US trade with Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Curacao

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Curacao was $216.7 million, down 10.78% ($26.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $203.5 million, up 25.08% ($40.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $13.2 million, down 83.51% ($67.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $190.3 million, a 130.73% increase ($107.8 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Curacao was the US 102nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 96th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0208% of US total trade (down from 0.0253% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Curacao was the US 82nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 89th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0499% of US total exports (up from 0.0430% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Curacao was the US 142nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 98th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (down from 0.0138% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Curacao

The major share of US exports to Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 57.61% of US total exports to Curacao (42.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.76% of US total exports to Curacao (20.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.02% of US total exports to Curacao (13.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.56% of US total exports to Curacao (8.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.52% of US total exports to Curacao (1.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.32% of US total exports to Curacao (1.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.99% of US total exports to Curacao (3.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $48.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $6.7 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) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 2.6 0.00 46.0-94.45
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,713.9 1.82 3,719.6-0.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 391.0 0.19 395.1-1.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 784.3 0.39 761.92.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 100.9 0.05 68.447.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.8 0.00 49.9-88.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 668.8 0.33 531.525.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 659.2 0.32 858.2-23.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 426.1 0.21 557.4-23.55
10 Cereals 462.8 0.23 781.7-40.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 543.8 0.27 560.0-2.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37.1 0.02 25.446.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 20.9 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 551.9 0.27 626.6-11.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 870.6 0.43 945.6-7.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 324.9 0.16 217.749.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 217.8 0.11 376.9-42.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,226.9 0.60 1,125.49.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,154.8 0.57 1,162.3-0.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,546.8 1.74 3,909.8-9.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,164.6 1.56 3,108.21.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,463.5 0.72 1,451.30.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 42.5 0.02 34.224.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 180.0 0.09 59.0204.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 117,053.6 57.52 68,638.570.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 160.6 0.08 89.778.97
29 Organic chemicals 1,354.7 0.67 771.475.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 734.3 0.36 571.428.51
31 Fertilizers 70.9 0.03 22.9209.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,558.3 0.77 1,907.5-18.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,448.2 2.19 4,505.4-1.27
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 901.5 0.44 522.672.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 41.0 0.02 22.483.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.0 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 64.1 0.03 181.9-64.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,209.6 2.07 3,275.528.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,541.7 0.76 1,959.1-21.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 292.3 0.14 566.6-48.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 145.1 0.07 91.159.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 18.5 0.01 14.230.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,104.5 0.54 1,630.4-32.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,471.7 0.72 1,182.624.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 116.1 0.06 161.4-28.04
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
52 Cotton 10.1 0.00 13.5-25.06
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.4 0.00 3.912.67
54 Man-made filaments 12.7 0.01 16.2-21.51
55 Man-made staple fibers 28.4 0.01 35.7-20.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.1 0.00 30.3-70.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.4 0.00 63.0-86.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 53.2 0.03 8.3540.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 110.8 0.05 21.1424.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 489.4 0.24 260.787.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 324.3 0.16 281.315.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 382.1 0.19 285.134.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 384.3 0.19 366.44.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 59.3 0.03 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 66.9 0.03 37.877.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 88.2 0.04 103.7-14.96
69 Ceramic products 103.7 0.05 159.3-34.91
70 Glass and glassware 47.1 0.02 76.0-38.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,013.9 0.99 5,042.8-60.06
72 Iron and steel 53.9 0.03 278.7-80.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,008.7 0.50 1,904.0-47.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.2 0.00 20.6-84.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.0 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,456.4 0.72 361.3303.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 53.5-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 23.0 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 8.3 0.00 7.511.13
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 139.6 0.07 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 228.1 0.11 324.8-29.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 160.3 0.08 215.0-25.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,391.3 4.61 9,039.63.89
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 8,557.6 4.21 15,254.7-43.90
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 22.0 0.01 84.1-73.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,346.8 2.63 6,644.7-19.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 400.1 0.20 759.1-47.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 257.0 0.13 282.3-8.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,983.8 0.97 1,641.720.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 480.0 0.24 434.810.41
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12.9 0.01 12.71.92
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6.3 0.00 4.831.56
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 369.1 0.18 575.8-35.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 677.3 0.33 846.0-19.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 477.6 0.23 432.310.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.2 0.01 51.5-78.25
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12,375.6 6.08 9,138.435.42

US Imports from Curacao

The major share of US imports from Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.66% of US total imports from Curacao (18.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.33% of US total imports from Curacao (6.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 16.40% of US total imports from Curacao (70.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.35% of US total imports from Curacao (0.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.18% of US total imports from Curacao (0.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $54.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Curacao in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 102.5 0.77 118.6-13.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.3 0.11 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,629.8 42.55 15,093.3-62.70
29 Organic chemicals 2,428.0 18.35 5,212.9-53.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 252.9 1.91 6.43,866.33
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 7.8 0.06 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.8 0.01 0.3149.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.6 0.03 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8.3 0.06 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22.8 0.17 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15.9 0.12 44.0-63.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.7 0.02 9.5-71.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,170.3 16.40 56,870.5-96.18
72 Iron and steel 15.2 0.11 2.3561.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 60.7 0.46 85.1-28.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 80.4 0.61 66.820.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 50.1 0.38 347.3-85.58
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 251.2 1.90 25.0903.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9.1 0.07 66.4-86.28
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 37.9 0.29 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,067.1 15.62 2,218.0-6.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce