US trade (export - import) with Saint Lucia in 2016

Published or Updated: May 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Saint Lucia

In 2016, US trade with Saint Lucia was $417.8 million, down 20.51% ($107.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Saint Lucia in 2016 were $402.8 million, down 18.72% ($92.7 million) from 2015.

US imports from Saint Lucia in 2016 were $15.0 million, down 50.03% ($15.0 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Saint Lucia in 2016 was $387.8 million, a 16.70% decrease ($77.7 million) over 2015.

Saint Lucia was the US 118th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 114th in 2015), accounting for 0.0113% of US total trade (down from 0.0138% in 2015).

Saint Lucia was the US 98th largest export market in 2016 (down from 97th in 2015), accounting for 0.0277% of US total exports (down from 0.0329% in 2015).

Saint Lucia was the US 162nd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 155th in 2015), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (down from 0.0013% in 2015).

US Exports to Saint Lucia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 52.74% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (57.72% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.85% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (8.50% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.02% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (7.25% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.31% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (4.05% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.02% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (2.18% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.01% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.68% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.51% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.74% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Lucia 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) - an increase of $3,791.9 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,235.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Lucia 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) - a decrease of $73,540.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11,517.0 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 $6,362.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,071.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,977.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,449.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,315.0 thousand.
US exports to Saint Lucia 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 115.4 0.03 60.590.88
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,658.8 3.39 13,660.2-0.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 729.7 0.18 812.5-10.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,678.2 0.66 2,263.918.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18.2 0.00 28.9-36.85
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 42.7 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,082.6 0.52 2,354.3-11.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 915.1 0.23 899.81.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 250.1 0.06 221.313.00
10 Cereals 1,230.2 0.31 740.366.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 320.3 0.08 367.6-12.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 336.6 0.08 179.987.08
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.6 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 785.5 0.20 872.9-10.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,576.8 0.39 1,843.2-14.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 294.1 0.07 267.310.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 278.0 0.07 301.2-7.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,634.9 0.65 2,610.00.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,889.5 0.47 1,745.28.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,488.8 0.62 2,544.1-2.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,623.4 0.65 2,745.5-4.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,204.4 0.30 1,200.70.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 181.5 0.05 187.0-2.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 169.2 0.04 214.2-21.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 3.3 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 212,246.2 52.70 285,786.5-25.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 554.0 0.14 485.514.11
29 Organic chemicals 455.9 0.11 334.236.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 618.1 0.15 504.722.46
31 Fertilizers 64.3 0.02 159.9-59.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,802.2 0.45 1,478.621.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,182.3 1.04 4,802.6-12.91
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 1,518.1 0.38 1,309.715.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 217.3 0.05 103.1110.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 33.3 0.01 67.9-50.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 128.7 0.03 148.7-13.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,386.4 0.34 2,226.6-37.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,240.9 1.30 7,218.1-27.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,167.3 0.29 1,241.2-5.96
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 139.3 0.03 245.1-43.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,495.5 1.36 5,087.28.03
45 Cork and articles of cork 6.2 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.3 0.00 4.4-1.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,034.1 1.50 4,798.325.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 624.2 0.15 892.3-30.05
52 Cotton 38.0 0.01 3.01,179.54
54 Man-made filaments 61.0 0.02 34.377.83
55 Man-made staple fibers 57.3 0.01 43.232.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 69.5 0.02 30.5128.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 69.1 0.02 124.1-44.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 35.1 0.01 92.0-61.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 72.2 0.02 106.5-32.19
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 37.1 0.01 41.8-11.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 442.4 0.11 232.989.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 147.9 0.04 189.6-21.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 947.2 0.24 943.30.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 429.8 0.11 493.5-12.91
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26.2 0.01 25.52.68
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 107.6 0.03 22.2385.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 141.3 0.04 34.6308.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,493.4 0.37 992.750.44
69 Ceramic products 990.0 0.25 1,396.4-29.11
70 Glass and glassware 711.3 0.18 773.1-7.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,104.5 3.01 8,312.645.62
72 Iron and steel 298.1 0.07 103.9186.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,719.2 0.68 4,790.9-43.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 342.7 0.09 264.729.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 2.63.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,164.1 0.29 2,262.7-48.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10.8 0.00 6.079.29
80 Tin and articles thereof 17.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 561.0 0.14 390.443.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 982.7 0.24 811.221.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,596.5 4.62 18,317.31.52
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 14,271.5 3.54 13,444.46.15
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 44.0 0.01 38.414.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,445.4 0.86 4,760.3-27.62
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 436.6 0.11 670.5-34.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,449.6 0.36 2,007.5-27.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,436.6 0.36 2,886.1-50.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,558.8 0.39 1,416.910.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 91.3 0.02 90.80.61
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 30.6 0.01 9.5221.40
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 4,750.3 1.18 11,112.3-57.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 750.8 0.19 544.837.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,290.8 0.32 1,100.717.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 189.9 0.05 133.142.67
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 51,906.9 12.89 63,423.9-18.16

US Imports from Saint Lucia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.14% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (43.69% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.30% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (3.69% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.19% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (0.94% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Lucia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $76.2 thousand;
  • 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 $45.1 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8,756.1 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 $3,869.1 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1,832.9 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $217.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $124.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $77.7 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $58.2 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $51.6 thousand.
US imports from Saint Lucia 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 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 208.2 1.39 425.7-51.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29.8 0.20 25.317.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.8 0.02 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 30.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 316.7 2.11 394.4-19.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 87.3 0.58 211.4-58.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 32.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27.2 0.18 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 43.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 58.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.5 0.01 0.6148.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 328.3 2.19 283.215.92
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 11.9-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.0 0.03 55.6-92.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 101.3 0.67 113.0-10.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.8 0.06 40.2-78.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 147.7 0.98 71.5106.59
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 9,158.2 61.04 13,027.3-29.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2.1 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15.5 0.10 11.040.91
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 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.8 0.24 1,868.7-98.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,528.8 30.18 13,284.9-65.91
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce