US trade (export - import) with Barbados in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Barbados in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Barbados

In 2015, US trade with Barbados totaled $662.0 million, up 11.57% ($68.6 million) from 2014.

US exports to Barbados in 2015 totaled $591.6 million, up 9.57% ($51.7 million) from 2014.

US imports from Barbados in 2015 totaled $70.5 million, up 31.76% ($17.0 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Barbados in 2015 was $521.1 million, a 7.13% increase ($34.7 million) over 2014.

Barbados was the US 107th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 117th in 2014), accounting for 0.0174% of US total trade (up from 0.0147% in 2014).

Barbados was the US 90th largest export market in 2015 (up from 101st in 2014), accounting for 0.0393% of US total exports (up from 0.0333% in 2014).

Barbados was the US 132nd largest supplier in 2015 (up from 141st in 2014), accounting for 0.0031% of US total imports (up from 0.0022% in 2014).

US Exports to Barbados

The major share of US exports to Barbados in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.97% of US total exports to Barbados (28.66% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.84% of US total exports to Barbados (12.17% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.92% of US total exports to Barbados (19.76% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.98% of US total exports to Barbados (11.95% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.14% of US total exports to Barbados (4.14% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.80% of US total exports to Barbados (3.80% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.06% of US total exports to Barbados (2.56% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.83% of US total exports to Barbados (1.96% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in 2015 over 2014 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 $45.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.3 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) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados in 2015 over 2014 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 $17.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.0 million.
US exports to Barbados in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 301.2 0.05 233.628.94
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,659.2 1.97 9,136.827.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,441.1 0.58 3,162.18.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,803.4 1.66 8,654.113.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 111.4 0.02 81.836.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 91.5 0.02 86.65.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,349.5 0.90 4,894.89.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,287.5 1.06 5,450.315.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,840.2 0.31 1,471.125.09
10 Cereals 11,225.6 1.90 17,712.4-36.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 996.6 0.17 1,521.0-34.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,696.2 1.98 13,823.0-15.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 121.2 0.02 263.0-53.90
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 12.8 0.00 37.1-65.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,089.2 0.18 1,281.7-15.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,588.1 0.61 2,954.421.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,264.0 0.21 1,431.2-11.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,713.8 0.46 2,304.317.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,990.4 1.35 6,470.623.49
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,907.6 0.83 4,394.811.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,060.2 1.53 9,265.3-2.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,897.3 1.17 6,157.412.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,050.6 0.85 5,414.5-6.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 528.7 0.09 478.210.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,157.0 0.20 1,252.1-7.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 6.7 0.00 22.8-70.63
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 110,283.8 18.64 64,454.371.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,700.7 0.29 1,842.5-7.70
29 Organic chemicals 2,096.9 0.35 2,433.3-13.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,505.1 1.10 5,715.813.81
31 Fertilizers 1,145.8 0.19 1,507.4-23.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,858.0 1.16 6,647.73.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,620.7 1.63 10,577.9-9.05
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 5,371.6 0.91 5,537.0-2.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 301.6 0.05 355.0-15.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 188.8 0.03 192.8-2.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 551.1 0.09 309.777.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,599.5 1.28 7,661.3-0.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,910.9 3.20 18,194.13.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,133.1 0.70 3,552.616.34
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 35.7 0.01 19.187.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,040.0 0.18 1,187.1-12.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.2 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,041.5 2.04 11,445.95.20
45 Cork and articles of cork 34.9 0.01 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 79.0 0.01 131.1-39.74
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,703.2 1.47 7,751.112.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,633.8 0.28 1,190.137.29
50 Silk 7.9 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9.3 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 37.1 0.01 74.8-50.37
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 81.8 0.01 53.552.78
54 Man-made filaments 136.2 0.02 210.0-35.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 254.0 0.04 242.34.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 605.9 0.10 676.4-10.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 610.4 0.10 441.538.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 180.4 0.03 104.872.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 382.9 0.06 357.57.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 164.3 0.03 107.453.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 774.0 0.13 760.21.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,065.0 0.18 1,248.8-14.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,339.2 0.40 2,963.4-21.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,312.1 0.56 2,899.214.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 72.8 0.01 113.7-35.95
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 408.6 0.07 199.5104.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 390.5 0.07 155.5151.05
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,083.8 0.35 3,085.0-32.45
69 Ceramic products 1,196.1 0.20 1,475.0-18.91
70 Glass and glassware 2,564.6 0.43 3,080.7-16.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,120.0 3.06 13,840.930.92
72 Iron and steel 1,505.1 0.25 1,862.7-19.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,095.0 1.20 6,655.86.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,581.8 0.44 2,574.50.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 182.1 0.03 163.911.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,181.7 1.21 6,341.513.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 36.9 0.01 8.3344.20
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.5 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 7.6 0.00 30.8-75.15
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 241.8 0.04 32.7640.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,196.9 0.37 1,626.735.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,481.1 0.59 3,073.113.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,854.1 8.77 53,895.6-3.79
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 57,540.0 9.73 75,092.7-23.37
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 173.3 0.03 142.121.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18,644.6 3.15 8,305.4124.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,938.5 1.00 565.4950.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,013.6 0.17 1,868.6-45.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,555.3 2.12 14,876.8-15.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,680.4 0.96 5,281.37.56
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 225.9 0.04 55.0310.83
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 206.3 0.03 272.7-24.36
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 13,276.5 2.24 12,241.18.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,891.4 0.49 2,679.87.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,431.0 0.75 3,573.823.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 79.6 0.01 563.8-85.88
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 51,720.7 8.74 47,377.39.17

US Imports from Barbados

The major share of US imports from Barbados in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.79% of US total imports from Barbados (58.84% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.58% of US total imports from Barbados (20.58% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.50% of US total imports from Barbados (4.66% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.10% of US total imports from Barbados (2.01% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.99% of US total imports from Barbados (1.25% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.82% of US total imports from Barbados (1.11% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $16.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Barbados in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1.5 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 $0.7 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Barbados in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 56.3 0.08 97.4-42.18
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,173.8 3.08 1,740.224.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13.5 0.02 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 107.5 0.15 49.3118.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.3 0.00 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14.4 0.02 19.4-25.86
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17.2 0.02 12.735.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,836.3 6.86 3,814.926.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,995.9 4.25 2,906.43.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 135.0 0.19 146.2-7.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 59.6 0.08 4.71,171.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,149.4 30.01 22,665.1-6.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 23.0 0.03 3.7530.14
29 Organic chemicals 5.2 0.01 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 17.3-100.00
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 8.7 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41.9 0.06 16.7151.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 58.2 0.08 89.0-34.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.5 0.00 3.2-84.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 79.0 0.11 9.7712.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 471.5 0.67 186.2153.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28.0 0.04 395.1-92.90
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13.1 0.02 48.3-72.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.8 0.02 3.9175.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 674.0 0.96 607.810.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 133.7 0.19 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 10.6 0.02 32.4-67.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,759.0 2.50 2,490.1-29.36
72 Iron and steel 9.7 0.01 12.9-24.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 174.8-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 251.7 0.36 384.2-34.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 505.3 0.72 505.20.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.0 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 240.5 0.34 159.051.27
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 5,535.2 7.85 5,268.65.06
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 147.9 0.21 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,970.7 31.18 5,577.3293.93
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 1.5 0.00 101.9-98.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.00 2.721.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 53.7 0.08 143.4-62.54
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,862.9 9.74 5,757.019.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce