US trade with Barbados in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Barbados

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Barbados totaled $279.4 million, up 7.46% ($19.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Barbados in the first half of 2017 totaled $251.6 million, up 6.15% ($14.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Barbados in the first half of 2017 totaled $27.8 million, up 20.98% ($4.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Barbados in the first half of 2017 was $223.7 million, a 4.55% increase ($9.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Barbados was the US 110th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 107th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0145% of US total trade (up from 0.0144% in the first half of 2016).

Barbados was the US 95th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 94th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0332% of US total exports (down from 0.0333% in the first half of 2016).

Barbados was the US 137th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 141st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total imports (up from 0.0021% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Barbados

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.03% of US total exports to Barbados (25.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.87% of US total exports to Barbados (22.12% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.11% of US total exports to Barbados (11.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.42% of US total exports to Barbados (12.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.60% of US total exports to Barbados (4.23% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.87% of US total exports to Barbados (3.85% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.04% of US total exports to Barbados (2.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.02% of US total exports to Barbados (2.08% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $19.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.5 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 $1.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $3.1 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 $2.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $1.0 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 $0.9 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Barbados in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 146.4 0.06 509.5-71.27
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,409.4 2.15 4,434.621.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,287.5 0.51 1,274.90.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,995.4 1.99 4,739.25.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.6 0.00 51.8-91.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 94.0 0.04 45.5106.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,020.1 0.80 2,058.3-1.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,878.7 1.14 2,891.7-0.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,004.6 0.40 1,065.1-5.68
10 Cereals 5,062.8 2.01 6,845.4-26.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 444.2 0.18 322.437.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,647.9 2.25 6,353.9-11.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 146.3 0.06 121.820.08
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 23.7 0.01 31.5-24.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 751.8 0.30 737.02.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,255.1 0.50 1,661.6-24.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 897.0 0.36 519.072.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 838.8 0.33 866.8-3.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,271.4 1.30 3,533.0-7.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,345.4 0.93 2,561.9-8.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,606.8 1.83 4,727.8-2.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,322.0 1.72 4,333.5-0.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,227.4 0.89 2,388.2-6.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 298.6 0.12 335.2-10.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 336.4 0.13 405.1-16.96
26 Ores, slag and ash 28.8 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 45,182.0 17.96 25,853.974.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 946.0 0.38 924.72.30
29 Organic chemicals 1,282.2 0.51 1,187.57.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,284.0 0.91 3,105.4-26.45
31 Fertilizers 592.4 0.24 534.910.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,996.9 1.19 2,591.515.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,661.4 1.46 4,938.5-25.86
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 3,005.9 1.19 3,026.1-0.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 370.5 0.15 295.825.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 71.9 0.03 217.8-66.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 232.4 0.09 464.9-50.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,940.5 1.57 3,662.77.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,120.4 3.23 8,158.3-0.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,230.5 0.49 1,145.77.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 18.4 0.01 12.250.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 742.7 0.30 323.9129.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 118.1 0.05 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,752.9 2.68 5,684.518.79
45 Cork and articles of cork 17.8 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15.9 0.01 22.8-30.37
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7.7 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,069.0 1.62 3,706.09.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 720.1 0.29 616.416.83
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5.7 0.00 5.61.14
52 Cotton 117.6 0.05 39.0201.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7.4 0.00 4.182.55
54 Man-made filaments 118.1 0.05 91.229.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 203.8 0.08 202.50.66
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 107.2 0.04 226.0-52.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 380.2 0.15 246.154.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 71.8 0.03 54.831.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 220.3 0.09 151.245.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 157.9 0.06 128.123.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 307.5 0.12 282.19.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 784.2 0.31 680.115.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,443.9 0.57 1,326.18.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 891.4 0.35 1,103.1-19.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 54.4 0.02 65.1-16.39
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 129.1 0.05 165.4-21.95
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 82.5 0.03 158.4-47.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,422.9 0.57 1,019.839.53
69 Ceramic products 775.7 0.31 536.544.59
70 Glass and glassware 1,365.0 0.54 980.739.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,129.4 2.04 5,992.3-14.40
72 Iron and steel 926.7 0.37 789.017.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,536.4 1.01 2,119.819.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,122.1 0.45 1,299.0-13.62
75 Nickel and articles thereof 54.1 0.02 69.9-22.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,924.0 1.16 2,901.80.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.0 0.00 13.7-63.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 63.7 0.03 30.7107.41
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.7 0.00 31.2-84.96
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.0 0.01 11.3120.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 788.8 0.31 503.856.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,290.4 0.51 1,356.4-4.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,410.9 11.29 25,414.311.79
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 17,368.0 6.90 19,739.6-12.01
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 437.1 0.17 201.6116.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,514.2 2.19 8,615.9-36.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 106.1 0.04 274.5-61.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 539.6 0.21 319.868.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,060.4 3.20 6,515.623.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,354.9 0.54 2,330.6-41.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.5 0.00 98.2-88.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 42.1 0.02 48.1-12.38
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 6,968.8 2.77 5,782.620.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,314.2 0.52 1,331.2-1.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,561.0 0.62 1,748.5-10.72
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 113.4 0.05 136.7-17.06

US Imports from Barbados

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.35% of US total imports from Barbados (60.65% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.11% of US total imports from Barbados (19.12% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.68% of US total imports from Barbados (3.24% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.06% of US total imports from Barbados (2.09% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.70% of US total imports from Barbados (1.15% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.51% of US total imports from Barbados (1.11% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.05% of US total imports from Barbados (1.04% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.5 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 first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - 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;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Barbados in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 28.7-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,200.2 4.31 1,325.9-9.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 40.1 0.14 9.6317.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.3 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10.7 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 810.1 2.91 1,294.8-37.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 85.7 0.31 95.6-10.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 44.2 0.16 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,099.7 43.47 11,149.38.52
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 13.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.9 0.04 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 1.8 0.01 63.2-97.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 87.8-99.67
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 7.7 0.03 29.7-74.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 126.0 0.45 221.4-43.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.4 0.03 4.778.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 569.6 2.05 480.718.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.5 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
69 Ceramic products 13.5 0.05 12.210.34
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 744.7 2.68 745.7-0.15
72 Iron and steel 23.1 0.08 2.1993.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 81.0 0.29 68.518.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 361.3 1.30 193.586.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.4 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37.3 0.13 14.6154.77
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 2,645.0 9.50 2,119.424.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.2 0.02 78.0-93.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,187.6 11.45 2,186.745.77
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
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 18.5 0.07 53.2-65.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce