US trade with Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Barbados

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Barbados totaled $136.9 million, up 2.64% ($3.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $124.5 million, up 2.72% ($3.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $12.4 million, up 1.88% ($0.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $112.1 million, a 2.81% increase ($3.1 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Barbados was the US 112th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 108th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0139% of US total trade (down from 0.0144% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Barbados was the US 95th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 92nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0324% of US total exports (down from 0.0333% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Barbados was the US 138th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 139th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (down from 0.0022% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Barbados

The major share of US exports to Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.75% of US total exports to Barbados (25.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.80% of US total exports to Barbados (20.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.61% of US total exports to Barbados (13.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.16% of US total exports to Barbados (12.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.30% of US total exports to Barbados (4.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.07% of US total exports to Barbados (4.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.93% of US total exports to Barbados (2.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.56% of US total exports to Barbados (1.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $2.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - 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 $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $1.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 16.0 0.01 309.5-94.83
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,662.2 2.14 1,718.954.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 359.4 0.29 349.92.72
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,313.1 1.86 2,237.53.38
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19.8 0.02 41.7-52.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 923.7 0.74 730.426.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,160.0 0.93 1,137.12.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 400.4 0.32 378.25.85
10 Cereals 3,158.8 2.54 3,374.1-6.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 221.9 0.18 130.370.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,039.8 3.25 3,019.133.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 91.1 0.07 60.351.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 8.9 0.01 4.886.51
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 399.4 0.32 320.624.60
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 397.9 0.32 731.3-45.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 466.6 0.37 267.674.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 387.6 0.31 416.5-6.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,759.4 1.41 1,595.510.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,093.4 0.88 1,132.6-3.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,454.4 1.97 2,629.5-6.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,307.9 1.85 2,114.09.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,095.2 0.88 1,381.8-20.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 155.3 0.12 126.822.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 193.0 0.16 252.1-23.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 28.8 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,960.2 14.43 15,721.114.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 407.3 0.33 431.8-5.67
29 Organic chemicals 575.5 0.46 553.04.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,140.3 0.92 1,668.9-31.67
31 Fertilizers 457.7 0.37 335.236.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,593.4 1.28 1,362.216.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,952.9 1.57 2,601.8-24.94
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 1,382.1 1.11 1,620.5-14.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 158.2 0.13 136.515.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20.2 0.02 162.0-87.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 141.7 0.11 231.4-38.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,359.3 1.90 1,796.831.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,382.7 3.52 3,857.913.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 569.2 0.46 553.42.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12.3 0.01 7.563.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 535.0 0.43 124.6329.47
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 42.9 0.03 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,185.2 3.36 3,189.831.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.7 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15.9 0.01 7.5112.29
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7.7 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,047.0 1.64 1,723.918.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 345.2 0.28 304.813.25
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5.7 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 61.4 0.05 39.057.71
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7.4 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 79.5 0.06 65.221.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 127.8 0.10 61.6107.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 50.5 0.04 137.6-63.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 127.8 0.10 163.5-21.84
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 28.0 0.02 40.4-30.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 120.1 0.10 35.4239.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 63.2 0.05 41.652.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 142.9 0.11 157.6-9.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 368.4 0.30 269.036.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 612.9 0.49 797.4-23.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 508.2 0.41 546.6-7.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30.1 0.02 40.9-26.41
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 30.9 0.02 50.4-38.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 40.0 0.03 116.1-65.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 808.9 0.65 603.833.97
69 Ceramic products 491.0 0.39 313.256.74
70 Glass and glassware 827.8 0.66 564.146.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,939.2 1.56 2,102.4-7.76
72 Iron and steel 537.0 0.43 453.618.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,349.9 1.08 994.735.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 499.4 0.40 715.8-30.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 29.8 0.02 31.3-4.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,462.0 1.17 1,763.4-17.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.0 0.00 6.1-17.96
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 26.1-88.23
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.7 0.00 31.2-84.96
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.0 0.02 11.3120.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 293.2 0.24 307.0-4.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 853.8 0.69 765.811.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,784.5 11.88 13,198.312.02
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 8,930.4 7.17 10,571.7-15.53
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 276.5 0.22 154.678.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,057.0 2.46 3,318.0-7.87
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 20.2 0.02 108.7-81.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 195.4 0.16 247.7-21.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,551.3 2.85 2,933.721.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 486.6 0.39 455.46.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.5 0.00 55.2-90.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 37.9 0.03 10.3268.16
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 3,945.6 3.17 3,144.425.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 600.5 0.48 703.4-14.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 692.8 0.56 929.3-25.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 51.7 0.04 136.7-62.20

US Imports from Barbados

The major share of US imports from Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.48% of US total imports from Barbados (62.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.25% of US total imports from Barbados (17.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.81% of US total imports from Barbados (1.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.60% of US total imports from Barbados (2.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.49% of US total imports from Barbados (3.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.09% of US total imports from Barbados (1.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $0.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Barbados in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 660.9 5.33 799.7-17.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17.4 0.14 9.680.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.3 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.4 0.04 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 50.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 419.2 3.38 685.1-38.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 49.3 0.40 95.6-48.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 37.2 0.30 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,692.3 45.88 5,919.7-3.84
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.9 0.09 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 74.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 29.1-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 87.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.4 0.02 2.5-1.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 75.1 0.61 93.7-19.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.4 0.07 4.778.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 322.7 2.60 270.519.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
69 Ceramic products 13.5 0.11 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 309.2 2.49 436.9-29.22
72 Iron and steel 14.3 0.11 2.1575.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 48.6 0.39 32.250.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 278.0 2.24 96.2188.88
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.4 0.06 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23.6 0.19 11.0114.99
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 1,343.9 10.83 966.639.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.2 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,511.7 12.18 1,177.128.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
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 0.4 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15.2 0.12 53.2-71.47
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce