US trade with Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Sint Maarten was $85.8 million, down 24.65% ($28.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $81.2 million, down 21.18% ($21.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $4.7 million, down 57.44% ($6.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $76.5 million, a 16.87% decrease ($15.5 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Sint Maarten was the US 125th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 115th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0087% of US total trade (down from 0.0139% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 109th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 99th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0213% of US total exports (down from 0.0297% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 154th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 140th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (down from 0.0023% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

The major share of US exports to Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 34.25% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (32.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.41% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (22.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.22% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (15.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.22% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (9.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.43% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (2.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.20% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (2.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.08% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.01% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $2.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 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 $6.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.3 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 $0.3 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,254.8 2.78 2,322.4-2.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 646.0 0.80 677.3-4.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,629.3 4.47 734.4394.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 26.4-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 137.8 0.17 116.618.15
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 543.7 0.67 375.544.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 479.0 0.59 753.0-36.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 50.6 0.06 151.6-66.64
10 Cereals 176.6 0.22 290.1-39.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 90.9 0.11 212.7-57.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.1 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 141.8 0.17 150.0-5.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 499.5 0.62 517.0-3.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 66.1 0.08 121.1-45.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 228.0 0.28 191.219.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 984.2 1.21 1,468.7-32.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 889.9 1.10 1,432.7-37.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 594.4 0.73 3,349.0-82.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,900.8 3.57 2,642.39.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 359.6 0.44 550.5-34.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 111.3 0.14 260.3-57.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 80.0 0.10 216.1-62.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 739.4 0.91 1,460.3-49.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 131.5 0.16 65.1101.86
29 Organic chemicals 26.6 0.03 48.8-45.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 83.8 0.10 161.0-47.94
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 636.2 0.78 1,030.0-38.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,285.4 2.81 4,910.1-53.46
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 522.4 0.64 1,042.3-49.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24.5 0.03 26.8-8.79
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 39.7 0.05 48.8-18.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 49.8 0.06 142.3-64.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 189.0 0.23 241.7-21.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 773.4 0.95 1,621.0-52.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 289.2 0.36 782.2-63.03
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10.0 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 649.3 0.80 147.4340.46
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,094.2 1.35 1,372.8-20.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 628.9 0.77 787.7-20.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 249.7 0.31 311.6-19.87
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
52 Cotton 15.0 0.02 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 26.2-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 42.7 0.05 57.0-25.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 89.3 0.11 40.5120.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9.5 0.01 32.8-70.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 17.1-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 193.0 0.24 223.7-13.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 215.3 0.27 323.4-33.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 567.8 0.70 427.832.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 442.4 0.54 500.3-11.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26.3 0.03 25.14.85
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 15.7 0.02 34.5-54.59
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 169.9 0.21 433.8-60.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 157.6 0.19 188.6-16.45
69 Ceramic products 263.8 0.32 256.13.04
70 Glass and glassware 174.1 0.21 157.610.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27,803.2 34.25 33,942.3-18.09
72 Iron and steel 107.1 0.13 271.1-60.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 307.6 0.38 801.6-61.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 19.1 0.02 27.6-30.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.6 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 644.4 0.79 525.722.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.8 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 229.7 0.28 153.849.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 369.0 0.45 225.563.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,984.2 6.14 6,689.5-25.49
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 4,816.1 5.93 5,017.7-4.02
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 11.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,427.6 5.45 7,728.9-42.71
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 236.6 0.29 552.6-57.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,161.2 1.43 1,618.5-28.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 944.8 1.16 1,520.6-37.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,055.0 2.53 2,689.1-23.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.7 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
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 1,274.3 1.57 1,575.7-19.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,394.3 1.72 509.2173.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 360.1 0.44 294.922.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.5 0.00 174.6-97.98

US Imports from Sint Maarten

The major share of US imports from Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.33% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 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) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Sint Maarten in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 33.4 0.72 27.322.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
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 3.5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.3 0.05 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
72 Iron and steel 65.5 1.41 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.2 0.43 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 45.3 0.97 27.664.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 138.0 2.97 72.889.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 22.8 0.49 11.794.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.8 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
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 17.3 0.37 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16.0 0.34 3.1421.07
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 26.4 0.57 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24.8 0.53 21.714.67
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce