US trade with Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 24, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Barbados

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Barbados totaled $142.5 million, up 12.53% ($15.9 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $127.1 million, up 9.74% ($11.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $15.4 million, up 42.45% ($4.6 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $111.6 million, a 6.36% increase ($6.7 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Barbados was the US 108th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 107th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0152% of US total trade (up from 0.0145% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Barbados was the US 91st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0341% of US total exports (up from 0.0333% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Barbados was the US 133rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 137th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0027% of US total imports (up from 0.0021% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Barbados

The major share of US exports to Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.31% of US total exports to Barbados (26.38% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.54% of US total exports to Barbados (8.88% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.96% of US total exports to Barbados (24.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.70% of US total exports to Barbados (12.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.92% of US total exports to Barbados (4.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.68% of US total exports to Barbados (3.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.51% of US total exports to Barbados (3.36% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.11% of US total exports to Barbados (2.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $17.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $1.0 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) - a decrease of $0.7 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 $0.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 130.4 0.10 200.0-34.82
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,747.2 2.16 2,715.71.16
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 928.1 0.73 925.00.33
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,682.3 2.11 2,501.67.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.6 0.00 25.0-81.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 74.2 0.06 3.81,838.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,096.4 0.86 1,327.9-17.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,718.7 1.35 1,754.6-2.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 604.2 0.48 686.9-12.04
10 Cereals 1,904.0 1.50 3,471.3-45.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 222.2 0.17 192.115.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,608.1 1.27 3,334.9-51.78
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 55.1 0.04 61.5-10.36
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14.8 0.01 26.7-44.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 352.4 0.28 416.5-15.38
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 857.1 0.67 930.4-7.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 430.4 0.34 251.471.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 451.1 0.36 450.30.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,511.9 1.19 1,937.6-21.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,252.1 0.99 1,429.3-12.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,152.4 1.69 2,098.32.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,014.1 1.59 2,219.5-9.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,132.2 0.89 1,006.412.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 143.3 0.11 208.4-31.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 143.4 0.11 153.0-6.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27,221.7 21.42 10,132.9168.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 538.6 0.42 492.99.29
29 Organic chemicals 706.7 0.56 634.511.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,143.6 0.90 1,436.5-20.39
31 Fertilizers 134.7 0.11 199.7-32.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,403.5 1.10 1,229.414.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,708.5 1.34 2,336.7-26.88
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 1,623.8 1.28 1,405.615.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 212.4 0.17 159.333.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 51.7 0.04 55.8-7.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 90.7 0.07 233.5-61.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,581.2 1.24 1,865.9-15.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,737.7 2.94 4,300.4-13.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 661.4 0.52 592.311.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.1 0.00 4.730.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 207.8 0.16 199.34.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 75.2 0.06 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,567.6 2.02 2,494.72.92
45 Cork and articles of cork 15.1 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,022.0 1.59 1,982.12.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 374.9 0.30 311.620.32
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
52 Cotton 56.2 0.04 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 38.7 0.03 25.949.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 76.0 0.06 140.8-46.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 56.7 0.04 88.5-35.86
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 252.4 0.20 82.5205.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 43.8 0.03 14.3205.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 100.2 0.08 115.9-13.50
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 94.7 0.07 86.69.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 164.6 0.13 124.532.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 415.8 0.33 411.11.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 831.0 0.65 528.757.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 383.1 0.30 556.5-31.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 24.4 0.02 24.20.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 98.2 0.08 115.0-14.61
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 42.5 0.03 42.30.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 614.0 0.48 416.047.60
69 Ceramic products 284.7 0.22 223.227.55
70 Glass and glassware 537.2 0.42 416.628.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,190.2 2.51 3,889.9-17.99
72 Iron and steel 389.7 0.31 335.316.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,186.4 0.93 1,125.15.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 622.6 0.49 583.26.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 24.3 0.02 38.6-37.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,462.0 1.15 1,138.428.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 60.7 0.05 4.61,220.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 495.7 0.39 196.8151.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 436.6 0.34 590.6-26.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,626.4 10.72 12,216.011.54
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 8,437.6 6.64 9,167.9-7.97
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 160.5 0.13 47.0241.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,457.3 1.93 5,297.9-53.62
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 85.9 0.07 165.8-48.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 344.3 0.27 72.1377.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,509.1 3.55 3,581.925.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 868.3 0.68 1,875.2-53.70
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.0 0.00 42.9-86.01
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.3 0.00 37.8-88.73
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 3,023.2 2.38 2,638.214.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 713.7 0.56 627.813.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 868.2 0.68 819.25.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 61.7 0.05 0.0

US Imports from Barbados

The major share of US imports from Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.03% of US total imports from Barbados (59.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.39% of US total imports from Barbados (20.72% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.82% of US total imports from Barbados (2.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.62% of US total imports from Barbados (1.94% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.81% of US total imports from Barbados (1.23% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.36% of US total imports from Barbados (1.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.7 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 $0.1 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 $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Barbados in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 28.7-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 539.2 3.50 526.12.49
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22.7 0.15 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.4 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 390.9 2.53 609.7-35.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 36.4 0.24 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7.0 0.05 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,407.4 41.54 5,229.622.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.8 0.01 34.1-94.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 0.4-29.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.3 0.03 27.2-80.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 50.9 0.33 127.7-60.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 246.9 1.60 210.217.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.5 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 435.4 2.82 308.940.97
72 Iron and steel 8.8 0.06 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 32.5 0.21 36.3-10.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 83.4 0.54 97.2-14.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.7 0.09 3.6274.50
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 1,301.1 8.43 1,152.812.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 78.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,675.9 10.86 1,009.665.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.3 0.02 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce