US trade (export - import) with Saint Helena in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 09, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Helena in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Helena

In 2014, US trade with Saint Helena was $9.7 million, down 10.33% ($1.1 million) from 2013.

US exports to Saint Helena in 2014 were $0.5 million, down 82.91% ($2.4 million) from 2013.

US imports from Saint Helena in 2014 totaled $9.2 million, up 16.00% ($1.3 million) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Saint Helena in 2014 was $8.7 million, a 72.32% increase ($3.6 million) over 2013.

Saint Helena was the US 199th largest trading partner in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total trade (down from 0.0003% in 2013).

Saint Helena was the US 218th largest export market in 2014 (down from 203rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in 2013).

Saint Helena was the US 169th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 170th in 2013), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (up from 0.0003% in 2013).

US Exports to Saint Helena

The major share of US exports to Saint Helena in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 53.67% of US total exports to Saint Helena (93.68% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.27% of US total exports to Saint Helena (2.84% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.30% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.00% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.24% of US total exports to Saint Helena (1.15% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Helena in 2014 over 2013 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) - an increase of $214.7 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $80.5 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $55.3 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $15.1 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $12.4 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $11.4 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $5.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Helena in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2,502.3 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $114.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $53.2 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $32.8 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $28.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $20.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $19.3 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5.2 thousand.
US exports to Saint Helena in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11.4 2.32 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 28.1-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 80.5 16.42 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12.4 2.53 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 53.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.7 1.16 0.0
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 15.1 3.08 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 32.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 55.3 11.30 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6.7 1.37 2.5167.18
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 249.3 50.90 34.7618.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2,502.3-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6.8 1.40 121.7-94.38
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 46.6 9.51 66.9-30.36

US Imports from Saint Helena

The major share of US imports from Saint Helena in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.97% of US total imports from Saint Helena (91.32% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.38% of US total imports from Saint Helena (6.97% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Helena in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,672.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Helena in 2014 over the 2013 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) - a decrease of $148.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $125.6 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 $59.1 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $55.5 thousand.
US imports from Saint Helena in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,888.8 96.97 7,216.323.18
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.8 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 24.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.4 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14.3 0.16 139.8-89.80
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 78.3 0.85 137.4-42.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 125.7 1.37 273.8-54.07
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 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.3 0.03 57.8-96.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.2 0.06 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.6 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 47.0 0.51 45.43.63
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce