US trade (export - import) with Curacao in 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Curacao in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Curacao

In 2017, US trade with Curacao was $916.1 million, down 19.35% ($219.8 million) from 2016.

US exports to Curacao in 2017 were $762.5 million, down 12.95% ($113.4 million) from 2016.

US imports from Curacao in 2017 were $153.6 million, down 40.91% ($106.3 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Curacao in 2017 was $609.0 million, a 1.16% decrease ($7.1 million) over 2016.

Curacao was the US 97th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 90th in 2016), accounting for 0.0232% of US total trade (down from 0.0307% in 2016).

Curacao was the US 85th largest export market in 2017 (down from 80th in 2016), accounting for 0.0493% of US total exports (down from 0.0603% in 2016).

Curacao was the US 111th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 101st in 2016), accounting for 0.0064% of US total imports (down from 0.0116% in 2016).

US Exports to Curacao

The major share of US exports to Curacao in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.90% of US total exports to Curacao (58.79% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.13% of US total exports to Curacao (12.76% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.25% of US total exports to Curacao (8.39% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.63% of US total exports to Curacao (8.65% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.26% of US total exports to Curacao (1.21% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.24% of US total exports to Curacao (1.30% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in 2017 over 2016 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 $81.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $11.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.7 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3.3 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) - a decrease of $2.8 million.
US exports to Curacao in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 39.1 0.01 106.7-63.40
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,245.0 1.61 12,900.7-5.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,783.0 0.23 1,660.87.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,629.0 0.34 2,548.23.17
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 159.3 0.02 283.9-43.87
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51.4 0.01 199.7-74.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,287.4 0.30 2,227.22.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,012.8 0.26 2,360.1-14.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,610.5 0.21 1,640.5-1.83
10 Cereals 2,312.8 0.30 2,818.5-17.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,761.0 0.23 2,372.4-25.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 95.7 0.01 127.1-24.72
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 99.7 0.01 2.63,675.61
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 20.9 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,261.0 0.30 2,265.6-0.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,901.9 0.38 2,826.02.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 946.8 0.12 685.638.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 707.7 0.09 858.8-17.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,127.0 0.54 4,024.72.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,598.6 0.47 4,357.4-17.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,576.7 1.65 13,529.1-7.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,175.2 1.47 9,972.212.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,911.7 0.64 5,599.6-12.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 186.9 0.02 153.921.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,075.3 0.14 926.016.12
26 Ores, slag and ash 17.2 0.00 21.7-20.69
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 432,802.3 56.76 514,005.2-15.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,059.6 0.14 4,364.3-75.72
29 Organic chemicals 4,401.4 0.58 15,899.2-72.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,629.5 0.34 2,689.1-2.22
31 Fertilizers 189.4 0.02 131.244.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,439.3 0.71 5,643.6-3.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,916.1 2.09 17,750.4-10.33
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 2,559.0 0.34 2,444.84.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 627.1 0.08 382.064.16
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20.7 0.00 23.9-13.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 208.4 0.03 1,644.2-87.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,555.5 2.30 17,954.1-2.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,865.0 0.77 5,408.58.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,701.6 0.22 1,470.015.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 507.0 0.07 267.889.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 18.5 0.00 14.230.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,205.8 0.68 6,682.5-22.10
45 Cork and articles of cork 6.9 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,706.0 0.49 4,152.0-10.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 529.6 0.07 514.52.93
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 21.0-100.00
52 Cotton 74.7 0.01 63.817.16
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.4 0.00 6.6-32.72
54 Man-made filaments 19.4 0.00 56.6-65.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 109.9 0.01 67.463.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 84.5 0.01 108.5-22.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 108.2 0.01 162.7-33.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 70.0 0.01 26.9160.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 298.5 0.04 74.5300.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 42.8 0.01 37.414.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,238.7 0.16 1,422.4-12.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,097.7 0.14 942.816.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 966.3 0.13 1,337.5-27.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,109.0 0.15 995.811.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 45.2 0.01 25.875.59
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 102.0 0.01 33.2207.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 186.7 0.02 101.683.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 609.2 0.08 699.3-12.88
69 Ceramic products 445.7 0.06 548.3-18.72
70 Glass and glassware 224.4 0.03 515.4-56.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,982.2 0.92 8,600.8-18.82
72 Iron and steel 172.5 0.02 596.1-71.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,270.6 0.56 5,987.3-28.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 107.3 0.01 137.2-21.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 35.7 0.00 7.3390.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,969.7 0.39 1,462.4103.08
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.3 0.00 111.3-95.27
79 Zinc and articles thereof 45.3 0.01 15.8186.77
80 Tin and articles thereof 26.9 0.00 40.9-34.11
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 144.5 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,216.5 0.16 1,639.8-25.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 588.0 0.08 622.4-5.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 43,530.3 5.71 41,655.74.50
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 30,895.0 4.05 33,740.0-8.43
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 123.5 0.02 152.0-18.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,458.3 3.21 23,316.44.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,132.1 0.54 2,562.461.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,983.7 0.26 1,678.318.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,283.1 1.35 8,675.318.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,291.5 0.17 2,004.4-35.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 27.6 0.00 55.8-50.58
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 25.1 0.00 14.671.48
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 2,721.6 0.36 4,318.8-36.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,694.0 0.35 3,049.5-11.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,825.3 0.24 2,071.5-11.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 91.0 0.01 60.750.03
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 42,490.2 5.57 50,230.2-15.41

US Imports from Curacao

The major share of US imports from Curacao in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 58.32% of US total imports from Curacao (66.68% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.36% of US total imports from Curacao (22.38% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.71% of US total imports from Curacao (6.62% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Curacao in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in 2017 over the 2016 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 $83.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $25.6 million.
US imports from Curacao in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 356.6 0.23 378.3-5.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,265.7 0.82 1,005.225.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,533.2 20.53 57,167.1-44.84
29 Organic chemicals 17,437.2 11.35 16,514.15.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 512.2 0.33 245.6108.52
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 7.8 0.01 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 348.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.2 0.00 105.6-96.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18.2 0.01 0.44,202.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.6 0.00 0.3380.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.6 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.6 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.3 0.01 50.6-83.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 68.4 0.04 1.64,292.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 30.1 0.02 71.6-57.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.9 0.01 9.5-16.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3.6 0.00 3.310.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 89,566.0 58.32 173,296.0-48.32
72 Iron and steel 212.4 0.14 8.42,430.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 34.4 0.02 18.090.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 174.9 0.11 305.6-42.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 227.3 0.15 339.9-33.15
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 42.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 36.9 0.02 52.3-29.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 353.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 626.4 0.41 1,000.1-37.36
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 803.6 0.52 437.883.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24.7 0.02 20.122.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2.5 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30.2 0.02 180.0-83.21
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 38.7 0.03 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.5 0.00 3.111.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 58.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.6 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,518.6 6.85 7,863.833.76
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce