US trade (export - import) with Haiti in 2016

Published or Updated: May 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Haiti in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Haiti

In 2016, US trade with Haiti was $2,020.1 million, down 4.54% ($96.0 million) from 2015.

US exports to Haiti in 2016 were $1,102.5 million, down 3.62% ($41.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Haiti in 2016 were $917.6 million, down 5.61% ($54.6 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Haiti in 2016 was $184.9 million, a 7.65% increase ($13.1 million) over 2015.

Haiti was the US 75th largest trading partner in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.0546% of US total trade (down from 0.0555% in 2015).

Haiti was the US 74th largest export market in 2016 (up from 76th in 2015), accounting for 0.0759% of US total exports (down from 0.0761% in 2015).

Haiti was the US 78th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 75th in 2015), accounting for 0.0408% of US total imports (down from 0.0421% in 2015).

US Exports to Haiti

The major share of US exports to Haiti in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.81% of US total exports to Haiti (29.73% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.47% of US total exports to Haiti (6.36% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.13% of US total exports to Haiti (12.05% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.52% of US total exports to Haiti (5.03% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.13% of US total exports to Haiti (2.94% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.11% of US total exports to Haiti (3.00% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of US total exports to Haiti (1.63% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Haiti in 2016 over 2015 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 $44,398.3 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $7,850.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $4,133.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Haiti in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $40,196.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20,974.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $9,609.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,820.5 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $4,083.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $3,561.6 thousand.
US exports to Haiti in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 302.6 0.03 229.931.61
02 Meat and edible meat offal 63,532.7 5.76 55,682.214.10
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 851.9 0.08 1,650.2-48.38
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,187.5 0.38 3,861.38.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 53.9 0.00 945.3-94.30
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 121.9 0.01 154.6-21.15
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,816.7 1.25 17,900.0-22.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,177.8 0.11 1,495.3-21.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 106.4 0.01 28.9268.10
10 Cereals 206,874.6 18.76 216,484.1-4.44
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,745.1 0.16 2,529.0-31.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,938.8 0.18 2,097.8-7.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.7 0.00 79.3-94.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,651.5 0.60 4,591.444.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,651.7 0.69 5,425.441.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,434.4 0.13 1,288.611.31
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 402.0 0.04 468.7-14.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,210.2 0.47 4,542.714.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,578.9 0.42 2,996.452.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,312.0 1.03 10,728.65.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,480.4 0.32 3,501.7-0.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,122.4 0.19 2,462.3-13.80
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,080.4 0.19 965.0115.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,688.1 0.52 7,333.5-22.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 109,795.9 9.96 65,397.667.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,695.1 0.24 3,456.9-22.04
29 Organic chemicals 1,369.1 0.12 1,935.0-29.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,509.9 0.14 1,915.7-21.18
31 Fertilizers 749.9 0.07 2,491.0-69.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,629.5 0.42 4,544.41.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,362.1 0.67 7,041.34.56
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 2,459.3 0.22 2,380.43.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 643.5 0.06 1,128.7-42.99
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 77.2 0.01 32.1140.61
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 178.1 0.02 340.8-47.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,107.9 0.46 3,196.459.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,595.0 1.96 26,415.5-18.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,468.5 0.13 2,621.6-43.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 165.8 0.02 349.4-52.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 318.8 0.03 379.7-16.03
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 16.4 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,533.7 2.04 18,400.122.47
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,842.0 0.89 12,984.8-24.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,946.1 0.18 2,957.2-34.19
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5.6 0.00 21.1-73.58
52 Cotton 712.6 0.06 1,137.8-37.37
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10.6 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 1,016.7 0.09 1,089.6-6.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,990.9 0.18 1,115.878.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 523.2 0.05 210.1148.98
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 60.6 0.01 23.5157.84
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 21,296.4 1.93 23,779.5-10.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,254.2 0.11 581.5115.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,614.6 0.15 761.4112.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 311.2 0.03 369.2-15.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,432.5 0.13 1,386.03.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,476.7 0.32 2,378.346.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 587.9 0.05 640.9-8.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 133.6 0.01 143.8-7.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 29.4 0.00 9.2220.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,346.6 0.12 1,721.3-21.77
69 Ceramic products 647.4 0.06 1,786.5-63.76
70 Glass and glassware 1,021.8 0.09 1,918.5-46.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 58.3 0.01 452.1-87.11
72 Iron and steel 311.4 0.03 2,098.1-85.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,694.3 0.61 6,947.3-3.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 823.9 0.07 924.5-10.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 50.1 0.00 13.0284.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,676.4 0.33 6,091.3-39.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 38.5 0.00 51.4-25.20
79 Zinc and articles thereof 21.8 0.00 13.858.24
80 Tin and articles thereof 24.8 0.00 15.956.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 113.0 0.01 5.91,812.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 909.4 0.08 897.91.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,147.2 0.10 1,576.8-27.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,718.3 2.88 52,692.8-39.81
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 44,797.0 4.06 44,148.71.47
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 63.2 0.01 53.218.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26,699.1 2.42 26,884.8-0.69
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,586.3 0.14 1,851.1-14.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 189.9 0.02 3,751.5-94.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,685.5 0.61 8,429.6-20.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 509.5 0.05 615.9-17.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.7 0.00 62.7-81.35
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 311.3 0.03 1,259.0-75.27
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 8,320.9 0.75 10,526.2-20.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 757.1 0.07 598.226.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,793.2 0.16 1,446.323.99
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 91.9 0.01 3.82,331.51
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 387,845.3 35.18 428,041.9-9.39

US Imports from Haiti

The major share of US imports from Haiti in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.82% of US total imports from Haiti (94.49% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.22% of US total imports from Haiti (2.92% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Haiti in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Haiti in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $25,117.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $22,972.3 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $6,921.3 thousand.
US imports from Haiti in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 146.9 0.02 300.5-51.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,884.7 0.21 1,528.123.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 35.8 0.00 53.6-33.17
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 239.5 0.03 187.327.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 244.0 0.03 169.943.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,944.4 1.08 16,865.8-41.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 232.3 0.03 573.3-59.49
10 Cereals 129.8 0.01 129.70.06
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 72.4 0.01 26.6172.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12.3 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 514.5 0.06 529.4-2.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 356.1 0.04 38.9814.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,301.3 0.14 3,612.2-63.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 285.1 0.03 222.528.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 433.8 0.05 353.922.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 23.7 0.00 7.7207.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,542.5 0.50 3,818.418.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,835.7 0.74 4,644.647.17
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 4.9 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16.4 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 696.3 0.08 965.3-27.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 27.4 0.00 10.9152.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,368.0 0.15 1,670.6-18.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 63.6 0.01 89.2-28.64
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 92.0 0.01 263.7-65.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 585.6 0.06 976.3-40.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 357.3 0.04 166.2114.93
50 Silk 2.2 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.4 0.00 6.1-93.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.3 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 133.1 0.01 116.014.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 15.8 0.00 7.7104.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 45.9 0.01 75.0-38.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 696,394.7 75.89 719,367.0-3.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 168,154.2 18.33 193,271.8-13.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 39.1 0.00 23.665.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 14.4-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 910.2 0.10 890.72.19
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.9 0.00 3.472.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,349.8 0.47 4,800.4-9.39
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 49.9 0.01 33.947.06
69 Ceramic products 132.3 0.01 37.8249.96
70 Glass and glassware 551.0 0.06 483.713.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 114.9 0.01 63.481.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 419.7 0.05 329.827.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 18.8 0.00 84.5-77.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 548.2 0.06 243.4125.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.2 0.00 4.028.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,040.4 0.11 876.618.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 340.7 0.04 538.7-36.76
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 1,823.1 0.20 3,280.3-44.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 218.1 0.02 37.8477.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
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 53.8 0.01 103.0-47.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 568.0 0.06 1,376.1-58.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 50.0 0.01 23.7111.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 255.7 0.03 73.8246.54
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,892.4 1.19 8,785.423.98
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce