US trade with Curacao in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 28, 2018

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

US Trade with Curacao

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Curacao was $699.3 million, down 21.68% ($193.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Curacao in the first nine months of 2017 were $559.0 million, down 21.63% ($154.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Curacao in the first nine months of 2017 were $140.3 million, down 21.89% ($39.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Curacao in the first nine months of 2017 was $418.7 million, a 21.54% decrease ($114.9 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Curacao was the US 96th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 89th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0240% of US total trade (down from 0.0341% in the first nine months of 2016).

Curacao was the US 84th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 75th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0491% of US total exports (down from 0.0674% in the first nine months of 2016).

Curacao was the US 109th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 104th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0079% of US total imports (down from 0.0115% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Curacao

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.65% of US total exports to Curacao (62.56% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.00% of US total exports to Curacao (10.95% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.97% of US total exports to Curacao (7.32% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.65% of US total exports to Curacao (8.61% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of US total exports to Curacao (1.17% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.16% of US total exports to Curacao (1.05% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Curacao in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Curacao in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - a decrease of $129.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $12.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11.0 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 $3.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.8 million.
US exports to Curacao in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 36.5 0.01 60.7-39.89
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,531.1 1.53 9,181.0-7.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,392.0 0.25 1,265.79.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,844.7 0.33 1,786.23.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 58.4 0.01 215.5-72.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 45.5 0.01 149.8-69.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,618.7 0.29 1,695.7-4.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,353.6 0.24 1,501.9-9.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,184.4 0.21 1,083.29.35
10 Cereals 1,849.9 0.33 2,036.8-9.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,217.2 0.22 1,812.4-32.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 58.6 0.01 101.7-42.37
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 99.7 0.02 2.63,675.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,709.2 0.31 1,639.14.28
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,031.2 0.36 1,880.58.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 621.9 0.11 467.932.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 489.9 0.09 481.91.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,900.1 0.52 2,899.30.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,443.8 0.44 3,195.1-23.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,029.9 1.62 9,619.3-6.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,010.5 1.43 6,864.016.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,448.3 0.62 4,148.3-16.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 144.4 0.03 119.820.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 895.2 0.16 866.93.26
26 Ores, slag and ash 17.2 0.00 17.01.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 315,748.7 56.48 445,366.7-29.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 899.0 0.16 4,274.6-78.97
29 Organic chemicals 3,046.8 0.55 15,127.7-79.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,895.1 0.34 2,117.7-10.51
31 Fertilizers 118.5 0.02 108.39.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,881.0 0.69 3,736.13.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,467.9 2.05 13,245.1-13.42
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 1,657.6 0.30 1,922.2-13.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 586.1 0.10 359.662.97
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 16.7 0.00 23.9-30.36
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 144.3 0.03 1,462.2-90.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13,345.9 2.39 14,678.6-9.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,323.3 0.77 3,449.325.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,409.3 0.25 903.456.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 361.9 0.06 176.8104.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,101.3 0.73 5,052.1-18.82
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 2,234.3 0.40 2,969.3-24.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 413.5 0.07 353.217.09
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
52 Cotton 64.6 0.01 50.328.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 6.7 0.00 40.4-83.36
55 Man-made staple fibers 81.5 0.01 31.8156.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 75.4 0.01 78.2-3.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 99.7 0.02 99.70.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16.8 0.00 18.6-9.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 187.8 0.03 53.4251.80
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 42.8 0.01 26.263.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 749.3 0.13 1,161.7-35.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 773.3 0.14 661.616.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 584.2 0.10 1,052.5-44.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 724.7 0.13 629.415.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 45.2 0.01 16.6172.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 42.7 0.01 33.228.63
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 119.8 0.02 63.887.58
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 521.0 0.09 595.6-12.52
69 Ceramic products 342.0 0.06 389.0-12.09
70 Glass and glassware 177.4 0.03 439.4-59.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,968.3 0.89 3,558.039.64
72 Iron and steel 118.5 0.02 317.4-62.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,261.9 0.58 4,083.2-20.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 104.1 0.02 116.6-10.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 27.7 0.00 7.3280.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,513.4 0.27 1,101.037.45
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.3 0.00 57.8-90.89
79 Zinc and articles thereof 22.3 0.00 15.841.19
80 Tin and articles thereof 18.6 0.00 33.4-44.21
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 988.4 0.18 1,314.9-24.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 427.7 0.08 407.44.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34,139.0 6.11 32,616.14.67
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 22,337.4 4.00 18,485.320.84
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 101.5 0.02 67.949.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,111.5 3.42 16,671.814.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,732.0 0.67 1,803.3106.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,726.7 0.31 1,396.023.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,299.3 1.48 7,033.717.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 811.4 0.15 1,569.6-48.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14.7 0.00 43.2-65.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 18.8 0.00 9.890.97
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 2,352.5 0.42 3,743.1-37.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,016.7 0.36 2,203.6-8.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,347.8 0.24 1,639.2-17.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 79.8 0.01 9.2771.12
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 30,114.6 5.39 41,091.7-26.71

US Imports from Curacao

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 62.28% of US total imports from Curacao (64.80% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.35% of US total imports from Curacao (23.98% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.90% of US total imports from Curacao (6.68% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Curacao in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $29.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $16.2 million.
US imports from Curacao in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 254.1 0.18 259.8-2.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,251.4 0.89 1,005.224.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25,903.4 18.46 42,073.8-38.43
29 Organic chemicals 15,009.2 10.70 11,301.232.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 259.2 0.18 239.28.36
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 0.8 0.00 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 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 50.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 45.7 0.03 1.62,830.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14.2 0.01 27.6-48.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.2 0.00 0.0
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 87,395.7 62.28 116,425.5-24.93
72 Iron and steel 197.2 0.14 6.13,135.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 34.4 0.02 4.4689.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 114.2 0.08 220.5-48.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 146.8 0.10 273.1-46.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 42.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 36.9 0.03 22.762.90
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 576.3 0.41 652.8-11.71
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 552.4 0.39 412.833.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24.7 0.02 0.0
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 21.1 0.02 113.6-81.40
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 0.7 0.00 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 8,451.6 6.02 5,645.849.70
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce