US trade with Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 13, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Jamaica

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Jamaica totaled $697.3 million, up 42.82% ($209.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $601.4 million, up 49.65% ($199.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $95.9 million, up 11.04% ($9.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $505.6 million, a 60.21% increase ($190.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Jamaica was the US 75th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 77th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0669% of US total trade (up from 0.0508% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 58th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 68th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1476% of US total exports (up from 0.1061% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Jamaica was the US 98th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 95th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0151% of US total imports (up from 0.0148% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Jamaica

The major share of US exports to Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.58% of US total exports to Jamaica (17.61% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.03% of US total exports to Jamaica (23.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.58% of US total exports to Jamaica (25.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.73% of US total exports to Jamaica (12.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.45% of US total exports to Jamaica (2.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.05% of US total exports to Jamaica (4.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.39% of US total exports to Jamaica (2.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.41% of US total exports to Jamaica (1.61% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $113.0 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 $27.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $16.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10.0 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 $9.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US exports to Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 431.9 0.07 303.742.22
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,924.0 1.82 10,118.47.96
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,190.2 0.36 2,436.5-10.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,898.7 1.65 9,302.26.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 236.8 0.04 94.5150.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 80.7 0.01 67.818.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,741.3 0.29 1,256.938.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,349.6 0.22 806.667.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 563.4 0.09 569.8-1.13
10 Cereals 21,361.1 3.55 23,971.9-10.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 663.5 0.11 855.8-22.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 173.3 0.03 318.5-45.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 102.0 0.02 153.6-33.58
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,521.5 1.42 7,138.619.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,223.9 0.20 1,042.817.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,902.7 0.32 1,189.060.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 700.7 0.12 707.6-0.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,427.8 1.07 7,031.7-8.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,859.3 0.64 4,308.6-10.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,218.3 1.37 8,637.8-4.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,246.4 1.87 6,704.767.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 13,115.5 2.18 14,061.7-6.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 795.3 0.13 306.2159.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 797.9 0.13 619.028.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 183,146.0 30.45 70,161.5161.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 43,637.9 7.26 15,783.1176.48
29 Organic chemicals 2,190.0 0.36 1,658.732.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,952.8 0.49 2,445.620.74
31 Fertilizers 259.5 0.04 231.512.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,945.8 0.49 3,053.6-3.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,532.2 0.92 5,775.9-4.22
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 2,951.3 0.49 2,589.513.97
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 870.7 0.14 444.495.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 149.3 0.02 144.23.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 261.7 0.04 252.63.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,944.6 0.66 4,013.7-1.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,269.2 2.37 12,487.514.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,584.0 0.43 2,138.420.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 366.4 0.06 324.013.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.3 0.00 19.4-72.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,561.0 1.76 9,190.514.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.0 0.00 24.9-84.11
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 39.5 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 46.3 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,184.2 1.03 7,423.5-16.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,498.2 0.25 1,489.40.59
52 Cotton 147.4 0.02 92.459.48
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.3 0.00 6.4-16.86
54 Man-made filaments 158.7 0.03 173.4-8.48
55 Man-made staple fibers 178.9 0.03 70.6153.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 445.3 0.07 325.936.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 190.8 0.03 215.2-11.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 191.0 0.03 246.0-22.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 541.1 0.09 553.6-2.24
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 29.5 0.00 91.7-67.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 761.7 0.13 564.334.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 759.3 0.13 664.714.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,832.6 0.64 2,226.872.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 834.0 0.14 715.216.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 120.2 0.02 102.317.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 47.7 0.01 104.3-54.25
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 251.2 0.04 315.5-20.39
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 744.1 0.12 1,087.6-31.58
69 Ceramic products 976.7 0.16 1,517.4-35.63
70 Glass and glassware 1,188.3 0.20 861.038.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20,748.9 3.45 10,850.491.23
72 Iron and steel 2,161.3 0.36 316.2583.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,072.7 0.68 4,417.0-7.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 110.6 0.02 118.9-6.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14.6 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,166.3 0.86 2,505.4106.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.2 0.00 42.3-90.10
79 Zinc and articles thereof 110.9 0.02 30.7261.76
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 39.3 0.01 2.71,344.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,070.9 0.18 771.638.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,602.1 0.27 1,279.725.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54,292.2 9.03 44,258.422.67
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 25,679.3 4.27 26,377.5-2.65
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 263.9 0.04 646.5-59.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,308.8 2.38 9,467.751.13
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,237.4 0.54 209.61,444.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,269.7 0.21 337.7275.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,417.2 1.57 12,070.5-21.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,645.8 0.61 2,749.932.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 574.8 0.10 78.1635.73
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 181.2 0.03 755.7-76.02
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 6,482.5 1.08 5,133.926.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,596.9 0.27 1,555.22.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,363.5 0.39 1,826.829.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 51.7 0.01 58.3-11.28
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 40,644.6 6.76 24,447.966.25

US Imports from Jamaica

The major share of US imports from Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.32% of US total imports from Jamaica (42.42% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.50% of US total imports from Jamaica (22.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.06% of US total imports from Jamaica (25.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.66% of US total imports from Jamaica (1.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $4.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Jamaica in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 845.0 0.88 361.0134.08
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 533.0 0.56 686.1-22.32
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18.2 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,728.4 9.10 6,240.239.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,628.5 1.70 1,620.80.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,244.8 3.38 1,622.4100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 163.8 0.17 186.0-11.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 79.8 0.08 98.2-18.78
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 39.4 0.04 8.9344.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24.3 0.03 4.3468.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 123.1 0.13 4.22,857.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9.6 0.01 32.4-70.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22.6 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,624.0 3.78 3,251.511.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,183.0 4.36 5,316.8-21.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,362.4 6.63 6,127.23.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,910.4 12.42 11,070.17.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,226.2 1.28 1,716.7-28.57
26 Ores, slag and ash 18,960.5 19.77 20,168.6-5.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.6 0.00 7.9-53.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 22,598.6 23.57 18,374.622.99
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 36.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.4 0.04 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 235.7 0.25 575.0-59.02
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 22.7 0.02 8.8158.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 596.1 0.62 374.059.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.9 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) 73.5 0.08 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 426.9 0.45 208.4104.82
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.9 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 21.3 0.02 37.5-43.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.9 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.9 0.00 0.5289.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.9 0.01 9.338.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,594.4 1.66 1,639.2-2.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 70.7 0.07 114.4-38.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 23.9 0.02 18.032.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 340.4 0.36 203.467.36
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 332.3 0.35 272.222.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43.2 0.05 95.1-54.54
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 129.8 0.14 81.459.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 199.9 0.21 11.11,700.75
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,378.2 7.69 5,723.228.92
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce