US trade (export - import) with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 28, 2017

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

US Trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines

In 2016, US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines totaled $98.3 million, up 13.39% ($11.6 million) from 2015.

US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2016 totaled $95.0 million, up 11.95% ($10.1 million) from 2015.

US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2016 totaled $3.3 million, up 79.86% ($1.5 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2016 was $91.7 million, a 10.44% increase ($8.7 million) over 2015.

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 161st largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 165th in 2015), accounting for 0.0027% of US total trade (up from 0.0023% in 2015).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 142nd largest export market in 2016 (up from 145th in 2015), accounting for 0.0065% of US total exports (up from 0.0056% in 2015).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 190th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 197th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.28% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (29.22% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.39% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (27.26% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.44% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (10.27% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.13% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (6.82% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.01% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (3.72% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.51% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.51% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.20% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.63% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $7,457.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,083.3 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $840.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $761.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $622.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $550.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $494.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $465.4 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $456.4 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 $389.4 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $325.1 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $296.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $290.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,944.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $708.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $408.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $327.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $323.8 thousand.
US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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 19.1 0.02 3.2506.79
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,764.6 8.18 7,729.10.46
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 356.6 0.38 242.647.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 376.3 0.40 281.633.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7.5 0.01 13.8-45.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 495.8 0.52 39.41,157.15
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 619.8 0.65 649.9-4.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 333.3 0.35 268.923.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5.4 0.01 24.4-77.82
10 Cereals 10,185.3 10.73 9,102.111.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 184.5 0.19 147.325.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53.2 0.06 35.251.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16.6 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 220.6 0.23 154.542.76
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 587.4 0.62 544.27.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 58.1 0.06 42.437.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 36.0 0.04 64.2-43.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 658.4 0.69 533.523.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 754.5 0.79 289.1161.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,409.9 1.48 1,289.79.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 406.5 0.43 651.9-37.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,162.4 1.22 1,014.314.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 296.5 0.31 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 146.2 0.15 301.0-51.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 53.4 0.06 85.3-37.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,606.1 3.80 2,765.530.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52.9 0.06 73.4-27.98
29 Organic chemicals 174.1 0.18 298.1-41.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 567.6 0.60 829.1-31.54
31 Fertilizers 44.8 0.05 26.966.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 456.8 0.48 645.1-29.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,984.1 2.09 1,433.238.44
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 728.3 0.77 690.45.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 47.5 0.05 24.494.80
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13.7 0.01 27.1-49.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 48.2 0.05 23.6104.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 579.7 0.61 1,288.6-55.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,862.6 3.01 2,572.611.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 450.8 0.47 774.6-41.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60.3 0.06 76.2-20.86
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,893.5 5.15 4,132.518.42
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.2 0.00 11.9-73.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,620.9 1.71 1,295.825.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 252.8 0.27 340.9-25.84
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
52 Cotton 16.4 0.02 29.1-43.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16.0 0.02 6.5145.00
54 Man-made filaments 3.2 0.00 9.1-64.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 15.3 0.02 42.0-63.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15.9 0.02 34.1-53.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 87.8 0.09 54.860.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 52.0 0.05 13.1297.79
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19.3 0.02 35.9-46.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 137.4 0.14 309.9-55.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 199.4 0.21 119.866.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 103.8 0.11 188.5-44.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 371.8 0.39 394.8-5.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26.7 0.03 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20.9 0.02 32.1-34.80
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 52.8 0.06 84.9-37.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 568.8 0.60 334.170.26
69 Ceramic products 226.7 0.24 322.3-29.68
70 Glass and glassware 106.6 0.11 220.7-51.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26.1 0.03 12.0117.19
72 Iron and steel 112.1 0.12 49.5126.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,300.7 1.37 1,709.4-23.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 198.3 0.21 362.0-45.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 461.7 0.49 789.6-41.53
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 26.4-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.6-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.7 0.00 199.3-98.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 326.4 0.34 227.743.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 931.7 0.98 437.1113.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,870.2 10.39 11,814.7-16.46
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 7,280.3 7.67 6,890.85.65
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 211.5 0.22 75.7179.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,751.9 3.95 3,604.84.08
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 923.9 0.97 301.2206.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,904.9 8.32 447.31,667.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,658.6 1.75 1,647.70.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 40.4 0.04 22.777.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 23.8-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 63.8 0.07 64.0-0.26
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 1,895.3 2.00 2,056.1-7.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 439.9 0.46 243.380.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 368.8 0.39 484.9-23.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 122.0 0.13 14.1763.15
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 10,369.4 10.92 10,190.21.76

US Imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.82% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (29.68% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.92% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (0.39% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.49% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (12.92% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.87% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (9.56% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.29% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.82% in 2015).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,100.0 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 $279.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $261.9 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) - an increase of $81.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $77.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $64.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $58.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $30.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $25.7 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $18.4 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $16.0 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 $10.0 thousand.

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $220.5 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $168.8 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $45.0 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $37.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $33.4 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $32.7 thousand;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $27.6 thousand.
US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,156.3 35.03 56.31,953.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 68.2 2.07 9.3634.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 168.8-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 220.5-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 89.9 2.72 84.76.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.5 0.14 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1.2 0.04 4.8-75.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.3 0.04 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.0 0.27 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.6 0.11 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 16.0 0.48 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.9 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 33.4-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25.7 0.78 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 37.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 247.3 7.49 237.24.23
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 33.8 1.02 66.5-49.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18.3 0.55 63.4-71.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 9.7 0.29 37.3-74.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 77.1 2.33 0.0
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 282.8 8.57 3.67,684.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33.8 1.02 3.5852.05
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 125.2 3.79 43.6187.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 76.2 2.31 12.0537.62
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21.4 0.65 3.0611.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 999.1 30.26 737.235.52
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce