US trade with Trinidad and Tobago in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Trinidad and Tobago

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Trinidad and Tobago was $2,828.4 million, down 4.14% ($122.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in the first half of 2017 were $857.6 million, down 35.06% ($463.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in the first half of 2017 totaled $1,970.8 million, up 20.92% ($341.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Trinidad and Tobago in the first half of 2017 was $1,113.1 million, a 260.14% increase ($804.1 million) over the first half of 2016.

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 59th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 55th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1470% of US total trade (down from 0.1639% in the first half of 2016).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 64th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 52nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1133% of US total exports (down from 0.1857% in the first half of 2016).

Trinidad and Tobago was the US 55th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 56th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1688% of US total imports (up from 0.1496% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.97% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (54.16% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.02% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (12.95% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.59% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (10.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.69% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (7.05% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.73% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (1.89% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.71% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (2.08% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.68% of US total exports to Trinidad and Tobago (1.11% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $17.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $3.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Trinidad and Tobago in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $206.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $134.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $40.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $9.9 million;
  • 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 $7.5 million;
  • 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 $4.9 million;
  • 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 $4.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2.7 million.
US exports to Trinidad and Tobago 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 434.9 0.05 475.9-8.62
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17,173.1 2.00 20,005.3-14.16
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,875.3 0.34 2,266.426.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,500.7 1.92 15,245.28.24
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 374.5 0.04 186.7100.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 32.7 0.00 63.2-48.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,873.7 0.45 3,328.216.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,574.2 0.88 7,767.2-2.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,402.2 0.16 2,026.4-30.80
10 Cereals 21,207.3 2.47 21,362.6-0.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,270.1 0.38 3,344.0-2.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,579.5 0.88 4,094.885.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 149.7 0.02 538.2-72.19
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 235.4 0.03 113.0108.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,242.5 0.84 7,494.9-3.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,328.1 0.39 3,048.69.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,282.9 0.27 2,113.98.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,179.6 0.37 3,948.0-19.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,153.7 1.65 15,622.9-9.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,186.7 0.72 8,363.8-26.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,183.2 1.65 15,106.5-6.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,100.3 0.94 12,104.1-33.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,700.8 2.30 22,167.0-11.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,066.6 0.24 194.5962.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,905.5 0.22 2,757.1-30.89
26 Ores, slag and ash 103.0 0.01 13.6658.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,364.9 2.49 22,177.6-3.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,815.7 0.44 8,723.6-56.26
29 Organic chemicals 7,971.6 0.93 6,566.721.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,907.4 0.57 4,783.12.60
31 Fertilizers 210.5 0.02 353.6-40.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,065.6 1.29 11,807.3-6.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 27,646.7 3.22 25,077.210.25
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 10,446.2 1.22 10,542.8-0.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,851.9 0.22 1,854.9-0.16
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 638.7 0.07 811.9-21.34
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 751.7 0.09 866.1-13.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,070.2 1.99 20,879.8-18.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,912.3 4.07 39,321.3-11.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,820.6 0.45 6,181.1-38.19
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 30.9 0.00 26.018.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 966.2 0.11 957.50.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 78.1 0.01 210.7-62.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,159.9 1.07 9,089.90.77
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.7 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 29.0 0.00 2.51,054.46
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,116.9 0.13 2,234.0-50.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,496.9 1.22 12,134.4-13.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,456.8 0.29 4,044.7-39.26
50 Silk 9.0 0.00 39.1-77.13
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 20.0 0.00 30.3-34.00
52 Cotton 211.4 0.02 257.4-17.88
54 Man-made filaments 368.8 0.04 253.845.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 965.8 0.11 1,712.8-43.61
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 479.8 0.06 1,006.4-52.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,117.9 0.13 1,063.85.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 134.2 0.02 176.5-23.96
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,089.7 0.13 826.931.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 317.0 0.04 75.5319.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,318.8 0.15 935.241.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,644.6 0.31 3,482.0-24.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,035.6 0.24 1,708.519.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,214.9 0.26 1,822.021.57
65 Headgear and parts thereof 218.9 0.03 115.888.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 81.9 0.01 91.7-10.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,140.8 0.13 1,118.91.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,070.4 0.36 3,918.5-21.64
69 Ceramic products 1,642.4 0.19 2,138.0-23.18
70 Glass and glassware 1,274.1 0.15 2,053.1-37.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,323.1 0.15 2,508.9-47.26
72 Iron and steel 4,020.4 0.47 2,461.663.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,484.2 3.09 66,604.6-60.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 780.7 0.09 1,688.3-53.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 225.9 0.03 577.3-60.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,034.8 0.82 9,726.0-27.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 472.6 0.06 243.194.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 62.6 0.01 265.4-76.41
80 Tin and articles thereof 77.1 0.01 40.988.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 189.3 0.02 145.929.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,474.6 0.75 7,973.0-18.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,002.1 0.35 3,381.0-11.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 164,298.7 19.16 298,558.7-44.97
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 103,342.1 12.05 110,863.4-6.78
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 703.0 0.08 4,181.4-83.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,337.8 1.32 13,713.4-17.32
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 50,481.6 5.89 33,070.552.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,892.5 0.69 212,622.4-97.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,470.8 3.79 42,330.3-23.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 270.0 0.03 502.3-46.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 295.1 0.03 198.848.40
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 240.4 0.03 1,138.8-78.89
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 12,920.9 1.51 17,485.2-26.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,923.2 0.46 4,497.9-12.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,995.3 1.17 9,734.62.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 52.4 0.01 64.9-19.27

US Imports from Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.47% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (33.07% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.48% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (51.59% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.12% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (8.66% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.51% of US total imports from Trinidad and Tobago (2.39% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago 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) - an increase of $316.2 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $116.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $49.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Trinidad and Tobago in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 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 $124.8 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7.6 million.
US imports from Trinidad and Tobago 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 17,433.6 0.88 22,317.0-21.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 333.0 0.02 832.6-60.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 18.6 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 611.0 0.03 410.348.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.7 0.00 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 35.2 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 199.7 0.01 233.3-14.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 833.0 0.04 803.53.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 162.7 0.01 147.210.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,608.5 0.08 1,612.7-0.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 214.4 0.01 228.2-6.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,928.0 0.25 6,955.0-29.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,372.6 0.17 5,365.6-37.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17.8 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,464.0 0.07 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 855,144.2 43.39 538,947.158.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 408,631.6 20.73 533,469.0-23.40
29 Organic chemicals 227,207.2 11.53 177,420.428.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 4.5 0.00 0.0
31 Fertilizers 120,994.5 6.14 128,547.1-5.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 44.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 214.5 0.01 211.11.62
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 201.9 0.01 241.8-16.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 33.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,047.9 0.05 825.626.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,819.1 0.09 1,474.323.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24.1 0.00 32.5-25.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 43.1-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.6 0.00 0.898.76
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.4 0.00 1.3-69.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.4 0.00 3.7152.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
69 Ceramic products 11.1 0.00 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 585.8-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,401.1 0.27 335.81,508.25
72 Iron and steel 257,542.9 13.07 140,851.282.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 42.2 0.00 6.1589.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 361.9 0.02 52.6588.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 320.6 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 212.7 0.01 256.5-17.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 22.0 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12.0 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20.0 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9.3 0.00 6.642.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,380.3 0.07 1,554.5-11.21
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 244.1 0.01 106.2129.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 410.9 0.02 13.23,005.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.7 0.00 5.577.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,562.4 0.08 1,303.819.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 36.5-100.00
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 1,645.6 0.08 1,546.76.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.5 0.00 3.942.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.1 0.00 566.4-97.51
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce