US trade (export - import) with Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Turks and Caicos Islands

In 2013, US trade with Turks and Caicos Islands totaled $236.7 million, up 7.78% ($17.1 million) from 2012.

US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 totaled $225.8 million, up 7.71% ($16.2 million) from 2012.

US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 totaled $10.9 million, up 9.33% ($0.9 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 was $214.9 million, a 7.63% increase ($15.2 million) over 2012.

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 142nd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 140th in 2012), accounting for 0.0061% of US total trade (up from 0.0057% in 2012).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 130th largest export market in 2013 (down from 128th in 2012), accounting for 0.0143% of US total exports (up from 0.0136% in 2012).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 164th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 166th in 2012), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (up from 0.0004% in 2012).

US Exports to Turks and Caicos Islands

The major share of US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.49% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (12.51% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.20% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (16.31% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.12% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (11.12% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.53% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.58% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.93% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (2.55% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.59% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (2.65% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.49% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (2.34% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (1.68% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.5 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 $3.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.4 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 $1.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 over 2012 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 $2.1 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 $1.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,289.1 3.67 6,567.526.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 887.6 0.39 825.07.59
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,277.3 0.57 842.851.54
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69.5 0.03 378.0-81.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 995.2 0.44 1,089.7-8.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 586.5 0.26 330.877.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 734.5 0.33 605.821.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 110.5 0.05 161.8-31.72
10 Cereals 906.6 0.40 858.75.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 217.6 0.10 258.1-15.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 77.6 0.03 45.769.91
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 26.1 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 306.7 0.14 388.5-21.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 803.4 0.36 1,020.3-21.26
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 353.4 0.16 477.1-25.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 74.0 0.03 134.0-44.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,366.4 0.61 905.150.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,727.5 0.77 1,818.5-5.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 458.4 0.20 735.7-37.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,037.6 2.23 5,401.2-6.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 624.1 0.28 307.2103.14
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 172.9 0.08 160.17.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 867.0 0.38 828.84.61
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 19.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,204.3 13.82 33,333.9-6.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 300.4 0.13 278.67.81
29 Organic chemicals 187.5 0.08 161.016.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 386.3 0.17 253.452.42
31 Fertilizers 238.7 0.11 195.622.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 904.4 0.40 888.81.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,684.6 0.75 1,175.443.31
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 949.7 0.42 861.110.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.0 0.00 22.4-59.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 36.5 0.02 29.324.70
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 21.2 0.01 7.9168.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 637.1 0.28 580.99.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,961.4 0.87 2,232.1-12.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 662.7 0.29 816.2-18.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 225.5 0.10 178.626.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11.2 0.00 20.6-45.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,448.8 1.97 4,202.85.85
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 825.8 0.37 676.921.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 575.4 0.25 645.0-10.79
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 25.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 13.5 0.01 3.0356.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 14.3 0.01 6.4122.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 72.2 0.03 8.6743.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 74.5 0.03 71.44.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.7 0.00 6.7-59.68
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 28.1 0.01 12.2129.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 25.7 0.01 22.514.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 626.4 0.28 1,173.5-46.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 300.4 0.13 341.4-12.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,697.6 0.75 1,208.840.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 130.8 0.06 318.3-58.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 37.9 0.02 45.8-17.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 210.5 0.09 157.233.88
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 131.4 0.06 120.88.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,061.4 0.47 1,058.80.25
69 Ceramic products 451.2 0.20 646.1-30.17
70 Glass and glassware 731.2 0.32 1,003.1-27.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,367.4 1.49 4,903.4-31.32
72 Iron and steel 1,072.6 0.48 1,423.1-24.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,845.2 1.26 1,489.291.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 600.5 0.27 268.0124.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,642.7 0.73 1,693.8-3.02
79 Zinc and articles thereof 24.9 0.01 8.8182.13
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.2 0.00 5.11.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 33.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 97.8 0.04 73.533.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 317.1 0.14 323.6-1.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,788.5 5.22 8,240.643.05
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 11,631.4 5.15 8,174.142.30
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 9.2 0.00 86.5-89.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,433.7 2.85 5,583.015.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 330.4 0.15 276.019.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,392.1 0.62 1,014.137.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,398.5 1.51 2,844.019.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,092.6 0.48 1,513.8-27.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 85.3 0.04 32.6161.48
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 38.7-100.00
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 5,680.2 2.52 4,393.129.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 784.8 0.35 1,584.4-50.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 423.5 0.19 166.7154.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.8 0.01 133.1-82.87
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 95,890.6 42.47 88,335.38.55

US Imports from Turks and Caicos Islands

The major share of US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.61% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (29.03% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.86% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (5.96% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.59% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (7.54% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.44% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (3.72% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.34% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (1.46% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,135.4 28.79 2,728.014.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 71.5 0.66 143.4-50.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 18.6 0.17 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 90.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.2 0.01 3.5-66.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 85.6 0.79 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 60.0 0.55 145.5-58.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.2 0.01 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.3 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 419.9 3.86 594.2-29.33
72 Iron and steel 37.8 0.35 319.2-88.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.3 0.11 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 54.5 0.50 149.5-63.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 172.6 1.59 282.2-38.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.4 0.05 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 124.7 1.14 327.6-61.95
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 32.4 0.30 29.210.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 13.7-100.00
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 1.3 0.01 12.6-89.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 108.1 0.99 147.8-26.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,543.9 60.08 4,952.132.15
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce