US trade (export - import) with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In 2014, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis totaled $242.4 million, up 21.76% ($43.3 million) from 2013.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 totaled $184.6 million, up 29.11% ($41.6 million) from 2013.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 totaled $57.8 million, up 3.01% ($1.7 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 was $126.8 million, a 45.98% increase ($39.9 million) over 2013.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 139th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 145th in 2013), accounting for 0.0060% of US total trade (up from 0.0051% in 2013).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 131st largest export market in 2014 (up from 141st in 2013), accounting for 0.0114% of US total exports (up from 0.0091% in 2013).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 139th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 137th in 2013), accounting for 0.0024% of US total imports (just as in 2013).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.26% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (36.97% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.37% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (3.75% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.64% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (10.33% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.87% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (10.16% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.79% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.18% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.16% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.44% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.24% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.79% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.86% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.77% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $26.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.7 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 $1.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 9.8 0.01 113.8-91.41
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,433.6 2.94 5,024.68.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 670.5 0.36 768.7-12.77
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 679.1 0.37 646.45.06
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.5 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 571.0 0.31 773.6-26.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 248.0 0.13 321.5-22.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 182.6 0.10 130.240.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 307.8 0.17 221.638.88
10 Cereals 383.4 0.21 377.51.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 58.2 0.03 79.3-26.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 66.8 0.04 53.924.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 126.4 0.07 68.883.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 291.9 0.16 306.6-4.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 657.3 0.36 575.014.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 178.9 0.10 186.5-4.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 106.9 0.06 107.7-0.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,120.0 0.61 1,144.3-2.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 715.3 0.39 598.819.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,318.1 0.71 1,093.020.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,854.4 1.00 1,380.034.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 814.4 0.44 745.79.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 151.8 0.08 55.2174.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 741.0 0.40 364.6103.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 5.8 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,323.1 16.97 4,996.8526.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 163.4 0.09 143.713.73
29 Organic chemicals 129.5 0.07 77.267.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,150.8 0.62 564.9103.71
31 Fertilizers 67.4 0.04 83.2-18.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 889.8 0.48 683.130.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,035.4 0.56 1,022.01.31
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 912.3 0.49 1,020.4-10.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 155.3 0.08 84.384.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 34.2 0.02 14.7132.45
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 32.4 0.02 29.79.20
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 811.0 0.44 650.224.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,251.9 1.76 2,640.623.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 898.2 0.49 758.018.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.3 0.00 8.3-36.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 180.7 0.10 214.6-15.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,520.7 3.53 7,054.6-7.57
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.8 0.00 2.9103.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 849.7 0.46 855.3-0.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 444.0 0.24 359.023.68
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 147.6 0.08 75.196.51
52 Cotton 10.2 0.01 4.8111.12
54 Man-made filaments 8.6 0.00 2.6229.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 39.2 0.02 55.6-29.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.4 0.00 14.0-76.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 65.3 0.04 105.3-38.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 36.2 0.02 16.1125.15
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 184.7 0.10 19.2860.99
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 14.2 0.01 4.0257.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 693.0 0.38 639.38.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 287.8 0.16 207.538.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 837.3 0.45 405.1106.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 951.7 0.52 870.09.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 57.1 0.03 42.235.44
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 51.6 0.03 21.9135.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 51.2 0.03 43.417.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,171.8 0.63 760.654.07
69 Ceramic products 655.7 0.36 406.661.24
70 Glass and glassware 633.3 0.34 388.263.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,685.6 6.87 14,522.2-12.65
72 Iron and steel 1,294.0 0.70 797.562.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,596.6 3.57 3,896.769.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,061.7 0.58 792.833.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 43.1 0.02 14.8191.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,695.1 0.92 2,058.3-17.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 23.4 0.01 26.8-12.62
79 Zinc and articles thereof 51.8 0.03 14.7253.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 27.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 424.7 0.23 432.6-1.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,338.4 0.73 768.074.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,708.0 9.59 17,141.03.31
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 27,298.6 14.79 27,779.8-1.73
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 404.1 0.22 76.1431.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,585.9 4.11 4,809.257.74
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 231.0 0.13 93.0148.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 483.7 0.26 877.6-44.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,141.9 1.16 2,075.83.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,012.9 1.09 1,459.937.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 129.4 0.07 102.026.84
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 61.9 0.03 140.3-55.91
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 6,502.3 3.52 5,126.226.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,228.5 0.67 2,455.8-49.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 413.6 0.22 399.83.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 23.5 0.01 71.7-67.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21,682.9 11.75 16,511.931.32

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.39% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (79.76% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.46% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.77% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.79% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (0.11% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 420.0 0.73 364.015.38
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 75.0 0.13 55.036.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17.7 0.03 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 909.1 1.57 574.558.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 982.4 1.70 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 37.5 0.06 8.4343.77
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 3.5 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11.5 0.02 51.0-77.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.5 0.01 11.3-69.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 174.6 0.30 175.1-0.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 13.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 5.9-94.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.7 0.02 39.8-73.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.4 0.00 11.1-96.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 61.1 0.11 275.4-77.81
72 Iron and steel 93.3 0.16 17.6428.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 52.3 0.09 5.9790.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 83.8 0.14 95.2-12.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 173.6 0.30 290.7-40.30
78 Lead and articles thereof 12.4 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33.8 0.06 97.1-65.21
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 44,542.5 77.07 44,559.6-0.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 85.0 0.15 60.640.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 64.5 0.11 32.996.03
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 0.5-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 446.7 0.77 396.112.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21.0 0.04 192.7-89.10
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,475.5 16.40 8,771.38.03
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce