US trade (export - import) with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines

In 2013, US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines was $96.2 million, down 4.93% ($5.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 were $93.2 million, down 5.59% ($5.5 million) from 2012.

US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 totaled $3.1 million, up 21.00% ($0.5 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 was $90.1 million, a 6.29% decrease ($6.0 million) over 2012.

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 165th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 164th in 2012), accounting for 0.0025% of US total trade (down from 0.0026% in 2012).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 148th largest export market in 2013 (up from 149th in 2012), accounting for 0.0059% of US total exports (down from 0.0064% in 2012).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 185th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 187th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines

The major share of US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.12% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (39.30% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.63% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (22.85% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.78% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (6.63% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.69% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (6.90% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.28% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (3.83% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.49% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.39% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.57% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (3.03% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 over 2012 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 $2,925.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,170.0 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $995.4 thousand;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $980.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $948.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $700.3 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $643.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $399.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $373.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,611.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,611.8 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 $1,071.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $893.8 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $752.3 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $731.2 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $626.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $508.9 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $385.2 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $351.2 thousand.
US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,415.6 9.03 9,041.6-6.92
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 202.1 0.22 153.331.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 162.1 0.17 136.418.81
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 856.6 0.92 212.8302.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 423.3 0.45 287.547.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 185.2 0.20 270.7-31.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 123.2 0.13 169.3-27.26
10 Cereals 13,468.6 14.45 22,080.1-39.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 205.4 0.22 185.310.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23.4 0.03 8.7169.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 82.9 0.09 24.7235.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 542.3 0.58 534.31.50
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 358.9 0.39 332.77.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 109.8 0.12 64.570.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 46.5 0.05 140.4-66.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 508.1 0.55 534.5-4.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 590.5 0.63 555.66.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,203.8 1.29 804.349.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 456.0 0.49 533.0-14.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,965.4 2.11 2,717.6-27.68
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 216.4 0.23 146.547.74
26 Ores, slag and ash 8.8 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,233.9 1.32 2,845.6-56.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 89.8 0.10 69.329.58
29 Organic chemicals 169.1 0.18 245.0-30.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 451.5 0.48 428.65.35
31 Fertilizers 13.3 0.01 6.2113.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 570.4 0.61 406.840.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 940.5 1.01 567.165.86
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 457.1 0.49 581.1-21.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 18.7 0.02 48.0-61.08
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.8 0.01 36.4-78.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 44.7 0.05 54.4-17.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,113.1 1.19 1,024.18.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,434.7 2.61 2,262.47.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 856.5 0.92 1,084.0-20.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 72.8 0.08 89.5-18.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 33.8 0.04 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,995.9 4.29 4,504.9-11.30
45 Cork and articles of cork 135.3 0.15 29.9353.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,857.9 1.99 1,730.77.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,262.2 1.35 266.9373.01
52 Cotton 45.3 0.05 5.9662.95
54 Man-made filaments 3.0 0.00 13.1-77.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.3 0.01 11.7-3.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17.2 0.02 14.816.19
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 97.0 0.10 57.070.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7.6 0.01 4.662.94
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16.6 0.02 45.1-63.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 995.4 1.07 15.26,436.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 162.3 0.17 262.9-38.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 65.3 0.07 102.7-36.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 183.9 0.20 375.0-50.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 526.6 0.57 400.931.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11.6 0.01 6.869.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 32.9 0.04 14.4129.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 142.8 0.15 46.6206.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 329.4 0.35 469.8-29.88
69 Ceramic products 236.1 0.25 315.1-25.07
70 Glass and glassware 231.4 0.25 205.412.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.2 0.00 51.6-93.75
72 Iron and steel 46.0 0.05 777.2-94.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,068.0 2.22 1,119.484.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 649.0 0.70 443.146.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.7 0.02 4.6258.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 539.8 0.58 667.4-19.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 3.7-26.19
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.4 0.01 2.6109.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 11.9 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12.0 0.01 39.1-69.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 249.9 0.27 217.215.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 389.9 0.42 509.0-23.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,215.2 10.96 8,045.226.97
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 7,223.4 7.75 8,295.2-12.92
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 28.7 0.03 155.9-81.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,722.6 2.92 3,616.5-24.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 459.2 0.49 844.4-45.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 320.0 0.34 671.2-52.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,849.7 4.13 924.8316.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 23.2 0.02 22.24.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 41.1-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 50.5 0.05 9.0462.08
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 1,617.4 1.74 1,731.0-6.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 348.9 0.37 331.25.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 555.8 0.60 363.452.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21.6 0.02 200.7-89.24
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 12,729.5 13.66 12,029.35.82

US Imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines

The major share of US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 34.05% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (36.54% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.84% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (14.24% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.19% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.50% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.18% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (21.55% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $443.0 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $227.7 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 $117.6 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $102.0 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $44.9 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) - an increase of $35.9 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $32.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $28.4 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $23.0 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $14.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $376.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $50.9 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $28.7 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 $23.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $20.8 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $16.0 thousand.
US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 124.5 4.08 79.656.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 155.8 5.11 206.6-24.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14.1 0.46 5.4162.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 28.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 185.8 6.09 162.814.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44.1 1.45 60.1-26.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 20.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,038.8 34.05 921.312.76
72 Iron and steel 35.3 1.16 3.01,062.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 148.9 4.88 156.8-5.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 152.9 5.01 139.010.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 162.3 5.32 60.3169.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 227.7 7.46 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13.9 0.45 34.7-60.10
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 39.1 1.28 3.21,115.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 443.0 14.52 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28.4 0.93 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 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 235.4 7.72 611.7-61.51
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce