US trade (export - import) with Barbados in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Barbados in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Barbados

In 2014, US trade with Barbados totaled $593.4 million, up 16.41% ($83.7 million) from 2013.

US exports to Barbados in 2014 totaled $539.9 million, up 19.41% ($87.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Barbados in 2014 were $53.5 million, down 7.13% ($4.1 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Barbados in 2014 was $486.4 million, a 23.28% increase ($91.9 million) over 2013.

Barbados was the US 117th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 120th in 2013), accounting for 0.0147% of US total trade (up from 0.0131% in 2013).

Barbados was the US 101st largest export market in 2014 (up from 104th in 2013), accounting for 0.0333% of US total exports (up from 0.0287% in 2013).

Barbados was the US 141st largest supplier in 2014 (down from 136th in 2013), accounting for 0.0022% of US total imports (down from 0.0025% in 2013).

US Exports to Barbados

The major share of US exports to Barbados in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.66% of US total exports to Barbados (31.68% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.76% of US total exports to Barbados (22.04% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.17% of US total exports to Barbados (1.51% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.95% of US total exports to Barbados (14.20% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.14% of US total exports to Barbados (4.26% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.80% of US total exports to Barbados (4.95% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.56% of US total exports to Barbados (3.15% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.96% of US total exports to Barbados (2.52% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in 2014 over 2013 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 $58.7 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) - an increase of $12.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US exports to Barbados in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 233.6 0.04 148.956.87
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,136.8 1.69 7,490.621.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,162.1 0.59 2,764.614.38
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,654.1 1.60 6,745.828.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 81.8 0.02 714.6-88.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 86.6 0.02 93.9-7.79
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,894.8 0.91 5,048.4-3.04
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,450.3 1.01 3,979.636.96
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,471.1 0.27 1,054.139.55
10 Cereals 17,712.4 3.28 17,116.83.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,521.0 0.28 1,324.414.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,823.0 2.56 12,313.812.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 263.0 0.05 263.1-0.07
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 37.1 0.01 2.61,331.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,281.7 0.24 1,370.7-6.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,954.4 0.55 2,442.920.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,431.2 0.27 1,297.510.31
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,304.3 0.43 1,849.924.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,470.6 1.20 7,594.1-14.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,394.8 0.81 5,289.7-16.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,265.3 1.72 9,335.6-0.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,157.4 1.14 5,942.23.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,414.5 1.00 5,151.35.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 478.2 0.09 306.656.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,252.1 0.23 939.433.29
26 Ores, slag and ash 22.8 0.00 196.4-88.41
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 64,454.3 11.94 5,704.51,029.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,842.5 0.34 1,815.41.49
29 Organic chemicals 2,433.3 0.45 2,744.3-11.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,715.8 1.06 5,744.6-0.50
31 Fertilizers 1,507.4 0.28 799.288.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,647.7 1.23 5,920.412.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,577.9 1.96 10,123.34.49
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 5,537.0 1.03 5,356.73.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 355.0 0.07 530.1-33.03
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 192.8 0.04 197.1-2.16
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 309.7 0.06 266.016.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,661.3 1.42 6,446.118.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,194.1 3.37 21,926.6-17.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,552.6 0.66 2,323.652.90
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 19.1 0.00 23.2-17.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,187.1 0.22 1,226.5-3.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,445.9 2.12 13,076.4-12.47
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 131.1 0.02 151.7-13.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4.8 0.00 20.3-76.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,751.1 1.44 6,817.213.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,190.1 0.22 2,322.8-48.76
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 23.8-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
52 Cotton 74.8 0.01 233.1-67.91
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 53.5 0.01 52.12.67
54 Man-made filaments 210.0 0.04 241.1-12.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 242.3 0.04 345.2-29.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 676.4 0.13 410.264.91
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 441.5 0.08 731.1-39.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 104.8 0.02 100.83.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 357.5 0.07 700.3-48.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 107.4 0.02 415.5-74.16
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 760.2 0.14 886.7-14.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,248.8 0.23 1,407.9-11.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,963.4 0.55 2,025.646.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,899.2 0.54 3,198.3-9.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 113.7 0.02 92.323.23
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 199.5 0.04 233.5-14.57
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 155.5 0.03 267.1-41.78
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,085.0 0.57 1,994.254.70
69 Ceramic products 1,475.0 0.27 1,370.47.63
70 Glass and glassware 3,080.7 0.57 1,838.867.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,840.9 2.56 14,263.7-2.96
72 Iron and steel 1,862.7 0.34 987.788.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,655.8 1.23 5,665.917.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,574.5 0.48 1,726.949.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 163.9 0.03 64.0156.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,341.5 1.17 6,689.4-5.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.3 0.00 28.1-70.42
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 30.8 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 32.7 0.01 33.7-3.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,626.7 0.30 1,659.8-1.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,073.1 0.57 2,387.228.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53,895.6 9.98 53,574.50.60
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 75,092.7 13.91 62,354.520.43
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 142.1 0.03 1,587.2-91.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,305.4 1.54 8,385.9-0.96
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 565.4 0.10 291.593.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,868.6 0.35 927.2101.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,876.8 2.76 16,130.2-7.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,281.3 0.98 4,612.414.50
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 55.0 0.01 200.8-72.61
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 272.7 0.05 129.9109.90
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 12,241.1 2.27 11,663.14.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,679.8 0.50 3,229.6-17.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,573.8 0.66 3,783.7-5.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 563.8 0.10 636.6-11.42
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 47,377.3 8.77 40,207.717.83

US Imports from Barbados

The major share of US imports from Barbados in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.84% of US total imports from Barbados (54.05% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.58% of US total imports from Barbados (20.05% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.66% of US total imports from Barbados (5.95% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.01% of US total imports from Barbados (2.70% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.25% of US total imports from Barbados (1.08% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.11% of US total imports from Barbados (0.66% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.23% of US total imports from Barbados (1.61% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.4 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) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Barbados in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • 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 $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Barbados in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 97.4 0.18 150.9-35.43
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,740.2 3.25 1,716.81.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.9 0.02 16.3-33.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 49.3 0.09 61.5-19.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19.4 0.04 29.3-33.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12.7 0.02 19.5-34.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,814.9 7.13 91.94,049.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,906.4 5.43 2,724.46.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 146.2 0.27 192.9-24.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4.7 0.01 128.3-96.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,665.1 42.38 25,990.9-12.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.7 0.01 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 864.5-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 17.3 0.03 13.033.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16.7 0.03 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 89.0 0.17 44.2101.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.2 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.7 0.02 9.17.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 186.2 0.35 342.2-45.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 395.1 0.74 29.31,249.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.2 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.6 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48.3 0.09 1.04,776.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.9 0.01 19.5-79.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 607.8 1.14 603.30.76
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.1 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 15.3 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 32.4 0.06 5.1539.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,490.1 4.66 3,424.6-27.29
72 Iron and steel 12.9 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 174.8 0.33 5.23,252.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 384.2 0.72 1,158.9-66.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 505.2 0.94 339.448.85
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 50.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 159.0 0.30 175.8-9.58
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 5,268.6 9.85 4,913.47.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,577.3 10.43 6,453.6-13.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
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 101.9 0.19 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.7 0.01 14.8-81.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.5 0.00 12.6-80.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 143.4 0.27 22.7531.16
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,757.0 10.76 7,927.8-27.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce