US trade with Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 12, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Sint Maarten was $141.3 million, down 48.81% ($134.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $130.6 million, down 47.09% ($116.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $10.8 million, down 63.26% ($18.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $119.8 million, a 44.91% decrease ($97.7 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Sint Maarten was the US 116th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 91st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0135% of US total trade (down from 0.0287% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 99th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 80th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0320% of US total exports (down from 0.0651% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 149th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 120th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0017% of US total imports (down from 0.0050% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

The major share of US exports to Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 36.23% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (59.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.72% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (14.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.68% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (8.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.84% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.42% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (3.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.43% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (0.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.42% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (0.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.18% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $4.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $98.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6.7 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.6 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 $0.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,731.4 1.33 3,086.3-43.90
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 619.0 0.47 1,359.1-54.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,664.8 4.34 980.1478.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 374.4 0.29 211.776.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 537.3 0.41 437.322.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 416.4 0.32 1,041.3-60.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 52.5 0.04 185.0-71.65
10 Cereals 444.9 0.34 317.939.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 101.6 0.08 200.8-49.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9.5 0.01 7.035.34
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 167.9 0.13 181.7-7.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 482.6 0.37 522.8-7.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 128.9 0.10 175.5-26.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 89.5 0.07 227.0-60.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,124.3 0.86 1,361.5-17.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 748.9 0.57 1,370.1-45.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 959.8 0.74 5,105.6-81.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,619.3 2.77 3,628.5-0.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 482.2 0.37 479.70.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 101.6 0.08 114.1-10.92
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 190.1 0.15 54.3250.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,664.4 1.27 1,290.928.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 110.7 0.08 89.523.68
29 Organic chemicals 31.1 0.02 45.9-32.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 73.5 0.06 232.7-68.41
31 Fertilizers 5.4 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,212.4 0.93 914.332.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,091.5 2.37 4,437.6-30.33
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 449.3 0.34 1,054.2-57.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 140.5 0.11 31.6343.98
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 28.7 0.02 71.9-60.17
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11.9 0.01 21.5-44.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 468.4 0.36 681.7-31.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,007.3 0.77 1,360.5-25.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 441.8 0.34 630.3-29.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 470.0 0.36 293.160.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 30.9 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,786.0 2.90 1,050.7260.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 618.7 0.47 696.5-11.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 72.2 0.06 261.2-72.37
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 34.7 0.03 0.0
52 Cotton 19.5 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 2.6 0.00 3.2-19.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.3 0.01 53.7-71.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12.6 0.01 144.5-91.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.1 0.00 7.2-56.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 34.0 0.03 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 119.9 0.09 580.0-79.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 180.6 0.14 456.5-60.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 346.4 0.27 881.9-60.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 580.7 0.44 851.8-31.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.3 0.01 49.1-68.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 40.9 0.03 102.2-60.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 137.4 0.11 212.5-35.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 527.8 0.40 243.4116.87
69 Ceramic products 380.7 0.29 228.766.46
70 Glass and glassware 356.6 0.27 296.220.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 47,300.6 36.23 145,834.5-67.57
72 Iron and steel 165.3 0.13 87.389.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 944.7 0.72 592.959.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 38.1 0.03 75.2-49.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,330.6 1.79 1,127.0106.80
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.0 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.7 0.01 7.220.63
80 Tin and articles thereof 17.2 0.01 8.6100.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 601.5 0.46 317.689.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,514.0 2.69 381.1822.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,579.9 6.57 7,987.77.41
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 10,610.5 8.13 10,646.7-0.34
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 149.4 0.11 9.01,569.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,289.4 6.35 11,167.5-25.77
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 158.1 0.12 281.1-43.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 750.3 0.57 5,177.7-85.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,130.5 0.87 1,617.4-30.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,847.3 1.41 6,527.7-71.70
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14.4 0.01 276.7-94.78
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 30.5 0.02 5.5457.04
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 1,828.5 1.40 2,325.0-21.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,603.8 1.23 1,063.450.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 348.2 0.27 379.9-8.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.7 0.01 60.3-87.21
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,714.1 4.38 12,423.6-54.01

US Imports from Sint Maarten

The major share of US imports from Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.83% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (0.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $18.5 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 $0.0 million.
US imports from Sint Maarten in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.8 0.01 0.8-1.36
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29.9 0.28 25.716.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 47.2 0.44 51.1-7.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 139.2 1.29 115.820.15
78 Lead and articles thereof 10.9 0.10 10.71.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.6 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.6 0.03 2.448.50
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 41.2-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.8 0.08 9.2-4.17
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,518.0 97.72 29,032.1-63.77
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce