US trade (export - import) with Barbados in 2017

Published or Updated: May 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Barbados in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Barbados

In 2017, US trade with Barbados totaled $569.9 million, up 6.73% ($35.9 million) from 2016.

US exports to Barbados in 2017 totaled $519.6 million, up 7.69% ($37.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from Barbados in 2017 were $50.3 million, down 2.22% ($1.1 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Barbados in 2017 was $469.3 million, a 8.87% increase ($38.2 million) over 2016.

Barbados was the US 114th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 109th in 2016), accounting for 0.0144% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Barbados was the US 94th largest export market in 2017 (down from 93rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0336% of US total exports (up from 0.0332% in 2016).

Barbados was the US 141st largest supplier in 2017 (down from 138th in 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total imports (down from 0.0023% in 2016).

US Exports to Barbados

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.65% of US total exports to Barbados (25.68% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.01% of US total exports to Barbados (21.21% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.19% of US total exports to Barbados (10.47% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.21% of US total exports to Barbados (12.95% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.18% of US total exports to Barbados (4.49% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.01% of US total exports to Barbados (4.29% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.85% of US total exports to Barbados (2.75% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.21% of US total exports to Barbados (2.24% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in 2017 over 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 $29.0 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 $8.1 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) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US exports to Barbados in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 175.3 0.03 1,148.3-84.74
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,067.6 2.13 9,226.519.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,894.3 0.56 2,573.812.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,246.2 1.97 9,113.712.43
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60.0 0.01 87.5-31.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 172.8 0.03 155.711.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,315.6 0.83 3,683.317.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,437.7 1.05 5,678.2-4.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,677.8 0.32 1,734.0-3.24
10 Cereals 10,469.4 2.01 11,975.4-12.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 818.1 0.16 725.412.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,655.0 2.05 12,063.1-11.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 196.3 0.04 191.72.40
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 29.2 0.01 43.3-32.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,309.9 0.25 1,396.0-6.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,086.1 0.40 2,775.0-24.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,639.6 0.32 1,374.019.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,035.7 0.39 2,229.4-8.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,455.7 1.24 6,967.1-7.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,702.8 0.91 4,943.0-4.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,918.0 1.72 10,550.0-15.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,548.9 1.65 8,353.72.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,186.2 0.81 4,672.2-10.40
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 658.5 0.13 664.7-0.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 771.2 0.15 1,437.5-46.35
26 Ores, slag and ash 45.9 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 78,116.8 15.03 49,087.759.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,036.7 0.39 2,030.30.32
29 Organic chemicals 2,304.0 0.44 2,184.15.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,542.7 0.87 5,600.1-18.88
31 Fertilizers 1,277.8 0.25 1,106.215.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,008.9 1.16 6,134.5-2.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,963.5 1.53 10,850.1-26.60
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 5,963.0 1.15 6,062.8-1.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 607.4 0.12 565.17.49
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 178.3 0.03 276.7-35.56
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 328.4 0.06 826.1-60.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,166.3 1.38 7,351.3-2.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,521.8 3.37 17,267.51.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,368.2 0.46 2,223.86.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 18.4 0.00 12.250.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,517.4 0.29 666.4127.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 141.5 0.03 60.7133.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,321.5 2.37 12,227.70.77
45 Cork and articles of cork 97.1 0.02 27.6252.39
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 31.0 0.01 62.7-50.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 18.2 0.00 2.9537.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,910.6 1.52 7,985.2-0.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,324.5 0.25 1,367.4-3.14
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5.7 0.00 28.1-79.75
52 Cotton 185.6 0.04 305.9-39.34
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 23.0 0.00 22.33.41
54 Man-made filaments 279.8 0.05 189.247.87
55 Man-made staple fibers 407.7 0.08 328.124.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 245.2 0.05 349.9-29.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 964.2 0.19 488.697.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 101.0 0.02 80.026.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 362.2 0.07 327.510.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 243.2 0.05 221.99.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 733.4 0.14 526.939.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,460.0 0.28 1,827.9-20.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,472.4 0.67 3,137.810.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,237.6 0.43 2,187.82.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 124.2 0.02 108.114.96
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 417.1 0.08 335.024.53
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 238.9 0.05 315.9-24.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,455.3 0.47 2,001.322.68
69 Ceramic products 2,459.5 0.47 1,372.779.17
70 Glass and glassware 3,013.6 0.58 2,470.122.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,800.7 2.85 13,284.011.42
72 Iron and steel 1,536.5 0.30 1,368.312.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,499.0 1.06 5,005.49.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,807.5 0.35 2,844.1-36.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 216.6 0.04 136.259.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,037.4 1.35 7,040.7-0.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 87.0 0.02 13.7533.75
79 Zinc and articles thereof 63.7 0.01 48.232.30
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.7 0.00 109.5-95.72
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.0 0.00 11.3120.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,291.2 0.25 1,363.6-5.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,246.5 0.62 2,749.318.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 58,447.0 11.25 55,085.06.10
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 45,099.9 8.68 36,994.221.91
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 757.0 0.15 683.610.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,419.1 2.20 13,897.8-17.84
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 736.4 0.14 2,231.2-66.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 666.2 0.13 652.52.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,138.2 3.11 14,349.512.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,016.2 0.58 5,030.8-40.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 168.1 0.03 183.0-8.14
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 101.8 0.02 365.9-72.17
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 18,507.2 3.56 12,591.946.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,311.1 0.64 3,353.4-1.26
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,068.0 0.59 3,440.3-10.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 530.9 0.10 182.8190.47
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 43,244.9 8.32 45,116.2-4.15

US Imports from Barbados

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.74% of US total imports from Barbados (55.97% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.79% of US total imports from Barbados (18.80% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.14% of US total imports from Barbados (2.84% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.01% of US total imports from Barbados (1.60% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.56% of US total imports from Barbados (1.14% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - 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 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Barbados in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 16.8 0.03 49.8-66.19
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,210.3 4.39 2,848.1-22.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 83.2-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 67.6 0.13 43.455.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.3 0.00 3.0-21.58
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23.0 0.05 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3,309.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,697.8 3.37 2,010.5-15.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 141.4 0.28 114.024.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 87.3 0.17 83.84.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,798.1 45.30 20,261.312.52
26 Ores, slag and ash 2.4 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 22.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.9 0.02 7.644.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48.1 0.10 74.6-35.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.6 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.0 0.05 104.7-76.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 88.6-99.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 56.7 0.11 32.673.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 227.4 0.45 315.0-27.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.4 0.02 19.8-57.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,010.0 2.01 813.024.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 47.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 13.5 0.03 19.9-32.38
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,581.4 3.14 1,461.68.20
72 Iron and steel 45.4 0.09 24.387.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 18.1 0.04 5.8211.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 158.4 0.31 170.9-7.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 557.9 1.11 384.045.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.4 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 138.7 0.28 37.1273.84
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 4,596.6 9.13 4,882.5-5.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10.8 0.02 85.7-87.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,723.3 13.36 4,669.143.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
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 9.7 0.02 103.0-90.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.0 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 49.6 0.10 102.5-51.61
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,975.9 15.85 9,149.9-12.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce