US trade (export - import) with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 27, 2019

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

US Trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines

In 2018, US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines totaled $88.8 million, up 2.63% ($2.3 million) from 2017.

US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2018 totaled $83.2 million, up 2.38% ($1.9 million) from 2017.

US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2018 totaled $5.6 million, up 6.43% ($0.3 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2018 was $77.6 million, a 2.10% increase ($1.6 million) over 2017.

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 168th largest trading partner in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0021% of US total trade (down from 0.0022% in 2017).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 153rd largest export market in 2018 (down from 148th in 2017), accounting for 0.0050% of US total exports (down from 0.0053% in 2017).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 181st largest supplier in 2018 (up from 183rd in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2017).

US Exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.78% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (32.77% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.35% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (26.94% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.44% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (7.92% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.83% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (7.62% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.83% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.59% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.79% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.52% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.21% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.70% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2,647.9 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,276.2 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 $918.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $612.7 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $454.2 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $257.3 thousand.

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

  • 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 $1,735.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $892.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $889.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $741.9 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $585.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $393.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $326.8 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $281.9 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $265.8 thousand.
US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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 2.7 0.00 8.6-68.56
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,117.5 9.75 9,009.6-9.90
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 346.3 0.42 474.3-27.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 307.4 0.37 339.2-9.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19.0 0.02 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 309.3 0.37 575.1-46.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 545.6 0.66 484.312.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 277.7 0.33 265.84.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 105.0 0.13 13.4683.06
10 Cereals 9,528.0 11.45 10,113.1-5.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 167.6 0.20 158.15.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 61.8 0.07 107.8-42.63
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 98.3 0.12 4.62,051.31
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.5 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 215.7 0.26 139.454.76
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 478.8 0.58 545.9-12.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 94.1 0.11 104.2-9.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 76.6 0.09 222.6-65.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 685.7 0.82 747.6-8.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 469.3 0.56 447.24.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,090.6 1.31 1,065.22.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 511.1 0.61 544.5-6.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,270.0 1.53 1,261.30.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 58.9 0.07 58.9-0.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 454.2 0.55 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,507.6 4.21 1,231.5184.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 131.8 0.16 78.967.12
29 Organic chemicals 135.4 0.16 111.321.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 651.1 0.78 493.032.07
31 Fertilizers 39.5 0.05 53.1-25.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 706.7 0.85 449.357.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,374.8 1.65 1,331.03.29
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 754.4 0.91 621.121.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 51.6 0.06 44.216.76
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 31.3 0.04 11.3176.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20.8 0.02 3.7457.64
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 412.7 0.50 385.67.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,951.0 3.55 2,338.326.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 598.0 0.72 520.214.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 84.7 0.10 79.36.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,170.8 5.01 4,273.9-2.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,284.3 1.54 1,566.2-18.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 230.0 0.28 349.9-34.27
52 Cotton 39.0 0.05 86.7-55.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6.9 0.01 18.0-61.89
54 Man-made filaments 29.6 0.04 5.7420.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 32.8 0.04 11.9175.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35.2 0.04 59.0-40.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 298.6 0.36 59.2404.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 137.2 0.16 6.81,910.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6.4 0.01 23.2-72.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.7 0.01 24.4-68.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 82.9 0.10 110.9-25.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 212.0 0.25 184.115.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 482.0 0.58 402.119.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 380.2 0.46 254.549.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 83.4 0.10 13.2531.07
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.5 0.00 120.8-97.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 781.7 0.94 599.230.46
69 Ceramic products 188.1 0.23 159.717.79
70 Glass and glassware 119.4 0.14 263.9-54.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7.1 0.01 26.2-72.84
72 Iron and steel 80.1 0.10 241.3-66.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,243.0 1.49 1,055.517.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 197.4 0.24 296.2-33.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7.8 0.01 3.4133.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 470.2 0.57 389.920.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7.5 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.1 0.01 3.831.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 526.6 0.63 704.2-25.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 618.6 0.74 945.4-34.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,902.6 8.29 7,295.6-5.39
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 6,052.9 7.27 7,788.5-22.28
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 83.1 0.10 30.9169.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,992.9 3.60 3,882.3-22.91
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,635.9 4.37 987.9268.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 515.4 0.62 285.380.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,741.6 2.09 1,631.16.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8.2 0.01 19.1-57.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.5 0.00 8.4-57.81
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 144.0 0.17 43.3232.23
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 2,510.1 3.02 1,591.257.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 252.3 0.30 196.028.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 428.4 0.51 670.3-36.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 65.4 0.08 10.2544.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,359.4 11.25 10,101.3-7.34

US Imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 73.87% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (53.48% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.39% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (6.32% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.99% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.92% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.42% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.22% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.98% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.47% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.44% in 2017).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,775.8 thousand;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $76.8 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $49.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $32.0 thousand;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $29.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $20.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $17.8 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $683.7 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $284.7 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $117.5 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) - a decrease of $86.9 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $75.8 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $75.3 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 $71.6 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 $67.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $45.3 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $34.1 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $32.2 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $29.2 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $28.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $25.1 thousand.
US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines 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
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,966.4 70.79 2,190.681.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2.8 0.05 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 46.4 0.83 121.7-61.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29.3 0.52 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 284.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 117.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17.8 0.32 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 76.1 1.36 101.2-24.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21.5 0.38 5.9263.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 29.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 75.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 49.9 0.89 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 76.8 1.37 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35.7 0.64 49.5-27.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24.2 0.43 13.480.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5.0 0.09 0.5975.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 35.7 0.64 39.6-9.84
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 32.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 245.8 4.39 332.7-26.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 115.5 2.06 143.8-19.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48.1 0.86 82.2-41.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.5 0.06 5.8-39.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8.7 0.16 24.8-64.84
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 136.2 2.43 207.8-34.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 29.2 0.52 8.7236.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 49.7 0.89 17.6181.80
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 34.8 0.62 102.4-66.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 40.1 0.72 85.5-53.05
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 503.7 8.99 1,187.4-57.58
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce