US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Saint Vincent and Grenadines was $45.5 million, down 1.44% ($0.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 were $41.5 million, down 8.11% ($3.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 totaled $4.1 million, up 281.51% ($3.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 was $37.4 million, a 15.10% decrease ($6.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 167th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 161st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total trade (down from 0.0026% in the first half of 2016).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 145th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 140th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0055% of US total exports (down from 0.0063% in the first half of 2016).

Saint Vincent and Grenadines was the US 173rd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 194th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines

The major share of US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.94% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (31.09% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.74% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (26.05% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.77% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (8.73% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.16% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (7.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.98% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (3.23% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.02% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.31% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.90% of US total exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines (6.82% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $603.9 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 $354.8 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $234.7 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 $233.7 thousand;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $182.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $179.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $166.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $156.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $152.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $135.7 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $135.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $134.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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) - a decrease of $2,182.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,320.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $589.1 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $532.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $411.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $327.1 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $187.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $131.8 thousand.
US exports to Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 6.0 0.01 3.288.89
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,498.4 10.85 3,894.415.51
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 181.7 0.44 186.0-2.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 130.9 0.32 212.6-38.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 323.8 0.78 141.4129.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 224.6 0.54 268.4-16.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 130.7 0.32 155.1-15.74
10 Cereals 5,729.6 13.82 6,262.4-8.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 78.0 0.19 110.5-29.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39.5 0.10 16.1145.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.6 0.01 4.7-3.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34.1 0.08 116.9-70.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 220.0 0.53 351.8-37.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 40.4 0.10 27.944.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 113.8 0.27 26.1336.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 438.0 1.06 271.461.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 273.4 0.66 263.93.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 460.4 1.11 787.6-41.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 341.2 0.82 251.635.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 801.5 1.93 666.520.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3.0 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 36.0 0.09 89.8-59.88
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 53.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 750.7 1.81 2,932.8-74.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16.1 0.04 12.727.37
29 Organic chemicals 56.1 0.14 114.2-50.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 284.4 0.69 351.1-19.02
31 Fertilizers 19.1 0.05 17.58.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 201.2 0.49 231.9-13.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 807.0 1.95 672.320.03
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 366.3 0.88 428.3-14.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.8 0.09 33.410.03
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.2 0.01 2.566.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.7 0.01 36.3-89.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 216.3 0.52 266.3-18.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 956.8 2.31 1,545.9-38.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 255.2 0.62 226.612.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22.9 0.06 41.9-45.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,214.8 5.34 2,626.0-15.66
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 665.0 1.60 629.75.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 88.1 0.21 166.7-47.13
52 Cotton 67.5 0.16 4.51,398.78
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18.0 0.04 16.012.58
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.9 0.03 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 51.5 0.12 12.0330.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 35.4 0.09 59.2-40.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.4 0.01 16.0-78.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9.3 0.02 15.0-38.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 87.5 0.21 102.5-14.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 106.0 0.26 118.0-10.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 201.7 0.49 65.9205.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 127.1 0.31 131.6-3.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.5 0.02 13.9-53.07
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 113.5 0.27 33.5239.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 210.6 0.51 287.7-26.79
69 Ceramic products 76.1 0.18 87.1-12.60
70 Glass and glassware 61.4 0.15 50.521.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12.9 0.03 22.5-42.67
72 Iron and steel 140.6 0.34 81.871.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 538.2 1.30 576.2-6.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 34.9 0.08 153.7-77.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3.4 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 174.8 0.42 283.4-38.32
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.4 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 338.8 0.82 104.2225.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 409.4 0.99 257.459.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,669.5 8.85 4,989.7-26.46
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 3,701.8 8.93 3,468.16.74
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 18.9 0.05 108.7-82.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,073.3 5.00 2,091.8-0.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 383.5 0.92 262.745.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 63.5 0.15 251.2-74.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 763.1 1.84 583.530.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5.2 0.01 40.4-87.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.4 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 38.0 0.09 43.6-13.02
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 974.1 2.35 619.457.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 66.1 0.16 130.5-49.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 282.7 0.68 126.0124.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.2 0.02 0.0

US Imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines

The major share of US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.81% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (10.03% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.21% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (9.10% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.53% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (2.85% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.36% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (4.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.37% of US total imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines (1.59% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,100.6 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $117.5 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 $106.7 thousand;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $83.1 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 $74.2 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $32.2 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $29.2 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $19.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $13.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $21.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $16.1 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $16.0 thousand.
US imports from Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,119.5 52.25 18.911,123.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48.8 1.20 29.664.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 117.5 2.90 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 59.3 1.46 58.21.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.2 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13.4 0.33 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 32.2 0.79 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 171.0 4.21 96.876.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.5 0.09 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 97.1 2.39 13.9596.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39.2 0.97 10.0293.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.6 0.09 6.4-43.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.4 0.08 13.3-74.48
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 106.7 2.63 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.7 0.21 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.6 0.43 33.8-47.79
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 51.4 1.27 48.46.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73.5 1.81 76.2-3.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce