US trade (export - import) with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016

Published or Updated: May 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In 2016, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis was $196.0 million, down 5.63% ($11.7 million) from 2015.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 were $145.3 million, down 2.99% ($4.5 million) from 2015.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 were $50.7 million, down 12.45% ($7.2 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 was $94.6 million, a 2.98% increase ($2.7 million) over 2015.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 145th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 141st in 2015), accounting for 0.0053% of US total trade (down from 0.0055% in 2015).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 135th largest export market in 2016 (down from 131st in 2015), accounting for 0.0100% of US total exports (just as in 2015).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 139th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 138th in 2015), accounting for 0.0023% of US total imports (down from 0.0025% in 2015).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.90% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (33.95% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.59% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (12.86% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.73% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.74% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.42% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.92% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.31% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.13% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.91% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.57% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.88% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.84% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.96% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (2.24% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 over 2015 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 $6,268.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,467.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,004.3 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $704.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $623.9 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $478.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $6,154.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,073.4 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 $1,918.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,270.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $985.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $984.9 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $859.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $710.4 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $699.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $662.8 thousand.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 19.6 0.01 10.389.35
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,144.1 2.85 5,414.7-23.47
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,268.8 0.87 1,183.87.18
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 778.9 0.54 780.0-0.13
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 100.9-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,352.5 0.93 648.5108.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 521.8 0.36 329.858.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 334.0 0.23 262.727.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 164.3 0.11 361.7-54.57
10 Cereals 427.6 0.29 465.7-8.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 91.9 0.06 82.910.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32.5 0.02 77.9-58.30
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 111.9 0.08 135.1-17.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 8.3 0.01 3.8119.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 413.0 0.28 265.055.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 774.6 0.53 691.512.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 197.4 0.14 182.68.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 106.4 0.07 126.1-15.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,446.7 1.00 1,450.6-0.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,145.5 0.79 1,204.0-4.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,066.4 1.42 1,823.013.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,686.7 1.16 2,546.4-33.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 947.6 0.65 956.3-0.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 257.7 0.18 159.161.92
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 668.7 0.46 714.1-6.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,912.6 5.45 1,644.2381.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 139.4 0.10 134.73.50
29 Organic chemicals 79.3 0.05 180.4-56.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 751.1 0.52 751.9-0.10
31 Fertilizers 78.1 0.05 94.2-17.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 998.4 0.69 970.12.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,173.0 0.81 1,257.5-6.72
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 1,540.0 1.06 1,281.320.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 193.5 0.13 122.458.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 56.5 0.04 65.4-13.66
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.3 0.00 14.7-50.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 984.4 0.68 884.311.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,283.8 2.95 3,279.530.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 946.4 0.65 1,061.5-10.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 214.0 0.15 383.2-44.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 29.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,833.5 5.39 6,366.023.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6.0 0.00 2.8118.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,092.7 0.75 1,069.72.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 231.7 0.16 241.7-4.15
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 78.4 0.05 73.27.01
52 Cotton 13.7 0.01 11.024.44
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 19.6-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 77.3 0.05 71.38.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 115.4 0.08 35.2228.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 109.4 0.08 166.5-34.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.9 0.01 50.2-82.34
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 65.3 0.04 152.7-57.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 50.7 0.03 41.721.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 271.2 0.19 515.2-47.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 668.9 0.46 477.840.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 602.0 0.41 677.1-11.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 544.8 0.37 911.7-40.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.8 0.01 51.6-75.30
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 103.3 0.07 53.493.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 127.1 0.09 47.3168.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,520.0 1.05 1,104.837.58
69 Ceramic products 674.6 0.46 766.2-11.94
70 Glass and glassware 1,031.4 0.71 600.871.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,091.2 4.88 13,245.4-46.46
72 Iron and steel 970.1 0.67 1,039.2-6.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,501.4 3.10 5,486.3-17.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 393.0 0.27 1,092.3-64.02
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,977.6 2.05 2,644.212.61
78 Lead and articles thereof 82.5 0.06 11.9592.04
79 Zinc and articles thereof 12.0 0.01 4.4175.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 640.3 0.44 413.754.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,210.9 0.83 1,168.33.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,288.6 9.15 15,362.0-13.50
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 23,806.5 16.38 25,724.6-7.46
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 46.8 0.03 43.28.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,670.2 4.59 6,613.70.85
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 65.8 0.05 165.7-60.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 551.9 0.38 315.974.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,912.6 1.32 2,623.0-27.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,418.4 1.66 1,939.624.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 59.8 0.04 98.5-39.32
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 39.9 0.03 28.938.15
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 5,626.1 3.87 6,288.9-10.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,490.6 1.03 866.771.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 354.3 0.24 426.4-16.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 77.5 0.05 95.5-18.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,445.3 12.01 18,430.7-5.35

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.38% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (73.60% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.91% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.68% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.54% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (0.06% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 over 2015 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) - an increase of $1,378.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $750.7 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $152.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $6,297.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,736.4 thousand.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 182.0 0.36 307.5-40.81
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 70.0 0.14 80.0-12.51
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 28.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.1 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 710.3 1.40 557.727.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11.4 0.02 19.7-42.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9.5 0.02 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.5 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.7 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 129.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 756.4 1.49 5.713,124.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 21.4 0.04 19.97.56
70 Glass and glassware 3.6 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 158.8 0.31 101.955.83
72 Iron and steel 60.8 0.12 24.1152.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 45.2 0.09 61.3-26.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 42.2 0.08 61.8-31.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 165.3 0.33 222.8-25.78
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.4 0.01 6.4-1.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 136.8 0.27 150.7-9.22
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 33,661.7 66.37 39,959.4-15.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24.2 0.05 5.4348.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,899.0 7.69 2,520.254.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.3 0.01 50.2-93.42
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 426.9 0.84 432.5-1.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.2 0.03 135.6-90.27
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,289.8 20.29 13,026.2-21.01
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce