US trade (export - import) with Sint Maarten in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

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

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In 2013, US trade with Sint Maarten totaled $893.4 million, up 17.92% ($135.8 million) from 2012.

US exports to Sint Maarten in 2013 totaled $833.1 million, up 18.62% ($130.7 million) from 2012.

US imports from Sint Maarten in 2013 totaled $60.3 million, up 9.13% ($5.0 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in 2013 was $772.8 million, a 19.43% increase ($125.7 million) over 2012.

Sint Maarten was the US 100th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 108th in 2012), accounting for 0.0229% of US total trade (up from 0.0195% in 2012).

Sint Maarten was the US 86th largest export market in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0528% of US total exports (up from 0.0455% in 2012).

Sint Maarten was the US 134th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 139th in 2012), accounting for 0.0026% of US total imports (up from 0.0024% in 2012).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 49.91% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (54.49% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.09% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (16.01% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.38% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (2.33% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.37% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (8.61% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.09% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (4.33% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.40% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.58% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.20% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.33% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten 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 $79.1 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 $33.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7.8 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 $6.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.4 million.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $3.0 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten 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 3.2 0.00 8.0-59.63
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,902.4 1.79 12,605.618.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,750.9 0.57 3,823.824.25
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,678.5 0.56 4,214.811.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 76.7 0.01 60.327.34
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 327.2 0.04 840.0-61.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,173.2 0.14 977.520.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 771.9 0.09 526.446.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 800.6 0.10 681.017.57
10 Cereals 1,455.2 0.17 1,816.9-19.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,104.4 0.13 909.421.45
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 310.9 0.04 90.1245.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8.6 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.9 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,175.0 0.14 1,781.0-34.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,338.1 0.28 2,471.6-5.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 916.8 0.11 1,288.0-28.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 920.6 0.11 730.725.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,405.3 0.77 5,814.810.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,297.3 0.52 3,692.216.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,667.8 1.04 4,060.9113.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,004.1 1.44 11,844.41.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,241.9 0.27 1,818.023.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 376.2 0.05 432.9-13.09
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 609.7 0.07 1,316.2-53.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 158.3 0.02 102.853.94
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 94,038.6 11.29 14,914.3530.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 241.5 0.03 163.447.86
29 Organic chemicals 229.8 0.03 139.365.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,787.7 0.21 676.6164.23
31 Fertilizers 26.2 0.00 10.9140.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,806.2 0.46 3,344.813.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,550.6 1.51 10,905.515.09
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 4,335.2 0.52 4,952.1-12.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 131.6 0.02 132.6-0.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 202.9 0.02 124.563.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 36.0 0.00 7.1403.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,116.6 0.13 925.220.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,042.7 0.61 4,700.97.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,569.7 0.55 4,337.65.35
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 22.3 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) 651.1 0.08 886.6-26.56
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6.5 0.00 3.870.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,852.8 0.58 4,557.46.48
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 29.1 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,581.3 0.43 3,269.19.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,523.0 0.18 1,508.50.96
50 Silk 6.9 0.00 7.2-4.68
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 76.7-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9.1 0.00 128.5-92.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 16.1 0.00 16.6-2.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 135.7 0.02 176.8-23.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 427.6 0.05 407.44.94
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 33.5 0.00 76.6-56.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 32.8 0.00 18.577.28
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.9 0.00 2.91.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,449.0 0.17 1,513.2-4.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 942.9 0.11 1,028.2-8.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,684.0 0.44 2,934.825.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,624.7 0.32 2,738.0-4.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 108.8 0.01 101.27.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 339.0 0.04 112.6200.99
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,839.7 0.22 1,744.15.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 999.9 0.12 728.537.26
69 Ceramic products 784.2 0.09 818.5-4.20
70 Glass and glassware 877.1 0.11 634.138.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 415,808.5 49.91 382,731.78.64
72 Iron and steel 303.2 0.04 269.512.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,611.3 0.31 1,510.072.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 369.4 0.04 315.517.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 33.1 0.00 9.0267.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,623.2 0.19 1,209.034.27
78 Lead and articles thereof 7.4 0.00 46.3-83.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.9 0.00 3.759.75
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,182.8 0.14 985.120.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 923.9 0.11 569.962.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,906.8 3.83 28,460.512.11
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 37,811.0 4.54 31,662.819.42
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 315.0 0.04 50.1528.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,843.2 2.14 24,166.9-26.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,235.4 0.15 1,653.5-25.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,313.5 0.64 9,998.4-46.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,589.8 1.75 16,425.9-11.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 21,311.0 2.56 19,784.27.72
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 80.5 0.01 73.39.92
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 16.9 0.00 4.0321.49
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 7,390.4 0.89 5,476.234.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,319.6 0.52 7,324.0-41.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,412.1 0.17 1,540.5-8.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 529.5 0.06 2,531.7-79.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 42,591.6 5.11 34,809.822.36

US Imports from Sint Maarten

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.67% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (2.33% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (0.00% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.40% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (6.58% in 2012).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • 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 $2.8 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $0.3 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) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Sint Maarten 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
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 21.8-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 324.8 0.54 79.7307.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 145.5 0.24 142.32.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 56.5 0.09 4.51,148.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13.1 0.02 4.4196.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.0 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15.5 0.03 3.3373.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13.1 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.00 1.4-38.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.7 0.00 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 929.7 1.54 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 847.2 1.40 3,636.4-76.70
72 Iron and steel 85.5 0.14 4.21,931.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 127.4 0.21 6.91,760.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,379.9 2.29 612.4125.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 527.1 0.87 289.682.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 80.7 0.13 373.9-78.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13.1 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 195.1 0.32 104.886.24
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 126.0 0.21 388.5-67.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 21.6-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.5 0.02 0.0
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 3.1 0.01 55.5-94.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23.8 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 286.8 0.48 38.1652.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 55,107.9 91.37 49,458.911.42
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce