US trade with Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Barbados

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Barbados totaled $139.9 million, up 12.32% ($15.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $128.8 million, up 12.10% ($13.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $11.1 million, up 14.95% ($1.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $117.7 million, a 11.84% increase ($12.5 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Barbados was the US 110th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 114th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0142% of US total trade (down from 0.0152% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Barbados was the US 91st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 97th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0338% of US total exports (up from 0.0332% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Barbados was the US 144th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 143rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (down from 0.0020% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Barbados

The major share of US exports to Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.21% of US total exports to Barbados (27.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.78% of US total exports to Barbados (8.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.11% of US total exports to Barbados (18.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.27% of US total exports to Barbados (13.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.27% of US total exports to Barbados (5.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.81% of US total exports to Barbados (5.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.79% of US total exports to Barbados (2.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.23% of US total exports to Barbados (1.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter 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 $10.5 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 $8.9 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) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 7.3 0.01 608.8-98.80
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,379.1 1.85 1,869.427.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 396.9 0.31 374.36.05
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,324.1 1.80 1,946.919.37
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 55.7 0.04 5.5907.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 892.2 0.69 709.525.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,156.6 0.90 1,191.6-2.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 191.8 0.15 293.3-34.60
10 Cereals 1,762.2 1.37 2,028.6-13.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 123.0 0.10 212.0-41.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,349.7 1.05 1,706.7-20.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22.3 0.02 20.68.14
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 247.8 0.19 293.5-15.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 438.9 0.34 559.3-21.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 285.2 0.22 425.4-32.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 513.7 0.40 593.1-13.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,321.2 1.03 1,458.2-9.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,114.5 0.87 1,045.16.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,838.2 1.43 2,650.8-30.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,081.9 1.62 1,631.527.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 853.0 0.66 1,193.9-28.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 107.1 0.08 144.6-25.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 201.9 0.16 296.4-31.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,121.8 15.62 9,595.6109.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 474.5 0.37 698.6-32.08
29 Organic chemicals 491.6 0.38 508.8-3.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 950.4 0.74 1,345.1-29.34
31 Fertilizers 402.3 0.31 363.710.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,097.5 0.85 2,084.6-47.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,811.2 1.41 2,218.4-18.36
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 991.4 0.77 1,333.1-25.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 97.5 0.08 167.6-41.80
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 63.0 0.05 44.142.90
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 65.4 0.05 200.4-67.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,723.7 1.34 1,501.214.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,601.8 3.57 4,803.9-4.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 455.2 0.35 574.4-20.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 211.3 0.16 209.80.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,815.4 2.19 3,400.2-17.20
45 Cork and articles of cork 45.6 0.04 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,828.0 1.42 2,331.5-21.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 224.9 0.17 338.9-33.63
52 Cotton 45.1 0.04 63.1-28.51
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11.4 0.01 4.1180.15
54 Man-made filaments 42.0 0.03 29.641.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 75.5 0.06 78.8-4.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 85.0 0.07 102.2-16.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 213.3 0.17 65.4226.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16.1 0.01 10.947.05
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 43.5 0.03 73.4-40.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48.8 0.04 42.814.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 127.9 0.10 136.1-5.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 236.7 0.18 309.4-23.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 682.8 0.53 799.6-14.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 478.2 0.37 526.2-9.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 47.5 0.04 17.5172.20
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 73.6 0.06 130.8-43.77
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 82.1 0.06 64.327.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 599.5 0.47 525.114.17
69 Ceramic products 1,146.7 0.89 261.1339.18
70 Glass and glassware 1,115.6 0.87 784.342.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,579.5 1.23 1,636.1-3.46
72 Iron and steel 325.1 0.25 361.7-10.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,684.7 1.31 1,914.4-12.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 419.2 0.33 924.8-54.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 69.7 0.05 22.8206.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,781.1 1.38 1,910.1-6.75
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 42.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 206.3 0.16 343.4-39.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,011.4 0.79 762.032.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,954.4 10.83 14,669.8-4.88
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 17,544.9 13.62 8,665.5102.47
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 220.2 0.17 200.69.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,191.6 1.70 2,764.6-20.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 376.3 0.29 1,086.4-65.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 31.5 0.02 161.6-80.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,601.4 3.57 4,295.67.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 281.2 0.22 712.6-60.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 26.1 0.02 40.9-36.26
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 18.5 0.01 0.0
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 5,156.3 4.00 3,010.271.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 600.0 0.47 1,038.0-42.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 733.6 0.57 750.0-2.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 104.6 0.08 21.8379.31

US Imports from Barbados

The major share of US imports from Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.27% of US total imports from Barbados (50.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.55% of US total imports from Barbados (31.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.66% of US total imports from Barbados (3.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.75% of US total imports from Barbados (1.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.74% of US total imports from Barbados (1.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $0.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Barbados in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 16.8 0.15 5.5208.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 462.6 4.17 601.8-23.13
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 17.8 0.16 33.8-47.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 447.4 4.03 458.2-2.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 26.7 0.24 18.345.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22.6 0.20 29.0-21.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,474.0 49.32 3,625.650.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48.1 0.43 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.0 0.04 17.2-76.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
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 0.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.8 0.05 2.997.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 34.7 0.31 66.7-47.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 15.1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 194.2 1.75 136.142.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 24.4-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 405.8 3.66 370.19.64
72 Iron and steel 13.2 0.12 9.341.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 18.1 0.16 5.8211.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 48.7 0.44 36.533.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 112.8 1.02 109.23.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27.5 0.25 22.522.29
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 974.8 8.78 1,589.9-38.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.6 0.05 7.7-27.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,384.6 12.47 1,433.3-3.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.3 0.06 3.864.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce