US trade (export - import) with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In 2013, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $199.1 million, up 20.64% ($34.1 million) from 2012.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 totaled $143.0 million, up 34.68% ($36.8 million) from 2012.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 were $56.1 million, down 4.67% ($2.7 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 was $86.9 million, a 83.63% increase ($39.6 million) over 2012.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 145th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 149th in 2012), accounting for 0.0051% of US total trade (up from 0.0043% in 2012).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 141st largest export market in 2013 (up from 144th in 2012), accounting for 0.0091% of US total exports (up from 0.0069% in 2012).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 137th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.0024% of US total imports (down from 0.0025% in 2012).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.97% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (36.27% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.33% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (13.25% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.16% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.77% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.18% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.63% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.79% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.30% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.44% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.26% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.75% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.43% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.77% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (2.10% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9.4 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $6.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • 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 $2.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 113.8 0.08 12.0845.95
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,024.6 3.51 4,948.61.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 768.7 0.54 454.369.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 646.4 0.45 417.754.74
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 45.4-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 773.6 0.54 293.8163.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 321.5 0.22 238.834.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 130.2 0.09 133.0-2.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 221.6 0.16 206.87.20
10 Cereals 377.5 0.26 524.5-28.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 79.3 0.06 59.034.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53.9 0.04 132.3-59.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 68.8 0.05 76.1-9.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 306.6 0.21 250.922.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 575.0 0.40 794.8-27.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 186.5 0.13 188.9-1.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 107.7 0.08 74.744.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,144.3 0.80 1,170.7-2.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 598.8 0.42 652.6-8.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,093.0 0.76 1,263.9-13.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,380.0 0.97 1,337.63.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 745.7 0.52 721.73.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 55.2 0.04 70.4-21.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 364.6 0.26 317.514.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,996.8 3.50 1,195.4318.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 143.7 0.10 75.191.44
29 Organic chemicals 77.2 0.05 99.1-22.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 564.9 0.40 564.30.11
31 Fertilizers 83.2 0.06 141.1-41.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 683.1 0.48 710.5-3.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,022.0 0.71 812.525.78
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 1,020.4 0.71 717.042.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 84.3 0.06 62.933.98
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 14.7 0.01 2.6473.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 29.7 0.02 38.1-22.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 650.2 0.45 578.312.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,640.6 1.85 2,282.115.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 758.0 0.53 564.434.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8.3 0.01 2.6214.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 214.6 0.15 151.541.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,054.6 4.93 4,350.562.16
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.6 0.00 13.2-65.12
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.9 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 855.3 0.60 731.316.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 359.0 0.25 533.8-32.75
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 75.1 0.05 40.286.76
52 Cotton 4.8 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 2.6 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 55.6 0.04 41.932.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 14.0 0.01 8.859.56
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 105.3 0.07 85.023.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16.1 0.01 37.0-56.58
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19.2 0.01 33.9-43.34
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.0 0.00 10.7-62.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 639.3 0.45 635.30.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 207.5 0.15 187.110.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 405.1 0.28 400.71.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 870.0 0.61 706.023.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 42.2 0.03 24.969.19
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 21.9 0.02 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 43.4 0.03 18.0141.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 760.6 0.53 1,193.0-36.25
69 Ceramic products 406.6 0.28 481.1-15.48
70 Glass and glassware 388.2 0.27 383.71.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,522.2 10.16 8,248.376.06
72 Iron and steel 797.5 0.56 536.548.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,896.7 2.73 2,870.035.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 792.8 0.55 804.1-1.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14.8 0.01 12.914.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,058.3 1.44 1,592.429.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 26.8 0.02 16.067.82
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14.7 0.01 40.6-63.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 27.5 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 432.6 0.30 431.70.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 768.0 0.54 727.25.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,141.0 11.99 7,736.7121.56
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 27,779.8 19.43 25,549.98.73
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 76.1 0.05 200.7-62.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,809.2 3.36 2,073.8131.90
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 93.0 0.07 2.83,268.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 877.6 0.61 1,155.2-24.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,075.8 1.45 1,787.016.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,459.9 1.02 1,190.022.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 102.0 0.07 11.6781.72
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 140.3 0.10 128.98.89
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 5,126.2 3.59 4,049.126.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,455.8 1.72 1,303.988.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 399.8 0.28 393.31.66
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 71.7 0.05 200.0-64.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16,511.9 11.55 12,776.329.24

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 79.76% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (84.44% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.77% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.63% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 over the 2012 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 $5.0 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 364.0 0.65 372.5-2.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 55.0 0.10 68.5-19.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 574.5 1.02 519.010.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8.4 0.02 3.6133.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51.0 0.09 1.53,216.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.3 0.02 1.5643.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 175.1 0.31 191.8-8.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13.6 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.9 0.01 6.8-13.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 39.8 0.07 31.028.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11.1 0.02 0.71,477.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 275.4 0.49 308.2-10.66
72 Iron and steel 17.6 0.03 115.1-84.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.9 0.01 7.1-17.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 95.2 0.17 197.5-51.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 290.7 0.52 88.3229.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 14.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97.1 0.17 82.417.90
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 44,559.6 79.42 49,568.8-10.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 60.6 0.11 20.7193.04
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32.9 0.06 25.429.46
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 0.5 0.00 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 12.5-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 396.1 0.71 391.91.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 192.7 0.34 13.31,353.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,771.3 15.63 6,801.628.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce