US trade (export - import) with British Virgin Islands in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with British Virgin Islands in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with British Virgin Islands

In 2013, US trade with British Virgin Islands totaled $319.5 million, up 72.14% ($133.9 million) from 2012.

US exports to British Virgin Islands in 2013 totaled $312.7 million, up 82.08% ($141.0 million) from 2012.

US imports from British Virgin Islands in 2013 were $6.7 million, down 51.27% ($7.1 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with British Virgin Islands in 2013 was $306.0 million, a 93.77% increase ($148.1 million) over 2012.

British Virgin Islands was the US 132nd largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 146th in 2012), accounting for 0.0082% of US total trade (up from 0.0048% in 2012).

British Virgin Islands was the US 113th largest export market in 2013 (up from 133rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0198% of US total exports (up from 0.0111% in 2012).

British Virgin Islands was the US 172nd largest supplier in 2013 (down from 163rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (down from 0.0006% in 2012).

US Exports to British Virgin Islands

The major share of US exports to British Virgin Islands in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.64% of US total exports to British Virgin Islands (28.71% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.26% of US total exports to British Virgin Islands (18.73% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.42% of US total exports to British Virgin Islands (4.80% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.01% of US total exports to British Virgin Islands (5.40% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.95% of US total exports to British Virgin Islands (6.76% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.96% of US total exports to British Virgin Islands (4.96% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.12% of US total exports to British Virgin Islands (2.12% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to British Virgin Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $127.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $8.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.8 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 $3.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to British Virgin Islands in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $16.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.7 million.
US exports to British Virgin Islands in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 35.0 0.01 13.0169.30
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,451.9 2.38 9,497.5-21.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,135.5 0.36 1,098.63.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,982.4 0.63 1,495.732.54
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14.9 0.00 11.233.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 507.7 0.16 300.069.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 347.9 0.11 103.4236.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 554.6 0.18 485.114.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 46.7 0.01 56.3-17.04
10 Cereals 443.2 0.14 2,286.5-80.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,121.2 1.00 1,782.975.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 29.5 0.01 29.5-0.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.6 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 507.1 0.16 459.310.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 979.9 0.31 774.826.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 446.0 0.14 562.3-20.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 300.2 0.10 207.644.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,976.9 0.63 1,948.11.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,131.3 1.00 1,744.479.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,634.2 0.84 1,640.060.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,861.6 1.87 5,393.98.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 552.9 0.18 2,263.5-75.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 18.0 0.01 21.5-16.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,221.4 0.71 1,934.514.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,737.5 4.71 6,313.9133.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 102.1 0.03 95.86.64
29 Organic chemicals 99.2 0.03 84.317.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,666.4 0.53 190.9772.79
31 Fertilizers 15.5 0.00 42.5-63.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,599.8 0.83 2,895.1-10.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,238.6 0.72 2,465.4-9.20
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 1,449.6 0.46 1,332.58.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 251.6 0.08 38.0561.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.7 0.00 92.1-96.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 25.3 0.01 17.842.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 642.1 0.21 365.275.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,596.4 0.83 3,225.9-19.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 649.8 0.21 758.8-14.37
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12.3 0.00 9.825.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 271.8 0.09 96.0183.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,107.4 2.27 6,792.14.64
45 Cork and articles of cork 10.0 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.6 0.00 2.62.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,442.6 0.46 911.158.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 704.2 0.23 812.9-13.37
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4.9 0.00 14.6-66.61
52 Cotton 5.4 0.00 2.6106.13
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.9 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 13.6 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 10.8 0.00 14.4-24.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 152.6 0.05 201.7-24.35
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 124.8 0.04 310.8-59.86
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7.2 0.00 23.2-69.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15.5 0.00 13.217.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 79.4 0.03 8.8800.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 321.4 0.10 795.6-59.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 601.8 0.19 395.952.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 836.6 0.27 717.016.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,108.9 0.35 1,002.710.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23.4 0.01 21.310.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 42.1 0.01 19.5115.59
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 143.4 0.05 97.347.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,034.7 0.97 2,526.720.11
69 Ceramic products 962.2 0.31 690.339.39
70 Glass and glassware 643.2 0.21 323.398.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,083.3 0.35 1,038.74.30
72 Iron and steel 2,076.8 0.66 2,521.3-17.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,229.7 1.67 3,728.340.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 558.5 0.18 546.62.18
75 Nickel and articles thereof 52.2 0.02 7.4608.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,476.4 0.47 1,783.4-17.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 34.8 0.01 69.8-50.12
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 31.8 0.01 28.312.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 219.7 0.07 171.927.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,857.5 0.91 400.6613.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,499.0 7.19 14,895.651.05
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 14,868.3 4.75 11,473.029.59
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 112.6 0.04 132.4-14.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,030.3 3.85 8,246.345.89
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 127,341.3 40.72 306.741,420.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,045.8 2.57 11,177.2-28.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,742.5 1.52 3,086.153.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 403.4 0.13 437.3-7.74
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 29.0 0.01 7.9265.28
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 74.3 0.02 12.3503.79
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 4,804.0 1.54 5,618.3-14.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 792.7 0.25 640.523.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 530.1 0.17 539.6-1.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 45.5 0.01 16,332.9-99.72
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23,726.4 7.59 20,713.414.55

US Imports from British Virgin Islands

The major share of US imports from British Virgin Islands in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 26.40% of US total imports from British Virgin Islands (13.13% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.33% of US total imports from British Virgin Islands (14.15% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.32% of US total imports from British Virgin Islands (0.13% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.47% of US total imports from British Virgin Islands (5.61% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.32% of US total imports from British Virgin Islands (0.27% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from British Virgin Islands (1.13% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from British Virgin Islands in 2013 over 2012 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;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from British Virgin Islands in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.0 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 $0.0 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from British Virgin Islands in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10.2 0.15 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 37.2-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.9 0.09 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.4 0.06 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 68.4 1.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 48.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15.1 0.22 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23.8 0.35 102.1-76.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 30.5-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.4 0.24 2.5548.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 40.1 0.59 5.1693.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 248.6 3.69 2.69,288.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.8 0.04 10.5-72.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 773.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 17.1 0.25 0.53,458.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18.0 0.27 1.01,620.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 58.1 0.86 0.511,569.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.9 0.09 1.4318.34
70 Glass and glassware 247.3 3.67 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 0.0 0.00 156.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 224.3 3.33 164.636.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 119.6 1.77 316.3-62.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,292.8 19.17 1,187.18.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29.3 0.43 113.3-74.15
79 Zinc and articles thereof 72.8 1.08 5.21,305.12
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30.5 0.45 8.3268.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.4 0.17 3.5230.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 262.2 3.89 1,452.1-81.94
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 808.8 11.99 359.3125.10
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 18.4-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15.6 0.23 61.5-74.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82.2 1.22 67.721.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16.0 0.24 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 351.4-100.00
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 243.2 3.61 285.0-14.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 706.4 10.47 457.654.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7.9 0.12 6.228.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 452.8 6.71 440.92.72
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,587.0 23.53 7,348.2-78.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce