US trade with Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Curacao

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Curacao was $180.6 million, down 7.65% ($15.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $153.5 million, up 18.16% ($23.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $27.1 million, down 58.75% ($38.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $126.5 million, a 96.64% increase ($62.2 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Curacao was the US 101st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 100th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0183% of US total trade (down from 0.0239% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Curacao was the US 86th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 92nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0403% of US total exports (up from 0.0375% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Curacao was the US 119th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 105th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0045% of US total imports (down from 0.0139% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Curacao

The major share of US exports to Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 46.59% of US total exports to Curacao (37.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.84% of US total exports to Curacao (19.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.63% of US total exports to Curacao (14.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.89% of US total exports to Curacao (16.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.60% of US total exports to Curacao (1.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.32% of US total exports to Curacao (2.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.93% of US total exports to Curacao (1.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $23.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.4 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 $1.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 15.3 0.01 40.2-61.90
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,045.2 1.98 3,234.4-5.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 502.8 0.33 550.8-8.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 670.9 0.44 561.919.38
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 55.7-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6.1 0.00 114.7-94.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 499.8 0.33 512.3-2.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 598.3 0.39 406.247.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 375.1 0.24 418.2-10.31
10 Cereals 669.3 0.44 703.8-4.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 447.8 0.29 1,154.8-61.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 28.4 0.02 62.7-54.64
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 665.7 0.43 502.332.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 645.7 0.42 622.83.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 238.5 0.16 173.337.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 118.2 0.08 207.4-43.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 885.3 0.58 1,089.9-18.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 760.2 0.50 994.9-23.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,028.0 1.97 3,365.6-10.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,289.7 2.14 2,695.022.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,293.5 0.84 1,319.8-1.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 79.7 0.05 67.817.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 354.4 0.23 392.9-9.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 71,184.8 46.36 48,217.447.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 125.2 0.08 121.03.49
29 Organic chemicals 1,169.5 0.76 1,995.6-41.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 591.2 0.38 490.820.45
31 Fertilizers 12.3 0.01 59.7-79.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,600.4 1.04 1,387.815.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,613.0 2.35 3,991.7-9.49
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 595.6 0.39 668.7-10.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30.4 0.02 265.5-88.55
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13.1 0.01 3.4281.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 85.2 0.06 160.2-46.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,905.7 2.54 10,194.7-61.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,634.2 1.06 1,260.729.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 268.4 0.17 299.4-10.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 89.8 0.06 54.863.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,108.7 0.72 1,616.5-31.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 672.0 0.44 941.1-28.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 244.0 0.16 144.169.38
52 Cotton 11.8 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 27.5 0.02 31.8-13.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 23.1-87.64
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.2 0.01 32.9-75.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.4 0.00 15.6-58.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 116.4 0.08 19.7492.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.6 0.00 11.9-44.38
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 250.9 0.16 346.3-27.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 368.8 0.24 267.138.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 282.8 0.18 562.1-49.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 261.7 0.17 148.776.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.1 0.01 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 27.4 0.02 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 51.9 0.03 34.948.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 270.3 0.18 198.336.30
69 Ceramic products 153.1 0.10 170.6-10.24
70 Glass and glassware 33.5 0.02 179.0-81.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 838.6 0.55 322.8159.78
72 Iron and steel 21.4 0.01 77.6-72.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,295.6 0.84 1,163.611.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 21.3 0.01 5.4296.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 23.8 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 473.4 0.31 357.132.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.3 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9.7 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.9 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 414.4 0.27 242.970.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 180.2 0.12 206.4-12.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,325.8 7.38 11,432.5-0.93
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 7,976.1 5.19 6,755.318.07
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 0.0 0.00 50.5-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,835.8 4.45 4,304.958.79
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,620.4 1.71 259.2911.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 735.1 0.48 119.8513.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,506.7 1.63 1,965.727.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 247.1 0.16 375.5-34.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
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 900.5 0.59 1,314.0-31.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 495.5 0.32 1,133.0-56.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 459.1 0.30 579.4-20.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 57.1 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,052.4 5.90 6,077.048.96

US Imports from Curacao

The major share of US imports from Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 49.14% of US total imports from Curacao (53.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.03% of US total imports from Curacao (33.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.25% of US total imports from Curacao (8.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.83% of US total imports from Curacao (0.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.6 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 $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $22.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $14.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Curacao in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 50.8 0.19 82.4-38.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.3 0.05 982.4-98.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,490.9 23.97 21,145.5-69.30
29 Organic chemicals 3,173.1 11.72 5,234.0-39.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 136.3 0.50 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 226.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3.2 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.5 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.6 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 45.4 0.17 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.2 0.02 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 13,304.2 49.14 35,397.0-62.41
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.6 0.01 104.4-97.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.1 0.01 119.8-97.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 240.8 0.89 355.9-32.33
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 243.5 0.90 100.3142.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9.9 0.04 81.7-87.90
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.6 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,339.8 12.34 1,771.488.53
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce