US trade (export - import) with Bahamas in 2016

Published or Updated: May 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bahamas in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bahamas

In 2016, US trade with Bahamas was $2,486.7 million, down 13.03% ($372.7 million) from 2015.

US exports to Bahamas in 2016 were $2,179.8 million, down 8.75% ($209.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Bahamas in 2016 were $306.9 million, down 34.78% ($163.7 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Bahamas in 2016 was $1,872.9 million, a 2.37% decrease ($45.4 million) over 2015.

Bahamas was the US 72nd largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 70th in 2015), accounting for 0.0672% of US total trade (down from 0.0750% in 2015).

Bahamas was the US 55th largest export market in 2016 (down from 54th in 2015), accounting for 0.1500% of US total exports (down from 0.1588% in 2015).

Bahamas was the US 100th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 89th in 2015), accounting for 0.0136% of US total imports (down from 0.0204% in 2015).

US Exports to Bahamas

The major share of US exports to Bahamas in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.81% of US total exports to Bahamas (30.44% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.18% of US total exports to Bahamas (19.48% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.79% of US total exports to Bahamas (11.84% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.69% of US total exports to Bahamas (9.20% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.63% of US total exports to Bahamas (4.96% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.10% of US total exports to Bahamas (3.43% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.75% of US total exports to Bahamas (1.50% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.49% of US total exports to Bahamas (1.59% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Bahamas in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $26,369.8 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $19,638.2 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8,144.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahamas in 2016 over 2015 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 $79,121.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $33,973.8 thousand;
  • 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 $28,708.2 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $25,904.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $18,511.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $14,126.9 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $13,099.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $12,648.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $11,288.1 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $8,916.0 thousand.
US exports to Bahamas in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 464.1 0.02 715.3-35.12
02 Meat and edible meat offal 58,905.7 2.70 60,289.6-2.30
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,880.7 0.32 7,054.5-2.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,764.0 0.77 19,165.3-12.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70.4 0.00 191.7-63.25
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,666.1 0.26 5,063.011.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11,383.8 0.52 12,375.9-8.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,371.8 0.52 12,084.2-5.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,751.7 0.22 5,729.2-17.06
10 Cereals 6,560.5 0.30 7,063.7-7.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,036.9 0.19 4,200.1-3.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 709.3 0.03 936.3-24.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 194.2 0.01 233.5-16.81
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 38.1 0.00 23.760.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,920.4 0.36 7,742.72.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11,556.8 0.53 10,826.26.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,810.3 0.13 2,167.829.64
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,017.6 0.14 2,748.99.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34,716.4 1.59 33,429.93.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,889.2 0.87 19,526.0-3.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,882.2 1.32 27,053.06.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 34,931.1 1.60 34,876.00.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,749.4 0.31 8,262.5-18.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,579.2 0.07 991.359.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,358.8 0.61 11,823.812.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 336.7 0.02 141.3138.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 636,120.4 29.18 715,241.6-11.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,199.0 0.24 6,268.1-17.06
29 Organic chemicals 58,562.3 2.69 84,466.8-30.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,237.9 0.33 7,705.7-6.07
31 Fertilizers 2,175.9 0.10 2,120.12.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,783.8 0.91 18,144.09.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,266.9 0.70 16,003.5-4.60
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 37,780.5 1.73 18,142.3108.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,025.1 0.05 1,709.6-40.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 329.9 0.02 579.8-43.10
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 174.0 0.01 141.722.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,537.9 0.58 11,839.65.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40,784.6 1.87 40,423.90.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,418.7 0.48 12,112.5-13.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 35.5 0.00 177.4-79.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,864.8 0.13 3,266.1-12.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 119.1 0.01 41.6186.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 63,336.4 2.91 55,192.014.76
45 Cork and articles of cork 33.7 0.00 26.626.75
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 73.8 0.00 64.314.68
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,107.9 0.92 20,901.1-3.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,866.4 0.27 5,731.82.35
50 Silk 40.1 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
52 Cotton 74.6 0.00 138.4-46.09
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 38.5 0.00 46.7-17.61
54 Man-made filaments 142.5 0.01 261.7-45.53
55 Man-made staple fibers 339.8 0.02 552.7-38.51
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 911.2 0.04 613.448.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,501.4 0.16 6,409.3-45.37
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 432.3 0.02 529.2-18.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 426.1 0.02 918.5-53.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 428.9 0.02 317.335.16
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,838.8 0.22 4,044.319.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,194.9 0.19 4,476.9-6.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,347.0 0.43 11,238.6-16.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,404.2 0.29 7,065.2-9.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 257.4 0.01 387.7-33.60
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 775.0 0.04 778.8-0.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 331.1 0.02 251.431.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,665.4 1.18 24,033.36.79
69 Ceramic products 5,531.5 0.25 6,240.4-11.36
70 Glass and glassware 7,945.8 0.36 7,486.46.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 38,181.8 1.75 35,883.76.40
72 Iron and steel 16,326.5 0.75 15,872.92.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,445.9 1.58 48,572.7-29.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,371.2 0.29 7,788.0-18.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 204.1 0.01 280.4-27.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,719.8 1.09 22,827.93.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 73.9 0.00 156.7-52.86
79 Zinc and articles thereof 81.9 0.00 134.4-39.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 63.3 0.00 3.51,727.50
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 31.0 0.00 25.620.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,764.0 0.22 3,787.125.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,870.9 0.68 18,963.0-21.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 152,248.8 6.98 186,222.5-18.24
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 129,359.1 5.93 138,275.1-6.45
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 840.8 0.04 2,077.6-59.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 95,395.7 4.38 69,025.938.20
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7,034.3 0.32 4,863.244.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,608.6 0.62 26,708.1-49.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,682.5 0.90 38,194.4-48.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,665.8 0.21 8,194.9-43.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,488.8 0.07 3,675.8-59.50
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 330.5 0.02 563.5-41.35
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 58,879.6 2.70 87,587.8-32.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,588.2 0.58 23,876.3-47.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,788.5 0.17 5,042.5-24.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,220.1 0.10 2,246.3-1.17
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 234,518.2 10.76 247,166.2-5.12

US Imports from Bahamas

The major share of US imports from Bahamas in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.54% of US total imports from Bahamas (20.30% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.23% of US total imports from Bahamas (18.94% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.03% of US total imports from Bahamas (10.79% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Bahamas in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Bahamas in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $93,952.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $22,324.6 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $21,325.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $11,825.7 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $7,096.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $4,008.6 thousand.
US imports from Bahamas in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 23.0 0.01 21.09.51
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 40,838.3 13.31 47,934.7-14.80
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 231.1 0.08 847.5-72.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,057.5 0.34 418.2152.85
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 68.9 0.02 469.6-85.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5.8 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 817.5 0.27 948.8-13.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 25.3 0.01 136.3-81.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 33,167.5 10.81 54,492.7-39.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,796.1 7.43 34,621.7-34.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 305.3 0.10 546.7-44.16
29 Organic chemicals 144.1 0.05 46.3211.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.2 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 140.1 0.05 863.7-83.78
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 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 51.2 0.02 87.8-41.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 71,623.8 23.33 93,948.3-23.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 1.4-46.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.9 0.00 31.8-81.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26.1 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.6 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 55.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 72.0 0.02 11.8509.27
52 Cotton 7.5 0.00 9.2-18.48
54 Man-made filaments 15.4 0.01 5.3191.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16.9 0.01 3.4400.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37.5 0.01 0.84,349.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.8 0.00 11.8-59.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.9 0.00 6.8-42.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.8 0.00 3.3-44.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18.7 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,728.7 0.56 1,917.9-9.87
72 Iron and steel 348.8 0.11 284.922.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 22.1 0.01 464.2-95.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 579.0 0.19 845.5-31.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 897.8 0.29 1,104.2-18.69
78 Lead and articles thereof 93.1 0.03 307.3-69.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28.4 0.01 107.6-73.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.1 0.00 10.5-60.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,051.8 0.34 1,638.9-35.82
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 720.4 0.23 424.169.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.6 0.00 8.952.96
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5.6 0.00 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 474.6 0.15 41.71,038.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 117.3 0.04 149.5-21.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 81.6 0.03 11.3623.43
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
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 3.0 0.00 38.0-92.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 239.0 0.08 733.1-67.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21.9 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 314.1 0.10 4,322.7-92.73
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 128,679.6 41.92 222,631.7-42.20
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce