US trade with Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 11, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Barbados

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Barbados totaled $150.6 million, up 0.80% ($1.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $139.2 million, up 6.59% ($8.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $11.4 million, down 39.40% ($7.4 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $127.8 million, a 14.33% increase ($16.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Barbados was the US 112th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 108th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0144% of US total trade (down from 0.0155% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Barbados was the US 94th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 93rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0342% of US total exports (down from 0.0345% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Barbados was the US 145th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 129th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (down from 0.0032% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Barbados

The major share of US exports to Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.35% of US total exports to Barbados (23.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.06% of US total exports to Barbados (22.16% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.71% of US total exports to Barbados (12.54% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.38% of US total exports to Barbados (11.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.81% of US total exports to Barbados (4.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.01% of US total exports to Barbados (4.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.74% of US total exports to Barbados (4.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.95% of US total exports to Barbados (2.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2.6 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 $2.4 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 $1.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 21.6 0.02 30.0-28.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,279.1 2.36 2,922.612.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,209.9 0.87 924.630.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,926.7 2.10 2,427.620.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55.4 0.04 35.755.08
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 23.1 0.02 104.6-77.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,403.3 1.01 915.653.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,402.4 1.01 1,594.8-12.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 481.4 0.35 375.628.17
10 Cereals 3,644.5 2.62 3,101.417.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 251.0 0.18 191.131.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,657.4 2.63 4,002.5-8.62
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27.8 0.02 49.3-43.65
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.5 0.00 4.229.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 310.3 0.22 365.5-15.09
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 392.1 0.28 554.1-29.23
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 457.5 0.33 429.66.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 683.2 0.49 769.6-11.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,863.1 1.34 1,975.9-5.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,242.9 0.89 1,336.0-6.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,473.1 1.78 3,171.4-22.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,144.9 1.54 2,388.8-10.21
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,105.8 0.79 1,090.21.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 252.7 0.18 184.936.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 233.0 0.17 736.1-68.35
26 Ores, slag and ash 17.2 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,813.0 9.20 13,638.1-6.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 616.3 0.44 407.051.42
29 Organic chemicals 530.2 0.38 487.98.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,308.4 0.94 1,149.613.81
31 Fertilizers 283.0 0.20 207.636.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,914.5 1.38 1,458.431.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,490.9 1.79 3,693.2-32.55
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 1,965.7 1.41 1,703.515.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 139.3 0.10 101.737.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 43.4 0.03 14.8192.36
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 30.6 0.02 160.9-80.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,502.0 1.08 2,187.4-31.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,799.6 3.45 4,305.411.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 682.5 0.49 503.735.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 563.4 0.40 132.6324.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23.4 0.02 57.1-59.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,753.2 1.98 3,142.9-12.40
45 Cork and articles of cork 33.6 0.02 27.622.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15.2 0.01 36.2-58.10
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10.5 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,013.6 1.45 1,947.73.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 379.4 0.27 412.0-7.92
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 22.5-100.00
52 Cotton 22.8 0.02 203.9-88.79
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4.1 0.00 14.1-70.64
54 Man-made filaments 119.7 0.09 68.574.77
55 Man-made staple fibers 128.4 0.09 46.8174.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 52.9 0.04 21.6144.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 370.7 0.27 177.2109.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.2 0.01 14.4-8.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 98.4 0.07 102.9-4.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 36.5 0.03 51.0-28.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 297.9 0.21 108.8173.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 439.2 0.32 838.4-47.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,345.7 0.97 1,012.132.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 868.0 0.62 558.555.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 22.3 0.02 25.5-12.56
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 214.4 0.15 38.7453.80
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 74.3 0.05 93.1-20.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 432.9 0.31 456.4-5.15
69 Ceramic products 537.1 0.39 575.2-6.62
70 Glass and glassware 533.0 0.38 705.1-24.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,091.8 5.81 5,655.643.08
72 Iron and steel 284.7 0.20 217.630.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,278.0 0.92 971.131.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 266.2 0.19 620.4-57.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 92.8 0.07 43.5113.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,332.3 1.68 2,228.84.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 82.0 0.06 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 35.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 296.1 0.21 516.4-42.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 944.7 0.68 630.949.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,081.7 11.55 15,000.97.20
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 10,187.0 7.32 8,589.118.60
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 99.7 0.07 281.4-64.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,713.2 2.67 2,517.347.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 254.0 0.18 870.3-70.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 95.1 0.07 171.2-44.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,476.4 2.50 3,538.4-1.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,380.1 0.99 1,987.6-30.56
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 130.5 0.09 43.9197.45
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 41.2 0.03 317.9-87.03
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 6,382.1 4.58 3,799.167.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,396.9 1.00 984.241.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 773.4 0.56 941.8-17.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 312.9 0.22 24.21,191.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11,145.4 8.01 10,018.811.24

US Imports from Barbados

The major share of US imports from Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.14% of US total imports from Barbados (53.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.10% of US total imports from Barbados (11.82% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.78% of US total imports from Barbados (1.84% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.16% of US total imports from Barbados (1.09% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.07% of US total imports from Barbados (0.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $1.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.2 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) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - 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 $0.2 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 $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Barbados in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 547.5 4.80 920.4-40.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9.6 0.08 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12.2 0.11 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 3,258.8-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 440.2 3.86 257.570.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29.0 0.25 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20.5 0.18 54.8-62.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,224.4 45.84 5,486.4-4.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 2.4 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.6 0.03 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19.2 0.17 24.3-20.76
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 0.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43.2 0.38 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 66.6 0.58 26.8148.02
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 246.1 2.16 196.225.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 430.9 3.78 345.724.64
72 Iron and steel 9.0 0.08 12.8-29.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 28.7 0.25 65.8-56.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 83.7 0.73 81.42.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 73.9 0.65 0.0
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 976.9 8.57 1,173.3-16.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,151.0 18.88 1,049.1105.04
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 9.3 0.08 103.0-90.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24.9 0.22 45.5-45.33
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 942.7 8.27 5,675.3-83.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce