US trade with Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jamaica

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Jamaica totaled $595.7 million, up 9.24% ($50.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $506.5 million, up 10.12% ($46.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $89.2 million, up 4.45% ($3.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $417.4 million, a 11.42% increase ($42.8 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Jamaica was the US 76th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0604% of US total trade (down from 0.0665% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 57th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 60th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1328% of US total exports (up from 0.1327% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 97th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 98th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0147% of US total imports (down from 0.0180% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Jamaica

The major share of US exports to Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.65% of US total exports to Jamaica (23.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.67% of US total exports to Jamaica (22.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.19% of US total exports to Jamaica (22.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.10% of US total exports to Jamaica (12.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.19% of US total exports to Jamaica (3.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.56% of US total exports to Jamaica (3.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $25.7 million;
  • 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 $13.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2.4 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) - 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 $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US exports to Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 267.5 0.05 241.210.92
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,662.3 1.91 10,052.5-3.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,988.5 0.39 1,830.08.66
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,596.4 1.89 9,471.61.32
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 126.1 0.02 38.6227.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 70.7 0.01 126.1-43.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,314.7 0.26 1,135.115.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 840.2 0.17 630.433.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 592.3 0.12 476.124.41
10 Cereals 22,816.8 4.50 21,983.33.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 649.3 0.13 592.79.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,301.4 0.26 937.038.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 152.0 0.03 248.9-38.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,636.5 2.10 10,040.85.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 859.4 0.17 857.00.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,278.0 0.25 1,206.15.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 736.3 0.15 967.2-23.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,834.9 1.15 6,024.5-3.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,529.7 0.89 4,095.910.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,783.7 1.54 7,682.21.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,652.8 1.91 11,116.2-13.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 13,369.8 2.64 14,855.0-10.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 646.3 0.13 647.7-0.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 707.5 0.14 764.8-7.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 134,285.0 26.51 108,553.323.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32,184.8 6.35 19,071.368.76
29 Organic chemicals 1,803.6 0.36 1,117.761.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,278.8 0.84 1,892.0126.15
31 Fertilizers 1,074.2 0.21 1,406.4-23.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,969.1 0.59 3,449.2-13.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,020.6 1.39 7,035.0-0.20
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 2,073.0 0.41 3,096.2-33.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 614.2 0.12 681.1-9.83
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 14.4 0.00 211.3-93.21
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 266.5 0.05 564.9-52.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,725.0 0.74 4,414.3-15.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,245.3 2.61 13,215.90.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,152.0 0.42 2,057.54.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 90.4 0.02 5.01,693.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 402.0 0.08 676.4-40.57
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,025.8 2.57 5,903.1120.66
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.1 0.00 5.0-37.20
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 20.3 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,428.1 1.27 7,126.3-9.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,758.1 0.35 1,601.09.82
52 Cotton 118.9 0.02 189.8-37.36
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 61.9 0.01 17.2259.05
54 Man-made filaments 313.4 0.06 542.4-42.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 176.3 0.03 173.01.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 240.0 0.05 298.2-19.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 371.5 0.07 458.6-19.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 190.6 0.04 217.4-12.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 543.9 0.11 553.0-1.64
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 26.9 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 414.0 0.08 492.2-15.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,381.5 0.27 538.7156.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,487.5 0.49 1,419.575.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 657.6 0.13 378.773.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 184.3 0.04 99.186.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 46.6 0.01 54.1-13.94
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 99.4 0.02 100.1-0.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 862.6 0.17 978.1-11.81
69 Ceramic products 825.3 0.16 1,133.5-27.19
70 Glass and glassware 1,122.0 0.22 1,205.0-6.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,927.5 0.78 1,861.7110.96
72 Iron and steel 507.4 0.10 668.8-24.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,328.1 1.25 8,930.7-29.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 135.6 0.03 470.1-71.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6.1 0.00 14.2-56.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,786.4 0.75 3,598.85.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 20.3 0.00 20.8-2.49
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 28.7-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 77.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7.4 0.00 6.89.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 807.4 0.16 695.816.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,372.6 0.27 1,449.6-5.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 43,696.9 8.63 50,071.6-12.73
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 28,953.4 5.72 28,453.01.76
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 393.8 0.08 218.979.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,299.6 2.43 10,746.414.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 500.5 0.10 346.444.46
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 277.9 0.05 906.0-69.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,073.5 2.19 11,005.00.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 863.2 0.17 979.5-11.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 83.1 0.02 197.0-57.83
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 408.6 0.08 1,048.2-61.02
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 6,163.1 1.22 5,525.211.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,157.0 0.43 727.9196.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,038.3 0.40 1,951.84.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 49.0 0.01 53.9-9.05

US Imports from Jamaica

The major share of US imports from Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.42% of US total imports from Jamaica (42.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.49% of US total imports from Jamaica (31.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.88% of US total imports from Jamaica (17.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.91% of US total imports from Jamaica (2.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • 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 $4.5 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.7 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) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $5.3 million.
US imports from Jamaica in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 359.3 0.40 14.12,443.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 71.3 0.08 199.3-64.22
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4.0 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,032.0 7.89 6,286.011.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,294.6 1.45 1,357.7-4.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,862.1 3.21 3,012.2-4.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 158.6 0.18 165.3-4.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 123.3 0.14 68.380.44
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 26.0 0.03 35.2-26.12
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20.1 0.02 34.9-42.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 49.4 0.06 8.4485.74
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,764.1 1.98 7,070.5-75.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,095.8 3.47 2,260.436.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,845.3 4.31 4,016.7-4.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,404.4 4.94 4,485.7-1.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,715.8 14.26 7,169.377.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,514.1 1.70 91.81,549.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 21,217.7 23.79 27,128.9-21.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,593.5 20.85 14,078.632.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27.4 0.03 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 559.1 0.63 369.651.27
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 45.1 0.05 62.2-27.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6.7 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 265.0 0.30 230.514.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.1 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) 2.5 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 238.6 0.27 300.4-20.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 18.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 21.1 0.02 44.2-52.16
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.2 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.3 0.01 0.9487.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.9 0.00 22.1-82.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,593.8 2.91 2,011.728.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 95.3 0.11 61.455.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 43.5 0.05 19.1127.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 128.2 0.14 105.721.36
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 382.9 0.43 395.4-3.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.2 0.01 17.5-58.81
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 14.9 0.02 152.2-90.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 240.6 0.27 5.54,314.33
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce