US trade (export - import) with Saint Helena in 2018

Published or Updated: Jul 10, 2019

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

US Trade with Saint Helena

In 2018, US trade with Saint Helena totaled $14.9 million, up 5.38% ($0.8 million) from 2017.

US exports to Saint Helena in 2018 totaled $0.7 million, up 21.86% ($0.1 million) from 2017.

US imports from Saint Helena in 2018 totaled $14.2 million, up 4.67% ($0.6 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Saint Helena in 2018 was $13.5 million, a 3.89% increase ($0.5 million) over 2017.

Saint Helena was the US 198th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 191st in 2017), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (down from 0.0004% in 2017).

Saint Helena was the US 215th largest export market in 2018 (down from 212th in 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (just as in 2017).

Saint Helena was the US 164th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 165th in 2017), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (down from 0.0006% in 2017).

US Exports to Saint Helena

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 63.27% of US total exports to Saint Helena (20.56% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.72% of US total exports to Saint Helena (73.04% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.05% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.00% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total exports to Saint Helena (4.90% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Helena in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $446.8 thousand;
  • 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 $91.8 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $6.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $4.0 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $3.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3.5 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.7 thousand.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $161.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $126.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $55.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $28.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $28.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $22.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $14.7 thousand.
US exports to Saint Helena 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
(%)
30 Pharmaceutical products 446.8 62.39 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 22.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 28.7-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 55.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6.4 0.89 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.6 0.51 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.56 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.5 0.49 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 28.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 88.8 12.39 215.0-58.71
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 128.8 17.99 37.0248.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 161.7-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 16.7 2.33 15.57.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.7 0.38 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14.9 2.07 8.868.39

US Imports from Saint Helena

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.40% of US total imports from Saint Helena (96.11% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.73% of US total imports from Saint Helena (2.94% in 2017).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $507.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $232.3 thousand.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $85.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $71.9 thousand.
US imports from Saint Helena 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,535.8 95.40 13,028.83.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.2 0.07 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3.0 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 114.7 0.81 74.154.74
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.7 0.05 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27.3 0.19 99.2-72.48
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 217.7 1.53 214.51.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 85.3-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.5 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 271.2 1.91 38.9597.51
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce