133,883.4-57.30
29 Organic chemicals 16,514.1 6.35 1,217.01,256.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 245.6 0.09 267.7-8.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 348.4 0.13 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 105.6 0.04 497.1-78.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 40.1-98.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 63.1-99.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 50.6 0.02 133.9-62.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1.6 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71.6 0.03 0.611,987.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9.5 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.5 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3.3 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 173,296.0 66.68 176,475.5-1.80
72 Iron and steel 8.4 0.00 50.9-83.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 18.0 0.01 17.71.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 305.6 0.12 453.6-32.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 339.9 0.13 457.7-25.72
78 Lead and articles thereof 42.9 0.02 46.0-6.58
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 52.3 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 353.7 0.14 3.210,919.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,000.1 0.38 3,249.2-69.22
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 437.8 0.17 1,161.2-62.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20.1 0.01 5.1296.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 180.0 0.07 660.5-72.76
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 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 58.7 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,863.8 3.03 19,650.3-59.98
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce