US trade with Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 04, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Haiti

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Haiti totaled $592.5 million, up 13.64% ($71.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $348.0 million, up 25.18% ($70.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $244.6 million, up 0.46% ($1.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $103.4 million, a 199.30% increase ($68.9 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Haiti was the US 76th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 74th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0601% of US total trade (up from 0.0563% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Haiti was the US 69th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 72nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0905% of US total exports (up from 0.0765% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Haiti was the US 77th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 76th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0406% of US total imports (down from 0.0433% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Haiti

The major share of US exports to Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.92% of US total exports to Haiti (28.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.75% of US total exports to Haiti (12.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.41% of US total exports to Haiti (10.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.05% of US total exports to Haiti (4.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.51% of US total exports to Haiti (2.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.95% of US total exports to Haiti (3.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.18% of US total exports to Haiti (1.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $46.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $12.5 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $1.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 20.0 0.01 36.1-44.72
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,337.0 3.55 14,670.6-15.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 267.0 0.08 126.2111.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,132.8 0.33 954.118.73
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 57.3 0.02 34.764.81
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,990.8 0.86 3,948.4-24.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 288.0 0.08 288.00.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 53.5 0.02 2.71,913.37
10 Cereals 57,281.3 16.46 44,805.427.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 493.7 0.14 329.649.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 270.0 0.08 411.9-34.46
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,381.9 0.40 2,125.7-34.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,436.3 0.41 1,956.5-26.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 490.9 0.14 419.217.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47.4 0.01 76.2-37.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,278.3 0.37 2,421.2-47.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 807.6 0.23 887.7-9.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,805.9 1.09 2,766.637.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,039.8 0.30 1,220.8-14.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 811.0 0.23 684.718.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 436.7 0.13 803.6-45.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 899.2 0.26 1,617.0-44.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 78,260.6 22.49 31,776.1146.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 844.7 0.24 719.417.42
29 Organic chemicals 575.8 0.17 254.3126.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 229.4 0.07 223.42.68
31 Fertilizers 72.6 0.02 150.0-51.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,231.6 0.35 986.924.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,396.6 0.69 1,809.732.43
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 400.5 0.12 500.9-20.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 233.5 0.07 153.052.60
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 14.0 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 22.1 0.01 34.5-35.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,527.3 0.44 877.774.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,901.4 1.70 5,100.715.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 652.8 0.19 341.891.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 96.0 0.03 44.9113.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58.0 0.02 41.440.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,271.0 2.09 5,327.536.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,751.0 0.79 2,980.1-7.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 239.3 0.07 267.4-10.52
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
52 Cotton 138.4 0.04 230.7-40.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 76.3 0.02 305.2-75.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 404.8 0.12 401.40.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 128.9 0.04 220.4-41.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6.7 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,979.3 2.29 2,434.6227.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 306.3 0.09 429.4-28.67
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,379.3 0.40 172.3700.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.8 0.00 51.9-83.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 478.2 0.14 605.0-20.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,161.6 0.33 741.456.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 98.1 0.03 253.7-61.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21.9 0.01 9.1140.20
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 32.6 0.01 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 15.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 252.1 0.07 426.1-40.83
69 Ceramic products 57.2 0.02 411.9-86.10
70 Glass and glassware 385.6 0.11 245.457.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19.4 0.01 7.1173.33
72 Iron and steel 232.5 0.07 57.5304.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 870.4 0.25 2,423.0-64.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 10.4 0.00 394.5-97.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6.4 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 433.0 0.12 623.1-30.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 7.4 0.00 17.3-57.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 73.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,241.2 0.64 186.61,101.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 287.6 0.08 361.1-20.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,079.5 2.61 8,972.51.19
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 10,901.5 3.13 10,506.93.76
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 4.2-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,134.4 2.91 6,745.650.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 36.0 0.01 111.3-67.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 260.0 0.07 53.0390.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,323.3 0.67 1,525.452.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 227.9 0.07 143.558.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 27.8 0.01 7.7262.45
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 1,899.4 0.55 1,365.039.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 221.8 0.06 169.530.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 483.2 0.14 586.7-17.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34.3 0.01 0.0

US Imports from Haiti

The major share of US imports from Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 90.93% of US total imports from Haiti (92.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.35% of US total imports from Haiti (4.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.98% of US total imports from Haiti (1.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $3.1 million.
US imports from Haiti in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 40.2 0.02 24.663.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 433.7 0.18 324.033.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.9 0.00 5.7-49.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 65.7 0.03 49.632.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 62.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,433.4 5.08 9,456.231.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 143.9 0.06 69.8106.13
10 Cereals 96.8 0.04 31.9203.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.1 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.0 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 124.9 0.05 131.4-4.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 52.4 0.02 57.6-9.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,206.3 0.49 447.6169.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 135.6 0.06 32.7314.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 94.5 0.04 109.2-13.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14.2 0.01 23.7-39.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 678.4 0.28 978.8-30.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 198.0 0.08 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,287.2 0.94 2,397.1-4.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 112.2 0.05 111.70.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.7 0.00 11.7-51.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 309.4 0.13 424.5-27.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10.3 0.00 11.1-7.82
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 43.3 0.02 28.154.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 157.1 0.06 134.117.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 116.0 0.05 153.4-24.36
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26.4 0.01 23.313.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.7 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18.5 0.01 4.1353.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 178,535.1 73.00 181,595.8-1.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 42,630.6 17.43 43,346.1-1.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.2 0.00 6.3-34.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 346.0 0.14 173.799.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4.2 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 796.0 0.33 873.7-8.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.1 0.00 3.7117.80
69 Ceramic products 37.6 0.02 40.8-7.74
70 Glass and glassware 170.8 0.07 116.446.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26.3 0.01 25.91.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 154.0 0.06 99.055.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.0 0.00 7.0-14.38
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 233.4 0.10 174.633.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 222.3 0.09 302.1-26.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15.4 0.01 2.3560.21
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 403.5 0.16 659.7-38.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8.7 0.00 9.4-8.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.1 0.01 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 14.6 0.01 20.4-28.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 58.0 0.02 76.0-23.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.6 0.01 11.840.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.3 0.00 42.5-73.51
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce