US trade (export - import) with Haiti in 2017

Published or Updated: May 13, 2018

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

US Trade with Haiti

In 2017, US trade with Haiti totaled $2,325.7 million, up 15.13% ($305.6 million) from 2016.

US exports to Haiti in 2017 totaled $1,383.3 million, up 25.47% ($280.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from Haiti in 2017 totaled $942.4 million, up 2.70% ($24.8 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Haiti in 2017 was $440.9 million, a 138.42% increase ($256.0 million) over 2016.

Haiti was the US 76th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 75th in 2016), accounting for 0.0588% of US total trade (up from 0.0546% in 2016).

Haiti was the US 69th largest export market in 2017 (up from 74th in 2016), accounting for 0.0895% of US total exports (up from 0.0759% in 2016).

Haiti was the US 77th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 78th in 2016), accounting for 0.0391% of US total imports (down from 0.0408% in 2016).

US Exports to Haiti

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.81% of US total exports to Haiti (30.81% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.34% of US total exports to Haiti (10.47% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.87% of US total exports to Haiti (10.13% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.09% of US total exports to Haiti (4.52% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.26% of US total exports to Haiti (3.13% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.74% of US total exports to Haiti (3.11% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.83% of US total exports to Haiti (1.25% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Haiti 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 $100.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $79.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $59.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10.2 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $7.5 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 $7.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4.5 million.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US exports to Haiti 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 197.6 0.01 302.6-34.69
02 Meat and edible meat offal 61,122.1 4.42 63,532.7-3.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,208.2 0.09 851.941.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,604.0 0.33 4,187.59.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 53.9-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 187.7 0.01 121.953.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,989.5 1.01 13,816.71.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,134.1 0.08 1,177.8-3.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 335.6 0.02 106.4215.48
10 Cereals 266,190.4 19.24 206,874.628.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,809.0 0.13 1,745.13.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,143.0 0.15 1,938.810.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 98.1 0.01 4.71,972.42
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 10.2 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,824.1 0.28 6,651.5-42.51
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,830.9 0.49 7,651.7-10.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,958.7 0.14 1,434.436.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 229.7 0.02 402.0-42.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,285.3 0.24 5,210.2-36.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,744.9 0.20 4,578.9-40.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,871.2 1.00 11,312.022.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,594.9 0.33 3,480.432.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,597.0 0.48 2,122.4210.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,531.9 0.11 2,080.4-26.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,880.0 0.14 5,688.1-66.95
26 Ores, slag and ash 55.5 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 210,305.1 15.20 109,795.991.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,306.9 0.24 2,695.122.70
29 Organic chemicals 1,799.5 0.13 1,369.131.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,037.3 0.07 1,509.9-31.30
31 Fertilizers 558.9 0.04 749.9-25.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,251.7 0.38 4,629.513.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,743.5 0.63 7,362.118.76
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 1,900.4 0.14 2,459.3-22.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 812.3 0.06 643.526.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 25.5 0.00 77.2-66.94
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 108.0 0.01 178.1-39.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,132.3 0.37 5,107.90.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,494.6 1.84 21,595.018.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,450.8 0.18 1,468.566.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 298.8 0.02 165.880.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 236.4 0.02 318.8-25.83
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27,349.2 1.98 22,533.721.37
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 45.0 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,969.0 0.65 9,842.0-8.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,582.2 0.11 1,946.1-18.70
50 Silk 15.1 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
52 Cotton 367.7 0.03 712.6-48.40
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7.0 0.00 10.6-34.02
54 Man-made filaments 420.8 0.03 1,016.7-58.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,167.2 0.23 1,990.959.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 373.5 0.03 523.2-28.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12.5 0.00 60.6-79.41
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 28,837.2 2.08 21,296.435.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 988.9 0.07 1,254.2-21.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,903.8 0.35 1,614.6203.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 214.8 0.02 311.2-30.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,150.7 0.08 1,432.5-19.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,897.5 0.28 3,476.712.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 601.1 0.04 587.92.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 102.0 0.01 133.6-23.62
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 43.3 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 29.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,065.7 0.08 1,346.6-20.86
69 Ceramic products 456.6 0.03 647.4-29.47
70 Glass and glassware 1,350.2 0.10 1,021.832.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 119.5 0.01 58.3105.20
72 Iron and steel 746.7 0.05 311.4139.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,122.7 0.30 6,694.3-38.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 542.0 0.04 823.9-34.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 36.2 0.00 50.1-27.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,646.0 0.12 3,676.4-55.23
78 Lead and articles thereof 14.1 0.00 38.5-63.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 38.4 0.00 21.875.99
80 Tin and articles thereof 33.9 0.00 24.836.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9.7 0.00 113.0-91.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,213.6 0.23 909.4253.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,055.1 0.08 1,147.2-8.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,824.7 2.66 31,718.316.10
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 51,926.7 3.75 44,797.015.92
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 108.8 0.01 63.272.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 36,893.8 2.67 26,699.138.18
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 496.2 0.04 1,586.3-68.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 648.4 0.05 189.9241.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,569.8 0.69 6,685.543.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 609.9 0.04 509.519.69
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 50.3 0.00 11.7329.62
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 108.6 0.01 311.3-65.13
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 11,066.9 0.80 8,320.933.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 842.0 0.06 757.111.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,586.4 0.11 1,793.2-11.53
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 134.9 0.01 91.946.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 467,030.6 33.76 387,845.320.42

US Imports from Haiti

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.19% of US total imports from Haiti (94.82% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.71% of US total imports from Haiti (2.22% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.43% of US total imports from Haiti (0.82% in 2016).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $20.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4.6 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4.9 million.
US imports from Haiti 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 115.0 0.01 146.9-21.72
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,933.7 0.21 1,884.72.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70.9 0.01 35.898.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 367.8 0.04 239.553.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 42.9 0.00 244.0-82.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,516.9 1.54 9,944.445.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 492.2 0.05 232.3111.91
10 Cereals 256.9 0.03 129.897.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.1 0.00 72.4-94.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13.2 0.00 12.37.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 592.8 0.06 514.515.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 245.2 0.03 356.1-31.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,582.2 0.27 1,301.398.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,091.4 0.12 285.1282.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 325.3 0.03 433.8-25.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 49.1 0.01 23.7107.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,839.6 0.30 4,542.5-37.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 643.3 0.07 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,771.9 1.36 6,835.786.84
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 2.4 0.00 4.9-51.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 677.8 0.07 696.3-2.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 26.6 0.00 27.4-2.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,234.4 0.13 1,368.0-9.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 60.9 0.01 63.6-4.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 126.7 0.01 92.037.65
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 29.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 399.7 0.04 585.6-31.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 260.7 0.03 357.3-27.05
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.9 0.00 0.4110.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 69.4 0.01 133.1-47.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2.1 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.7 0.00 15.8-63.64
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 50.9 0.01 45.910.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 716,951.9 76.08 696,394.72.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 163,293.7 17.33 168,154.2-2.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,757.4 0.29 39.16,943.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.3 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,307.2 0.14 910.243.61
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.0 0.00 5.9-14.44
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,217.3 0.34 4,349.8-26.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 143.9 0.02 49.9188.37
69 Ceramic products 131.4 0.01 132.3-0.71
70 Glass and glassware 890.9 0.09 551.061.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 90.2 0.01 114.9-21.51
72 Iron and steel 2.6 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 596.0 0.06 419.742.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 104.1 0.01 18.8455.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 707.5 0.08 548.229.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16.4 0.00 5.2216.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 870.7 0.09 1,040.4-16.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 319.7 0.03 340.7-6.17
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 1,670.1 0.18 1,823.1-8.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8.7 0.00 218.1-96.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.1 0.00 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 39.6 0.00 53.8-26.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,084.7 0.12 568.090.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 94.9 0.01 50.089.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 395.2 0.04 255.754.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,765.4 0.61 10,892.4-47.07
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce