US trade (export - import) with Sint Maarten in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sint Maarten in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In 2015, US trade with Sint Maarten was $784.1 million, down 5.74% ($47.8 million) from 2014.

US exports to Sint Maarten in 2015 were $731.8 million, down 6.42% ($50.2 million) from 2014.

US imports from Sint Maarten in 2015 totaled $52.3 million, up 4.77% ($2.4 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in 2015 was $679.5 million, a 7.18% decrease ($52.5 million) over 2014.

Sint Maarten was the US 99th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 107th in 2014), accounting for 0.0206% of US total trade (just as in 2014).

Sint Maarten was the US 84th largest export market in 2015 (up from 91st in 2014), accounting for 0.0487% of US total exports (up from 0.0483% in 2014).

Sint Maarten was the US 140th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 142nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0023% of US total imports (up from 0.0021% in 2014).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

The major share of US exports to Sint Maarten in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 54.51% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (52.88% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.78% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (14.41% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.52% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (9.44% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.02% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (4.52% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.88% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (3.81% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.54% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.62% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.52% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.28% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.27% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.49% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in 2015 over 2014 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 $17.0 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) - a decrease of $14.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7.1 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 $5.0 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $2.7 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 6.2 0.00 3.577.42
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,326.7 1.96 15,348.1-6.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,236.3 0.58 4,515.8-6.19
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,491.6 0.61 4,919.6-8.70
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 171.5 0.02 82.3108.40
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 607.6 0.08 640.7-5.16
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,670.7 0.23 1,450.415.19
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,191.0 0.30 827.9164.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 788.6 0.11 919.5-14.24
10 Cereals 1,605.7 0.22 1,417.513.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 982.2 0.13 1,240.5-20.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 414.4 0.06 536.5-22.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 760.9 0.10 726.74.71
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,695.3 0.37 2,683.30.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 532.6 0.07 626.7-15.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 971.7 0.13 959.31.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,045.3 0.83 5,634.97.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,270.5 0.58 4,015.26.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,889.2 1.90 12,493.311.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,677.0 1.87 12,222.611.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,349.8 0.32 2,185.37.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 333.6 0.05 332.10.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,294.3 0.18 364.9254.71
26 Ores, slag and ash 94.8 0.01 125.7-24.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,353.8 1.69 29,320.2-57.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 351.6 0.05 262.034.17
29 Organic chemicals 143.2 0.02 236.8-39.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 802.4 0.11 729.69.99
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,577.5 0.76 3,623.753.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,516.0 1.98 13,656.76.29
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 4,513.9 0.62 4,055.311.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 111.8 0.02 123.3-9.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 235.6 0.03 157.649.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 225.4 0.03 186.221.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,068.8 0.15 1,346.5-20.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,914.8 0.67 5,405.9-9.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,240.9 0.58 5,570.5-23.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,058.9 0.14 875.420.97
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12.1 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,794.4 0.79 5,167.912.12
45 Cork and articles of cork 27.4 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,957.9 0.54 3,832.43.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,351.1 0.18 1,021.432.27
50 Silk 59.6 0.01 4.41,258.10
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 12.4 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.6 0.00 3.115.80
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 43.2 0.01 172.9-75.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 129.9 0.02 139.2-6.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 181.1 0.02 775.2-76.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31.6 0.00 56.6-44.12
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 142.9 0.02 34.5314.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 23.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,543.7 0.21 1,745.4-11.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,109.4 0.15 1,162.8-4.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,477.4 0.48 3,465.20.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,205.8 0.30 2,871.4-23.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 133.1 0.02 133.5-0.31
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 320.2 0.04 300.96.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,871.7 0.26 1,738.47.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,345.2 0.18 788.970.52
69 Ceramic products 693.5 0.09 961.7-27.89
70 Glass and glassware 1,380.0 0.19 1,019.435.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 398,899.8 54.51 413,499.7-3.53
72 Iron and steel 1,463.0 0.20 506.0189.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,410.8 0.47 6,585.4-48.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 370.6 0.05 336.210.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,599.2 0.22 1,534.34.23
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10.6 0.00 5.1106.84
80 Tin and articles thereof 10.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 44.9 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,267.4 0.17 1,285.6-1.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,115.1 0.15 1,358.3-17.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,202.6 3.44 32,316.3-22.01
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 31,729.0 4.34 36,704.0-13.55
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 59.3 0.01 96.7-38.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,534.0 3.22 22,050.36.73
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,908.4 0.26 1,188.160.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,617.5 1.04 8,857.1-14.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,756.0 1.47 11,433.1-5.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17,613.0 2.41 22,174.4-20.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 409.4 0.06 779.0-47.45
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 34.9 0.00 26.432.12
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 5,526.6 0.76 8,207.7-32.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,228.8 0.58 4,580.7-7.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,026.5 0.28 1,635.423.92
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,337.0 0.32 1,922.421.57
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 36,267.8 4.96 39,574.0-8.35

US Imports from Sint Maarten

The major share of US imports from Sint Maarten in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.57% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (2.20% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.66% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.47% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.59% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.07% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Sint Maarten in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Sint Maarten in 2015 over the 2014 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 $0.4 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Sint Maarten in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 3.3 0.01 6.7-51.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 23.6-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 306.6 0.59 504.2-39.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 46.3 0.09 35.430.99
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 2.1 0.00 18.1-88.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.3 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) 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 11.8-97.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.5 0.00 4.3-41.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.2 0.01 0.9354.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23.5 0.05 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 347.0 0.66 733.6-52.70
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 16.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 23.7 0.05 27.5-13.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 316.0 0.60 537.4-41.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 417.2 0.80 405.72.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 62.2 0.12 70.1-11.22
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 34.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22.0 0.04 127.5-82.77
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 39.4 0.08 30.728.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.8 0.01 9.9-61.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34.8 0.07 20.470.92
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 56.0 0.11 67.6-17.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 50,552.9 96.73 47,182.17.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce