US trade (export - import) with Jamaica in 2016

Published or Updated: May 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jamaica in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jamaica

In 2016, US trade with Jamaica was $1,977.7 million, down 2.69% ($54.7 million) from 2015.

US exports to Jamaica in 2016 were $1,651.5 million, down 3.19% ($54.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Jamaica in 2016 were $326.2 million, down 0.08% ($0.3 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Jamaica in 2016 was $1,325.3 million, a 3.93% decrease ($54.2 million) over 2015.

Jamaica was the US 76th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 77th in 2015), accounting for 0.0534% of US total trade (up from 0.0533% in 2015).

Jamaica was the US 64th largest export market in 2016 (down from 63rd in 2015), accounting for 0.1136% of US total exports (up from 0.1134% in 2015).

Jamaica was the US 97th largest supplier in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0145% of US total imports (up from 0.0142% in 2015).

US Exports to Jamaica

The major share of US exports to Jamaica in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.20% of US total exports to Jamaica (24.63% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.61% of US total exports to Jamaica (23.91% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.00% of US total exports to Jamaica (18.20% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.73% of US total exports to Jamaica (12.18% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.10% of US total exports to Jamaica (4.09% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.27% of US total exports to Jamaica (2.70% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.33% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.44% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.19% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.35% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Jamaica in 2016 over 2015 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 $10,133.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,025.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,932.5 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,253.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Jamaica in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $31,019.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $15,568.3 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $8,284.3 thousand;
  • 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 $6,713.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $5,978.0 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $5,711.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $5,214.0 thousand.
US exports to Jamaica in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 1,177.6 0.07 940.425.22
02 Meat and edible meat offal 39,557.2 2.40 43,930.4-9.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,396.4 0.51 9,147.8-8.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36,057.3 2.18 31,141.215.79
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 384.6 0.02 774.2-50.32
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 433.3 0.03 331.630.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,742.0 0.29 6,098.2-22.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,027.9 0.18 2,439.824.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,618.2 0.16 2,928.4-10.59
10 Cereals 92,521.9 5.60 108,090.2-14.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,381.0 0.14 1,722.238.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,717.2 0.16 2,324.916.87
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 659.2 0.04 408.061.58
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22.2 0.00 77.3-71.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31,976.7 1.94 26,723.719.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,388.4 0.21 4,282.9-20.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,221.0 0.32 4,696.411.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,264.2 0.20 2,548.328.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 27,842.9 1.69 24,207.315.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,880.3 0.96 11,813.434.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 34,034.2 2.06 35,676.1-4.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 46,832.1 2.84 43,952.96.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 51,127.2 3.10 54,029.3-5.37
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,854.3 0.11 1,913.3-3.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,536.5 0.15 10,820.7-76.56
26 Ores, slag and ash 934.5 0.06 274.3240.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 293,720.6 17.79 299,432.4-1.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 61,706.0 3.74 51,572.819.65
29 Organic chemicals 6,061.6 0.37 5,723.55.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,254.3 0.56 9,882.7-6.36
31 Fertilizers 3,352.6 0.20 5,443.5-38.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,835.4 0.78 12,216.95.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,059.1 1.52 26,045.6-3.79
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 12,514.6 0.76 12,110.53.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,163.9 0.13 2,413.5-10.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 428.1 0.03 545.7-21.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,385.6 0.08 1,435.4-3.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,441.7 1.06 17,495.5-0.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50,163.9 3.04 55,378.0-9.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,833.5 0.47 7,518.34.19
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11.0 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) 1,639.4 0.10 1,648.4-0.54
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 56.2 0.00 86.4-34.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33,291.1 2.02 33,985.9-2.04
45 Cork and articles of cork 29.9 0.00 18.264.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 13.7 0.00 50.8-73.08
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11.8 0.00 11.80.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28,544.8 1.73 29,673.2-3.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,861.3 0.35 6,013.8-2.53
50 Silk 111.8 0.01 55.4101.81
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 14.7 0.00 4.8205.08
52 Cotton 389.3 0.02 186.9108.32
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 37.3 0.00 22.764.10
54 Man-made filaments 1,020.5 0.06 1,379.9-26.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 543.3 0.03 649.5-16.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 812.0 0.05 759.36.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 992.1 0.06 1,051.4-5.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 872.7 0.05 1,037.9-15.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,987.3 0.12 2,763.2-28.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 230.0 0.01 180.727.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,953.9 0.12 2,327.0-16.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,358.0 0.14 2,210.86.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,386.0 0.39 6,111.34.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,194.3 0.13 2,368.9-7.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 459.0 0.03 579.6-20.79
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 318.3 0.02 358.8-11.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,328.8 0.08 2,577.6-48.45
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,950.1 0.24 3,789.94.23
69 Ceramic products 5,078.5 0.31 3,784.834.18
70 Glass and glassware 4,227.9 0.26 3,662.515.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,596.2 1.19 23,109.5-15.20
72 Iron and steel 3,240.7 0.20 3,705.7-12.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 27,707.2 1.68 19,774.740.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,298.6 0.08 995.430.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 86.3 0.01 113.2-23.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,955.2 0.72 12,736.1-6.13
78 Lead and articles thereof 148.5 0.01 19.6659.53
79 Zinc and articles thereof 78.3 0.00 67.915.32
80 Tin and articles thereof 196.7 0.01 40.0391.69
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 106.5 0.01 96.110.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,478.9 0.21 2,707.128.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,711.7 0.35 5,781.4-1.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 188,904.4 11.44 191,919.3-1.57
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 100,999.3 6.12 132,018.9-23.50
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 1,340.4 0.08 5,685.0-76.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 39,441.3 2.39 34,759.913.47
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 970.9 0.06 6,948.9-86.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,882.0 0.11 5,657.9-66.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39,872.1 2.41 30,846.829.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,266.4 0.44 7,439.1-2.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 431.2 0.03 639.1-32.53
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,211.3 0.19 2,652.121.08
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 18,943.8 1.15 25,657.0-26.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,528.5 0.33 5,409.72.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,029.7 0.49 8,862.3-9.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 203.8 0.01 314.0-35.11
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 132,620.1 8.03 132,090.30.40

US Imports from Jamaica

The major share of US imports from Jamaica in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.67% of US total imports from Jamaica (38.85% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.72% of US total imports from Jamaica (46.04% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.60% of US total imports from Jamaica (1.85% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.57% of US total imports from Jamaica (3.52% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Jamaica in 2016 over 2015 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 $42,093.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $3,670.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,107.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,880.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,066.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Jamaica in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $34,545.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6,655.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,731.4 thousand;
  • 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 $3,095.4 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,622.2 thousand.
US imports from Jamaica in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,406.2 0.43 5,137.6-72.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,782.3 1.16 4,531.3-16.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6.3 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 71.9 0.02 75.5-4.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25,998.6 7.97 24,932.24.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,765.2 1.77 5,693.51.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,134.0 2.80 10,073.5-9.33
10 Cereals 16.0 0.00 154.1-89.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 597.9 0.18 428.439.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 438.0 0.13 406.57.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 83.2 0.03 88.1-5.66
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.1 0.00 9.5-56.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 83.2 0.03 150.4-44.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 28.8 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,102.9 2.18 7,019.91.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 19.7 0.01 34.5-42.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,257.1 3.14 8,376.722.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,498.9 4.75 11,828.431.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,557.7 6.00 19,502.50.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29,380.8 9.01 26,273.711.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 168.9 0.05 1,791.2-90.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 316.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,022.4 2.77 8,270.59.09
26 Ores, slag and ash 107,481.5 32.95 142,026.9-24.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7.9 0.00 7.45.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 44,951.4 13.78 2,858.41,472.62
31 Fertilizers 106.8 0.03 97.49.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,437.0 0.44 1,830.7-21.50
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 141.2 0.04 167.4-15.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 977.9 0.30 1,062.6-7.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 1.2-67.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.7 0.00 112.3-95.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 944.1 0.29 1,407.9-32.94
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15.4 0.00 19.5-21.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18.4 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.7 0.00 22.0-46.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 129.5 0.04 143.8-9.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.8 0.00 18.0-56.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18.6 0.01 5.7228.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 58.0 0.02 82.7-29.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.3 0.00 2.4-44.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.4 0.00 1.5-73.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 29.6 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,395.7 2.57 11,491.1-26.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 301.1 0.09 348.1-13.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 54.6 0.02 26.4106.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 73.1 0.02 96.9-24.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.4 0.00 6.7-34.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 623.3 0.19 1,104.0-43.54
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 1,190.5 0.36 1,031.615.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6.9 0.00 27.4-74.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 157.2 0.05 162.2-3.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
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 454.3 0.14 206.9119.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14.4 0.00 28.3-49.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 50.2 0.02 180.4-72.20
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20,101.0 6.16 26,756.2-24.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce