US trade (export - import) with Bahamas in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 03, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bahamas in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bahamas

In 2018, US trade with Bahamas was $3,526.3 million, down 0.76% ($27.2 million) from 2017.

US exports to Bahamas in 2018 totaled $3,137.9 million, up 3.94% ($119.0 million) from 2017.

US imports from Bahamas in 2018 were $388.5 million, down 27.34% ($146.2 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Bahamas in 2018 was $2,749.4 million, a 10.67% increase ($265.2 million) over 2017.

Bahamas was the US 70th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 66th in 2017), accounting for 0.0824% of US total trade (down from 0.0899% in 2017).

Bahamas was the US 51st largest export market in 2018 (up from 52nd in 2017), accounting for 0.1885% of US total exports (down from 0.1953% in 2017).

Bahamas was the US 104th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 89th in 2017), accounting for 0.0148% of US total imports (down from 0.0222% in 2017).

US Exports to Bahamas

The major share of US exports to Bahamas in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 41.79% of US total exports to Bahamas (41.46% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.03% of US total exports to Bahamas (15.11% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.46% of US total exports to Bahamas (9.65% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.68% of US total exports to Bahamas (6.83% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.08% of US total exports to Bahamas (4.34% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.04% of US total exports to Bahamas (3.09% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.12% of US total exports to Bahamas (1.80% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.23% of US total exports to Bahamas (1.24% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Bahamas in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $50.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $36.5 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 $12.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $11.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahamas in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $13.8 million.
US exports to Bahamas in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 403.2 0.01 266.451.34
02 Meat and edible meat offal 63,321.3 2.02 63,766.0-0.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,397.2 0.27 5,924.041.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21,201.6 0.68 19,762.07.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 131.3 0.00 140.4-6.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,447.5 0.27 8,612.5-1.92
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,351.4 0.39 12,169.31.50
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,338.0 0.46 13,625.15.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,415.3 0.14 5,516.3-19.96
10 Cereals 7,307.8 0.23 6,374.614.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,997.5 0.13 3,994.40.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 616.7 0.02 480.728.30
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 41.9 0.00 175.7-76.16
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 489.5 0.02 785.0-37.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,018.7 0.29 8,173.210.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,249.1 0.33 10,131.61.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,977.0 0.09 3,043.8-2.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,850.3 0.09 2,779.72.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 33,782.7 1.08 33,935.4-0.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,525.9 0.56 17,867.5-1.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,397.3 0.97 27,283.211.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36,197.0 1.15 38,807.8-6.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,261.7 0.20 6,257.30.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,125.2 0.07 1,455.546.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 21,689.1 0.69 12,979.567.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 141.1 0.00 77.981.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,289,482.1 41.09 1,238,687.24.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,215.9 0.23 6,915.94.34
29 Organic chemicals 65,346.6 2.08 63,873.02.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,159.3 0.26 7,929.32.90
31 Fertilizers 2,022.0 0.06 2,127.3-4.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,000.1 0.61 18,775.81.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,349.9 0.55 18,709.3-7.27
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 16,873.6 0.54 16,134.84.58
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,580.7 0.05 1,524.73.67
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 718.6 0.02 549.930.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 97.7 0.00 168.4-42.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,751.6 0.47 12,490.718.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42,787.5 1.36 43,049.1-0.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,662.1 0.44 13,866.4-1.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 26.8 0.00 45.7-41.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,993.8 0.19 4,371.537.11
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.7 0.00 27.6-90.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 67,135.8 2.14 67,420.4-0.42
45 Cork and articles of cork 68.1 0.00 64.75.28
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 28.5 0.00 37.1-23.25
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11.9 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,813.5 0.73 20,272.712.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,390.4 0.17 5,384.60.11
50 Silk 16.2 0.00 49.5-67.21
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 8.5 0.00 14.7-41.94
52 Cotton 136.7 0.00 237.6-42.47
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 29.4 0.00 79.1-62.87
54 Man-made filaments 182.0 0.01 181.80.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 394.0 0.01 544.1-27.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,503.6 0.05 1,206.624.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,452.5 0.14 4,369.71.89
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 416.1 0.01 281.547.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 622.7 0.02 746.0-16.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 343.8 0.01 426.1-19.32
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,319.3 0.20 5,327.318.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,413.1 0.17 4,735.314.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,990.4 0.29 9,677.2-7.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,506.7 0.24 7,143.25.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 572.1 0.02 444.328.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 981.1 0.03 1,263.8-22.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 759.9 0.02 705.27.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32,051.4 1.02 29,455.78.81
69 Ceramic products 7,080.3 0.23 7,982.6-11.30
70 Glass and glassware 9,469.4 0.30 9,764.2-3.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 66,430.5 2.12 54,253.122.45
72 Iron and steel 18,064.0 0.58 17,691.12.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 52,965.9 1.69 50,431.75.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,862.5 0.22 5,949.015.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 135.1 0.00 249.0-45.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27,371.1 0.87 31,206.6-12.29
78 Lead and articles thereof 128.8 0.00 68.189.21
79 Zinc and articles thereof 166.6 0.01 96.672.49
80 Tin and articles thereof 247.9 0.01 213.316.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 62.0 0.00 111.4-44.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,351.5 0.20 4,420.443.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15,780.4 0.50 20,499.8-23.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 219,491.6 6.99 182,957.219.97
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 137,365.3 4.38 135,493.01.38
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 1,918.5 0.06 2,694.2-28.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 77,169.6 2.46 82,996.6-7.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,682.1 0.56 5,975.4195.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21,958.7 0.70 21,046.74.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27,493.9 0.88 24,867.110.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,692.8 0.15 4,370.47.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 377.9 0.01 821.0-53.97
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 363.1 0.01 402.0-9.69
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 75,144.4 2.39 88,932.5-15.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25,002.3 0.80 31,119.5-19.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,249.2 0.14 4,469.9-4.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,371.8 0.14 2,726.260.37
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 319,564.8 10.18 313,356.21.98

US Imports from Bahamas

The major share of US imports from Bahamas in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.38% of US total imports from Bahamas (27.60% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.20% of US total imports from Bahamas (15.63% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.18% of US total imports from Bahamas (12.34% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.04% of US total imports from Bahamas (0.71% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Bahamas in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $22.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bahamas in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $85.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $56.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $16.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $7.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $3.7 million.
US imports from Bahamas in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 7.5 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 56,522.4 14.55 64,394.8-12.23
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 235.3 0.06 211.511.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 94.4 0.02 629.8-85.01
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2.2 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 72.0 0.02 36.398.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 22.3 0.01 18.023.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,075.1 0.28 647.666.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 934.9 0.24 36.82,443.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 62,722.7 16.15 40,066.456.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 51,422.7 13.24 107,513.2-52.17
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18.6 0.00 8.0133.04
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 45.7 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 57.2 0.01 15.7263.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 66,691.7 17.17 83,513.6-20.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.6 0.00 7.2-35.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10.6 0.00 4.9114.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13.4 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.6 0.01 19.113.15
52 Cotton 1.6 0.00 1.235.80
55 Man-made staple fibers 1.2 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 17.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 135.0 0.03 3.63,687.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6.1 0.00 26.1-76.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.6 0.00 8.2-67.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.9 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 3.7 0.00 2.361.69
70 Glass and glassware 27.1 0.01 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 1,767.3 0.45 1,699.14.01
72 Iron and steel 1,114.9 0.29 1,184.3-5.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 80.3 0.02 88.6-9.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,829.8 0.47 1,383.832.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.4 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 839.4 0.22 1,041.4-19.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 99.1 0.03 66.548.92
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.2 0.00 11.0-71.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56.3 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,310.5 0.34 1,488.6-11.96
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 409.4 0.11 507.2-19.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16.2 0.00 6.4153.69
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8.7 0.00 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 94.8 0.02 164.8-42.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 113.3 0.03 123.2-8.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.5 0.00 3.6188.19
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 7.3 0.00 15.5-52.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 56.0 0.01 59.8-6.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 26.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 649.1 0.17 4,299.6-84.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 139,823.1 35.99 225,244.0-37.92
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce