US trade (export - import) with Jamaica in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jamaica in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jamaica

In 2013, US trade with Jamaica was $2,425.9 million, down 4.67% ($118.9 million) from 2012.

US exports to Jamaica in 2013 were $1,979.6 million, down 0.49% ($9.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Jamaica in 2013 were $446.2 million, down 19.67% ($109.3 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Jamaica in 2013 was $1,533.4 million, a 6.95% increase ($99.6 million) over 2012.

Jamaica was the US 79th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 75th in 2012), accounting for 0.0621% of US total trade (down from 0.0656% in 2012).

Jamaica was the US 61st largest export market in 2013 (down from 60th in 2012), accounting for 0.1255% of US total exports (down from 0.1288% in 2012).

Jamaica was the US 94th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 92nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0192% of US total imports (down from 0.0238% in 2012).

US Exports to Jamaica

The major share of US exports to Jamaica in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.84% of US total exports to Jamaica (25.19% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.11% of US total exports to Jamaica (25.06% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.00% of US total exports to Jamaica (17.48% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.27% of US total exports to Jamaica (11.51% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.74% of US total exports to Jamaica (3.60% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.08% of US total exports to Jamaica (3.54% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.58% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.48% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.12% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.20% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Jamaica in 2013 over 2012 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 $34.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $22.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $10.5 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 $7.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jamaica in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $25.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $10.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $8.6 million.
US exports to Jamaica in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 997.1 0.05 1,170.2-14.79
02 Meat and edible meat offal 43,817.1 2.21 46,078.1-4.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,459.7 0.28 5,080.87.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29,634.5 1.50 29,380.50.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 933.6 0.05 999.8-6.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 90.2 0.00 142.5-36.72
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,372.3 0.22 3,794.015.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,972.3 0.15 2,787.86.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,170.6 0.11 2,325.4-6.66
10 Cereals 133,457.9 6.74 137,963.0-3.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,755.0 0.09 2,395.9-26.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,039.6 1.26 2,303.4987.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 201.8 0.01 208.3-3.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 19.4 0.00 25.4-23.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,628.8 1.29 50,907.8-49.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,131.2 0.26 4,109.324.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,843.7 0.30 8,454.0-30.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,914.0 0.25 5,346.9-8.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25,194.0 1.27 24,129.44.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,922.5 0.55 12,722.2-14.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 36,138.4 1.83 36,660.3-1.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44,809.7 2.26 55,112.5-18.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 64,661.9 3.27 61,741.04.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,066.0 0.15 4,648.5-34.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,064.0 0.46 13,517.0-32.94
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 42.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 522,323.2 26.38 487,601.57.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 62,225.4 3.14 66,933.1-7.03
29 Organic chemicals 8,775.8 0.44 9,635.8-8.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,561.1 0.58 10,945.85.62
31 Fertilizers 7,730.8 0.39 11,515.3-32.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,252.1 0.62 12,970.3-5.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 30,411.5 1.54 29,332.43.68
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 9,315.6 0.47 8,468.310.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,383.5 0.12 2,944.1-19.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 181.3 0.01 324.1-44.07
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,059.0 0.10 2,155.0-4.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,776.5 0.80 14,439.79.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51,962.5 2.62 52,742.1-1.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,419.2 0.43 6,569.028.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 18.3 0.00 7.3149.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,422.3 0.07 1,255.013.33
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 64.9 0.00 74.4-12.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38,076.6 1.92 31,035.422.69
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.3 0.00 40.6-89.52
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 58.9 0.00 28.2109.11
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 155.5 0.01 73.2112.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30,408.6 1.54 34,272.9-11.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,266.0 0.27 6,154.7-14.44
50 Silk 172.1 0.01 148.316.10
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6.0 0.00 6.4-5.79
52 Cotton 279.3 0.01 318.7-12.37
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 39.4 0.00 59.2-33.48
54 Man-made filaments 560.5 0.03 279.6100.44
55 Man-made staple fibers 631.4 0.03 528.119.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 317.4 0.02 364.7-12.98
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 676.0 0.03 822.2-17.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 779.8 0.04 341.8128.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,637.0 0.13 3,151.5-16.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 225.9 0.01 142.958.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,573.0 0.13 3,073.3-16.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,724.7 0.09 2,511.9-31.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,204.4 0.26 4,899.26.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,251.1 0.21 4,895.6-13.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 306.7 0.02 254.620.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 200.2 0.01 161.923.66
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,614.2 0.08 2,008.7-19.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,404.9 0.22 3,678.219.76
69 Ceramic products 3,493.5 0.18 3,090.513.04
70 Glass and glassware 4,138.9 0.21 3,856.57.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,217.0 1.58 29,357.86.33
72 Iron and steel 19,377.0 0.98 30,355.8-36.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,145.7 1.07 20,494.13.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,194.6 0.06 1,575.9-24.20
75 Nickel and articles thereof 89.7 0.00 38.8131.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,689.7 0.59 10,785.48.38
78 Lead and articles thereof 122.8 0.01 70.773.63
79 Zinc and articles thereof 201.4 0.01 3.26,243.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 17.1 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.5 0.00 89.1-92.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,067.7 0.10 2,744.1-24.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,059.9 0.26 4,313.917.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 156,085.0 7.88 167,383.6-6.75
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 104,600.3 5.28 96,966.57.87
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 1,512.2 0.08 1,034.346.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 37,606.4 1.90 39,448.8-4.67
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,845.4 0.19 12,449.2-69.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,363.3 0.07 676.5101.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31,467.9 1.59 29,742.55.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,520.8 0.53 9,671.58.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 313.9 0.02 373.7-15.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,984.4 0.15 2,534.217.76
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 15,563.0 0.79 20,959.0-25.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,554.4 0.13 3,986.8-35.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,799.3 0.50 10,726.1-8.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 135.5 0.01 145.1-6.64
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 167,711.8 8.47 157,203.76.68

US Imports from Jamaica

The major share of US imports from Jamaica in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.22% of US total imports from Jamaica (54.61% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 33.63% of US total imports from Jamaica (29.97% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.46% of US total imports from Jamaica (2.32% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.37% of US total imports from Jamaica (7.63% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Jamaica in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $48.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $14.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jamaica in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $141.7 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 $18.4 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $13.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3.6 million.
US imports from Jamaica in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,109.2 1.14 3,418.149.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,907.2 0.65 3,250.7-10.57
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 20.7 0.00 25.0-17.08
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 21,908.4 4.91 20,134.08.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,291.3 1.19 5,168.32.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,758.5 1.51 5,961.313.37
10 Cereals 236.1 0.05 255.7-7.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 297.5 0.07 837.5-64.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 211.9 0.05 159.133.18
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 107.4 0.02 68.457.07
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14.8 0.00 3.7304.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28.4 0.01 57.3-50.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8.5 0.00 14.6-42.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 102.5 0.02 153.3-33.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 86.5 0.02 69.025.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,353.0 1.65 7,038.84.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,268.0 2.30 11,137.4-7.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,396.7 3.45 13,941.610.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 89,707.7 20.10 231,404.9-61.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 89.8 0.02 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 172.9 0.04 286.2-39.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,710.6 1.28 4,569.224.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 144,362.9 32.35 158,308.1-8.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.4 0.00 3,614.3-99.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 58,024.4 13.00 10,065.5476.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
31 Fertilizers 100.5 0.02 211.2-52.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,263.2 0.28 1,953.5-35.34
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 148.0 0.03 147.30.43
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 12.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 492.6 0.11 506.5-2.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 53.5 0.01 4.01,251.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.5 0.00 6.0-75.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,398.6 0.31 1,023.636.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7.4 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.4 0.00 16.9-56.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40.9 0.01 140.4-70.85
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.2 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 109.5 0.02 124.7-12.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 274.7 0.06 382.9-28.27
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29.4 0.01 41.5-29.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.2 0.00 14.7-71.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 62.1 0.01 56.410.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.0 0.00 10.4-80.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 4.3-92.39
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.6 0.00 1.8-69.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.5 0.00 38.0-80.29
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,945.8 5.37 42,358.7-43.47
72 Iron and steel 44.6 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.4 0.00 28.6-81.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,202.1 0.27 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 247.3 0.06 90.1174.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 863.4 0.19 556.555.16
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 919.8 0.21 1,077.0-14.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 56.0-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 127.6 0.03 122.34.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
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 649.4 0.15 536.321.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 39.7 0.01 43.8-9.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 58.2 0.01 98.3-40.80
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39,953.8 8.95 25,866.754.46
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce