US trade with Sint Maarten in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 12, 2018

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

US Trade with Sint Maarten

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Sint Maarten was $472.6 million, down 10.55% ($55.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Sint Maarten in the first nine months of 2017 were $412.7 million, down 11.17% ($51.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Sint Maarten in the first nine months of 2017 were $59.9 million, down 6.04% ($3.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Sint Maarten in the first nine months of 2017 was $352.8 million, a 11.99% decrease ($48.1 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Sint Maarten was the US 107th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 104th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0162% of US total trade (down from 0.0202% in the first nine months of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 91st largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 88th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0363% of US total exports (down from 0.0439% in the first nine months of 2016).

Sint Maarten was the US 127th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 125th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0034% of US total imports (down from 0.0041% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Sint Maarten

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 50.34% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (50.38% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.49% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (15.46% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.04% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (11.65% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.77% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (6.53% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.70% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.68% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.56% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.53% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.35% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.70% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.73% of US total exports to Sint Maarten (1.82% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sint Maarten in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $8.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Sint Maarten in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $26.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $7.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.8 million.
US exports to Sint Maarten in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 7.1 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,982.0 2.18 8,484.45.87
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,151.8 0.76 2,772.213.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,304.1 2.74 2,857.6295.58
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29.7 0.01 43.9-32.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 333.1 0.08 348.8-4.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,945.8 0.47 1,384.440.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,860.6 0.94 2,330.665.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 657.6 0.16 689.3-4.60
10 Cereals 880.5 0.21 767.214.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 515.2 0.12 637.5-19.20
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 4.1 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.5 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 565.0 0.14 591.9-4.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,621.1 0.39 1,697.3-4.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 362.9 0.09 356.81.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 674.3 0.16 610.310.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,189.0 1.01 4,323.4-3.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,134.0 0.76 3,738.4-16.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,958.7 0.96 11,097.5-64.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,109.3 2.45 9,476.76.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,313.9 0.32 1,368.4-3.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 319.9 0.08 477.6-33.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 535.5 0.13 577.0-7.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 38.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,457.8 0.60 7,854.7-68.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 305.1 0.07 169.480.10
29 Organic chemicals 141.1 0.03 207.0-31.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 530.9 0.13 546.4-2.83
31 Fertilizers 15.8 0.00 18.2-13.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,251.5 0.55 2,765.4-18.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,464.9 2.54 15,669.0-33.21
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 2,799.1 0.68 3,170.9-11.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 109.6 0.03 112.3-2.43
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 124.7 0.03 149.3-16.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 686.8 0.17 602.613.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 914.0 0.22 816.012.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,135.7 1.00 3,884.66.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,355.8 0.33 2,217.2-38.85
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) 1,497.8 0.36 599.0150.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10.7 0.00 4.6131.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,195.0 0.77 3,603.0-11.32
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 2,497.4 0.61 2,689.0-7.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 736.3 0.18 818.6-10.05
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
52 Cotton 15.0 0.00 3.0401.71
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 13.3 0.00 33.6-60.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 95.5 0.02 125.6-24.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 185.1 0.04 131.440.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.8 0.00 27.2-67.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 103.4 0.03 164.1-37.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.6 0.00 79.1-96.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 927.1 0.22 1,089.7-14.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 803.6 0.19 1,227.0-34.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,509.8 0.61 1,970.927.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,646.1 0.40 1,635.30.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 118.1 0.03 89.232.41
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 49.8 0.01 150.3-66.89
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 533.3 0.13 1,083.2-50.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 620.2 0.15 590.94.95
69 Ceramic products 470.6 0.11 769.0-38.80
70 Glass and glassware 402.3 0.10 506.0-20.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 207,750.9 50.34 234,105.6-11.26
72 Iron and steel 311.5 0.08 867.7-64.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,107.0 0.27 3,322.0-66.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 66.9 0.02 214.2-68.74
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.4 0.00 14.4-41.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,643.1 0.40 1,374.319.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 73.1 0.02 6.9963.26
79 Zinc and articles thereof 31.5 0.01 0.0
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 1,171.9 0.28 1,210.5-3.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,154.9 0.28 877.931.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,658.3 3.79 17,475.1-10.40
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 18,246.3 4.42 19,315.0-5.53
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 16.6 0.00 58.9-71.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,893.1 4.09 22,597.9-25.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,578.6 0.38 1,551.01.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,051.9 0.74 5,497.8-44.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,379.3 1.06 5,339.6-17.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,374.5 2.27 9,308.00.72
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 77.9 0.02 228.9-65.95
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 25.4-100.00
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 3,487.0 0.84 3,829.4-8.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,406.5 0.83 1,891.580.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,068.1 0.26 1,119.0-4.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 95.3 0.02 320.9-70.32
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20,856.1 5.05 23,724.7-12.09

US Imports from Sint Maarten

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.03% of US total imports from Sint Maarten (1.03% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.4 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 the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 110.6 0.18 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
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 2.4 0.00 3.5-33.08
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 0.08 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 152.7 0.25 213.6-28.53
72 Iron and steel 65.5 0.11 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 43.2 0.07 21.898.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 120.0 0.20 156.1-23.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 345.2 0.58 445.2-22.47
78 Lead and articles thereof 42.4 0.07 33.227.70
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 41.1 0.07 23.277.23
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 0.07 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 0.04 11.979.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26.2 0.04 9.3180.90
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 0.07 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.5 0.03 31.8-51.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 82.2 0.14 64.128.11
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 58,699.1 97.98 62,138.2-5.53
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce