US trade (export - import) with Saint Helena in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 12, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Helena in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Helena

In 2017, US trade with Saint Helena was $14.1 million, down 13.90% ($2.3 million) from 2016.

US exports to Saint Helena in 2017 were $0.6 million, down 21.23% ($0.2 million) from 2016.

US imports from Saint Helena in 2017 were $13.6 million, down 13.55% ($2.1 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Saint Helena in 2017 was $13.0 million, a 13.16% decrease ($2.0 million) over 2016.

Saint Helena was the US 191st largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 189th in 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Saint Helena was the US 212th largest export market in 2017 (up from 216th in 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (down from 0.0001% in 2016).

Saint Helena was the US 165th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 161st in 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (down from 0.0007% in 2016).

US Exports to Saint Helena

The major share of US exports to Saint Helena in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.04% of US total exports to Saint Helena (38.05% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.56% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.93% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.90% of US total exports to Saint Helena (46.91% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to Saint Helena (8.30% in 2016).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of US total exports to Saint Helena (2.51% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Helena in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $110.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $55.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $28.8 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $28.7 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $22.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $18.4 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $15.5 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $10.5 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 $7.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Helena in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $350.0 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $62.0 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $18.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $7.5 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.5 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand.
US exports to Saint Helena in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 18.7-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22.3 3.79 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 28.7 4.88 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55.1 9.38 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14.7 2.50 4.3245.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 62.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 28.8 4.90 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 350.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 215.0 36.59 196.79.34
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 37.0 6.30 29.624.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 161.7 27.51 51.2216.07
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15.5 2.64 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8.8 1.50 17.1-48.48

US Imports from Saint Helena

The major share of US imports from Saint Helena in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.11% of US total imports from Saint Helena (92.19% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.94% of US total imports from Saint Helena (5.53% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Helena in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $74.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Helena in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,427.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $371.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $108.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $85.6 thousand;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - a decrease of $80.0 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $77.9 thousand.
US imports from Saint Helena in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,028.8 96.11 14,456.7-9.88
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 77.9-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.6 0.02 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.6 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 2.0-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 74.1 0.55 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 80.0-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 28.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 99.2 0.73 207.5-52.21
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 214.5 1.58 203.35.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 85.3 0.63 456.8-81.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.5 0.08 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 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 35.7-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38.9 0.29 124.5-68.77
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce