US trade (export - import) with Barbados in 2016

Published or Updated: May 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Barbados

In 2016, US trade with Barbados was $534.0 million, down 19.34% ($128.1 million) from 2015.

US exports to Barbados in 2016 were $482.5 million, down 18.44% ($109.1 million) from 2015.

US imports from Barbados in 2016 were $51.5 million, down 26.96% ($19.0 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Barbados in 2016 was $431.0 million, a 17.28% decrease ($90.1 million) over 2015.

Barbados was the US 109th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 107th in 2015), accounting for 0.0144% of US total trade (down from 0.0174% in 2015).

Barbados was the US 93rd largest export market in 2016 (down from 90th in 2015), accounting for 0.0332% of US total exports (down from 0.0393% in 2015).

Barbados was the US 138th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 132nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0023% of US total imports (down from 0.0031% in 2015).

US Exports to Barbados

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.68% of US total exports to Barbados (24.97% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.21% of US total exports to Barbados (17.92% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.95% of US total exports to Barbados (10.98% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.47% of US total exports to Barbados (18.84% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.49% of US total exports to Barbados (3.80% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.29% of US total exports to Barbados (4.14% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.75% of US total exports to Barbados (3.06% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.24% of US total exports to Barbados (1.83% in 2015).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,231.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,794.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,489.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,456.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados 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 $61,196.1 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 $20,545.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $6,604.5 thousand;
  • 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 $4,836.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,746.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $3,707.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,432.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,089.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,909.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,666.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,643.4 thousand.
US exports to Barbados 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 1,148.3 0.24 301.2281.26
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,226.5 1.91 11,659.2-20.86
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,573.8 0.53 3,441.1-25.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,113.7 1.89 9,803.4-7.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 87.5 0.02 111.4-21.44
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 155.7 0.03 91.570.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,683.3 0.76 5,349.5-31.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,678.2 1.18 6,287.5-9.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,734.0 0.36 1,840.2-5.77
10 Cereals 11,975.4 2.48 11,225.66.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 725.4 0.15 996.6-27.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,063.1 2.50 11,696.23.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 191.7 0.04 121.258.16
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 43.3 0.01 12.8239.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,396.0 0.29 1,089.228.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,775.0 0.58 3,588.1-22.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,374.0 0.28 1,264.08.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,229.4 0.46 2,713.8-17.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,967.1 1.44 7,990.4-12.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,943.0 1.02 4,907.60.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,550.0 2.19 9,060.216.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,353.7 1.73 6,897.321.12
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,672.2 0.97 5,050.6-7.49
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 664.7 0.14 528.725.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,437.5 0.30 1,157.024.25
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 49,087.7 10.17 110,283.8-55.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,030.3 0.42 1,700.719.38
29 Organic chemicals 2,184.1 0.45 2,096.94.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,600.1 1.16 6,505.1-13.91
31 Fertilizers 1,106.2 0.23 1,145.8-3.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,134.5 1.27 6,858.0-10.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,850.1 2.25 9,620.712.78
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 6,062.8 1.26 5,371.612.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 565.1 0.12 301.687.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 276.7 0.06 188.846.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 826.1 0.17 551.149.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,351.3 1.52 7,599.5-3.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,267.5 3.58 18,910.9-8.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,223.8 0.46 4,133.1-46.20
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12.2 0.00 35.7-65.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 666.4 0.14 1,040.0-35.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 60.7 0.01 3.21,814.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,227.7 2.53 12,041.51.55
45 Cork and articles of cork 27.6 0.01 34.9-21.09
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 62.7 0.01 79.0-20.61
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.9 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,985.2 1.65 8,703.2-8.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,367.4 0.28 1,633.8-16.31
50 Silk 9.2 0.00 7.917.19
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 28.1 0.01 9.3203.48
52 Cotton 305.9 0.06 37.1723.98
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 22.3 0.00 81.8-72.78
54 Man-made filaments 189.2 0.04 136.238.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 328.1 0.07 254.029.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 349.9 0.07 605.9-42.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 488.6 0.10 610.4-19.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 80.0 0.02 180.4-55.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 327.5 0.07 382.9-14.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 221.9 0.05 164.335.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 526.9 0.11 774.0-31.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,827.9 0.38 1,065.071.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,137.8 0.65 2,339.234.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,187.8 0.45 3,312.1-33.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 108.1 0.02 72.848.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 335.0 0.07 408.6-18.02
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 315.9 0.07 390.5-19.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,001.3 0.41 2,083.8-3.96
69 Ceramic products 1,372.7 0.28 1,196.114.77
70 Glass and glassware 2,470.1 0.51 2,564.6-3.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,284.0 2.75 18,120.0-26.69
72 Iron and steel 1,368.3 0.28 1,505.1-9.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,005.4 1.04 7,095.0-29.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,844.1 0.59 2,581.810.16
75 Nickel and articles thereof 136.2 0.03 182.1-25.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,040.7 1.46 7,181.7-1.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 13.7 0.00 36.9-62.79
79 Zinc and articles thereof 48.2 0.01 5.5773.95
80 Tin and articles thereof 109.5 0.02 7.61,332.57
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11.3 0.00 241.8-95.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,363.6 0.28 2,196.9-37.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,749.3 0.57 3,481.1-21.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 55,085.0 11.42 51,854.16.23
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 36,994.2 7.67 57,540.0-35.71
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 683.6 0.14 173.3294.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,897.8 2.88 18,644.6-25.46
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,231.2 0.46 5,938.5-62.43
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 652.5 0.14 1,013.6-35.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,349.5 2.97 12,555.314.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,030.8 1.04 5,680.4-11.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 183.0 0.04 225.9-19.02
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 365.9 0.08 206.377.43
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 12,591.9 2.61 13,276.5-5.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,353.4 0.70 2,891.415.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,440.3 0.71 4,431.0-22.36
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 182.8 0.04 79.6129.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 45,116.2 9.35 51,720.7-12.77

US Imports from Barbados

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.97% of US total imports from Barbados (44.79% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.80% of US total imports from Barbados (39.58% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.84% of US total imports from Barbados (2.50% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.60% of US total imports from Barbados (0.99% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.14% of US total imports from Barbados (1.10% in 2015).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2,286.9 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $674.3 thousand.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $17,301.6 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1,526.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $985.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $888.1 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 $652.7 thousand;
  • 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 $297.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $203.4 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $156.5 thousand.
US imports from Barbados 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 49.8 0.10 56.3-11.58
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,848.1 5.53 2,173.831.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 83.2 0.16 13.5517.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 43.4 0.08 107.5-59.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.0 0.01 2.329.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,309.5 6.43 4,836.3-31.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,010.5 3.91 2,995.9-32.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 114.0 0.22 135.0-15.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 83.8 0.16 59.640.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20,261.3 39.37 21,149.4-4.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 23.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22.7 0.04 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 18.7 0.04 5.2261.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 7.6 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 74.6 0.15 0.0
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 8.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 41.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 104.7 0.20 58.279.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 88.6 0.17 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.7 0.00 0.5230.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 32.6 0.06 79.0-58.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 315.0 0.61 471.5-33.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19.8 0.04 28.0-29.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.4 0.02 10.8-22.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 813.0 1.58 674.020.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 47.5 0.09 133.7-64.50
69 Ceramic products 19.9 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 7.9 0.02 10.6-25.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,461.6 2.84 1,759.0-16.91
72 Iron and steel 24.3 0.05 9.7149.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.8 0.01 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 170.9 0.33 251.7-32.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 384.0 0.75 505.3-24.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37.1 0.07 240.5-84.58
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 4,882.5 9.49 5,535.2-11.79
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 0.0 0.00 147.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 85.7 0.17 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,669.1 9.07 21,970.7-78.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.9 0.01 0.0
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 103.0 0.20 1.56,680.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 102.5 0.20 53.790.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,149.9 17.78 6,862.933.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce