US trade (export - import) with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 05, 2019

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

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In 2018, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis was $263.1 million, down 10.23% ($30.0 million) from 2017.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2018 were $209.2 million, down 14.12% ($34.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2018 totaled $53.9 million, up 8.95% ($4.4 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2018 was $155.4 million, a 20.00% decrease ($38.8 million) over 2017.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 145th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 132nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0061% of US total trade (down from 0.0074% in 2017).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 128th largest export market in 2018 (down from 121st in 2017), accounting for 0.0126% of US total exports (down from 0.0158% in 2017).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 144th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 142nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.08% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (48.46% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.38% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (4.99% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.94% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.78% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.01% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.73% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.15% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.03% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.19% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (4.29% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.82% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (3.38% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.50% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.30% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2018 over 2017 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 $11.8 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) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.7 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $67.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis 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
(%)
01 Live animals 23.4 0.01 21.111.28
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,172.4 2.47 5,988.0-13.62
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,586.2 0.76 1,297.222.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,839.6 0.88 1,135.262.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 84.1 0.04 44.887.54
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 478.1 0.23 1,260.9-62.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 902.1 0.43 716.425.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 488.8 0.23 410.019.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 324.5 0.16 219.248.01
10 Cereals 486.2 0.23 450.77.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 90.8 0.04 182.0-50.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 98.9 0.05 82.819.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 45.3 0.02 71.0-36.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 346.8 0.17 334.33.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 764.4 0.37 870.2-12.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 239.9 0.11 352.4-31.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 179.7 0.09 84.1113.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,650.3 0.79 1,521.78.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 958.8 0.46 1,151.8-16.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,673.6 0.80 1,883.2-11.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,626.3 0.78 1,767.9-8.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,285.7 0.61 1,165.710.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 604.9 0.29 252.0140.06
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 250.5 0.12 392.7-36.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,550.5 11.26 11,758.8100.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 180.8 0.09 121.648.63
29 Organic chemicals 57.5 0.03 103.7-44.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,314.6 0.63 494.7165.75
31 Fertilizers 36.3 0.02 59.0-38.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 915.5 0.44 1,040.1-11.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,753.5 0.84 1,288.336.12
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 2,129.0 1.02 1,670.827.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 99.3 0.05 100.6-1.32
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 15.0 0.01 5.9154.04
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 24.2 0.01 17.439.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 950.1 0.45 1,037.8-8.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,791.0 1.33 3,700.1-24.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 590.2 0.28 813.3-27.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 490.4 0.23 354.338.43
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,020.8 0.49 21.74,595.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,229.0 3.93 6,730.122.27
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.9 0.00 4.3-31.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,529.1 0.73 1,224.124.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 318.6 0.15 254.025.46
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 237.5 0.11 129.882.91
52 Cotton 12.8 0.01 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2.8 0.00 4.7-39.15
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 23.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 69.0 0.03 89.4-22.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16.5 0.01 54.5-69.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 326.9 0.16 138.1136.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.9 0.01 14.141.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 88.2 0.04 86.71.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 36.1 0.02 10.8232.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 185.9 0.09 515.1-63.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 226.2 0.11 218.23.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 787.1 0.38 815.6-3.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 843.3 0.40 574.046.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 50.5 0.02 38.132.40
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 29.3 0.01 358.0-91.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 199.2 0.10 89.4122.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,391.5 0.67 1,156.420.33
69 Ceramic products 478.1 0.23 838.1-42.96
70 Glass and glassware 782.3 0.37 818.8-4.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 22,882.1 10.94 21,397.76.94
72 Iron and steel 863.9 0.41 570.751.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,287.7 2.53 5,498.5-3.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 761.9 0.36 560.935.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,459.9 1.18 2,560.0-3.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 102.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4.6 0.00 11.1-58.31
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 5.0-4.46
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 79.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 914.1 0.44 331.9175.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,568.6 1.23 2,522.31.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,590.5 8.41 16,223.28.43
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 31,916.6 15.25 24,841.628.48
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 22.4 0.01 68.5-67.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,853.4 2.80 5,194.012.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 101.2 0.05 67,732.9-99.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 712.2 0.34 1,499.7-52.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,562.2 1.22 2,501.02.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,621.9 1.73 2,828.628.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 27.8 0.01 178.9-84.44
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 240.9 0.12 41.7477.76
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 9,752.0 4.66 7,817.424.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,384.9 1.14 1,239.192.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 419.2 0.20 270.255.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 250.6 0.12 201.224.57
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 25,049.3 11.97 20,911.219.79

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.75% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (75.23% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.13% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.79% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.62% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (0.74% in 2017).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2018 over the 2017 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 $1.0 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis 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
(%)
01 Live animals 646.4 1.20 50.51,180.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 91.2 0.17 60.051.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 81.1 0.15 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 40.9-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 869.6 1.61 727.019.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 95.3 0.18 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23.2 0.04 27.1-14.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.00 0.59.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2.6 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.7 0.02 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.2 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.2 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.5 0.02 4.0161.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.2 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.3 0.00 4.9-73.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 160.0 0.30 182.3-12.22
72 Iron and steel 529.8 0.98 4.013,079.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 31.4 0.06 10.3205.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 75.3 0.14 68.510.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 180.2 0.33 221.0-18.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 52.8 0.10 41.327.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.8 0.01 4.8-42.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 114.5 0.21 107.96.19
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 32,180.0 59.74 33,149.7-2.93
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 14.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.4 0.02 7.231.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,725.8 8.77 3,913.320.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.9 0.02 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 2.0 0.00 5.6-64.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.1 0.01 7.8-47.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 462.7 0.86 418.210.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 42.2 0.08 2.11,885.65
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,443.4 24.96 10,343.029.98
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce