US trade (export - import) with Saint Helena in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Helena in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Helena

In 2016, US trade with Saint Helena was $16.4 million, down 14.50% ($2.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Saint Helena in 2016 were $0.7 million, down 79.95% ($3.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Saint Helena in 2016 totaled $15.7 million, up 1.22% ($0.2 million) from 2015.

US trade deficit with Saint Helena in 2016 was $14.9 million, a 26.87% increase ($3.2 million) over 2015.

Saint Helena was the US 189th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 187th in 2015), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (down from 0.0005% in 2015).

Saint Helena was the US 216th largest export market in 2016 (down from 198th in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (down from 0.0002% in 2015).

Saint Helena was the US 161st largest supplier in 2016 (up from 163rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0007% of US total imports (just as in 2015).

US Exports to Saint Helena

The major share of US exports to Saint Helena in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 46.91% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.15% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.05% of US total exports to Saint Helena (86.17% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.30% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.00% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.51% of US total exports to Saint Helena (1.74% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Helena in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $350.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $62.0 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) - an increase of $29.6 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $18.7 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Helena in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,770.0 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $259.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $167.0 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $98.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $61.5 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $25.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $23.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $21.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $6.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $5.6 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4.2 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $3.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2.6 thousand.
US exports to Saint Helena in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 25.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18.7 2.51 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 23.0-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.7 0.36 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4.3 0.57 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 62.0 8.30 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 350.0 46.91 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 196.7 26.36 363.6-45.92
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 29.6 3.97 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51.2 6.86 2,821.1-98.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 21.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6.5 0.87 0.0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 259.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.5 1.00 106.0-92.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17.1 2.30 78.7-78.23

US Imports from Saint Helena

The major share of US imports from Saint Helena in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 92.19% of US total imports from Saint Helena (93.55% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.53% of US total imports from Saint Helena (4.15% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Helena in 2016 over 2015 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 $414.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $160.5 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $80.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $77.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Helena in 2016 over the 2015 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 $304.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $120.1 thousand;
  • 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) - a decrease of $85.6 thousand.
US imports from Saint Helena in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,456.7 92.19 14,492.5-0.25
29 Organic chemicals 77.9 0.50 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.0 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 80.0 0.51 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28.0 0.18 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 207.5 1.32 47.1340.99
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 203.3 1.30 507.7-59.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 45.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 456.8 2.91 42.4976.71
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 0.3 0.00 85.9-99.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8.0 0.05 17.9-55.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.7 0.23 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 124.5 0.79 244.6-49.10
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce