US trade with Barbados in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 11, 2018

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

US Trade with Barbados

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Barbados totaled $419.3 million, up 9.04% ($34.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Barbados in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $380.4 million, up 8.09% ($28.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Barbados in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $38.9 million, up 19.19% ($6.3 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Barbados in the first nine months of 2017 was $341.4 million, a 6.96% increase ($22.2 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Barbados was the US 111th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 109th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0144% of US total trade (down from 0.0147% in the first nine months of 2016).

Barbados was the US 93rd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 94th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0334% of US total exports (up from 0.0333% in the first nine months of 2016).

Barbados was the US 141st largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 142nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total imports (up from 0.0021% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Barbados

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.12% of US total exports to Barbados (26.41% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.26% of US total exports to Barbados (20.85% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.32% of US total exports to Barbados (10.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.03% of US total exports to Barbados (13.10% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.34% of US total exports to Barbados (4.58% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.01% of US total exports to Barbados (4.38% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.94% of US total exports to Barbados (2.10% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.76% of US total exports to Barbados (2.17% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Barbados in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $29.9 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 $6.5 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 $3.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.5 million.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Barbados in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 153.7 0.04 1,118.3-86.26
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,788.5 2.05 6,304.023.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,684.4 0.44 1,649.22.13
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,319.5 1.92 6,686.19.47
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.6 0.00 51.8-91.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 149.7 0.04 51.1193.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,912.3 0.77 2,767.85.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,035.2 1.06 4,083.4-1.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,196.4 0.31 1,358.4-11.93
10 Cereals 6,825.0 1.79 8,874.0-23.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 567.1 0.15 534.46.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,997.6 1.84 8,060.6-13.19
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 168.6 0.04 142.418.35
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 23.7 0.01 39.1-39.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 999.6 0.26 1,030.6-3.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,694.0 0.45 2,220.9-23.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,182.2 0.31 944.425.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,352.5 0.36 1,459.9-7.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,592.6 1.21 4,991.3-7.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,459.9 0.91 3,607.0-4.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,444.9 1.69 7,378.6-12.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,403.9 1.68 5,965.07.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,080.4 0.81 3,582.0-14.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 405.8 0.11 479.8-15.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 538.2 0.14 701.5-23.27
26 Ores, slag and ash 28.8 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 65,303.8 17.17 35,449.684.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,420.4 0.37 1,623.3-12.50
29 Organic chemicals 1,773.8 0.47 1,696.34.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,234.3 0.85 4,450.5-27.33
31 Fertilizers 994.7 0.26 898.510.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,094.4 1.08 4,676.1-12.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,472.6 1.44 7,156.9-23.53
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 3,997.3 1.05 4,359.2-8.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 468.1 0.12 463.41.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 134.9 0.04 261.8-48.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 297.7 0.08 665.3-55.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,664.3 1.49 5,163.99.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,722.2 3.34 12,962.1-1.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,685.7 0.44 1,720.0-2.00
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) 954.1 0.25 533.778.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 118.1 0.03 3.63,193.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,568.3 2.52 9,084.85.32
45 Cork and articles of cork 63.5 0.02 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15.9 0.00 26.5-40.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7.7 0.00 2.9168.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,897.0 1.55 6,037.5-2.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 945.1 0.25 955.4-1.08
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 5.61.14
52 Cotton 162.7 0.04 102.059.48
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18.9 0.00 8.2131.35
54 Man-made filaments 160.1 0.04 120.832.61
55 Man-made staple fibers 279.3 0.07 281.3-0.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 192.3 0.05 328.2-41.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 593.4 0.16 311.490.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 87.9 0.02 65.733.76
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 263.8 0.07 224.617.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 206.8 0.05 170.920.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 435.5 0.11 418.24.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,020.8 0.27 989.53.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,126.8 0.56 2,125.70.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,369.6 0.36 1,629.3-15.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 101.9 0.03 82.623.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 202.7 0.05 296.2-31.59
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 164.6 0.04 222.8-26.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,022.4 0.53 1,544.930.91
69 Ceramic products 1,922.4 0.51 797.6141.03
70 Glass and glassware 2,480.6 0.65 1,765.040.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,708.9 1.76 7,628.5-12.05
72 Iron and steel 1,251.8 0.33 1,150.78.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,221.0 1.11 4,034.34.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,541.3 0.41 2,223.8-30.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 123.8 0.03 92.733.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,705.1 1.24 4,811.8-2.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 5.0 0.00 13.7-63.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 63.7 0.02 30.7107.41
80 Tin and articles thereof 4.7 0.00 73.7-93.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25.0 0.01 11.3120.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 995.1 0.26 847.217.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,301.9 0.61 2,118.58.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,365.3 11.14 40,084.15.69
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 34,912.9 9.18 28,405.122.91
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 657.3 0.17 402.363.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,705.9 2.03 11,380.5-32.29
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 482.4 0.13 1,360.9-64.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 571.1 0.15 481.318.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,661.8 3.33 10,811.217.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,636.1 0.43 3,043.2-46.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 37.6 0.01 139.1-72.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 60.6 0.02 48.126.08
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 12,125.1 3.19 8,792.837.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,914.1 0.50 2,369.2-19.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,294.6 0.60 2,498.5-8.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 217.9 0.06 158.537.48
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 32,099.4 8.44 35,097.3-8.54

US Imports from Barbados

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.33% of US total imports from Barbados (57.60% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.24% of US total imports from Barbados (22.81% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.96% of US total imports from Barbados (3.42% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.97% of US total imports from Barbados (1.89% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.71% of US total imports from Barbados (1.30% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.47% of US total imports from Barbados (1.04% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Barbados in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Barbados in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 16.8 0.04 34.2-50.74
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,662.8 4.27 1,927.7-13.74
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 58.0 0.15 43.433.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.3 0.01 3.0-21.58
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10.7 0.03 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 50.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,257.5 3.23 1,753.0-28.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 112.4 0.29 114.0-1.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 66.8 0.17 29.0130.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,573.7 45.14 14,774.918.94
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 13.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.9 0.03 7.644.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48.1 0.12 74.6-35.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5.8 0.01 80.4-92.81
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 1.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13.5 0.03 32.6-58.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 160.8 0.41 288.1-44.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.4 0.02 19.8-57.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 763.8 1.96 616.823.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.5 0.01 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 1,150.5 2.96 1,115.93.10
72 Iron and steel 36.3 0.09 11.4217.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 18.1 0.05 5.8211.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 129.7 0.33 105.123.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 474.2 1.22 302.756.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.4 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 64.7 0.17 37.174.51
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 3,619.8 9.30 3,709.2-2.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10.8 0.03 85.7-87.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,572.3 11.74 3,620.126.30
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 0.4 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24.7 0.06 57.0-56.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 7,033.1 18.06 3,474.5102.42
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce