US trade with Saint Helena in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Helena in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Helena

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Saint Helena was $8.8 million, down 12.39% ($1.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 were $0.2 million, down 50.47% ($0.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 were $8.6 million, down 10.78% ($1.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 was $8.4 million, a 9.03% decrease ($0.8 million) over the first half of 2016.

Saint Helena was the US 187th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 186th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of US total trade (down from 0.0006% in the first half of 2016).

Saint Helena was the US 217th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 210th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0001% in the first half of 2016).

Saint Helena was the US 156th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (down from 0.0009% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Helena

The major share of US exports to Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 45.44% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.34% of US total exports to Saint Helena (10.13% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.22% of US total exports to Saint Helena (85.49% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $55.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $42.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $28.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $22.3 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $14.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $350.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $7.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand.
US exports to Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22.3 11.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55.1 27.19 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14.7 7.26 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 28.8 14.22 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 350.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 77.7 38.34 35.0122.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00

US Imports from Saint Helena

The major share of US imports from Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.82% of US total imports from Saint Helena (94.52% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.98% of US total imports from Saint Helena (2.30% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $33.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $702.0 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) - a decrease of $89.2 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - a decrease of $80.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $77.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $26.8 thousand.
US imports from Saint Helena in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,447.6 97.82 9,149.6-7.67
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 77.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.6 0.03 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 80.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 61.9 0.72 28.0121.05
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 37.9 0.44 127.1-70.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 71.3 0.83 67.94.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 26.8-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce