US trade (export - import) with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis

In 2015, US trade with the Saint Kitts and Nevis was $207.7 million, down 14.30% ($34.7 million) from 2014.

US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 were $149.8 million, down 18.86% ($34.8 million) from 2014.

US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 totaled $57.9 million, up 0.24% ($0.1 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 was $91.8 million, a 27.56% decrease ($34.9 million) over 2014.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 141st largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 139th in 2014), accounting for 0.0055% of US total trade (down from 0.0060% in 2014).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 131st largest export market in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0100% of US total exports (down from 0.0114% in 2014).

The Saint Kitts and Nevis was the US 138th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 139th in 2014), accounting for 0.0025% of US total imports (up from 0.0024% in 2014).

US Exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.95% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (30.26% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.86% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (8.64% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.84% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.87% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.92% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (6.79% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.74% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (5.16% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.13% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (4.24% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.24% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.86% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.57% of US total exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis (17.37% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.7 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 $0.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $29.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.3 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) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 10.3 0.01 9.85.63
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,414.7 3.62 5,433.6-0.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,183.8 0.79 670.576.55
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 780.0 0.52 679.114.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 100.9 0.07 3.52,824.23
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 648.5 0.43 571.013.56
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 329.8 0.22 248.033.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 262.7 0.18 182.643.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 361.7 0.24 307.817.52
10 Cereals 465.7 0.31 383.421.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 82.9 0.06 58.242.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 77.9 0.05 66.816.60
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 135.1 0.09 126.46.81
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.8 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 265.0 0.18 291.9-9.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 691.5 0.46 657.35.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 182.6 0.12 178.92.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 126.1 0.08 106.917.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,450.6 0.97 1,120.029.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,204.0 0.80 715.368.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,823.0 1.22 1,318.138.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,546.4 1.70 1,854.437.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 956.3 0.64 814.417.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 159.1 0.11 151.84.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 714.1 0.48 741.0-3.63
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,644.2 1.10 31,323.1-94.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 134.7 0.09 163.4-17.57
29 Organic chemicals 180.4 0.12 129.539.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 751.9 0.50 1,150.8-34.67
31 Fertilizers 94.2 0.06 67.439.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 970.1 0.65 889.89.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,257.5 0.84 1,035.421.45
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 1,281.3 0.86 912.340.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 122.4 0.08 155.3-21.23
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 65.4 0.04 34.291.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 14.7 0.01 32.4-54.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 884.3 0.59 811.09.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,279.5 2.19 3,251.90.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,061.5 0.71 898.218.19
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 383.2 0.26 180.7112.07
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 29.4 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,366.0 4.25 6,520.7-2.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.8 0.00 5.8-52.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,069.7 0.71 849.725.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 241.7 0.16 444.0-45.57
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 73.2 0.05 147.6-50.40
52 Cotton 11.0 0.01 10.28.37
54 Man-made filaments 19.6 0.01 8.6127.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 71.3 0.05 39.281.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35.2 0.02 3.4947.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 166.5 0.11 65.3155.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50.2 0.03 36.238.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 152.7 0.10 184.7-17.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 41.7 0.03 14.2194.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 515.2 0.34 693.0-25.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 477.8 0.32 287.865.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 677.1 0.45 837.3-19.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 911.7 0.61 951.7-4.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 51.6 0.03 57.1-9.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 53.4 0.04 51.63.45
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 47.3 0.03 51.2-7.60
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,104.8 0.74 1,171.8-5.72
69 Ceramic products 766.2 0.51 655.716.86
70 Glass and glassware 600.8 0.40 633.3-5.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,245.4 8.84 12,685.64.41
72 Iron and steel 1,039.2 0.69 1,294.0-19.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,486.3 3.66 6,596.6-16.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,092.3 0.73 1,061.72.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 43.1-88.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,644.2 1.77 1,695.155.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 11.9 0.01 23.4-49.11
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4.4 0.00 51.8-91.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 413.7 0.28 424.7-2.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,168.3 0.78 1,338.4-12.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,362.0 10.26 17,708.0-13.25
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 25,724.6 17.18 27,298.6-5.77
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 43.2 0.03 404.1-89.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,613.7 4.42 7,585.9-12.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 165.7 0.11 231.0-28.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 315.9 0.21 483.7-34.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,623.0 1.75 2,141.922.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,939.6 1.30 2,012.9-3.64
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 98.5 0.07 129.4-23.88
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 28.9 0.02 61.9-53.27
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 6,288.9 4.20 6,502.3-3.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 866.7 0.58 1,228.5-29.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 426.4 0.28 413.63.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 95.5 0.06 23.5307.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 18,430.7 12.31 21,682.9-15.00

US Imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis

The major share of US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.60% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (77.39% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.68% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (2.46% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.03% of US total imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis (1.79% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 over the 2014 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 $4.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from the Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 307.5 0.53 420.0-26.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 80.0 0.14 75.06.65
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28.2 0.05 17.759.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 557.7 0.96 909.1-38.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 982.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19.7 0.03 37.5-47.48
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 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.4 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 129.4 0.22 174.6-25.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.7 0.01 0.31,698.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.6 0.02 10.7-10.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19.9 0.03 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 101.9 0.18 61.166.78
72 Iron and steel 24.1 0.04 93.3-74.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 61.3 0.11 52.317.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 61.8 0.11 83.8-26.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 222.8 0.38 173.628.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.4 0.01 12.4-48.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 150.7 0.26 33.8345.87
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 39,959.4 68.98 44,542.5-10.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.4 0.01 85.0-93.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,520.2 4.35 64.53,805.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50.2 0.09 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 8.9 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 432.5 0.75 446.7-3.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 135.6 0.23 21.0545.52
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 13,026.2 22.49 9,475.537.47
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce