US trade with Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 12, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Saint Helena

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Saint Helena totaled $2.8 million, up 25.22% ($0.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $0.2 million, up 26.45% ($0.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $2.6 million, up 25.11% ($0.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $2.3 million, a 24.97% increase ($0.5 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Saint Helena was the US 197th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 196th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0003% of US total trade (up from 0.0002% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Saint Helena was the US 208th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 212th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Saint Helena was the US 169th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 170th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Saint Helena

The major share of US exports to Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 86.27% of US total exports to Saint Helena (62.15% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.86% of US total exports to Saint Helena (3.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of US total exports to Saint Helena (32.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $37.7 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $28.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $21.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $15.5 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 $15.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $62.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4.3 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.7 thousand.
US exports to Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 28.7 11.86 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 62.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 125.3 51.80 104.120.30
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 30.1 12.46 14.7104.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 37.7 15.58 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15.5 6.43 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4.5 1.87 3.529.30

US Imports from Saint Helena

The major share of US imports from Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.23% of US total imports from Saint Helena (72.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.08% of US total imports from Saint Helena (25.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.87% of US total imports from Saint Helena (0.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of US total imports from Saint Helena (1.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $807.3 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 $133.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $74.1 thousand;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $11.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $363.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $118.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $28.0 thousand.
US imports from Saint Helena in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,300.9 89.23 1,493.754.05
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 2.87 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 28.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34.2 1.33 152.4-77.55
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 137.5 5.33 4.03,305.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10.7 0.42 374.6-97.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.5 0.44 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9.5 0.37 4.1133.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce