US trade (export - import) with Trinidad and Tobago in 2016

Published or Updated: May 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Trinidad and Tobago

In 2016, US trade with Trinidad and Tobago was $5,517.6 million, down 22.32% ($1,585.6 million) from 2015.

US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2016 were $2,344.1 million, down 6.67% ($167.5 million) from 2015.

US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2016 were $3,173.5 million, down 30.88% ($1,418.0 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Trinidad and Tobago in 2016 was $829.4 million, a 60.12% decrease ($1,250.5 million) over 2015.

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 60th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 52nd in 2015), accounting for 0.1490% of US total trade (down from 0.1864% in 2015).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 52nd largest export market in 2016 (up from 53rd in 2015), accounting for 0.1613% of US total exports (down from 0.1670% in 2015).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 59th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 49th in 2015), accounting for 0.1411% of US total imports (down from 0.1990% in 2015).

US Exports to Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.78% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (47.04% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.52% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (15.95% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.01% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (12.44% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.75% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (6.39% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.20% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (2.30% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.79% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (2.86% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.31% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (1.48% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $63,085.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $33,659.0 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $8,076.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $47,348.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $27,933.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $25,936.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $22,714.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $17,372.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $12,535.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11,247.7 thousand;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $10,962.9 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $10,019.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $9,043.6 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 $8,170.7 thousand.
US exports to Trinidad and Tobago 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 811.1 0.03 1,609.9-49.62
02 Meat and edible meat offal 41,652.2 1.78 46,734.8-10.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,012.6 0.17 4,772.4-15.92
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32,522.1 1.39 33,427.2-2.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 477.7 0.02 747.6-36.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 177.7 0.01 199.8-11.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,918.0 0.30 6,916.10.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,614.3 0.71 19,082.2-12.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,459.6 0.15 4,038.9-14.34
10 Cereals 43,580.1 1.86 53,599.8-18.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,039.3 0.30 5,334.631.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,567.1 0.66 7,490.5107.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,235.7 0.05 1,315.1-6.04
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 240.3 0.01 376.1-36.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,894.0 0.68 17,824.4-10.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12,313.2 0.53 10,027.122.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,615.7 0.20 5,740.9-19.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,141.8 0.35 8,937.4-8.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 33,374.8 1.42 36,858.2-9.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,189.5 0.69 18,512.2-12.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,724.3 1.31 33,583.5-8.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,470.5 1.09 30,108.8-15.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 42,128.6 1.80 53,091.5-20.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 527.3 0.02 248.0112.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,898.7 0.21 6,615.2-25.95
26 Ores, slag and ash 33.9 0.00 47.6-28.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 37,143.1 1.58 65,076.8-42.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,040.8 0.68 21,544.1-25.54
29 Organic chemicals 14,358.0 0.61 15,068.0-4.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,256.3 0.39 11,410.1-18.88
31 Fertilizers 755.4 0.03 618.422.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 25,099.4 1.07 27,594.4-9.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 52,053.9 2.22 49,045.96.13
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 22,101.3 0.94 21,110.74.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,006.7 0.21 4,716.46.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,309.1 0.06 1,571.6-16.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,748.3 0.07 1,696.13.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 45,401.9 1.94 57,937.4-21.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 77,407.4 3.30 86,451.0-10.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,911.4 0.47 13,762.0-20.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 68.8 0.00 11.4503.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,053.1 0.09 2,988.7-31.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 240.3 0.01 1,444.9-83.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,668.6 0.80 23,857.6-21.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.4 0.00 115.7-96.18
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6.8 0.00 96.3-92.94
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,418.6 0.15 3,369.31.46
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,740.1 0.97 24,305.0-6.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,710.8 0.29 6,082.210.33
50 Silk 45.4 0.00 81.9-44.56
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 65.1 0.00 43.649.34
52 Cotton 459.7 0.02 814.8-43.58
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 487.4 0.02 508.4-4.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,416.4 0.15 4,051.8-15.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,476.0 0.06 2,378.6-37.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,985.4 0.08 3,368.2-41.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 377.4 0.02 679.2-44.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,692.5 0.07 1,682.60.59
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 537.7 0.02 892.9-39.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,464.6 0.11 2,332.95.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,598.1 0.28 6,569.00.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,784.7 0.16 5,095.3-25.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,522.2 0.19 6,166.9-26.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 250.2 0.01 393.0-36.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 214.7 0.01 299.5-28.32
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,346.7 0.10 1,834.127.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,247.8 0.31 6,670.28.66
69 Ceramic products 4,263.9 0.18 4,635.5-8.02
70 Glass and glassware 4,202.9 0.18 5,388.4-22.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,179.8 0.22 3,144.864.71
72 Iron and steel 4,749.3 0.20 5,202.1-8.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 129,829.2 5.54 96,170.335.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,854.1 0.12 4,317.0-33.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 865.2 0.04 777.711.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18,662.7 0.80 24,148.6-22.72
78 Lead and articles thereof 301.8 0.01 337.3-10.51
79 Zinc and articles thereof 457.8 0.02 1,317.1-65.24
80 Tin and articles thereof 195.4 0.01 160.321.92
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 215.0 0.01 594.6-63.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,687.3 0.67 17,924.6-12.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,855.5 0.34 9,521.7-17.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 516,552.8 22.04 527,800.5-2.13
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 234,248.2 9.99 236,356.8-0.89
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 4,839.6 0.21 1,824.6165.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28,778.7 1.23 54,715.1-47.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 62,496.2 2.67 109,844.9-43.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 218,287.5 9.31 155,202.240.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 78,336.0 3.34 95,708.1-18.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 777.9 0.03 1,035.5-24.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 615.6 0.03 371.465.74
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,489.4 0.06 2,490.3-40.19
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 36,146.8 1.54 44,317.5-18.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,180.8 0.43 15,237.6-33.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,634.6 0.84 21,879.1-10.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 97.5 0.00 307.0-68.23
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 157,173.5 6.71 179,887.9-12.63

US Imports from Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 43.06% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (53.93% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.82% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (31.13% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.41% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (10.63% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.51% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (1.72% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $41,729.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $614,915.1 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $412,599.5 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $166,927.3 thousand;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $147,994.6 thousand;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $81,183.5 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $17,060.8 thousand.
US imports from Trinidad and Tobago 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
(%)
01 Live animals 26.2 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 45,637.2 1.44 46,863.4-2.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,025.8 0.03 1,910.0-46.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2.4 0.00 2.7-9.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 920.0 0.03 660.439.31
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 487.7 0.02 568.6-14.23
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,756.8 0.06 1,614.08.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 297.3 0.01 324.7-8.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,011.3 0.09 2,906.43.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 637.6 0.02 491.529.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,826.2 0.40 10,948.517.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,975.0 0.41 12,797.71.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 112.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 661.7 0.02 19.93,225.27
26 Ores, slag and ash 796.9 0.03 149.1434.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,262,099.0 39.77 1,429,026.4-11.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 851,913.5 26.84 1,466,828.6-41.92
29 Organic chemicals 313,306.9 9.87 725,906.4-56.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.6 0.00 13.4-58.35
31 Fertilizers 198,190.6 6.25 279,374.2-29.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 44.3 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 357.3 0.01 545.2-34.45
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 413.2 0.01 302.636.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20.9 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 38.9 0.00 25.552.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,058.4 0.06 3,009.8-31.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.9 0.00 3.252.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.3 0.00 1.4-80.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61.7 0.00 165.2-62.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,173.4 0.10 3,436.4-7.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 54.3 0.00 35.154.78
52 Cotton 12.2 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 43.1 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.8 0.00 10.6-92.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.3 0.00 8.2-22.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.00 3.322.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.6 0.00 16.0-96.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
69 Ceramic products 24.6 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 585.8 0.02 372.657.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 862.8 0.03 7,105.2-87.86
72 Iron and steel 329,464.9 10.38 477,459.5-31.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 190.6 0.01 9,055.3-97.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 92.3 0.00 31.7191.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 165.6 0.01 1,127.1-85.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 460.9 0.01 443.93.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 21.6 0.00 11.096.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 36.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.6 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,319.7 0.10 5,550.0-40.19
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 386.7 0.01 196.496.87
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 68.4 0.00 172.7-60.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31.8 0.00 5.7455.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11.0 0.00 50.5-78.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,683.1 0.08 3,295.7-18.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 85.3 0.00 114.3-25.38
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 3,398.2 0.11 4,317.8-21.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 39.9 0.00 47.4-15.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,202.5 0.04 18,263.3-93.42
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 117,520.6 3.70 75,790.755.06
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce