US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In the first half of 2017, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $96.6 million, up 2.48% ($2.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first half of 2017 totaled $71.5 million, up 5.41% ($3.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first half of 2017 were $25.1 million, down 5.03% ($1.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first half of 2017 was $46.4 million, a 12.10% increase ($5.0 million) over the first half of 2016.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 143rd largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 138th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0050% of US total trade (down from 0.0052% in the first half of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 127th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 130th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0094% of US total exports (down from 0.0095% in the first half of 2016).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 141st largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 136th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total imports (down from 0.0024% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.53% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (35.23% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.00% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (13.10% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.69% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.62% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.61% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.63% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.58% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.38% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.58% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.68% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.81% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $2.4 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 $0.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $0.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis 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
(%)
01 Live animals 21.1 0.03 14.347.20
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,569.3 3.59 1,961.231.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 590.3 0.83 654.5-9.80
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 448.0 0.63 374.019.79
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.6 0.04 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 634.1 0.89 416.452.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 274.5 0.38 240.214.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 190.3 0.27 159.819.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 37.7 0.05 56.1-32.90
10 Cereals 251.8 0.35 198.326.96
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 29.7 0.04 36.2-17.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16.8 0.02 9.870.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 30.1 0.04 101.0-70.17
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 188.0 0.26 185.71.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 380.5 0.53 374.21.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 96.6 0.14 94.52.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 29.2 0.04 62.8-53.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 709.1 0.99 683.63.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 496.5 0.69 571.9-13.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 848.7 1.19 1,200.1-29.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 716.8 1.00 881.6-18.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 589.7 0.82 460.528.06
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 116.5 0.16 150.1-22.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 160.4 0.22 335.8-52.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,113.1 4.35 690.2351.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 75.4 0.11 72.14.66
29 Organic chemicals 63.8 0.09 53.718.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 283.5 0.40 453.1-37.43
31 Fertilizers 43.4 0.06 18.6133.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 555.1 0.78 451.622.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 700.2 0.98 562.524.49
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 724.9 1.01 761.5-4.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 43.0 0.06 75.4-43.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.1 0.00 9.8-68.24
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.5 0.00 7.3-65.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 552.0 0.77 497.011.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,981.7 2.77 1,976.10.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 409.8 0.57 487.9-16.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.8 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 79.7 0.11 148.6-46.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,401.3 4.76 3,614.7-5.90
45 Cork and articles of cork 8.1 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.3 0.01 6.0-29.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 466.7 0.65 571.9-18.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 108.8 0.15 136.8-20.46
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 48.5 0.07 34.640.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 19.8 0.03 38.5-48.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19.1 0.03 3.8395.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 42.4 0.06 70.0-39.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8.6 0.01 6.335.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 54.2 0.08 51.16.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.1 0.01 6.214.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 195.1 0.27 127.752.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 84.5 0.12 258.7-67.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 289.2 0.40 314.1-7.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 269.9 0.38 255.35.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.3 0.01 5.877.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 98.9 0.14 10.6829.22
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 50.5 0.07 45.111.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 533.8 0.75 561.8-4.98
69 Ceramic products 416.6 0.58 317.031.41
70 Glass and glassware 446.4 0.62 275.062.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,026.4 5.63 3,794.06.13
72 Iron and steel 239.5 0.33 403.0-40.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,253.7 3.15 2,314.5-2.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 358.2 0.50 261.936.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6.9 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,375.0 1.92 1,323.23.92
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 77.7-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.4 0.01 12.0-38.39
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.0 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 168.0 0.23 208.1-19.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,083.2 1.51 569.690.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,575.8 10.59 7,015.37.99
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 11,325.1 15.84 12,133.0-6.66
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 35.8 0.05 18.494.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,712.7 3.79 3,212.1-15.55
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 271.0 0.38 28.3856.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 533.6 0.75 420.426.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 805.4 1.13 1,071.4-24.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 919.9 1.29 866.36.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 133.4 0.19 5.92,162.90
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 11.3-100.00
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 3,240.5 4.53 2,344.838.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 716.6 1.00 697.12.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 117.5 0.16 188.5-37.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 90.0 0.13 66.635.22

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.12% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (68.35% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.89% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.92% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.04% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.18% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $0.1 million.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis 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
(%)
01 Live animals 50.5 0.20 82.5-38.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30.0 0.12 40.0-25.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40.9 0.16 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 348.7 1.39 386.5-9.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5.8 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22.0 0.09 1.02,052.44
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 4.5-89.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 1.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 290.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.02 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.9 0.02 21.4-77.27
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 75.8 0.30 101.4-25.19
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 60.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.8 0.02 18.4-68.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 32.9 0.13 14.2131.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 116.5 0.46 85.736.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 17.7 0.07 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 43.7 0.17 29.746.90
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 16,103.9 64.06 16,178.1-0.46
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 14.9 0.06 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 18.4-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,967.1 7.83 1,865.25.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 201.0 0.80 201.4-0.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.1 0.01 13.2-83.89
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce