US trade (export - import) with Nicaragua in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Nicaragua in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Nicaragua

In 2014, US trade with Nicaragua totaled $4,191.3 million, up 6.33% ($249.4 million) from 2013.

US exports to Nicaragua in 2014 were $1,008.6 million, down 4.82% ($51.0 million) from 2013.

US imports from Nicaragua in 2014 totaled $3,182.6 million, up 10.42% ($300.4 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Nicaragua in 2014 was $2,174.0 million, a 19.28% increase ($351.5 million) over 2013.

Nicaragua was the US 64th largest trading partner in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.1040% of US total trade (up from 0.1010% in 2013).

Nicaragua was the US 84th largest export market in 2014 (down from 76th in 2013), accounting for 0.0623% of US total exports (down from 0.0672% in 2013).

Nicaragua was the US 59th largest supplier in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.1320% of US total imports (up from 0.1239% in 2013).

US Exports to Nicaragua

The major share of US exports to Nicaragua in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.48% of US total exports to Nicaragua (34.66% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.30% of US total exports to Nicaragua (18.98% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.11% of US total exports to Nicaragua (12.94% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.04% of US total exports to Nicaragua (10.60% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.18% of US total exports to Nicaragua (2.99% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.92% of US total exports to Nicaragua (3.33% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.72% of US total exports to Nicaragua (3.59% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Nicaragua in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $8.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $6.5 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 $6.4 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Nicaragua in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $39.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $17.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $11.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7.5 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3.2 million.
US exports to Nicaragua in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 765.5 0.08 585.330.80
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,787.7 1.07 9,869.79.30
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 721.2 0.07 964.7-25.25
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,794.9 1.47 9,803.250.92
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,356.1 0.13 1,058.728.08
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7.5 0.00 22.8-67.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,204.9 0.52 5,446.9-4.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,611.1 0.46 4,324.86.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 425.3 0.04 395.37.60
10 Cereals 39,624.2 3.93 50,937.5-22.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 501.7 0.05 723.5-30.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,122.1 1.30 13,804.8-4.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 161.0 0.02 176.6-8.82
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 9.8 0.00 38.4-74.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 45,991.0 4.56 37,229.423.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,404.5 0.14 1,580.1-11.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,578.6 0.16 1,202.831.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,536.6 0.45 2,422.887.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,352.0 0.43 4,259.62.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,214.4 0.62 5,917.05.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,278.4 1.61 12,206.233.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,333.1 0.23 1,649.041.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 34,048.4 3.38 31,335.28.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,037.4 0.60 5,146.717.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,446.9 0.14 4,385.9-67.01
26 Ores, slag and ash 6.1 0.00 8.3-27.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27,974.9 2.77 30,850.3-9.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,660.8 0.56 7,131.0-20.62
29 Organic chemicals 6,206.0 0.62 6,178.80.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,008.2 0.60 9,181.1-34.56
31 Fertilizers 11,020.0 1.09 18,424.5-40.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,708.1 0.67 7,779.5-13.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,935.1 0.69 6,806.81.88
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 3,019.3 0.30 3,116.0-3.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,442.0 0.14 1,231.517.09
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 36.8 0.00 248.1-85.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,426.6 0.14 782.582.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,393.0 0.93 11,654.7-19.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,291.2 2.41 29,258.6-16.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,033.3 0.90 10,549.6-14.37
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10.7 0.00 19.1-43.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,022.5 0.10 1,016.10.63
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.6 0.00 21.7-88.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,608.3 0.26 1,320.297.57
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.8 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 10.4 0.00 12.6-17.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 197.9 0.02 306.4-35.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26,563.9 2.63 26,332.80.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,655.1 0.26 3,701.4-28.27
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
52 Cotton 36,663.5 3.64 31,713.015.61
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 506.9 0.05 72.9595.17
54 Man-made filaments 2,098.7 0.21 1,363.453.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 19,099.1 1.89 12,577.051.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,316.9 0.13 1,804.3-27.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 322.4 0.03 231.439.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25,541.3 2.53 28,531.1-10.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 592.4 0.06 1,310.0-54.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 29,702.3 2.94 23,766.624.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,005.4 0.99 2,825.9254.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,978.8 0.49 6,137.9-18.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24,044.7 2.38 19,210.225.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,054.9 0.70 6,773.74.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 198.6 0.02 240.4-17.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 326.0 0.03 495.4-34.19
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 25.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,658.9 0.26 2,359.912.67
69 Ceramic products 1,071.0 0.11 674.958.68
70 Glass and glassware 897.4 0.09 1,253.3-28.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 290.0 0.03 243.419.16
72 Iron and steel 1,245.1 0.12 1,250.2-0.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,853.3 1.37 21,372.4-35.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 623.5 0.06 1,041.1-40.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 72.4 0.01 16.0351.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,589.8 0.36 3,230.411.12
78 Lead and articles thereof 168.0 0.02 333.1-49.58
79 Zinc and articles thereof 88.0 0.01 76.115.67
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.2 0.00 5.5-41.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 52.0 0.01 97.2-46.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,044.1 0.50 8,307.9-39.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,670.6 0.26 2,264.717.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 155,963.4 15.46 195,575.6-20.25
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 75,029.5 7.44 68,612.39.35
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 399.3 0.04 2,034.6-80.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47,763.4 4.74 46,360.93.03
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,297.7 0.33 2,080.358.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,830.2 0.18 2,151.3-14.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33,185.2 3.29 50,462.7-34.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 279.3 0.03 267.54.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 666.3 0.07 1,460.8-54.39
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,709.0 0.17 1,011.568.96
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 10,148.7 1.01 10,871.9-6.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,983.1 0.30 2,877.43.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,685.3 0.76 7,224.16.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 67.9 0.01 60.312.53
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 104,259.2 10.34 107,591.3-3.10

US Imports from Nicaragua

The major share of US imports from Nicaragua in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 49.25% of US total imports from Nicaragua (51.15% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.72% of US total imports from Nicaragua (22.94% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.29% of US total imports from Nicaragua (17.01% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.71% of US total imports from Nicaragua (5.90% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Nicaragua in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $105.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $65.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $51.1 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 $43.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $31.0 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $10.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Nicaragua in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $23.6 million.
US imports from Nicaragua in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 12.2 0.00 44.0-72.30
02 Meat and edible meat offal 238,446.2 7.49 133,314.278.86
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 96,244.7 3.02 89,396.37.66
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18,253.5 0.57 15,247.219.72
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 542.2 0.02 191.5183.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,348.4 0.11 2,016.966.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19,681.1 0.62 21,251.0-7.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 33,854.5 1.06 25,148.434.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 235,095.5 7.39 170,120.238.19
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 24.6 0.00 72.8-66.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,664.3 0.18 5,434.74.22
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 23.9 0.00 16.842.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,270.6 0.29 13,391.2-30.77
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 542.6 0.02 1,942.5-72.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 45,411.7 1.43 41,393.39.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 122.2 0.00 49.9144.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,378.5 0.04 1,357.11.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,042.2 0.03 806.129.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 314.4 0.01 3,533.4-91.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,255.3 0.32 7,853.630.58
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 130,860.2 4.11 128,521.71.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11.5 0.00 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,744.0 0.05 1,291.035.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11.3 0.00 0.0
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 70.2 0.00 120.1-41.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 216.2 0.01 307.5-29.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 806.1 0.03 276.0192.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15.2 0.00 1.31,054.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 52.2 0.00 45.414.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,269.5 0.07 1,397.862.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,889.7 0.06 1,536.522.98
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 36.5 0.00 22.363.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 121.2 0.00 122.4-0.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 33.3 0.00 13.2152.45
50 Silk 289.6 0.01 109.7163.89
52 Cotton 583.6 0.02 904.1-35.45
54 Man-made filaments 287.9 0.01 442.6-34.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 94.1 0.00 63.847.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 129.7 0.00 111.016.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 31.6 0.00 101.7-68.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,106,957.1 34.78 1,055,870.94.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 437,446.1 13.74 406,406.07.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,120.7 0.04 390.5187.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,377.1 0.64 9,544.1113.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17.0 0.00 188.4-90.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 553.9 0.02 463.719.46
69 Ceramic products 647.9 0.02 1,592.8-59.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 213,515.8 6.71 170,134.125.50
72 Iron and steel 9.5 0.00 34.9-72.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 225.4 0.01 36.5518.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,082.1 0.16 6,456.8-21.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,613.9 0.08 3,174.3-17.65
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 9.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12.3 0.00 18.0-31.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.9 0.00 9.4-37.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 932.4 0.03 505.184.60
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 482,383.4 15.16 488,130.9-1.18
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 0.0 0.00 57.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 419.4 0.01 4.29,949.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,784.2 0.09 1,663.367.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 79.8 0.00 104.5-23.66
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 17,664.9 0.56 15,087.517.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 657.2 0.02 833.6-21.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.5 0.00 5.456.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 87.1 0.00 7.61,046.71
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 29,956.9 0.94 53,519.6-44.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce