US trade with Haiti in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 13, 2018

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

US Trade with Haiti

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Haiti totaled $1,727.2 million, up 11.84% ($182.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Haiti in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $1,025.2 million, up 23.28% ($193.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Haiti in the first nine months of 2017 were $702.0 million, down 1.51% ($10.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Haiti in the first nine months of 2017 was $323.2 million, a 171.85% increase ($204.3 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Haiti was the US 76th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 74th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0593% of US total trade (up from 0.0589% in the first nine months of 2016).

Haiti was the US 69th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 73rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0900% of US total exports (up from 0.0786% in the first nine months of 2016).

Haiti was the US 77th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 78th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0396% of US total imports (down from 0.0456% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Haiti

The major share of US exports to Haiti 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) - 27.81% of US total exports to Haiti (30.45% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.30% of US total exports to Haiti (12.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.65% of US total exports to Haiti (10.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.18% of US total exports to Haiti (4.30% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.36% of US total exports to Haiti (2.92% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.92% of US total exports to Haiti (2.92% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.87% of US total exports to Haiti (1.32% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Haiti 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 $80.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $49.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $31.7 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.1 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 $4.3 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.9 million.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $3.1 million.
US exports to Haiti 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 105.1 0.01 193.1-45.58
02 Meat and edible meat offal 44,841.4 4.37 44,660.40.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 812.2 0.08 762.26.55
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,503.5 0.34 2,940.119.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 29.2-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 162.4 0.02 66.0145.92
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,352.9 0.91 9,276.50.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 801.3 0.08 917.7-12.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 147.0 0.01 69.4111.81
10 Cereals 188,591.9 18.40 156,916.020.19
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,342.1 0.13 1,338.90.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,591.7 0.16 1,450.69.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 46.0 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,235.7 0.22 5,404.2-58.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,881.9 0.48 5,324.4-8.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,532.5 0.15 970.058.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 111.7 0.01 280.9-60.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,751.1 0.27 4,058.8-32.22
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,935.7 0.19 3,698.5-47.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,025.9 1.08 8,607.728.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,879.6 0.28 2,703.46.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,826.7 0.57 1,848.5215.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 600.6 0.06 1,693.8-64.54
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,509.2 0.15 4,633.1-67.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 175,870.8 17.15 95,905.483.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,644.7 0.26 1,991.932.77
29 Organic chemicals 1,608.3 0.16 899.478.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 762.6 0.07 1,185.0-35.65
31 Fertilizers 340.6 0.03 610.0-44.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,843.2 0.37 3,352.014.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,083.0 0.69 5,178.936.77
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 1,440.7 0.14 1,596.9-9.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 687.1 0.07 534.328.60
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 14.0 0.00 63.7-78.07
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 91.3 0.01 103.1-11.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,906.9 0.38 4,120.6-5.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,914.7 1.84 15,045.325.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,545.5 0.15 1,051.247.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 267.3 0.03 165.861.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 175.7 0.02 207.5-15.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 4.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,235.3 2.17 15,135.846.91
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 6,560.1 0.64 7,572.1-13.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,053.2 0.10 1,612.0-34.66
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 320.2 0.03 626.0-48.85
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 297.9 0.03 926.3-67.84
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,478.7 0.24 1,250.198.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 335.4 0.03 286.017.25
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 21,967.5 2.14 14,735.949.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 752.1 0.07 1,098.6-31.54
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,556.9 0.35 892.2298.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 94.8 0.01 230.6-58.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,002.8 0.10 1,186.6-15.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,008.8 0.29 2,322.829.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 480.5 0.05 522.6-8.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 56.7 0.01 75.1-24.47
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 39.8 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 887.4 0.09 1,057.4-16.08
69 Ceramic products 309.3 0.03 566.4-45.40
70 Glass and glassware 1,101.4 0.11 634.473.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 56.5 0.01 35.260.31
72 Iron and steel 410.0 0.04 189.1116.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,443.2 0.34 5,551.7-37.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 114.4 0.01 551.1-79.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 36.2 0.00 43.7-17.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,190.7 0.12 2,940.8-59.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 14.1 0.00 38.5-63.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 33.5 0.00 21.853.60
80 Tin and articles thereof 33.9 0.00 6.9392.75
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9.7 0.00 76.3-87.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,902.9 0.28 668.8334.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 767.7 0.07 893.1-14.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,295.4 2.47 23,237.18.86
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 38,944.0 3.80 34,669.312.33
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 6.4 0.00 15.9-59.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26,707.1 2.61 20,644.729.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 472.7 0.05 1,428.2-66.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 490.7 0.05 165.9195.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,993.0 0.68 5,231.233.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 440.4 0.04 292.550.56
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.2 0.00 11.730.15
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 108.6 0.01 198.8-45.40
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 6,791.1 0.66 6,087.011.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 593.0 0.06 447.732.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,169.2 0.11 1,435.5-18.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 134.9 0.01 69.494.38
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 335,610.2 32.74 285,962.617.36

US Imports from Haiti

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 93.53% of US total imports from Haiti (94.25% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.18% of US total imports from Haiti (2.53% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.54% of US total imports from Haiti (0.89% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4.6 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 the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $7.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.0 million.
US imports from Haiti 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 92.1 0.01 100.0-7.94
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,425.9 0.20 1,441.4-1.07
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 57.6 0.01 22.7153.85
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 262.7 0.04 175.150.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.7 0.00 200.1-98.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,507.2 2.07 9,933.946.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 392.6 0.06 206.789.89
10 Cereals 163.2 0.02 129.825.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.1 0.00 13.4-69.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3.0 0.00 7.2-58.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 428.6 0.06 380.212.74
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 212.8 0.03 258.6-17.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,106.2 0.30 1,301.361.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 380.8 0.05 131.7189.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 203.7 0.03 433.8-53.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 44.3 0.01 23.786.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,053.2 0.29 3,303.7-37.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 514.1 0.07 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,477.8 1.49 5,870.078.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 16.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 355.4 0.05 476.2-25.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 13.9 0.00 16.6-16.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,022.1 0.15 1,055.2-3.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43.1 0.01 31.237.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 92.7 0.01 82.811.97
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 324.3 0.05 474.5-31.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 249.8 0.04 344.4-27.48
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.3 0.00 0.4-29.31
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 52.2 0.01 118.7-56.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1.0 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 37.9 0.01 45.9-17.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 534,588.2 76.16 541,951.4-1.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 118,283.9 16.85 125,281.8-5.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 319.4 0.05 23.51,257.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.3 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 969.8 0.14 617.257.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.0 0.00 4.68.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,267.5 0.32 3,675.8-38.31
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 88.4 0.01 33.2166.16
69 Ceramic products 100.0 0.01 83.919.29
70 Glass and glassware 655.9 0.09 395.166.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 84.5 0.01 99.8-15.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 467.1 0.07 290.760.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 51.6 0.01 10.0417.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 524.0 0.07 486.87.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16.4 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 697.6 0.10 850.5-17.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 303.1 0.04 276.59.64
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 1,112.8 0.16 1,402.9-20.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8.7 0.00 207.2-95.82
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 32.0 0.00 46.1-30.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 578.2 0.08 389.148.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 76.6 0.01 35.9113.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 309.0 0.04 88.6248.70
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,848.9 0.69 9,845.2-50.75
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce