US trade (export - import) with Sint Maarten in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

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

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In 2014, US trade with Sint Maarten was $831.8 million, down 6.89% ($61.6 million) from 2013.

US exports to Sint Maarten in 2014 were $782.0 million, down 6.14% ($51.2 million) from 2013.

US imports from Sint Maarten in 2014 were $49.9 million, down 17.29% ($10.4 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in 2014 was $732.1 million, a 5.27% decrease ($40.7 million) over 2013.

Sint Maarten was the US 107th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 100th in 2013), accounting for 0.0206% of US total trade (down from 0.0229% in 2013).

Sint Maarten was the US 91st largest export market in 2014 (down from 86th in 2013), accounting for 0.0483% of US total exports (down from 0.0528% in 2013).

Sint Maarten was the US 142nd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 134th in 2013), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (down from 0.0026% in 2013).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 52.88% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (49.91% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.41% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (13.09% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.44% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (8.37% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.52% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (4.09% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.81% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (11.38% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.62% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.40% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.49% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (0.85% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.20% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $3.5 million.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $64.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.0 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten 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 3.5 0.00 3.28.20
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,348.1 1.96 14,902.42.99
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,515.8 0.58 4,750.9-4.95
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,919.6 0.63 4,678.55.15
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 82.3 0.01 76.77.25
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 640.7 0.08 327.295.81
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,450.4 0.19 1,173.223.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 827.9 0.11 771.97.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 919.5 0.12 800.614.85
10 Cereals 1,417.5 0.18 1,455.2-2.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,240.5 0.16 1,104.412.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 536.5 0.07 310.972.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 726.7 0.09 1,175.0-38.16
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,683.3 0.34 2,338.114.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 626.7 0.08 916.8-31.64
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 959.3 0.12 920.64.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,634.9 0.72 6,405.3-12.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,015.2 0.51 4,297.3-6.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,493.3 1.60 8,667.844.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,222.6 1.56 12,004.11.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,185.3 0.28 2,241.9-2.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 332.1 0.04 376.2-11.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 364.9 0.05 609.7-40.16
26 Ores, slag and ash 125.7 0.02 158.3-20.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 29,320.2 3.75 94,038.6-68.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 262.0 0.03 241.58.47
29 Organic chemicals 236.8 0.03 229.83.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 729.6 0.09 1,787.7-59.19
31 Fertilizers 9.1 0.00 26.2-65.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,623.7 0.46 3,806.2-4.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,656.7 1.75 12,550.68.81
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 4,055.3 0.52 4,335.2-6.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 123.3 0.02 131.6-6.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 157.6 0.02 202.9-22.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 186.2 0.02 36.0417.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,346.5 0.17 1,116.620.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,405.9 0.69 5,042.77.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,570.5 0.71 4,569.721.90
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7.3 0.00 22.3-67.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 875.4 0.11 651.134.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,167.9 0.66 4,852.86.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6.4 0.00 29.1-77.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,832.4 0.49 3,581.37.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,021.4 0.13 1,523.0-32.93
50 Silk 4.4 0.00 6.9-36.04
52 Cotton 23.1 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.1 0.00 9.1-66.15
54 Man-made filaments 3.4 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 172.9 0.02 16.1972.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 139.2 0.02 135.72.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 775.2 0.10 427.681.30
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 56.6 0.01 33.568.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 34.5 0.00 32.85.21
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 23.8 0.00 2.9714.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,745.4 0.22 1,449.020.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,162.8 0.15 942.923.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,465.2 0.44 3,684.0-5.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,871.4 0.37 2,624.79.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 133.5 0.02 108.822.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 300.9 0.04 339.0-11.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,738.4 0.22 1,839.7-5.50
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 788.9 0.10 999.9-21.10
69 Ceramic products 961.7 0.12 784.222.65
70 Glass and glassware 1,019.4 0.13 877.116.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 413,499.7 52.88 415,808.5-0.56
72 Iron and steel 506.0 0.06 303.266.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,585.4 0.84 2,611.3152.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 336.2 0.04 369.4-9.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10.6 0.00 33.1-68.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,534.3 0.20 1,623.2-5.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.1 0.00 5.9-12.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,285.6 0.16 1,182.88.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,358.3 0.17 923.947.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32,316.3 4.13 31,906.81.28
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 36,704.0 4.69 37,811.0-2.93
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 96.7 0.01 315.0-69.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,050.3 2.82 17,843.223.58
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,188.1 0.15 1,235.4-3.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,857.1 1.13 5,313.566.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,433.1 1.46 14,589.8-21.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22,174.4 2.84 21,311.04.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 779.0 0.10 80.5867.18
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 26.4 0.00 16.956.91
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 8,207.7 1.05 7,390.411.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,580.7 0.59 4,319.66.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,635.4 0.21 1,412.115.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,922.4 0.25 529.5263.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39,574.0 5.06 42,591.6-7.09

US Imports from Sint Maarten

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.20% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (3.67% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.47% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.40% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.07% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (0.54% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.03% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.57% in 2013).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Sint Maarten 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 6.7 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23.6 0.05 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 504.2 1.01 324.855.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8.5 0.02 145.5-94.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35.4 0.07 56.5-37.46
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 18.1 0.04 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.4 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.9 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11.8 0.02 0.91,285.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.3 0.01 0.7547.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.9 0.00 929.7-99.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 733.6 1.47 847.2-13.42
72 Iron and steel 16.8 0.03 85.5-80.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 27.5 0.06 127.4-78.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 537.4 1.08 1,379.9-61.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 405.7 0.81 527.1-23.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 70.1 0.14 80.7-13.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34.3 0.07 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.4 0.01 13.1-66.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 127.5 0.26 195.1-34.64
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 30.7 0.06 126.0-75.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.9 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20.4 0.04 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
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 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 23.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 67.6 0.14 286.8-76.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 47,182.1 94.58 55,107.9-14.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce