US trade with Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Lucia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Saint Lucia totaled $123.5 million, up 88.75% ($58.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $112.6 million, up 79.53% ($49.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $11.0 million, up 299.21% ($8.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $101.6 million, a 69.46% increase ($41.6 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Saint Lucia was the US 116th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 130th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0125% of US total trade (up from 0.0071% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Saint Lucia was the US 101st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 114th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0293% of US total exports (up from 0.0172% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Saint Lucia was the US 140th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 164th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (up from 0.0005% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Lucia

The major share of US exports to Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 54.98% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (32.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.90% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (16.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.49% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (14.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.25% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (7.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.18% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (3.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.14% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (3.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.02% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (2.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.73% of US total exports to Saint Lucia (1.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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 $41.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.9 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 $0.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 24.0 0.02 9.2161.40
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,588.2 3.19 3,559.60.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 151.6 0.13 103.546.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 840.2 0.75 565.248.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17.0 0.02 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 23.2 0.02 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 582.1 0.52 494.717.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 282.1 0.25 228.123.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41.3 0.04 38.18.49
10 Cereals 431.9 0.38 151.9184.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 91.0 0.08 65.439.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 44.3 0.04 59.6-25.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.4 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 209.3 0.19 218.1-4.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 392.8 0.35 431.4-8.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 81.9 0.07 76.76.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 92.6 0.08 57.062.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 692.5 0.62 758.4-8.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 433.6 0.39 527.2-17.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 506.9 0.45 637.3-20.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 747.9 0.66 616.421.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 213.4 0.19 394.1-45.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 67.9 0.06 51.232.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 55.2 0.05 48.613.77
26 Ores, slag and ash 21.2 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61,814.4 54.91 20,494.5201.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 155.4 0.14 193.5-19.71
29 Organic chemicals 50.0 0.04 125.8-60.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 141.0 0.13 188.1-25.04
31 Fertilizers 8.1 0.01 31.4-74.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 373.2 0.33 433.8-13.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 731.5 0.65 1,109.9-34.09
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 458.4 0.41 334.437.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 34.3 0.03 55.2-37.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 58.5 0.05 13.5333.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 451.5 0.40 250.780.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,940.7 1.72 1,439.234.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 385.3 0.34 281.336.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 79.9 0.07 19.6308.68
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 49.8 0.04 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,012.6 1.79 1,483.935.63
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.8 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,386.2 1.23 456.2203.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 175.6 0.16 123.042.84
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2.8 0.00 31.1-90.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 5.8 0.01 16.1-64.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 53.3 0.05 19.9168.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 58.4 0.05 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.8 0.01 16.0-26.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.2 0.01 49.1-73.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 25.7 0.02 4.5472.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32.6 0.03 150.1-78.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 68.0 0.06 7.4816.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 284.2 0.25 267.86.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 75.6 0.07 92.1-17.94
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 119.4 0.11 53.8121.98
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 72.2 0.06 35.1105.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 265.0 0.24 590.2-55.11
69 Ceramic products 111.1 0.10 287.2-61.31
70 Glass and glassware 444.4 0.39 386.814.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,280.8 1.14 2,087.2-38.63
72 Iron and steel 80.2 0.07 77.53.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 318.8 0.28 967.2-67.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 57.4 0.05 40.043.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.2 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 228.5 0.20 378.5-39.63
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.3 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 12.3 0.01 10.814.14
80 Tin and articles thereof 42.8 0.04 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.2 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 184.3 0.16 56.4226.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 206.6 0.18 256.3-19.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,328.1 3.84 4,573.2-5.36
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 4,476.0 3.98 3,823.017.08
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 17.3 0.02 28.9-40.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 683.7 0.61 939.6-27.24
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 122.5 0.11 81.250.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,209.2 1.07 257.4369.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 312.2 0.28 518.6-39.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 240.6 0.21 214.112.36
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 99.3 0.09 18.1448.44
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
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 1,626.3 1.44 1,879.5-13.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 139.1 0.12 245.4-43.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 268.1 0.24 204.631.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32.0 0.03 52.9-39.51

US Imports from Saint Lucia

The major share of US imports from Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.60% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (76.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.77% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.31% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (5.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.06% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (1.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Saint Lucia (7.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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 $0.7 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 $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Saint Lucia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48.6 0.44 86.8-43.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 136.7 1.25 57.0139.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 68.5 0.62 5.51,153.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 741.9 6.77 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 198.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.8 0.06 46.2-85.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 55.0-100.00
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 2,245.4 20.48 2,034.710.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13.2 0.12 2.2504.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 27.9 0.25 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 79.9 0.73 7.01,044.46
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce