US trade with Guyana in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 28, 2018

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

US Trade with Guyana

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Guyana was $523.0 million, down 25.30% ($177.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Guyana in the first nine months of 2017 were $269.7 million, down 22.04% ($76.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Guyana in the first nine months of 2017 were $253.2 million, down 28.48% ($100.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Guyana went from a deficit of $8.1 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a surplus of $16.5 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Guyana was the US 104th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 96th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0180% of US total trade (down from 0.0267% in the first nine months of 2016).

Guyana was the US 108th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 95th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0237% of US total exports (down from 0.0327% in the first nine months of 2016).

Guyana was the US 99th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 88th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0143% of US total imports (down from 0.0227% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Guyana

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.13% of US total exports to Guyana (40.43% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.78% of US total exports to Guyana (12.82% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.32% of US total exports to Guyana (11.43% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.20% of US total exports to Guyana (7.73% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.75% of US total exports to Guyana (4.48% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.14% of US total exports to Guyana (1.43% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.53% of US total exports to Guyana (1.48% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Guyana in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.2 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 $2.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1.0 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $37.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $29.9 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $8.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7.0 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - 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;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.7 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 $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US exports to Guyana 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 52.6 0.02 35.547.96
02 Meat and edible meat offal 497.4 0.18 913.2-45.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 222.7 0.08 789.1-71.78
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,139.2 2.65 6,937.12.91
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55.1 0.02 93.7-41.25
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 91.5 0.03 18.6393.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 343.4 0.13 296.215.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,031.2 0.38 1,146.9-10.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 457.8 0.17 713.3-35.82
10 Cereals 11,765.0 4.36 5,831.7101.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 186.1 0.07 116.559.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,475.6 1.66 2,348.790.56
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 199.7 0.07 228.8-12.71
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 2,062.3 0.76 2,484.6-17.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 279.2 0.10 369.9-24.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 805.5 0.30 641.425.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 93.9 0.03 157.3-40.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,450.1 2.39 6,213.63.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,869.0 1.06 1,899.551.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,168.8 1.92 6,930.5-25.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,696.0 0.63 1,504.712.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,693.2 1.74 4,432.35.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 200.2-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 495.4 0.18 9,062.7-94.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,615.9 3.57 6,441.249.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,309.5 1.97 5,286.20.44
29 Organic chemicals 1,063.7 0.39 716.648.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,323.5 0.49 1,331.9-0.63
31 Fertilizers 23.9 0.01 2,940.5-99.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,871.2 0.69 3,533.7-47.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,477.7 2.03 5,441.70.66
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 2,495.9 0.93 2,613.7-4.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 512.7 0.19 362.341.52
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.7 0.00 6.4-42.61
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,556.2 0.58 446.3248.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,597.9 0.59 2,723.4-41.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,054.9 3.36 11,144.1-18.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,945.7 1.09 3,012.0-2.20
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) 277.0 0.10 215.428.56
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 19.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,725.7 0.64 1,119.054.22
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 3,394.8 1.26 3,246.84.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 656.2 0.24 572.114.70
52 Cotton 59.4 0.02 33.179.32
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.9 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 25.0 0.01 361.5-93.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 67.1 0.02 478.3-85.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 259.5 0.10 546.9-52.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 254.0 0.09 291.7-12.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 36.5 0.01 248.7-85.34
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 330.1 0.12 227.844.89
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 39.0 0.01 212.0-81.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 204.5 0.08 121.168.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 326.3 0.12 566.0-42.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,027.8 0.38 704.745.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,004.7 0.37 993.61.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11.4 0.00 61.8-81.58
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9.6 0.00 9.32.57
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 477.2 0.18 269.776.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 569.1 0.21 689.9-17.51
69 Ceramic products 349.7 0.13 261.733.63
70 Glass and glassware 1,364.5 0.51 1,575.3-13.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 243.1 0.09 259.8-6.42
72 Iron and steel 740.0 0.27 1,050.7-29.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,396.6 5.71 22,385.8-31.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 412.2 0.15 208.497.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.7 0.00 6.7-30.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 986.9 0.37 1,298.4-23.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 14.5-79.23
79 Zinc and articles thereof 60.0 0.02 110.5-45.74
80 Tin and articles thereof 82.5 0.03 112.2-26.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21.4 0.01 6.3240.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 845.6 0.31 843.30.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 870.9 0.32 693.425.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 52,121.0 19.32 49,758.34.75
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 25,143.3 9.32 22,206.413.23
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 70.6 0.03 1,517.7-95.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,487.3 6.11 15,297.67.78
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,117.9 2.27 43,599.3-85.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 237.4 0.09 1,971.6-87.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,064.3 2.99 5,511.646.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 37.7 0.01 70.5-46.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 82.2 0.03 65.525.46
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 180.8 0.07 39.7355.78
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 2,136.4 0.79 3,015.1-29.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 461.9 0.17 863.1-46.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,538.9 0.94 3,035.4-16.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 29,881.5 11.08 59,731.6-49.97

US Imports from Guyana

The major share of US imports from Guyana 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) - 57.45% of US total imports from Guyana (69.79% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.92% of US total imports from Guyana (19.17% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.01% of US total imports from Guyana (5.69% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.18% of US total imports from Guyana (2.01% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guyana 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 $101.6 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US imports from Guyana 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 57.3 0.02 167.5-65.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 59,893.4 23.65 55,896.87.15
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 27.7 0.01 106.4-73.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 546.9 0.22 414.431.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 154.3 0.06 89.971.64
10 Cereals 294.5 0.12 392.8-25.01
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 31.9-67.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39.0 0.02 40.2-3.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 281.7 0.11 26.4969.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.3 0.00 3,476.7-99.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 623.2 0.25 868.2-28.22
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 406.0 0.16 265.752.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 316.4 0.12 125.7151.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,518.1 2.18 5,938.9-7.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.6 0.01 34.8-40.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 25,333.5 10.00 20,110.625.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 153.6 0.06 136.912.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61.9 0.02 52.517.99
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 6.3 0.00 32.2-80.40
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 5,530.4 2.18 7,103.4-22.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 341.0 0.13 1,540.5-77.87
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 1.620.88
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 145,486.9 57.45 247,121.6-41.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 75.9 0.03 20.8264.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 344.8 0.14 61.8457.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51.8 0.02 68.7-24.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 58.4 0.02 227.6-74.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 741.9 0.29 894.8-17.10
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 67.5 0.03 66.61.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 198.0 0.08 15.11,209.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.7 0.00 117.5-97.71
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 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 6,468.0 2.55 8,533.2-24.20
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce