US trade (export - import) with Ecuador in 2017

Published or Updated: Jun 08, 2018

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

US Trade with Ecuador

In 2017, US trade with Ecuador totaled $11.5 billion, up 8.33% ($0.9 billion) from 2016.

US exports to Ecuador in 2017 totaled $4.8 billion, up 15.05% ($0.6 billion) from 2016.

US imports from Ecuador in 2017 totaled $6.8 billion, up 4.03% ($0.3 billion) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Ecuador in 2017 was $2.0 billion, a 15.51% decrease ($0.4 billion) over 2016.

Ecuador was the US 42nd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 40th in 2016), accounting for 0.2917% of US total trade (up from 0.2876% in 2016).

Ecuador was the US 43rd largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.3090% of US total exports (up from 0.2858% in 2016).

Ecuador was the US 41st largest supplier in 2017 (down from 38th in 2016), accounting for 0.2806% of US total imports (down from 0.2888% in 2016).

US Exports to Ecuador

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 46.35% of US total exports to Ecuador (46.59% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.88% of US total exports to Ecuador (23.88% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.65% of US total exports to Ecuador (12.31% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.97% of US total exports to Ecuador (6.90% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.67% of US total exports to Ecuador (3.78% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.65% of US total exports to Ecuador (1.81% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.25% of US total exports to Ecuador (1.04% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Ecuador 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) - an increase of $279.4 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 $97.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $62.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $35.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $22.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $17.2 million.

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

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $47.6 million.
US exports to Ecuador 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 1,961.6 0.04 737.6165.96
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,507.4 0.07 1,858.188.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,529.4 0.12 4,826.914.55
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,206.1 0.03 743.862.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23,608.5 0.49 13,100.880.21
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 996.2 0.02 555.379.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,434.8 0.09 1,510.5193.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,972.5 0.29 7,423.588.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 545.8 0.01 204.2167.26
10 Cereals 58,988.8 1.23 54,338.68.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 216.0 0.00 86.0151.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,744.0 0.31 9,874.549.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,141.4 0.02 1,158.1-1.44
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.9 0.00 11.6-49.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,296.9 0.03 1,279.41.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,930.3 0.10 4,433.211.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,011.4 0.06 1,942.455.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,373.8 0.11 4,309.724.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,998.8 0.13 3,294.682.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,602.3 0.05 1,578.664.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,499.3 0.53 22,897.011.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,398.3 0.15 4,838.752.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 98,053.7 2.05 145,620.3-32.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37.7 0.00 24.653.45
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,300.3 0.11 4,729.312.07
26 Ores, slag and ash 15.8 0.00 44.7-64.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,209,266.5 46.24 1,929,910.414.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,776.8 0.27 11,983.46.62
29 Organic chemicals 43,189.0 0.90 43,261.5-0.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,844.2 0.67 31,588.90.81
31 Fertilizers 19,914.7 0.42 12,450.959.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 31,726.9 0.66 27,559.515.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,778.5 0.48 17,799.627.97
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 25,968.8 0.54 23,657.79.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,726.8 0.22 10,230.44.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,385.5 0.05 2,404.5-0.79
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,507.0 0.18 12,009.6-29.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 86,773.1 1.82 82,725.34.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 239,595.0 5.01 216,695.310.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,671.5 0.43 18,975.58.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 23.4 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) 2,842.0 0.06 2,982.5-4.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 71.3 0.00 141.0-49.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,883.1 0.04 1,785.05.50
45 Cork and articles of cork 7.4 0.00 2.7177.74
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 31.6 0.00 10.9191.46
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 22,565.0 0.47 18,693.120.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 145,267.5 3.04 131,390.510.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,764.0 0.12 4,979.515.75
50 Silk 5.3 0.00 12.1-55.83
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11.2 0.00 4.1174.09
52 Cotton 27,527.3 0.58 20,649.933.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 46.8 0.00 35.133.51
54 Man-made filaments 1,066.8 0.02 589.580.95
55 Man-made staple fibers 515.3 0.01 417.223.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,677.9 0.10 2,222.1110.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 978.7 0.02 582.368.07
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 427.5 0.01 445.6-4.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,600.7 0.14 5,088.629.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 504.2 0.01 558.7-9.76
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,528.3 0.12 4,341.527.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,866.9 0.14 4,496.152.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,441.8 0.05 1,694.744.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,418.9 0.03 1,502.0-5.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 342.9 0.01 243.640.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 76.4 0.00 53.941.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 608.3 0.01 395.453.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,564.5 0.07 4,613.8-22.74
69 Ceramic products 2,387.6 0.05 1,777.434.33
70 Glass and glassware 6,996.9 0.15 5,817.520.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,978.6 0.06 2,471.020.54
72 Iron and steel 49,189.6 1.03 13,926.9253.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,361.7 0.41 16,793.415.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,803.3 0.06 2,044.237.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 195.3 0.00 376.7-48.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,617.0 0.14 6,037.79.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 24,552.3 0.51 15,046.263.18
79 Zinc and articles thereof 739.1 0.02 2,073.0-64.34
80 Tin and articles thereof 680.3 0.01 185.4266.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 168.1 0.00 278.6-39.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,642.1 0.37 14,038.925.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,794.6 0.10 4,254.312.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 522,099.8 10.93 459,380.413.65
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 372,553.0 7.80 274,966.435.49
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 2,317.5 0.05 992.1133.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 117,198.8 2.45 104,668.811.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 45,522.8 0.95 40,469.312.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,946.8 0.04 1,231.158.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 127,212.8 2.66 110,054.415.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,339.5 0.09 2,944.247.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,911.7 0.04 904.8111.27
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 296.7 0.01 157.488.47
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 9,805.3 0.21 9,844.4-0.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,836.1 0.18 5,815.551.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,594.9 0.16 4,862.556.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 568.2 0.01 548.83.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 118,532.5 2.48 110,251.37.51

US Imports from Ecuador

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.54% of US total imports from Ecuador (55.49% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.52% of US total imports from Ecuador (33.89% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.29% of US total imports from Ecuador (4.04% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.48% of US total imports from Ecuador (1.35% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Ecuador 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) - an increase of $486.4 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $25.9 million.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $151.9 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 $107.9 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $48.7 million.
US imports from Ecuador 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 328.4 0.00 374.1-12.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 690,276.5 10.21 710,057.0-2.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14.3 0.00 4.8195.19
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,788.8 0.04 2,337.419.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 314,890.4 4.66 306,359.72.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 70,385.7 1.04 77,588.0-9.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 460,615.9 6.82 612,540.4-24.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,188.8 0.30 21,257.2-5.03
10 Cereals 2,214.2 0.03 2,256.3-1.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,178.0 0.02 956.823.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,390.4 0.02 1,992.3-30.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 419.3 0.01 195.1114.89
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 200.8 0.00 367.9-45.43
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19,206.4 0.28 7,431.1158.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 137,216.1 2.03 117,203.417.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,581.2 0.17 17,115.8-32.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 147,661.6 2.18 196,408.8-24.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,269.4 0.06 3,867.710.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 96,428.8 1.43 95,899.30.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,034.4 0.04 2,743.210.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,123.1 0.03 1,855.114.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,500.7 0.11 9,851.4-23.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,037.8 0.02 13,014.3-92.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 72.5 0.00 23.1214.07
26 Ores, slag and ash 119.5 0.00 87.736.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,091,239.3 60.54 3,604,862.513.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5.8 0.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 173.8 0.00 99.474.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 34.2-100.00
31 Fertilizers 37.0 0.00 28.927.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 900.3 0.01 954.7-5.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,918.0 0.03 1,942.5-1.26
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 58.8 0.00 46.127.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 69.0 0.00 2.92,317.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 116.4 0.00 56.9104.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,822.7 0.28 17,233.79.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,105.1 0.19 1,146.81,042.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 168.2 0.00 238.1-29.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 236.3 0.00 225.24.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 113.1 0.00 172.2-34.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 99,039.7 1.47 86,805.514.09
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 119.2 0.00 138.5-13.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 695.1 0.01 175.4296.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 446.7 0.01 361.423.62
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 8.4 0.00 3.4150.04
52 Cotton 124.3 0.00 0.913,868.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 374.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 95.2 0.00 19.8379.76
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.9 0.00 60.5-95.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 42.4 0.00 38.89.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14.8 0.00 11.627.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10.3 0.00 14.7-30.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7.8 0.00 1.2566.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.8 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,604.0 0.05 3,776.3-4.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,392.0 0.02 1,352.22.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 982.3 0.01 715.737.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 70.6 0.00 54.130.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,766.4 0.04 4,330.5-36.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.9 0.00 3.91.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 884.2 0.01 899.9-1.74
69 Ceramic products 8,141.3 0.12 6,916.217.71
70 Glass and glassware 4,677.9 0.07 4,295.28.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 154,642.2 2.29 262,549.8-41.10
72 Iron and steel 1,185.7 0.02 73.51,513.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,155.1 0.02 1,535.6-24.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,230.7 0.02 906.535.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,414.5 0.30 7,050.4189.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 41,447.4 0.61 15,596.9165.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 208.1 0.00 146.442.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,040.3 0.02 858.221.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,816.0 0.09 7,777.8-25.22
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 22,187.6 0.33 14,283.655.34
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 8.7 0.00 302.8-97.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 444.8 0.01 68.4550.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,285.0 0.02 522.1146.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 435.6-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
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 2,538.1 0.04 2,967.0-14.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 360.6 0.01 190.089.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 200.6 0.00 298.6-32.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 606.9 0.01 659.2-7.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 258,421.0 3.82 241,445.37.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce