US trade (export - import) with Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017

Published or Updated: May 10, 2018

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

US Trade with Turks and Caicos Islands

In 2017, US trade with Turks and Caicos Islands totaled $378.7 million, up 22.44% ($69.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017 totaled $369.9 million, up 24.72% ($73.3 million) from 2016.

US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017 were $8.7 million, down 30.96% ($3.9 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017 was $361.2 million, a 27.21% increase ($77.2 million) over 2016.

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 122nd largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 128th in 2016), accounting for 0.0096% of US total trade (up from 0.0084% in 2016).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 108th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0239% of US total exports (up from 0.0204% in 2016).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 172nd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 165th in 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (down from 0.0006% in 2016).

US Exports to Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.99% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (16.81% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.18% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (12.57% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.08% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (8.68% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.32% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.85% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.19% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.26% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.66% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (4.05% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.66% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (2.13% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.27% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (1.76% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $32.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6.0 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 $4.0 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $3.7 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) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.7 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 $2.2 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,708.5 3.17 11,042.26.03
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,393.7 0.65 1,968.021.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,680.5 0.72 2,299.516.57
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.3 0.01 36.1-46.53
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,735.1 0.74 1,079.7153.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,272.2 0.34 1,166.39.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,470.0 0.67 1,866.232.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 141.6 0.04 160.0-11.51
10 Cereals 887.0 0.24 856.53.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 483.8 0.13 235.2105.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22.4 0.01 18.322.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 367.9 0.10 310.218.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 427.0 0.12 603.0-29.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 445.3 0.12 420.65.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 134.1 0.04 197.5-32.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,412.4 0.65 2,150.612.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,600.2 0.70 3,844.5-32.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,188.4 0.32 1,245.4-4.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,367.3 2.26 7,356.913.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 289.4 0.08 246.117.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 306.1 0.08 167.482.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,681.0 0.45 2,373.2-29.17
26 Ores, slag and ash 3.1 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,500.4 6.62 23,375.24.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 409.8 0.11 363.912.61
29 Organic chemicals 138.1 0.04 148.8-7.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 630.5 0.17 616.42.28
31 Fertilizers 262.8 0.07 220.918.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,358.0 0.64 1,695.339.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,856.1 0.50 1,983.8-6.44
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 1,151.9 0.31 1,263.5-8.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 92.1 0.02 164.7-44.07
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 63.8 0.02 61.73.34
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 16.0 0.00 13.122.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,078.7 0.29 773.639.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,380.3 1.18 3,672.619.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,099.9 0.30 1,023.97.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 463.5 0.13 212.0118.57
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 15.9 0.00 13.517.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,548.2 3.66 7,580.278.73
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 131.4-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9.2 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,439.1 0.39 1,359.85.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 487.0 0.13 597.0-18.43
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 48.0-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 45.2 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 19.1 0.01 41.6-54.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 43.0 0.01 49.5-13.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 58.2 0.02 50.615.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 353.7 0.10 312.113.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.7 0.00 30.3-77.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 67.8 0.02 17.5287.69
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19.2 0.01 42.8-55.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 822.9 0.22 791.34.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 401.6 0.11 302.432.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,065.6 0.56 2,632.5-21.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 239.6 0.06 399.7-40.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 106.6 0.03 174.3-38.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 414.5 0.11 289.643.11
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 32.7 0.01 43.0-23.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,954.3 1.61 2,274.9161.73
69 Ceramic products 1,014.8 0.27 821.823.50
70 Glass and glassware 2,026.8 0.55 1,363.148.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,851.7 2.66 6,324.855.76
72 Iron and steel 1,772.8 0.48 1,482.819.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,234.1 1.69 3,491.878.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 807.9 0.22 824.9-2.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10.6 0.00 22.8-53.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,213.5 1.14 2,814.549.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.9 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 12.7 0.00 4.8164.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 155.8 0.04 150.83.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,775.9 0.75 2,602.36.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,159.0 5.45 18,275.410.31
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 16,992.4 4.59 13,012.530.59
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 239.2 0.06 45.6424.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18,315.8 4.95 11,214.563.32
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 632.6 0.17 412.453.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,579.6 0.97 4,194.6-14.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,922.0 0.79 2,692.38.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,258.1 0.88 1,326.5145.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.5 0.00 51.8-85.54
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.2 0.00 79.2-85.84
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 9,801.2 2.65 7,598.428.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,251.4 0.34 1,142.69.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 367.3 0.10 434.3-15.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 65.8 0.02 106.2-38.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 155,730.1 42.10 123,630.125.96

US Imports from Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.77% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (26.39% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.71% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.75% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.31% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.85% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.35% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.91% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.0 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;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,135.8 24.41 3,306.7-35.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.6 0.36 37.1-14.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.3 0.01 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.1 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 24.9 0.28 9.4163.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26.0 0.30 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.0 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.0 0.02 2.3-13.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 70.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 21.8 0.25 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 202.0 2.31 108.087.06
72 Iron and steel 58.5 0.67 8.6578.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 42.2-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.2 0.05 4.2-1.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 55.0 0.63 52.44.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 621.8 7.11 32.81,794.69
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 39.6 0.45 14.7169.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.4 0.15 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts 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 42.1 0.48 72.5-41.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 66.1 0.76 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 61.4 0.70 58.25.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,340.0 61.03 8,793.8-39.28
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce