US trade (export - import) with Sint Maarten in 2017

Published or Updated: May 12, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sint Maarten in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In 2017, US trade with Sint Maarten was $614.0 million, down 23.68% ($190.5 million) from 2016.

US exports to Sint Maarten in 2017 were $543.3 million, down 23.63% ($168.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from Sint Maarten in 2017 were $70.7 million, down 24.05% ($22.4 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in 2017 was $472.6 million, a 23.57% decrease ($145.7 million) over 2016.

Sint Maarten was the US 106th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 102nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0155% of US total trade (down from 0.0217% in 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 93rd largest export market in 2017 (down from 87th in 2016), accounting for 0.0351% of US total exports (down from 0.0490% in 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 131st largest supplier in 2017 (down from 124th in 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of US total imports (down from 0.0041% in 2016).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

The major share of US exports to Sint Maarten in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 46.95% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (53.41% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.47% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (15.28% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.95% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (10.56% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.69% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (5.61% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.43% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.48% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.01% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.28% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.57% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.89% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.38% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $13.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in 2017 over 2016 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 $124.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $11.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $9.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $8.6 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $6.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.9 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 7.1 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,713.5 1.97 11,570.7-7.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,770.8 0.69 4,131.4-8.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,968.9 3.12 3,837.7342.17
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29.7 0.01 56.3-47.21
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 707.5 0.13 560.426.24
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,483.2 0.46 1,821.636.32
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,277.1 0.79 3,371.926.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 710.0 0.13 874.3-18.79
10 Cereals 1,325.4 0.24 1,085.122.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 616.8 0.11 838.4-26.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.5 0.00 81.4-78.48
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13.5 0.00 7.093.99
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.5 0.00 3.335.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 732.9 0.13 773.7-5.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,103.6 0.39 2,220.1-5.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 491.8 0.09 532.3-7.59
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 763.8 0.14 837.2-8.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,313.3 0.98 5,684.9-6.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,882.9 0.71 5,108.5-23.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,918.5 0.91 16,203.1-69.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,728.6 2.53 13,105.24.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,796.1 0.33 1,848.1-2.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 421.6 0.08 591.7-28.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 725.6 0.13 631.314.94
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 44.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,122.2 0.76 9,145.5-54.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 415.7 0.08 258.960.59
29 Organic chemicals 172.2 0.03 252.8-31.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 604.4 0.11 779.1-22.42
31 Fertilizers 21.2 0.00 18.216.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,463.9 0.64 3,679.7-5.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,556.4 2.50 20,106.6-32.58
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 3,248.4 0.60 4,225.2-23.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 250.1 0.05 144.073.72
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 153.4 0.03 221.3-30.68
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 698.7 0.13 624.111.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,382.5 0.25 1,497.7-7.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,143.0 0.95 5,245.1-1.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,797.6 0.33 2,847.5-36.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10.0 0.00 5.0100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,967.9 0.36 892.2120.57
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 41.7 0.01 4.6798.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,981.0 1.28 4,653.750.01
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.1 0.00 5.8-46.11
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,116.1 0.57 3,385.5-7.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 808.5 0.15 1,079.7-25.12
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 34.7 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 34.5 0.01 3.01,054.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2.6 0.00 9.0-71.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 13.3 0.00 48.3-72.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 110.8 0.02 179.3-38.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 197.7 0.04 275.9-28.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.9 0.00 34.4-65.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 137.4 0.03 164.1-16.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.6 0.00 96.9-97.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,047.0 0.19 1,669.6-37.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 984.2 0.18 1,683.5-41.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,856.2 0.53 2,852.80.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,226.8 0.41 2,487.1-10.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 133.4 0.02 138.2-3.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 90.6 0.02 252.4-64.10
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 670.7 0.12 1,295.7-48.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,148.0 0.21 834.337.60
69 Ceramic products 851.2 0.16 997.6-14.67
70 Glass and glassware 759.0 0.14 802.2-5.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 255,051.6 46.95 379,940.1-32.87
72 Iron and steel 476.8 0.09 955.0-50.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,051.6 0.38 3,914.9-47.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 105.1 0.02 289.4-63.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.4 0.00 14.4-41.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,973.7 0.73 2,501.358.87
78 Lead and articles thereof 77.1 0.01 6.91,021.10
79 Zinc and articles thereof 40.2 0.01 7.2456.22
80 Tin and articles thereof 17.2 0.00 8.6100.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.7 0.00 27.8-90.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,773.5 0.33 1,528.116.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,668.8 0.86 1,259.0270.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,238.2 4.46 25,462.7-4.81
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 28,856.8 5.31 29,961.7-3.69
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 166.0 0.03 67.9144.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 25,182.5 4.64 33,765.5-25.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,736.7 0.32 1,832.1-5.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,802.2 0.70 10,675.5-64.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,509.7 1.01 6,957.0-20.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,221.8 2.07 15,835.7-29.14
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 92.4 0.02 505.6-81.73
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 30.5 0.01 30.9-1.17
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 5,315.5 0.98 6,154.4-13.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,010.3 0.92 2,954.969.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,416.3 0.26 1,498.9-5.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 103.0 0.02 381.2-72.99
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 26,570.2 4.89 36,148.3-26.50

US Imports from Sint Maarten

The major share of US imports from Sint Maarten in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.16% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (0.90% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sint Maarten in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Sint Maarten in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $22.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Sint Maarten in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 110.6 0.16 27.3305.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 530.2-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.5 0.00 7.9-80.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.8 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 6.5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.3 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.1 0.00 2.6-19.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.2 0.00 4.3-27.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.8 0.00 1.1-23.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 46.4 0.07 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 182.6 0.26 239.3-23.69
72 Iron and steel 65.5 0.09 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 43.2 0.06 26.960.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 167.2 0.24 207.3-19.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 484.4 0.69 561.1-13.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 53.3 0.08 43.921.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.8 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45.6 0.06 23.296.95
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 41.4 0.06 22.981.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21.4 0.03 11.979.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29.8 0.04 11.7153.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.5 0.00 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 39.7 0.06 41.2-3.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.5 0.02 31.8-51.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 90.9 0.13 73.324.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 69,217.1 97.94 91,170.3-24.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce