US trade (export - import) with Saint Helena in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Helena in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Helena

In 2013, US trade with Saint Helena was $10.8 million, down 6.38% ($0.7 million) from 2012.

US exports to Saint Helena in 2013 were $2.9 million, down 40.87% ($2.0 million) from 2012.

US imports from Saint Helena in 2013 totaled $7.9 million, up 18.74% ($1.2 million) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Saint Helena in 2013 was $5.0 million, a 178.70% increase ($3.2 million) over 2012.

Saint Helena was the US 199th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 200th in 2012), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (just as in 2012).

Saint Helena was the US 203rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 201st in 2012), accounting for 0.0002% of US total exports (down from 0.0003% in 2012).

Saint Helena was the US 170th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 172nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0003% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Saint Helena

The major share of US exports to Saint Helena in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 93.68% of US total exports to Saint Helena (84.94% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.84% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.58% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.15% of US total exports to Saint Helena (13.03% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Helena in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $96.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $53.2 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $41.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $32.8 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $19.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Helena in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,325.7 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $631.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $127.9 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $99.7 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $30.3 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $14.5 thousand.
US exports to Saint Helena in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28.1 0.98 28.1-0.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 53.2 1.86 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 30.3-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 631.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32.8 1.15 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2.5 0.09 130.4-98.07
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 34.7 1.21 134.4-74.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19.3 0.67 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,502.3 87.29 3,828.0-34.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5.2 0.18 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 121.7 4.25 25.2383.01
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 66.9 2.33 25.3164.07

US Imports from Saint Helena

The major share of US imports from Saint Helena in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.32% of US total imports from Saint Helena (88.44% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.97% of US total imports from Saint Helena (8.89% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.31% of US total imports from Saint Helena (1.43% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Helena in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,330.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $85.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $57.8 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $24.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $24.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Helena in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $114.6 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $95.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $61.2 thousand.
US imports from Saint Helena in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,216.3 91.32 5,885.422.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 95.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24.3 0.31 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 61.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 139.8 1.77 151.7-7.81
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 137.4 1.74 252.0-45.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 273.8 3.46 188.045.65
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 7.2 0.09 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 57.8 0.73 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 45.4 0.57 21.3112.63
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce