US trade (export - import) with Haiti in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 03, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Haiti in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Haiti

In 2018, US trade with Haiti totaled $2,418.6 million, up 4.00% ($92.9 million) from 2017.

US exports to Haiti in 2018 totaled $1,404.1 million, up 1.50% ($20.8 million) from 2017.

US imports from Haiti in 2018 totaled $1,014.5 million, up 7.66% ($72.1 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Haiti in 2018 was $389.6 million, a 11.64% decrease ($51.3 million) over 2017.

Haiti was the US 78th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 76th in 2017), accounting for 0.0565% of US total trade (down from 0.0588% in 2017).

Haiti was the US 71st largest export market in 2018 (down from 69th in 2017), accounting for 0.0843% of US total exports (down from 0.0895% in 2017).

Haiti was the US 78th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 77th in 2017), accounting for 0.0388% of US total imports (down from 0.0391% in 2017).

US Exports to Haiti

The major share of US exports to Haiti in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.31% of US total exports to Haiti (28.81% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.53% of US total exports to Haiti (15.34% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.36% of US total exports to Haiti (9.87% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.47% of US total exports to Haiti (4.09% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.82% of US total exports to Haiti (3.26% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.19% of US total exports to Haiti (2.74% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Haiti in 2018 over 2017 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 $77.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $18.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11.0 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 $9.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Haiti in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $60.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $34.8 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $6.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4.3 million.
US exports to Haiti in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 207.9 0.01 197.65.23
02 Meat and edible meat offal 61,075.8 4.35 61,122.1-0.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,209.5 0.09 1,208.20.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,302.6 0.38 4,604.015.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 69.4 0.00 187.7-63.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10,062.8 0.72 13,989.5-28.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,259.4 0.09 1,134.111.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 320.1 0.02 335.6-4.63
10 Cereals 231,404.2 16.48 266,190.4-13.07
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,168.7 0.08 1,809.0-35.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,749.9 0.20 2,143.028.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 287.6 0.02 98.1193.31
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,647.7 0.12 3,824.1-56.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,783.4 0.48 6,830.9-0.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,000.8 0.14 1,958.72.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 300.4 0.02 229.730.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,307.6 0.24 3,285.30.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,767.9 0.27 2,744.937.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,896.0 0.85 13,871.2-14.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,155.8 0.37 4,594.912.21
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,164.4 0.30 6,597.0-36.87
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,202.4 0.09 1,531.9-21.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 548.9 0.04 1,880.0-70.81
26 Ores, slag and ash 29.0 0.00 55.5-47.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 287,627.5 20.48 210,305.136.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,153.0 0.22 3,306.9-4.65
29 Organic chemicals 757.2 0.05 1,799.5-57.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,816.9 0.13 1,037.375.15
31 Fertilizers 661.0 0.05 558.918.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,272.8 0.45 5,251.719.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,084.2 0.50 8,743.5-18.98
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 2,477.9 0.18 1,900.430.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,229.0 0.09 812.351.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 54.8 0.00 25.5114.76
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 135.0 0.01 108.025.03
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,916.0 0.42 5,132.315.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 31,601.0 2.25 25,494.623.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,668.0 0.12 2,450.8-31.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 730.7 0.05 298.8144.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 284.8 0.02 236.420.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.2 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,363.8 2.09 27,349.27.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 7.9 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 45.0-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,462.1 0.89 8,969.038.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,964.6 0.21 1,582.287.37
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
52 Cotton 205.7 0.01 367.7-44.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.3 0.00 7.0-52.74
54 Man-made filaments 501.4 0.04 420.819.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,372.0 0.10 3,167.2-56.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,064.7 0.08 373.5185.06
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 30.2 0.00 12.5142.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22,002.6 1.57 28,837.2-23.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,296.2 0.09 988.931.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,578.2 0.25 4,903.8-27.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18,992.8 1.35 214.88,741.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,467.0 0.10 1,150.727.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,194.0 0.16 3,897.5-43.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 510.1 0.04 601.1-15.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 323.3 0.02 102.0216.95
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 29.0 0.00 43.3-32.94
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 14.1 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,375.7 0.10 1,065.729.09
69 Ceramic products 339.9 0.02 456.6-25.56
70 Glass and glassware 1,223.0 0.09 1,350.2-9.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 235.1 0.02 119.596.70
72 Iron and steel 396.0 0.03 746.7-46.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,026.2 0.36 4,122.721.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 369.1 0.03 542.0-31.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 32.5 0.00 36.2-10.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,353.9 0.17 1,646.043.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.7 0.00 14.1-59.85
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.2 0.00 38.4-91.78
80 Tin and articles thereof 47.7 0.00 33.940.69
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13.9 0.00 9.743.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 542.0 0.04 3,213.6-83.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,126.7 0.08 1,055.16.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,785.4 3.40 36,824.729.76
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 61,689.6 4.39 51,926.718.80
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 5.9 0.00 108.8-94.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,621.9 3.11 36,893.818.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 787.2 0.06 496.258.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 404.5 0.03 648.4-37.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,240.8 0.37 9,569.8-45.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 482.3 0.03 609.9-20.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22.7 0.00 50.3-54.76
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 153.2 0.01 108.641.13
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 14,139.2 1.01 11,066.927.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,028.5 0.07 842.022.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,438.2 0.17 1,586.453.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,079.9 0.08 134.9700.46
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 406,339.2 28.94 467,030.6-13.00

US Imports from Haiti

The major share of US imports from Haiti in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.53% of US total imports from Haiti (94.19% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.00% of US total imports from Haiti (2.71% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.78% of US total imports from Haiti (1.43% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Haiti in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $65.7 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Haiti in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4.5 million.
US imports from Haiti in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 117.4 0.01 115.02.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,478.1 0.15 1,933.7-23.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 57.7 0.01 70.9-18.69
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 439.9 0.04 367.819.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44.6 0.00 42.94.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,021.6 0.99 14,516.9-30.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 845.5 0.08 492.271.79
10 Cereals 197.5 0.02 256.9-23.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5.2 0.00 13.2-60.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 572.9 0.06 592.8-3.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 57.8 0.01 245.2-76.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,718.9 0.27 2,582.25.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 965.1 0.10 1,091.4-11.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 358.7 0.04 325.310.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 49.1-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,424.2 0.24 2,839.6-14.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 957.6 0.09 643.348.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,525.2 1.73 12,771.937.22
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 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 537.5 0.05 677.8-20.70
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 48.3 0.00 26.681.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,039.7 0.10 1,234.4-15.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52.9 0.01 60.9-13.07
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 43.3 0.00 126.7-65.85
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15.5 0.00 29.5-47.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 222.0 0.02 399.7-44.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 173.1 0.02 260.7-33.59
50 Silk 0.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
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 58.3 0.01 69.4-16.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.8 0.00 2.1-16.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.0 0.00 5.7-47.59
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.5 0.00 50.9-93.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 782,672.5 77.15 716,951.99.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 160,854.5 15.86 163,293.7-1.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,710.2 1.06 2,757.4288.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,289.4 0.23 1,307.275.14
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1.2 0.00 5.0-76.70
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,444.3 0.24 3,217.3-24.03
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 76.4 0.01 143.9-46.92
69 Ceramic products 116.8 0.01 131.4-11.08
70 Glass and glassware 291.9 0.03 890.9-67.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48.0 0.00 90.2-46.77
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 524.0 0.05 596.0-12.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,034.4 0.10 104.1893.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 591.7 0.06 707.5-16.37
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.8 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8.7 0.00 16.4-47.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 994.0 0.10 870.714.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 906.3 0.09 319.7183.53
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 1,865.9 0.18 1,670.111.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.6 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.1 0.00 8.7-63.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6.8 0.00 17.1-60.31
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 23.9 0.00 39.6-39.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,922.5 0.29 1,084.7169.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 80.8 0.01 94.9-14.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 457.4 0.05 395.215.75
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,606.1 0.45 5,765.4-20.11
6,597.0/td
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce