US trade with Turks and Caicos Islands in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 10, 2018

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

US Trade with Turks and Caicos Islands

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Turks and Caicos Islands totaled $242.8 million, up 8.21% ($18.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $236.6 million, up 10.49% ($22.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands in the first nine months of 2017 were $6.2 million, down 39.48% ($4.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Turks and Caicos Islands in the first nine months of 2017 was $230.4 million, a 13.00% increase ($26.5 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 127th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 126th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0083% of US total trade (down from 0.0086% in the first nine months of 2016).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 114th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 109th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0208% of US total exports (up from 0.0203% in the first nine months of 2016).

Turks and Caicos Islands was the US 172nd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 164th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (down from 0.0007% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.50% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (16.81% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.63% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (12.51% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.65% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (8.91% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.70% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.45% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.70% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (4.14% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.62% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (3.99% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.20% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (1.40% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.12% of US total exports to Turks and Caicos Islands (1.76% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands 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) - an increase of $9.9 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 $4.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.8 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Turks and Caicos Islands 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,525.0 3.60 8,102.95.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,968.5 0.83 1,544.727.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,031.6 0.86 1,711.618.69
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15.9 0.01 28.5-44.35
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,409.7 0.60 656.5114.72
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 905.3 0.38 923.1-1.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,950.4 0.82 1,362.843.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 114.5 0.05 110.33.81
10 Cereals 676.2 0.29 619.59.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 369.1 0.16 165.3123.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.4 0.01 14.83.70
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 270.4 0.11 190.342.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 318.5 0.13 438.8-27.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 327.2 0.14 296.210.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 85.0 0.04 160.0-46.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,735.9 0.73 1,582.99.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,962.4 0.83 2,176.8-9.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 936.8 0.40 948.7-1.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,893.9 2.49 5,445.48.24
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 208.4 0.09 155.134.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 164.9 0.07 137.420.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,284.7 0.54 1,762.7-27.12
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 19,174.3 8.10 17,315.610.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 327.5 0.14 290.212.87
29 Organic chemicals 126.7 0.05 145.6-12.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 474.3 0.20 496.0-4.38
31 Fertilizers 195.7 0.08 173.512.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,234.0 0.52 1,318.7-6.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 972.4 0.41 1,318.2-26.23
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 896.6 0.38 1,018.1-11.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 65.2 0.03 118.5-44.98
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 34.4 0.01 22.453.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 16.0 0.01 13.122.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 644.0 0.27 591.28.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,953.0 1.25 2,600.113.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 803.7 0.34 764.65.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 233.4 0.10 140.865.84
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.8 0.00 13.5-27.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,216.0 3.05 5,742.025.67
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 6.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,139.3 0.48 1,084.65.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 405.7 0.17 433.2-6.34
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 10.4 0.00 28.2-63.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 43.0 0.02 12.0259.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 34.1 0.01 47.6-28.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 213.3 0.09 233.7-8.74
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 23.6 0.01 10.5123.86
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19.2 0.01 33.4-42.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 672.9 0.28 629.86.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 270.7 0.11 212.327.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 893.1 0.38 1,925.0-53.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 160.1 0.07 280.1-42.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60.5 0.03 83.8-27.85
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 219.3 0.09 201.19.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 32.7 0.01 25.229.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,418.4 1.02 1,573.053.74
69 Ceramic products 558.8 0.24 531.75.10
70 Glass and glassware 871.8 0.37 1,006.4-13.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,581.0 3.20 2,988.8153.64
72 Iron and steel 1,177.2 0.50 1,237.2-4.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,070.6 1.30 2,362.729.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 463.6 0.20 695.8-33.38
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 12.4-79.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,213.4 0.94 2,182.41.42
80 Tin and articles thereof 12.7 0.01 4.8164.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 81.3 0.03 136.4-40.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,548.2 0.65 1,922.0-19.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,043.7 4.67 14,555.5-24.13
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 9,983.8 4.22 9,455.85.58
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 86.9 0.04 18.0382.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,948.5 5.05 8,154.046.53
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 493.2 0.21 229.0115.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,157.4 1.33 1,202.4162.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,325.3 0.98 2,381.8-2.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 887.9 0.38 737.220.45
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.5 0.00 47.0-84.07
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 4,788.2 2.02 5,420.6-11.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 733.1 0.31 617.518.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 293.4 0.12 296.9-1.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 65.8 0.03 77.9-15.60
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 100,050.2 42.28 90,188.110.94

US Imports from Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.81% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (19.55% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.66% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.60% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.21% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.94% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.67% of US total imports from Turks and Caicos Islands (0.85% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 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) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - 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;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands 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 $3.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.9 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;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - 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;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Turks and Caicos Islands 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,073.2 17.30 1,966.3-45.42
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.6 0.51 37.1-14.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.3 0.02 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.1 0.02 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 24.9 0.40 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26.0 0.42 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.0 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.0 0.03 2.3-13.83
70 Glass and glassware 21.8 0.35 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 136.9 2.21 96.641.79
72 Iron and steel 44.4 0.72 8.6414.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 31.7-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.2 0.07 4.2-1.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 55.0 0.89 34.261.09
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 492.8 7.95 17.32,747.01
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 0.64 14.7169.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.0 0.08 0.0
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
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 40.2 0.65 72.5-44.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 66.1 1.07 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34.3 0.55 58.2-40.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,101.3 66.12 7,867.7-47.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce