US trade (export - import) with Saint Lucia in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 04, 2019

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

US Trade with Saint Lucia

In 2018, US trade with Saint Lucia totaled $653.2 million, up 10.62% ($62.7 million) from 2017.

US exports to Saint Lucia in 2018 totaled $626.5 million, up 13.03% ($72.2 million) from 2017.

US imports from Saint Lucia in 2018 were $26.7 million, down 26.30% ($9.5 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Saint Lucia in 2018 was $599.8 million, a 15.77% increase ($81.7 million) over 2017.

Saint Lucia was the US 111th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 109th in 2017), accounting for 0.0153% of US total trade (up from 0.0149% in 2017).

Saint Lucia was the US 89th largest export market in 2018 (up from 90th in 2017), accounting for 0.0376% of US total exports (up from 0.0359% in 2017).

Saint Lucia was the US 154th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 149th in 2017), accounting for 0.0010% of US total imports (down from 0.0015% in 2017).

US Exports to Saint Lucia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 65.61% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (61.24% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.97% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (7.11% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.37% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (7.02% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.77% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (3.44% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.69% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (2.14% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.67% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.86% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.02% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (0.91% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Lucia 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 $71.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.1 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.7 million.
US exports to Saint Lucia 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 27.6 0.00 46.9-41.21
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,076.5 2.25 14,554.2-3.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 793.8 0.13 850.1-6.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,309.2 0.69 3,759.714.62
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30.0 0.00 17.076.43
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 54.9 0.01 65.9-16.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,635.3 0.42 2,562.32.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,002.6 0.16 1,051.2-4.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 308.1 0.05 272.712.96
10 Cereals 1,592.0 0.25 1,531.63.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 246.8 0.04 280.8-12.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 678.1 0.11 307.4120.62
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 20.5 0.00 22.2-7.72
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.8 0.00 9.6-60.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,080.6 0.17 923.916.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,865.2 0.30 1,863.10.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 342.5 0.05 359.7-4.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 327.3 0.05 365.3-10.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,808.9 0.45 2,806.60.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,511.0 0.24 1,658.2-8.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,983.5 0.32 1,718.915.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,739.4 0.44 2,580.86.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 961.3 0.15 1,037.3-7.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 487.8 0.08 267.582.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 407.2 0.06 350.916.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 34.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 410,662.8 65.55 339,066.521.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 609.9 0.10 1,913.6-68.13
29 Organic chemicals 309.0 0.05 267.415.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 727.1 0.12 734.2-0.97
31 Fertilizers 40.3 0.01 45.2-10.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,879.2 0.30 1,510.924.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,645.7 0.58 3,943.1-7.54
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 1,458.4 0.23 1,385.55.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 121.4 0.02 99.022.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 35.6 0.01 46.9-24.11
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 350.3 0.06 350.4-0.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,190.2 0.19 1,234.3-3.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,836.7 0.93 6,457.8-9.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,120.2 0.18 1,088.92.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.0 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 746.8 0.12 408.682.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 49.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,694.3 0.91 6,247.9-8.86
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,185.7 0.67 3,575.517.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 599.2 0.10 456.531.26
52 Cotton 13.2 0.00 5.8126.51
54 Man-made filaments 41.3 0.01 60.0-31.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 97.4 0.02 39.2148.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 52.5 0.01 89.1-41.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 124.5 0.02 97.128.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 44.9 0.01 67.4-33.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 44.8 0.01 158.0-71.67
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 73.7 0.01 81.6-9.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 294.2 0.05 329.7-10.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 284.0 0.05 255.211.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,491.0 0.24 1,179.126.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 447.2 0.07 459.9-2.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 103.7 0.02 47.1120.02
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 149.4 0.02 319.9-53.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 125.9 0.02 198.0-36.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,128.0 0.18 802.140.64
69 Ceramic products 449.5 0.07 698.1-35.61
70 Glass and glassware 877.9 0.14 931.8-5.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,610.1 1.69 11,882.5-10.71
72 Iron and steel 259.8 0.04 311.4-16.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,081.6 0.49 1,532.0101.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 238.0 0.04 310.1-23.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 928.3 0.15 1,028.8-9.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.1 0.00 14.9-45.71
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.8 0.00 12.3-28.66
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.4 0.00 86.5-93.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5.0 0.00 8.1-38.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,114.3 0.18 969.614.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 750.5 0.12 773.3-2.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,174.4 3.22 16,087.725.40
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 14,273.0 2.28 14,925.1-4.37
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 24.9 0.00 88.1-71.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,827.6 0.61 3,715.83.01
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 456.9 0.07 507.1-9.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,487.2 0.40 2,538.3-2.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,414.2 0.39 1,560.054.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,313.6 0.21 1,135.215.71
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14.6 0.00 121.1-87.92
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 30.6 0.00 50.2-39.05
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 4,217.8 0.67 4,475.0-5.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 978.3 0.16 813.120.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,139.2 0.18 807.541.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 86.7 0.01 127.1-31.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 72,689.2 11.60 76,373.9-4.82

US Imports from Saint Lucia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.03% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (21.87% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.07% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (1.69% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.10% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (0.08% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (2.06% in 2017).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Lucia in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.6 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) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.7 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) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Saint Lucia 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
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4.3 0.02 143.8-97.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 104.4 0.39 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17.0 0.06 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6.3 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6.3 0.02 3.484.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 321.3 1.21 302.56.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 891.0 3.34 163.3445.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 745.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.6 0.01 0.5230.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.9 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 41.2 0.15 248.3-83.41
72 Iron and steel 4.6 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 10.4 0.04 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 413.7 1.55 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 126.0 0.47 27.7355.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.9 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 115.0 0.43 30.1282.47
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 5,743.8 21.55 7,834.8-26.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15.0 0.06 43.4-65.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 27.9-100.00
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 2.2 0.01 10.2-78.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19.3 0.07 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 171.8 0.64 324.2-47.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 18,637.1 69.91 26,250.8-29.00
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce