US trade with Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 06, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Helena

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Saint Helena totaled $7.8 million, up 63.14% ($3.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $0.2 million, up 1,852.30% ($0.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $7.6 million, up 59.81% ($2.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $7.4 million, a 56.47% increase ($2.7 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Saint Helena was the US 182nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 187th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0008% of US total trade (up from 0.0005% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Saint Helena was the US 215th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 221st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total exports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Saint Helena was the US 147th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 153rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total imports (up from 0.0009% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Helena

The major share of US exports to Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.85% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.39% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.80% of US total exports to Saint Helena (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $68.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $55.1 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $23.8 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $22.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $7.5 thousand.
US exports to Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22.3 12.91 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55.1 31.94 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 23.8 13.80 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 68.0 39.39 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00

US Imports from Saint Helena

The major share of US imports from Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.50% of US total imports from Saint Helena (93.84% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.42% of US total imports from Saint Helena (2.10% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of US total imports from Saint Helena (1.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,023.1 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $46.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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;
  • 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 $59.4 thousand.
US imports from Saint Helena in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,485.8 98.50 4,462.767.74
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
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51.4 0.68 4.71,004.21
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 8.0 0.11 67.4-88.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 48.2 0.63 28.072.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce