US trade with Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Haiti

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Haiti totaled $535.3 million, up 15.59% ($72.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $317.9 million, up 24.55% ($62.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $217.3 million, up 4.58% ($9.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $100.6 million, a 112.02% increase ($53.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Haiti was the US 78th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 77th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0571% of US total trade (up from 0.0529% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Haiti was the US 71st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 75th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0854% of US total exports (up from 0.0735% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Haiti was the US 78th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 77th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0384% of US total imports (down from 0.0394% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Haiti

The major share of US exports to Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.50% of US total exports to Haiti (36.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.70% of US total exports to Haiti (5.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.78% of US total exports to Haiti (10.66% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.48% of US total exports to Haiti (4.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.59% of US total exports to Haiti (3.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.53% of US total exports to Haiti (3.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.89% of US total exports to Haiti (1.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st 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 $44.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2.3 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 $1.9 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 14.0 0.00 40.4-65.28
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,932.7 5.01 13,911.114.53
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 408.1 0.13 546.6-25.35
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,097.0 0.35 825.632.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 29.2-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 78.1 0.02 21.7260.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,421.3 0.76 3,208.2-24.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 282.1 0.09 356.0-20.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 38.5 0.01 31.024.23
10 Cereals 69,364.3 21.82 62,117.811.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 515.2 0.16 342.550.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 574.2 0.18 364.757.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 370.8 0.12 2,680.6-86.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,585.2 0.50 2,144.2-26.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 510.6 0.16 274.785.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26.0 0.01 137.7-81.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 680.4 0.21 524.729.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 599.6 0.19 761.0-21.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,370.4 1.06 2,468.336.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 931.0 0.29 605.053.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,418.4 1.39 233.81,790.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 96.6 0.03 803.2-87.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 386.9 0.12 1,595.8-75.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55,890.4 17.58 11,731.7376.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 646.7 0.20 578.711.76
29 Organic chemicals 296.9 0.09 188.357.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 230.5 0.07 543.7-57.61
31 Fertilizers 198.0 0.06 252.0-21.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,265.9 0.40 985.628.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,588.4 0.81 1,300.299.08
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 718.4 0.23 481.649.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 99.6 0.03 126.3-21.16
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 26.9-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28.8 0.01 21.633.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 959.9 0.30 1,597.3-39.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,879.2 2.16 3,786.681.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 317.2 0.10 322.5-1.66
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 59.0 0.02 82.0-28.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31.2 0.01 105.7-70.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,376.0 2.63 4,765.575.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 45.0 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,363.6 0.74 2,554.1-7.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 436.8 0.14 412.25.96
50 Silk 15.1 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 79.0 0.02 248.6-68.20
54 Man-made filaments 127.5 0.04 397.4-67.92
55 Man-made staple fibers 929.7 0.29 497.886.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 110.5 0.03 14.1681.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 43.2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,524.4 2.37 4,898.153.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 218.9 0.07 263.1-16.81
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,128.8 0.36 548.0105.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 71.4 0.02 37.590.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 232.2 0.07 452.8-48.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 768.5 0.24 738.24.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 206.3 0.06 233.1-11.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.00 57.8-91.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7.1 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 420.0 0.13 374.012.28
69 Ceramic products 103.6 0.03 92.611.90
70 Glass and glassware 362.7 0.11 191.989.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10.0 0.00 11.6-13.52
72 Iron and steel 103.7 0.03 106.8-2.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,507.9 0.47 1,364.410.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 101.5 0.03 109.3-7.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 29.8 0.01 8.5249.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 505.9 0.16 951.5-46.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.7 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 33.9 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9.7 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 306.0 0.10 239.227.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 236.0 0.07 284.3-16.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,321.5 2.30 6,755.48.38
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 10,758.2 3.38 12,648.1-14.94
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 3.3 0.00 7.2-55.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,158.8 2.25 5,356.733.64
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 395.0 0.12 695.9-43.23
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16.0 0.01 30.7-47.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,269.6 0.71 1,726.731.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 145.8 0.05 2.55,695.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.7 0.00 4.2178.29
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 61.3 0.02 71.7-14.58
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 2,473.8 0.78 1,957.226.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 133.6 0.04 107.524.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 193.8 0.06 417.8-53.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.7 0.00 0.0

US Imports from Haiti

The major share of US imports from Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.97% of US total imports from Haiti (96.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.02% of US total imports from Haiti (0.83% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.05% of US total imports from Haiti (1.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $6.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Haiti in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 30.8 0.01 56.7-45.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 476.9 0.22 546.0-12.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 54.7 0.03 11.4378.56
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.7 0.00 124.4-97.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 153.5 0.07 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 63.7 0.03 9.5571.32
10 Cereals 51.0 0.02 39.230.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 172.0 0.08 123.339.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 103.8 0.05 174.9-40.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 274.3 0.13 245.011.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 57.4 0.03 75.4-23.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 109.2 0.05 215.5-49.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30.0 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 707.7 0.33 917.6-22.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,328.5 1.99 1,492.7189.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 58.4 0.03 225.5-74.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.2 0.00 2.475.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 284.1 0.13 184.054.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23.5 0.01 9.0160.78
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.3 0.00 23.0-90.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 98.0 0.05 133.0-26.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 129.7 0.06 191.0-32.09
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.3 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13.2 0.01 22.2-40.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 27.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 170,047.5 78.24 163,648.73.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35,132.3 16.17 35,433.7-0.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7.4 0.00 8.2-10.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.3 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 277.2 0.13 182.751.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.8 0.00 4.6-81.68
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 905.1 0.42 1,410.2-35.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.8 0.00 5.888.34
69 Ceramic products 23.6 0.01 31.1-24.17
70 Glass and glassware 157.3 0.07 104.750.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 58.2 0.03 16.5253.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 143.1 0.07 90.558.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.0 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 90.5 0.04 151.4-40.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16.4 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 243.7 0.11 233.54.36
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 322.8 0.15 424.2-23.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
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 4.2 0.00 16.0-73.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 307.3 0.14 229.633.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.9 0.01 10.5183.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 268.3 0.12 46.1481.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce