US trade (export - import) with Ecuador in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ecuador in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ecuador

In 2014, US trade with Ecuador was $19.4 billion, down 0.99% ($0.2 billion) from 2013.

US exports to Ecuador in 2014 totaled $8.1 billion, up 6.28% ($0.5 billion) from 2013.

US imports from Ecuador in 2014 were $11.3 billion, down 5.64% ($0.7 billion) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Ecuador in 2014 was $3.2 billion, a 26.75% decrease ($1.2 billion) over 2013.

Ecuador was the US 32nd largest trading partner in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.48% of US total trade (down from 0.50% in 2013).

Ecuador was the US 35th largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.50% of US total exports (up from 0.48% in 2013).

Ecuador was the US 30th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 32nd in 2013), accounting for 0.47% of US total imports (down from 0.51% in 2013).

US Exports to Ecuador

The major share of US exports to Ecuador in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 48.89% of US total exports to Ecuador (45.40% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.48% of US total exports to Ecuador (29.73% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.98% of US total exports to Ecuador (9.48% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.12% of US total exports to Ecuador (5.03% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.64% of US total exports to Ecuador (2.96% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.49% of US total exports to Ecuador (2.66% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.95% of US total exports to Ecuador (1.23% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Ecuador in 2014 over 2013 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 $500.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $46.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $42.9 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $33.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ecuador in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $69.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $41.8 million.
US exports to Ecuador in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 2,147.8 0.03 1,448.748.26
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,932.6 0.10 8,757.6-9.42
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,692.2 0.07 2,630.4116.40
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,636.6 0.02 2,815.6-41.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,290.0 0.15 9,063.535.60
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 399.5 0.00 601.7-33.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,304.2 0.02 1,244.14.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,104.5 0.20 17,327.9-7.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 263.8 0.00 212.024.42
10 Cereals 89,866.6 1.11 56,294.859.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 413.9 0.01 1,248.0-66.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,361.7 0.40 18,963.470.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,706.3 0.02 1,529.411.56
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 216.2 0.00 292.4-26.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,030.7 0.01 1,739.6-40.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,472.5 0.06 5,551.5-19.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,060.2 0.04 2,042.249.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,198.4 0.09 5,033.543.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,232.4 0.05 3,896.38.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,444.0 0.04 4,496.3-23.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 34,401.6 0.42 30,776.811.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,030.6 0.05 4,545.6-11.33
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 182,127.1 2.24 204,376.7-10.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 38.5 0.00 137.0-71.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,794.6 0.08 5,592.321.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 151.5 0.00 190.5-20.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,967,432.9 48.80 3,466,547.014.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,783.3 0.23 20,126.3-6.67
29 Organic chemicals 56,441.4 0.69 62,158.4-9.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 41,387.9 0.51 31,596.930.99
31 Fertilizers 58,469.1 0.72 48,149.321.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40,667.3 0.50 41,537.7-2.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 23,476.0 0.29 18,329.828.08
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 32,823.0 0.40 31,318.94.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14,012.8 0.17 12,334.613.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,661.7 0.03 3,987.6-33.25
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,675.3 0.16 13,273.4-4.51
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 109,251.5 1.34 120,974.9-9.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 291,346.8 3.58 276,696.35.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 27,950.6 0.34 44,986.5-37.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 61.4 0.00 220.2-72.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,802.7 0.05 4,804.5-20.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,806.4 0.02 2,359.8-23.45
45 Cork and articles of cork 27.1 0.00 23.913.34
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 128.8 0.00 88.944.93
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 22,915.9 0.28 17,654.929.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 168,177.7 2.07 173,233.6-2.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,708.1 0.12 10,064.2-3.54
50 Silk 24.9 0.00 42.5-41.43
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
52 Cotton 22,800.0 0.28 44,363.7-48.61
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 49.8 0.00 31.160.26
54 Man-made filaments 1,527.8 0.02 1,341.313.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,718.7 0.03 5,210.8-47.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,808.9 0.06 7,959.3-39.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,870.6 0.02 1,932.1-3.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 984.8 0.01 1,093.0-9.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,765.1 0.12 6,660.546.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 563.9 0.01 565.2-0.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,950.6 0.10 6,522.921.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,918.2 0.07 6,141.8-3.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,406.7 0.09 3,992.285.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,043.2 0.11 6,812.132.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,383.2 0.02 1,085.927.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 161.5 0.00 90.478.69
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 252.1 0.00 364.1-30.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,137.7 0.08 4,556.334.71
69 Ceramic products 2,869.3 0.04 3,563.9-19.49
70 Glass and glassware 9,525.5 0.12 15,872.0-39.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,747.6 0.05 4,697.9-20.23
72 Iron and steel 59,944.9 0.74 67,972.5-11.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 63,960.5 0.79 76,196.4-16.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,653.5 0.07 5,522.52.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,061.7 0.01 1,518.4-30.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,219.2 0.17 7,789.382.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,384.6 0.15 8,901.439.13
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,000.7 0.01 631.858.38
80 Tin and articles thereof 189.0 0.00 40.6364.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 378.8 0.00 623.7-39.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 41,238.4 0.51 45,339.2-9.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,518.8 0.18 11,799.323.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,195,360.4 14.70 1,149,042.94.03
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 504,453.0 6.21 509,419.5-0.97
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 4,664.1 0.06 8,654.9-46.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 213,306.0 2.62 255,064.8-16.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 72,518.5 0.89 142,177.7-48.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 46,049.4 0.57 3,109.31,381.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 197,538.4 2.43 206,241.8-4.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,857.9 0.07 5,569.75.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,379.4 0.04 2,872.117.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 568.7 0.01 2,426.5-76.56
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 23,242.5 0.29 27,017.7-13.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,920.3 0.10 8,336.1-4.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,348.7 0.10 7,743.97.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 338.4 0.00 134.4151.81
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 204,447.4 2.51 180,378.213.34

US Imports from Ecuador

The major share of US imports from Ecuador in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.68% of US total imports from Ecuador (76.30% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.44% of US total imports from Ecuador (17.53% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.28% of US total imports from Ecuador (3.45% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Ecuador in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $521.7 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $222.9 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $73.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $44.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ecuador in 2014 over the 2013 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 $1,599.5 million.
US imports from Ecuador in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 380.3 0.00 408.2-6.83
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13.0 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,047,502.9 9.27 824,564.627.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26.2 0.00 149.3-82.46
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,964.9 0.07 7,157.111.29
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 224,207.2 1.98 220,029.01.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 52,367.8 0.46 53,948.4-2.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 524,569.5 4.64 537,429.9-2.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,456.6 0.18 13,666.449.69
10 Cereals 2,602.0 0.02 671.8287.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 801.8 0.01 971.0-17.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,363.8 0.05 6,600.0-18.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 335.8 0.00 42.0699.47
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 42.0 0.00 8.3406.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,318.4 0.05 2,453.0116.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 141,374.5 1.25 138,507.52.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,765.1 0.06 5,130.631.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 264,991.9 2.35 191,316.238.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,277.6 0.03 2,941.711.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 97,616.3 0.86 85,051.414.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,895.1 0.08 2,224.5299.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,503.3 0.01 1,328.813.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,107.3 0.01 794.339.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,007.2 0.04 2,719.947.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12.7 0.00 15.4-17.46
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 2,661.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,531,884.5 66.68 9,131,383.8-17.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 90.0 0.00 24.5266.67
29 Organic chemicals 118.7 0.00 12.8829.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 49.8 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 22.4 0.00 50.1-55.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,401.6 0.01 1,214.115.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,535.6 0.02 177.61,327.36
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 37.3 0.00 23.161.78
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,715.4 0.02 1,117.253.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,394.4 0.22 17,071.042.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 89.3 0.00 67.931.54
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 129.4 0.00 91.641.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 306.8 0.00 269.713.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 119.5 0.00 99.819.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 77,514.5 0.69 66,377.416.78
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 65.4 0.00 36.379.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 250.1 0.00 258.8-3.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 512.9 0.00 538.7-4.80
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 32.7 0.00 0.56,328.74
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1.2 0.00 2.1-42.04
54 Man-made filaments 60.4 0.00 55.29.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 34.5 0.00 8.3312.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 24.7 0.00 79.2-68.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.2 0.00 22.6-68.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 29.2 0.00 28.23.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,669.9 0.05 5,745.1-1.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 820.2 0.01 956.3-14.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 513.7 0.00 525.9-2.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29.4 0.00 89.8-67.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,133.9 0.04 3,069.134.70
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.3 0.00 8.0-70.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 448.1 0.00 411.09.01
69 Ceramic products 11,148.8 0.10 7,323.652.23
70 Glass and glassware 316.3 0.00 309.32.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 935,234.4 8.28 413,496.0126.18
72 Iron and steel 1,327.9 0.01 246.3439.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 635.9 0.01 573.810.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,520.8 0.02 2,383.75.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 143.0 0.00 53.9165.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,196.3 0.06 8,129.9-11.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 16,969.4 0.15 6,382.7165.87
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 25.8-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.5 0.00 6.1-26.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57.2 0.00 147.0-61.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,469.7 0.01 2,056.7-28.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,549.9 0.06 6,579.5-0.45
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 13,324.6 0.12 13,847.2-3.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 451.2 0.00 45.2899.07
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18.7 0.00 18.13.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 978.0 0.01 1,888.0-48.20
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 39.0-100.00
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 2,188.3 0.02 2,556.2-14.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 204.7 0.00 151.535.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 971.9 0.01 132.1635.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 284.5 0.00 107.8163.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 219,706.6 1.94 174,837.325.66
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce