US trade (export - import) with Guyana in 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Guyana

In 2017, US trade with Guyana was $693.0 million, down 21.72% ($192.2 million) from 2016.

US exports to Guyana in 2017 were $371.4 million, down 16.55% ($73.6 million) from 2016.

US imports from Guyana in 2017 were $321.6 million, down 26.94% ($118.6 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Guyana in 2017 was $49.8 million, a 928.50% increase ($45.0 million) over 2016.

Guyana was the US 105th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 98th in 2016), accounting for 0.0175% of US total trade (down from 0.0239% in 2016).

Guyana was the US 107th largest export market in 2017 (down from 96th in 2016), accounting for 0.0240% of US total exports (down from 0.0306% in 2016).

Guyana was the US 99th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 90th in 2016), accounting for 0.0134% of US total imports (down from 0.0196% in 2016).

US Exports to Guyana

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.17% of US total exports to Guyana (38.32% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.40% of US total exports to Guyana (14.17% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.48% of US total exports to Guyana (11.65% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.77% of US total exports to Guyana (7.09% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.52% of US total exports to Guyana (4.33% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.35% of US total exports to Guyana (1.55% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.65% of US total exports to Guyana (1.51% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Guyana 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 $9.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5.5 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 $5.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $1.3 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $42.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $38.8 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $8.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Guyana 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 56.3 0.02 42.432.81
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,283.8 0.35 1,125.514.06
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 731.9 0.20 805.1-9.09
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,806.6 2.64 9,568.32.49
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 67.6 0.02 165.1-59.03
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 91.5 0.02 22.9300.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 537.2 0.14 434.923.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,455.1 0.66 2,629.0-6.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 710.0 0.19 1,304.8-45.58
10 Cereals 12,798.8 3.45 7,318.674.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 294.6 0.08 184.959.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,501.8 1.21 4,443.31.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 199.7 0.05 294.2-32.13
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 27.0 0.01 45.0-40.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,841.7 0.77 5,235.9-45.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 408.1 0.11 467.9-12.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,061.9 0.29 946.912.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 151.7 0.04 207.7-26.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,744.6 2.35 8,359.84.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,566.0 1.23 2,641.872.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,700.9 2.07 9,454.5-18.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,604.6 0.70 2,310.312.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,716.6 1.81 4,822.139.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 219.6-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 714.5 0.19 9,252.5-92.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,792.9 5.33 10,014.997.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,076.8 1.91 6,998.31.12
29 Organic chemicals 1,229.3 0.33 902.236.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,628.5 0.44 1,619.00.58
31 Fertilizers 72.9 0.02 2,950.4-97.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,438.0 0.66 4,546.2-46.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,138.0 1.92 7,749.6-7.89
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 3,813.2 1.03 3,510.08.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,344.8 0.36 510.6163.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.7 0.00 6.4-42.61
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,337.1 0.63 1,084.9115.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,270.3 0.61 3,587.3-36.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,714.6 3.42 14,200.9-10.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,301.9 1.16 4,177.22.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 293.7 0.08 323.3-9.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.6 0.00 19.7-71.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,229.0 0.87 1,612.4100.26
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 24.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,459.2 1.20 4,513.6-1.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,043.0 0.28 750.538.98
50 Silk 20.5 0.01 24.8-17.37
52 Cotton 82.9 0.02 42.893.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.9 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 44.5 0.01 376.4-88.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 99.4 0.03 531.2-81.29
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 431.4 0.12 689.3-37.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 375.0 0.10 394.2-4.87
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 36.5 0.01 331.5-89.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 705.1 0.19 230.6205.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 39.0 0.01 220.9-82.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 239.6 0.06 234.42.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 520.3 0.14 795.9-34.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,243.5 0.33 836.048.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,605.0 0.43 1,425.212.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25.5 0.01 70.1-63.59
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.4 0.00 21.8-43.11
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 638.4 0.17 497.128.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 838.2 0.23 989.6-15.29
69 Ceramic products 438.9 0.12 377.216.37
70 Glass and glassware 1,937.0 0.52 2,110.2-8.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 264.6 0.07 380.4-30.44
72 Iron and steel 897.6 0.24 1,261.3-28.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,738.7 5.31 26,175.0-24.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 465.8 0.13 238.795.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.7 0.00 6.7-30.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,166.7 0.31 1,509.5-22.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 14.5-79.23
79 Zinc and articles thereof 156.0 0.04 110.541.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 108.5 0.03 112.2-3.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24.0 0.01 19.821.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,118.9 0.30 1,202.4-6.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,466.7 0.39 909.061.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 71,691.2 19.30 64,063.711.91
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 36,306.4 9.77 31,251.216.18
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 350.6 0.09 1,524.6-77.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,532.1 5.26 18,847.43.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,823.6 1.84 45,619.9-85.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 475.2 0.13 2,215.0-78.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,297.0 2.77 7,023.346.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 57.2 0.02 143.0-60.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 100.1 0.03 163.2-38.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 191.5 0.05 39.7382.71
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 2,936.7 0.79 3,875.8-24.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 897.2 0.24 1,153.6-22.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,381.2 0.91 3,953.1-14.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.0 0.00 16.3-20.48
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39,349.7 10.59 81,622.6-51.79

US Imports from Guyana

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 55.79% of US total imports from Guyana (68.17% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.01% of US total imports from Guyana (20.64% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.62% of US total imports from Guyana (5.74% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.18% of US total imports from Guyana (1.98% in 2016).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guyana in 2017 over the 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 $120.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $7.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.7 million.
US imports from Guyana 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 161.5 0.05 199.0-18.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 71,849.6 22.34 68,031.45.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 27.7 0.01 136.5-79.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 755.2 0.23 590.727.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 189.0 0.06 172.49.61
10 Cereals 294.5 0.09 676.3-56.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.1 0.00 9.91.41
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10.3 0.00 36.8-72.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 92.2 0.03 70.131.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 281.7 0.09 28.8878.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,184.4 0.99 10,528.4-69.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,075.6 0.33 1,514.9-28.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 470.0 0.15 538.5-12.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 466.0 0.14 249.087.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,213.3 3.49 8,044.439.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3.0 0.00 15.3-80.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.6 0.01 34.8-40.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 34,124.9 10.61 25,225.235.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 184.7 0.06 244.3-24.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 83.4 0.03 95.8-12.93
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 2.9 0.00 10.7-72.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7.8 0.00 34.1-77.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30.6 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20.5 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,006.9 2.18 8,699.0-19.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 341.0 0.11 2,063.1-83.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.3 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.0 0.00 2.6-23.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2.6 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 179,437.6 55.79 300,113.3-40.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 75.9 0.02 20.8264.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 540.9 0.17 61.8774.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 62.9 0.02 68.7-8.45
78 Lead and articles thereof 66.7 0.02 227.6-70.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 772.9 0.24 899.9-14.11
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 111.7 0.03 121.8-8.29
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 38.8-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 198.0 0.06 15.11,209.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13.2 0.00 149.7-91.21
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 0.6 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 81.8 0.03 24.3236.19
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,323.6 2.59 11,182.7-25.57
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce