US trade (export - import) with Barbados in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 04, 2019

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

US Trade with Barbados

In 2018, US trade with Barbados totaled $654.6 million, up 14.87% ($84.7 million) from 2017.

US exports to Barbados in 2018 totaled $597.0 million, up 14.90% ($77.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Barbados in 2018 totaled $57.6 million, up 14.54% ($7.3 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Barbados in 2018 was $539.4 million, a 14.94% increase ($70.1 million) over 2017.

Barbados was the US 110th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 114th in 2017), accounting for 0.0153% of US total trade (up from 0.0144% in 2017).

Barbados was the US 93rd largest export market in 2018 (up from 94th in 2017), accounting for 0.0359% of US total exports (up from 0.0336% in 2017).

Barbados was the US 140th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 141st in 2017), accounting for 0.0022% of US total imports (up from 0.0021% in 2017).

US Exports to Barbados

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.20% of US total exports to Barbados (15.19% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.24% of US total exports to Barbados (25.65% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.93% of US total exports to Barbados (19.01% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.96% of US total exports to Barbados (11.21% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.31% of US total exports to Barbados (4.18% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.08% of US total exports to Barbados (4.01% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.69% of US total exports to Barbados (2.85% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.65% of US total exports to Barbados (2.21% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados 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 $89.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.9 million.

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

  • 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 $7.0 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 $4.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.0 million.
US exports to Barbados 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 275.5 0.05 175.357.17
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,893.0 1.66 11,067.6-10.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,719.5 0.62 2,894.328.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,087.5 1.69 10,246.2-1.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.8 0.01 60.01.38
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 122.7 0.02 172.8-29.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,231.9 0.71 4,315.6-1.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,484.9 0.92 5,437.70.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,502.1 0.25 1,677.8-10.47
10 Cereals 12,724.6 2.13 10,469.421.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 926.1 0.16 818.113.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,579.8 2.11 10,655.018.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 75.1 0.01 196.3-61.75
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28.8 0.00 29.2-1.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,258.1 0.21 1,309.9-3.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,243.7 0.21 2,086.1-40.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,518.6 0.25 1,639.6-7.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,124.3 0.36 2,035.74.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,077.1 1.19 6,455.79.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,763.9 0.63 4,702.8-19.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,271.8 1.55 8,918.03.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,261.9 1.38 8,548.9-3.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,290.9 0.72 4,186.22.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 542.2 0.09 658.5-17.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 833.3 0.14 771.28.06
26 Ores, slag and ash 6.3 0.00 45.9-86.30
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 167,542.1 28.06 78,116.8114.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,882.7 0.32 2,036.7-7.56
29 Organic chemicals 1,775.7 0.30 2,304.0-22.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,696.4 0.79 4,542.73.38
31 Fertilizers 1,234.8 0.21 1,277.8-3.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,425.1 0.91 6,008.9-9.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,667.1 1.45 7,963.58.83
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 5,856.9 0.98 5,963.0-1.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 438.2 0.07 607.4-27.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 154.1 0.03 178.3-13.59
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 104.2 0.02 328.4-68.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,228.3 1.04 7,166.3-13.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,626.9 3.46 17,521.817.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,369.9 0.40 2,368.20.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 16.3 0.00 18.4-11.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,115.2 0.19 1,517.4-26.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 417.3 0.07 141.5194.89
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,861.1 1.82 12,321.5-11.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 93.0 0.02 97.1-4.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 21.2 0.00 31.0-31.85
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,681.8 1.29 7,910.6-2.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,074.5 0.18 1,324.5-18.87
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 8.1 0.00 5.741.88
52 Cotton 148.8 0.02 185.6-19.84
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7.0 0.00 23.0-69.62
54 Man-made filaments 285.8 0.05 279.82.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 570.0 0.10 407.739.79
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 203.8 0.03 245.2-16.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 491.0 0.08 964.2-49.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 61.3 0.01 101.0-39.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 189.3 0.03 362.2-47.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 247.4 0.04 243.21.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 725.2 0.12 733.4-1.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,065.0 0.18 1,460.0-27.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,867.2 0.48 3,472.4-17.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,111.5 0.35 2,237.6-5.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 92.4 0.02 124.2-25.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 474.1 0.08 417.113.66
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 275.0 0.05 238.915.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,206.3 0.37 2,455.3-10.14
69 Ceramic products 1,377.8 0.23 2,459.5-43.98
70 Glass and glassware 2,850.2 0.48 3,013.6-5.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,082.7 2.69 14,800.78.66
72 Iron and steel 1,416.6 0.24 1,536.5-7.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,622.6 0.94 5,499.02.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,390.5 0.23 1,807.5-23.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 132.5 0.02 216.6-38.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,926.2 0.99 7,037.4-15.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 87.0-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.5 0.00 63.7-91.35
80 Tin and articles thereof 49.1 0.01 4.7946.79
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.0 0.00 25.0-76.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,589.5 0.27 1,291.223.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,224.1 0.37 3,246.5-31.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 61,739.2 10.34 58,447.05.63
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 38,055.5 6.37 45,099.9-15.62
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 381.6 0.06 757.0-49.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,451.5 1.42 11,419.1-25.99
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 313.4 0.05 736.4-57.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,261.2 0.38 666.2239.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,582.6 2.61 16,138.2-3.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,199.6 0.54 3,016.26.08
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 80.7 0.01 168.1-52.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 62.9 0.01 101.8-38.28
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 14,253.7 2.39 18,507.2-22.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,577.3 0.60 3,311.18.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,421.3 0.57 3,068.011.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 189.0 0.03 530.9-64.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 44,541.6 7.46 43,244.93.00

US Imports from Barbados

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.25% of US total imports from Barbados (53.74% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.93% of US total imports from Barbados (22.79% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.94% of US total imports from Barbados (0.00% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.10% of US total imports from Barbados (3.14% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.56% of US total imports from Barbados (2.01% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.11% of US total imports from Barbados (1.56% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.06% of US total imports from Barbados (0.17% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados 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 $4.0 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2.4 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 $0.8 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.9 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Barbados 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 788.1 1.37 16.84,581.25
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,379.0 4.13 2,210.37.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 55.5 0.10 67.6-17.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.9 0.01 2.3196.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18.1 0.03 23.0-21.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,426.9 4.21 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,711.4 2.97 1,697.80.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 141.7 0.25 141.40.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 129.8 0.23 87.348.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,885.7 37.97 22,798.1-4.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,998.5 6.94 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12.9 0.02 48.1-73.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22.2 0.04 3.6510.55
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 42.3 0.07 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 489.8 0.85 25.01,857.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42.0 0.07 0.314,485.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.4 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.2 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 176.6 0.31 56.7211.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 361.8 0.63 227.459.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30.3 0.05 8.4262.20
52 Cotton 7.5 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2.2 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 53.4 0.09 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27.5 0.05 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 802.6 1.39 1,010.0-20.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.9 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.7 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 13.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,211.4 2.10 1,581.4-23.40
72 Iron and steel 109.1 0.19 45.4140.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 123.0 0.21 158.4-22.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 408.2 0.71 557.9-26.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 507.4 0.88 138.7265.92
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 5,390.8 9.35 4,596.617.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 488.1 0.85 10.84,431.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,832.4 11.85 6,723.31.62
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 110.8 0.19 9.71,047.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 89.1 0.15 49.679.60
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,749.3 11.71 7,975.9-15.38
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce