US trade with Haiti in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Haiti

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Haiti totaled $599.4 million, up 7.06% ($39.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Haiti in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $359.3 million, up 20.41% ($60.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Haiti in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $240.1 million, down 8.18% ($21.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Haiti in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $119.2 million, a 223.09% increase ($82.3 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Haiti was the US 75th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0607% of US total trade (down from 0.0683% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Haiti was the US 69th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 71st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0942% of US total exports (up from 0.0861% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Haiti was the US 75th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 74th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0396% of US total imports (down from 0.0552% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Haiti

The major share of US exports to Haiti 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) - 26.45% of US total exports to Haiti (27.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.67% of US total exports to Haiti (18.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.65% of US total exports to Haiti (10.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.05% of US total exports to Haiti (4.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.00% of US total exports to Haiti (3.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.34% of US total exports to Haiti (2.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.56% of US total exports to Haiti (1.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $12.0 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 $5.8 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Haiti 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) - a decrease of $10.7 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US exports to Haiti 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 71.1 0.02 116.6-39.01
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,571.7 4.61 16,078.73.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 137.1 0.04 89.453.43
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,273.8 0.35 1,160.49.76
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 27.1 0.01 9.6181.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,940.8 1.10 2,119.985.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 231.1 0.06 273.7-15.54
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 55.1 0.02 35.853.93
10 Cereals 61,946.3 17.24 49,992.723.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 333.2 0.09 666.8-50.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 747.6 0.21 673.910.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 46.0 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 483.0 0.13 598.0-19.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,860.5 0.52 1,223.652.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 531.1 0.15 276.192.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 38.4 0.01 67.0-42.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 792.4 0.22 1,112.8-28.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 528.4 0.15 2,049.8-74.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,849.7 1.07 3,372.814.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 908.9 0.25 877.63.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 597.3 0.17 930.1-35.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 67.4 0.02 87.0-22.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 223.1 0.06 1,420.3-84.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,719.8 11.61 52,397.5-20.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,153.2 0.32 693.966.20
29 Organic chemicals 735.5 0.20 456.861.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 302.6 0.08 417.9-27.58
31 Fertilizers 70.0 0.02 208.0-66.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,345.7 0.37 1,379.5-2.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,098.0 0.58 2,069.01.40
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 321.8 0.09 614.4-47.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 354.0 0.10 254.938.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 36.9-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 40.4 0.01 46.9-13.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,419.8 0.40 1,645.6-13.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,134.1 1.71 6,158.0-0.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 575.5 0.16 387.048.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 112.3 0.03 38.8189.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 86.5 0.02 60.343.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,588.4 1.83 5,042.830.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,445.5 0.40 2,037.8-29.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 377.2 0.10 932.4-59.55
52 Cotton 102.8 0.03 146.7-29.98
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7.0 0.00 3.694.89
54 Man-made filaments 94.1 0.03 223.7-57.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,144.2 0.32 350.9226.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 95.9 0.03 51.586.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.8 0.00 17.5-66.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,463.9 1.80 7,403.2-12.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 226.9 0.06 406.1-44.12
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,048.8 0.29 172.0509.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14.6 0.00 141.1-89.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 292.4 0.08 128.9126.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,078.7 0.30 843.227.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 176.1 0.05 35.8392.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30.0 0.01 8.2267.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 215.3 0.06 257.3-16.31
69 Ceramic products 148.4 0.04 61.9139.89
70 Glass and glassware 353.2 0.10 197.179.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27.1 0.01 16.663.45
72 Iron and steel 73.8 0.02 24.8198.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,064.9 0.30 1,764.3-39.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.5 0.00 47.2-94.62
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 35.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 251.8 0.07 1,366.2-81.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 33.5 0.01 12.0179.80
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 355.7 0.10 242.946.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 244.1 0.07 247.7-1.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,894.5 2.48 7,509.218.45
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 17,284.3 4.81 11,514.250.11
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 3.1 0.00 4.5-30.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,413.8 2.62 8,542.410.20
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 41.7 0.01 621.1-93.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 214.7 0.06 82.2161.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,400.1 0.67 1,979.221.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 66.7 0.02 146.4-54.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.5 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 19.5 0.01 119.4-83.67
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 2,417.9 0.67 2,764.9-12.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 237.7 0.07 170.739.26
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 492.2 0.14 431.114.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 95.0 0.03 69.436.89

US Imports from Haiti

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.88% of US total imports from Haiti (93.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.88% of US total imports from Haiti (1.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.69% of US total imports from Haiti (0.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.4 million.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $10.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $6.0 million;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US imports from Haiti 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 21.1 0.01 18.712.39
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 515.3 0.21 571.3-9.80
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 197.0 0.08 125.556.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,920.3 0.80 477.8301.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 185.0 0.08 127.445.15
10 Cereals 15.4 0.01 58.7-73.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 13.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 131.7 0.05 125.45.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 56.7 0.02 26.0117.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 625.7 0.26 608.62.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 187.8 0.08 23.6696.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 109.2-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 667.2 0.28 1,407.3-52.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 316.2 0.13 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,862.1 1.61 1,980.295.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 184.8 0.08 139.132.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.1 0.00 2.561.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 428.6 0.18 446.7-4.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.3 0.00 11.1-15.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 47.1 0.02 31.748.69
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 29.5 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 69.2 0.03 207.5-66.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.0 0.00 0.0
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12.5 0.01 73.2-82.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.3 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19.4 0.01 14.633.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 186,005.7 77.48 196,706.9-5.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 40,521.0 16.88 46,502.1-12.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 307.9 0.13 9.03,319.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 346.7 0.14 260.832.91
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 566.4 0.24 1,391.9-59.31
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 69.4 0.03 23.7192.65
69 Ceramic products 38.8 0.02 12.0224.39
70 Glass and glassware 327.9 0.14 174.088.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 57.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 170.0 0.07 101.267.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 42.6 0.02 2.91,349.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 200.1 0.08 160.824.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 231.5 0.10 315.0-26.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 287.8 0.12 274.24.96
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 386.5 0.16 319.121.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 197.7-100.00
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 13.2 0.01 9.736.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 213.0 0.09 83.6154.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 30.2 0.01 13.6121.25
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 29.5 0.01 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce