US trade with Haiti in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 13, 2018

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

US Trade with Haiti

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Haiti totaled $598.5 million, up 25.80% ($122.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Haiti in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $358.1 million, up 32.19% ($87.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Haiti in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $240.4 million, up 17.35% ($35.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Haiti in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $117.7 million, a 78.22% increase ($51.7 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Haiti was the US 77th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 78th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0574% of US total trade (up from 0.0495% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Haiti was the US 68th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 75th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0879% of US total exports (up from 0.0715% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Haiti was the US 78th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 75th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0378% of US total imports (up from 0.0351% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Haiti

The major share of US exports to Haiti 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) - 31.67% of US total exports to Haiti (31.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.49% of US total exports to Haiti (9.73% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.73% of US total exports to Haiti (5.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.84% of US total exports to Haiti (5.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.98% of US total exports to Haiti (3.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.25% of US total exports to Haiti (3.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.70% of US total exports to Haiti (1.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Haiti 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) - an increase of $29.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $27.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $20.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 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 $2.9 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 $2.0 million;
  • 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.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US exports to Haiti 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 92.5 0.03 109.5-15.49
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,280.7 4.55 18,872.3-13.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 396.0 0.11 89.7341.59
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,100.5 0.31 1,247.4-11.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 24.7-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25.3 0.01 55.9-54.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,636.6 1.29 4,540.22.12
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 332.8 0.09 260.127.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 188.6 0.05 37.0410.09
10 Cereals 77,598.5 21.67 49,958.655.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 466.9 0.13 406.214.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 551.3 0.15 488.212.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 52.0 0.01 4.7999.94
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 1,588.5 0.44 1,247.327.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,949.0 0.54 2,327.3-16.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 426.2 0.12 464.4-8.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 118.0 0.03 121.0-2.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 534.2 0.15 1,151.5-53.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 809.2 0.23 880.3-8.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,845.3 0.79 2,704.35.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,715.3 0.48 777.0120.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 770.3 0.22 273.9181.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 931.3 0.26 386.6140.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 370.8 0.10 1,055.0-64.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 55.5 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,434.4 9.62 13,890.5147.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 662.3 0.18 703.1-5.81
29 Organic chemicals 191.3 0.05 469.6-59.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 274.8 0.08 324.9-15.43
31 Fertilizers 218.3 0.06 139.955.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,408.5 0.39 1,277.610.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,660.5 0.46 2,183.2-23.94
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 459.6 0.13 862.4-46.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 125.2 0.03 109.314.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 11.5 0.00 13.4-14.17
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 16.7 0.00 75.0-77.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,225.4 0.34 987.324.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,580.0 1.84 6,549.70.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 905.3 0.25 417.3116.97
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 31.5 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60.7 0.02 111.3-45.46
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,113.9 1.43 7,398.0-30.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,408.9 0.67 2,269.96.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 528.9 0.15 334.158.31
52 Cotton 47.5 0.01 86.6-45.15
54 Man-made filaments 122.8 0.03 90.435.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 688.6 0.19 740.8-7.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38.1 0.01 237.2-83.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,869.7 1.92 6,560.64.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 236.7 0.07 155.552.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,346.9 0.38 722.486.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 120.1 0.03 80.648.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 148.0 0.04 245.9-39.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 888.8 0.25 1,153.8-22.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 120.6 0.03 65.384.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 45.3 0.01 58.5-22.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.5 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 178.3 0.05 289.2-38.35
69 Ceramic products 147.4 0.04 81.081.86
70 Glass and glassware 248.7 0.07 387.4-35.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 63.1 0.02 23.0173.88
72 Iron and steel 336.7 0.09 122.3175.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 679.5 0.19 1,142.7-40.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 427.5 0.12 272.856.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 455.3 0.13 735.6-38.11
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4.9 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 36.6-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 310.7 0.09 240.629.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 287.4 0.08 254.113.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,529.3 3.22 8,481.235.94
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 12,982.6 3.63 10,127.728.19
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 102.4 0.03 47.3116.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,186.7 2.84 6,054.468.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 23.5 0.01 158.0-85.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 157.7 0.04 24.0556.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,576.8 0.72 1,454.277.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 169.5 0.05 217.0-21.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 35.0 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 112.5-100.00
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 4,275.8 1.19 2,233.991.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 249.0 0.07 309.4-19.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 417.2 0.12 357.716.62
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 22.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 131,420.4 36.70 101,882.728.99

US Imports from Haiti

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 96.14% of US total imports from Haiti (96.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.33% of US total imports from Haiti (1.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.09% of US total imports from Haiti (0.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $27.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.3 million.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Haiti 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 22.9 0.01 46.8-51.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 507.8 0.21 443.414.54
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13.4 0.01 13.11.85
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 105.2 0.04 64.463.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 40.1 0.02 43.9-8.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9.7 0.00 10.5-7.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 99.6 0.04 25.5290.16
10 Cereals 93.7 0.04 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 59.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.2 0.00 5.199.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 164.2 0.07 134.422.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32.4 0.01 97.6-66.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 476.0 0.20 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 710.6 0.30 153.5363.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 121.7 0.05 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4.9 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 786.3 0.33 1,238.8-36.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 129.1 0.05 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,294.1 0.95 965.7137.56
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
39 Plastics and articles thereof 322.4 0.13 220.146.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12.7 0.01 10.718.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 212.3 0.09 312.8-32.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17.8 0.01 32.4-45.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 34.0 0.01 9.3266.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 75.4 0.03 111.1-32.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.9 0.00 12.9-15.60
54 Man-made filaments 0.6 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17.3 0.01 14.420.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.2 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.7 0.00 0.41,491.11
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 13.0 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 182,363.6 75.85 154,443.318.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 45,009.7 18.72 42,872.44.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,438.0 1.01 15.615,501.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 337.4 0.14 293.015.15
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 949.8 0.40 674.040.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 55.6 0.02 16.7232.47
69 Ceramic products 31.4 0.01 48.5-35.31
70 Glass and glassware 235.0 0.10 156.050.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.7 0.00 15.1-62.45
72 Iron and steel 2.6 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 128.9 0.05 129.0-0.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 52.5 0.02 8.8498.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 183.5 0.08 61.4199.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 173.1 0.07 189.9-8.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16.5 0.01 64.2-74.27
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 557.3 0.23 420.232.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
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 7.6 0.00 7.7-0.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 506.4 0.21 178.9183.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18.3 0.01 14.030.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 86.2 0.04 167.1-48.43
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 916.5 0.38 1,047.1-12.47
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce